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Percentage of 2012 plate appearances that ended with a strikeout, and major league rank
BY HITTERS | 21.7% | 27TH
BY PITCHERS | 23.1% | 1ST
The staff again performs at historic levels, and is boosted by new offensive sources—say, Myers—to make a Series run.
The pitching is there, but the lineup drags the Rays down to a middle-of-the pack finish in a still-tough division.
Ben Reiter has more on the Rays at SI.com/mlb