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2008 Tampa Bay Rays (MLB)

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W-L Record: 97-65 .599
Rank: 1st in American League East
Run Differential: 774-671 + 103
Roster Continuity 61.67% 24/30
Manager(s): Joe Maddon
General Manager: Andrew Friedman
Location: Tampa, Florida
Ballpark: Tropicana Field
Payroll: $ 43,820,597 29/30
Attendance: 1,780,791 26/30
Playoffs: Lost World Series (Philadelphia)
Top Draft Pick: Tim Beckham (#1) All picks
Years Active:
Franchise Information

Coaching Staff

Assistant Coach: Tim Bogar
Bench Coach: Dave Martinez
Bullpen Coach: Bobby Ramos
First Base Coach: George Hendrick
Hitting Coach: Steve Henderson
Pitching Coach: Jim Hickey
Third Base Coach: Tom Foley

#1 Draft Picks

David Price (#1), Melvin Upton (#2), Evan Longoria (#3), Jeff Niemann (#4), Rocco Baldelli (#6), Carlos Pena (#10), Cliff Floyd (#14), Scott Kazmir (#15), Gabe Gross (#15), Scott Kazmir (#15), Matt Garza (#25), J.P. Howell (#31), Nathan Haynes (#32), Trever Miller (#41)
American League East Standings
TeamWLWPctGBL
9765.599--
9567.5862.0
8973.5498.0
8676.53111.0
6893.42228.5
Batting Statistics
#PlayerPosAgeDiffGABRH2B3BHRRBISBCSBBSOHBPIBBSHSFGDPAVGOBPSLGOPSISOsecABabipK/BBAB/HRTBPA
1Akinori Iwamura2B29   62791172
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9
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6
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48867013143332.274.349.380729.105.220.3371.87104.5238707
2Melvin UptonCF23   53185145
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2
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9
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67441697134243713.273.383.401784.128.363.3441.3859.0213640
23Carlos Pena1B30   49076121
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2
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31
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1021196166127096.247.377.494871.247.443.2981.7315.8242607
8Jason BartlettSS28   45448130
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25
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3
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1
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37206226991549.286.329.361690.075.154.3323.14454.0164494
3Evan Longoria3B22   44867122
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31
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2
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27
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85704612264088.272.343.531874.259.377.3092.6516.6238508
13Carl CrawfordLF26   44369121
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10
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572573060210510.273.319.400719.126.235.2972.0055.4177480
30Dioner NavarroC24   42743126
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27
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07
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54043449313316.295.349.407756.112.183.3181.4461.0174470
32Eric HinskeRF-LF30   3815994
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601034788340113.247.333.465798.218.360.2701.8719.1177432
16Willy Aybar3B25   3243382
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3322324443117.253.327.410737.157.256.2661.3832.4133362
26Gabe GrossRF28   3024073
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3822407520016.242.333.434767.192.325.2791.8823.2131345
15Cliff FloydDH35   2463266
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3910285852054.268.349.455804.187.305.3022.0722.4112284
18Ben ZobristSS27   1983250
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3030253721024.253.339.505844.253.394.2521.4816.5100227
31Jonny GomesDH-RF27   1542328
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2181154671011.182.282.383665.201.344.1983.0719.359177
9Shawn RiggansC27   1352130
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2400123010224.222.287.407694.185.274.2382.5022.555152
5Rocco BaldelliDH26   801221
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130072530001.263.344.475819.213.300.3333.5720.03890
10Justin RuggianoLF-RF26   76915
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72042710002.197.247.329576.132.211.2776.7538.02581
38Fernando PerezCF-LF25   601815
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85081611303.250.348.433781.183.400.2932.0020.02672
