Evan Longoria is a professional third baseman. Longoria played for the Long Beach State University baseball team, was the star CSN Bay Area 2005 Cape Cod League MVP, and was named the 2006 Big West Co-Player of the Year.
Longoria previously played in the MLB for the Tampa Bay Rays from 2008 through 2017. He was drafted by the Rays in the first round as the third overall pick in the 2006 MLB draft. After two full seasons in the minors, he made his major league debut for the Rays in 2008, and was named to the AL team for the 2008 MLB All Star Game. Longoria was also named the 2008 AL Rookie of the Year. Longoria has also made the All-Star team three times, being selected from 2008 to 2010. Longoria had one of the biggest hits in Rays history when he hit a 12th-inning walk-off home run in the last game of the 2011 season, snapping a tie with the Red Sox in the race for the AL wild card spot and sending his team into the postseason. He is also known for his acrobatic defense, winning three Gold Gloves at third base, in 2009, 2010, and 2017.
As of 2021, Longoria owns many Rays franchise records, including the career records for games played, home runs, RBIs, and Wins Above Replacement. Also as of 2021, he plays for the MLB's San Francisco Giants.