I guess that depends on your point of view. So far in September the Rays have played 11 games, won only 4 of them, losing 7. Except for the last 3, they’ve all been road games, so they really haven’t spent much time in the bandbox by (or at least near) the Bay.
Of this crowd I have to say that only one of them has had much of an impact, J.P. Arencibia. And he was actually called up on August 26 and got in 5 games before the rest of the crew showed up. Among the pitchers only Andrew Bellatti has done particularly well. The rest? Not so much. Most of the numbers here are for September, unless otherwise noted.
Also note that with nearly 40-players on the bench, the Rays have been doing a lot of pinch-hitching and pinch-running. Does not seem to have made much difference in the won-loss column, though.
- J.P. Arencibia: 15 games (Aug-Sep), 39 plate appearances, 14 hits, 3 doubles, 5 HR, .368/.359/.842
- Mikie Mahtook: 10 games, 24 PA, 6 hits (double, triple, home run), two complete games. .228/323/.509 on the year (66 pa)
- Richie Shaffer: 9 games, 26 PA, 4 hits, (double, home run) four complete games. .209/.320/.442 on the year (50 PA)
- Nick Franklin: 4 games, 3 PA, no hits. .133/.198/.438 on the year (81 PA)
- Joey Butler: 5 games, 6 PA, 1 hit. .272/.325/.719 on the year (265 PA)
- Luke Maile: 6 games (1 start), 10 PA, 1 hit (a double) .100/.100/.200
- Matt Moore: 2 starts, no-decision and a loss, games scores of 51 (OK) and 23 (not good)
- C.J. Riefenhauser: 4 games, 3.1 innings, 2 ER, no decisions.
- Kirby Yates: 3 appearances, 4 innings, 2 ER, no decision
- Andrew Belatti: 4 appearances, 4.1 innings, 0 ER, 1 loss, 1 win