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Steven Souza Jr.
.225 16 40
Team: Tampa BayHt / Wt: 6-4 / 225 NFBC ADP: 219.87
Position: RFBorn: 4/24/1989 Birthplace: Everett, Washington
Bats/Throws: R/R Draft: 3rd Round by Nationals (2007)

Latest News
Sep. 24 2:22 PM PT3:22 PM MT4:22 PM CT5:22 PM ET17:22 ET21:22 GMT5:22 2:22 PM MST4:22 PM EST4:52 PM VEN1:22 UAE (+1)4:22 PM CT-Souza Jr. had four hits with a solo homer Wednesday.
Analysis: Souza Jr. was hitless in his previous 10 at-bats.
Aug. 2 10:11 PM PT11:11 PM MT12:11 AM CT1:11 AM ET1:11 ET5:11 GMT13:11 10:11 PM MST12:11 AM EST12:41 AM VEN9:11 UAE12:11 AM CT-Souza is back in the starting lineup after going on the disabled list in early August with a broken left hand. Souza was listed as the sixth-place hitter in the Rays' lineup for Friday night's game against Boston.
Analysis: Souza was hitting .214 with 15 homers and 34 RBIs in 89 games before the injury, which happened when he was hit by a pitched ball on Aug. 1.
July 7 10:10 AM PT11:10 AM MT12:10 PM CT1:10 PM ET13:10 ET17:10 GMT1:10 10:10 AM MST12:10 PM EST12:40 PM VEN21:10 UAE12:10 PM CT-Souza returned Tuesday for Tampa Bay.
Analysis: Souza was on the disabled list with a lacerated finger.
July 4 12:26 PM PT1:26 PM MT2:26 PM CT3:26 PM ET15:26 ET19:26 GMT3:26 12:26 PM MST2:26 PM EST2:56 PM VEN23:26 UAE2:26 PM CT-Souza's dismal and pathetic run at the plate continued Friday.
Analysis: Souza struck out as a pinch hitter in the 10th inning after getting ahead 3-0 in the count, and he extended his hitless skid to 25 at-bats, including 15 strikeouts.
June 20 3:41 PM PT4:41 PM MT5:41 PM CT6:41 PM ET18:41 ET22:41 GMT6:41 3:41 PM MST5:41 PM EST6:11 PM VEN2:41 UAE (+1)5:41 PM CT-Souza was 2 for 4 on Friday.
Analysis: Souza is 6 for 12 in his last three games. He is heating up.
June 18 12:13 PM PT1:13 PM MT2:13 PM CT3:13 PM ET15:13 ET19:13 GMT3:13 12:13 PM MST2:13 PM EST2:43 PM VEN23:13 UAE2:13 PM CT-Souza was successful in his return to Washington on Wednesday.
Analysis: Souza belted his 13th homer of the season and had three hits. He strode to the plate in the second inning to a loud ovation from the Nationals Park crowd. ''The way the fans responded, that was pretty emotional, pretty high moment for me,'' said Souza of the ovation.
June 13 2:16 PM PT3:16 PM MT4:16 PM CT5:16 PM ET17:16 ET21:16 GMT5:16 2:16 PM MST4:16 PM EST4:46 PM VEN1:16 UAE (+1)4:16 PM CT-Souza was 2 for 4 on Friday.
Analysis: Souza, known best as a former teammate of Bryce Harper, owns a .751 OPS.
June 12 8:55 AM PT9:55 AM MT10:55 AM CT11:55 AM ET11:55 ET15:55 GMT23:55 8:55 AM MST10:55 AM EST11:25 AM VEN19:55 UAE10:55 AM CT-Souza hit a two-run home run Thursday and committed his second error.
Analysis: Souza is up to 12 dingers and a .747 OPS.
June 4 4:02 PM PT5:02 PM MT6:02 PM CT7:02 PM ET19:02 ET23:02 GMT7:02 4:02 PM MST6:02 PM EST6:32 PM VEN3:02 UAE (+1)6:02 PM CT-Souza hit a three-run homer in a 6-5 win in 10 innings against the Los Angeles Angels on Wednesday.
Analysis: Souza has five of his 11 homers - most among AL rookies - in the last nine games.
June 1 7:28 AM PT8:28 AM MT9:28 AM CT10:28 AM ET10:28 ET14:28 GMT22:28 7:28 AM MST9:28 AM EST9:58 AM VEN18:28 UAE9:28 AM CT-Souza homered for the third time in three games in a 9-5 victory over the Baltimore Orioles on Sunday.
Analysis: Souza hit a three-run drive off Chris Tillman in the fifth inning for a 6-2 lead. His 10 home runs are tops among AL rookies and twice that of any teammate.
May 31 12:11 PM PT1:11 PM MT2:11 PM CT3:11 PM ET15:11 ET19:11 GMT3:11 12:11 PM MST2:11 PM EST2:41 PM VEN23:11 UAE2:11 PM CT-Souza hit his ninth home run of the season Saturday at Baltimore.
Analysis: Souza has three home runs in his last five games, all solo shots.
May 25 10:32 PM PT11:32 PM MT12:32 AM CT1:32 AM ET1:32 ET5:32 GMT13:32 10:32 PM MST12:32 AM EST1:02 AM VEN9:32 UAE12:32 AM CT-Souza is out after spraining his left wrist in a collision at home plate in Sunday's 7-2 loss to Oakland.
Analysis: The disabled list is a possibility, manager Kevin Cash said. Souza made contact with A's catcher Stephen Vogt as he was being tagged out while trying to score from first base on James Loney's first-inning single.
May 5 2:27 PM PT3:27 PM MT4:27 PM CT5:27 PM ET17:27 ET21:27 GMT5:27 2:27 PM MST4:27 PM EST4:57 PM VEN1:27 UAE (+1)4:27 PM CT-Souza finished with two hits to break out of his slump in Monday's 5-1 win at Boston.
Analysis: Souza had gone 3 for 36 with 18 strikeouts over his previous nine games.
Apr. 20 2:38 PM PT3:38 PM MT4:38 PM CT5:38 PM ET17:38 ET21:38 GMT5:38 2:38 PM MST4:38 PM EST5:08 PM VEN1:38 UAE (+1)4:38 PM CT-Souza was 3 for 5 with a home run, a double and three RBIs in Sunday's loss to the New York Yankees.
Analysis: In his last six games, he's batting .385 with three home runs and eight RBIs.
Apr. 16 2:33 PM PT3:33 PM MT4:33 PM CT5:33 PM ET17:33 ET21:33 GMT5:33 2:33 PM MST4:33 PM EST5:03 PM VEN1:33 UAE (+1)4:33 PM CT-Souza Jr. was 2 for 5 with a home run, double and three RBIs in Wednesday's loss in Toronto.
Analysis: The right fielder has homered in consecutive games and four times in 52 major league at-bats.

Regular Season

Hitting Statistics
2014 Was 21 23 2 3 0 0 2 2 3 7 0 0 .130 .231 .391
2015 TB 110 373 59 84 15 1 16 40 46 144 12 6 .225 .318 .399
Career 131 396 61 87 15 1 18 42 49 151 12 6 .220 .313 .399

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