37Nathan HaynesRF28   44310
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00034131200001.227.277.227504.000.136.3134.00--1047
24Dan Johnson1B28   2535
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4003700000.200.286.440726.240.360.1882.3312.51128
20Mike DiFeliceC39   2016
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004001110000.300.364.350714.050.100.3161.00--722
43Elliot JohnsonSS24   1903
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0000010700000.158.158.158316.000-.053.250----319
41Michel HernandezC29   1523
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0000000300000.200.200.200400.000.000.250----315
44Reid BrignacSS22   10100000001500000.000.091.00091.000.100.0005.00--011
28John JasoC24   1022
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0000000200001.200.200.200400.000.000.250----210
21Andy SonnanstineP25   522
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0000002300200.400.571.400971.000.4001.0001.50--29
22Matt GarzaP24   4000000001300100.000.200.000200.000.250.0003.00--06
36Edwin JacksonP24   4000000001100000.000.200.000200.000.250.0001.00--05
33James ShieldsP26   421
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0001001000000.250.400.250650.000.250.2500.00--15
19Scott KazmirP24   2000000000100000.000.000.0000.000.000.000----02
50Grant BalfourP30   1000000000100000.000.000.0000.000.000-----01
41Andy CannizaroSS29   1000000000000000.000.000.0000.000.000.000----01
39J.P. HowellP25   1000000000100000.000.000.0000.000.000-----01
Batting Totals1704554177414432843718073514250626122468332352111.260.333.422755.162.292.3021.9630.823416242
Pitching Statistics
#PlayerAgeDiffWLERAGGSCGSHOGFSVIPHRERHRBBSOWPBKHBWHIPH9HR9BB9SO9K/BB
33James Shields26   1483.5633333200215.02089485244016060121.158.711.001.676.704.00
21Andy Sonnanstine25   1394.3832321100193.12121059421371246051.299.890.981.735.783.35
22Matt Garza24   1193.7030303200184.2170837619591283261.248.270.922.876.232.17
36Edwin Jackson24   14114.4332310000183.1199919023771087121.519.791.133.795.311.40
19Scott Kazmir24   1283.4927270000152.1123615923701665041.277.281.364.149.832.37
39J.P. Howell25   612.22640009389.1622922639925041.136.270.613.949.302.36
49Jason Hammel25   444.624050021278.18345401135447021.519.581.274.045.081.26
35Dan Wheeler30   563.1470000261366.14425231022531001.006.001.363.007.232.41
50Grant Balfour30   621.555100012458.1281010324822000.904.340.473.7212.723.42
40Troy Percival38   214.5050000382845.2292623927382011.225.671.765.287.431.41
57Trever Miller35   204.196800016243.1392120220441041.378.160.424.199.212.20
47Gary Glover31   125.822900010034.0422222318224011.7611.120.794.765.821.22
28Al Reyes38   224.30260006022.2211211210191011.358.220.783.917.431.90
53Chad Bradford33   101.42210004019.018331840001.378.530.473.791.890.50
34Jeff Niemann25   225.0652002016.01812938140011.6310.131.694.507.881.75
27Scott Dohmann30   206.00120006014.218101027120001.6710.801.204.207.201.71
14David Price22   001.9351000014.094314120010.935.790.642.577.713.00
24Kurt Birkins27   000.9060002010.05110570001.004.500.004.506.301.40
51Mitch Talbot24   0010.803100009.216121231151012.7014.402.709.904.500.45
52Juan Salas29   007.505000206.15550481001.507.500.006.0012.002.00
11Jae-Kuk Ryu25   000.001000101.10000110001.000.000.009.009.001.00
Batting Totals97653.816101627515552145813496716181665261143523451.298.331.023.257.062.17
Fielding Statistics
PlayerPosGInnPOAEDPFpctRF
Dioner NavarroC117101183755510.9947.94
Shawn RiggansC41343268550.9827.16
Mike DiFeliceC754423011.0007.50
Michel HernandezC43320110.9555.73
John JasoC316111001.0006.75
PlayerPosGInnPOAEDPFpctRF
Carlos Pena1B13211689911062117.9988.45
Willy Aybar1B19155144110101.0009.00
Eric Hinske1B1187788111.9898.90
Dan Johnson1B847395041.0008.43
PlayerPosGInnPOAEDPFpctRF
Akinori Iwamura2B15213372843977109.9904.58
Willy Aybar2B10701719041.0004.63
Ben Zobrist2B8411111031.0004.83
Elliot Johnson2B1935011.0008.00
PlayerPosGInnPOAEDPFpctRF
Evan Longoria3B1191045862301226.9632.72
Willy Aybar3B413582984512.9582.84
Eric Hinske3B84916001.0001.29
Ben Zobrist3B1402001.0004.50
PlayerPosGInnPOAEDPFpctRF
Jason BartlettSS12510972043091669.9704.21
Ben ZobristSS352935178722.9493.96
Reid BrignacSS4214723.8464.71
Willy AybarSS21826011.0004.00
Elliot JohnsonSS2184613.9095.00
Andy CannizaroSS1110001.0009.00
Evan LongoriaSS1901001.0001.00
PlayerPosGInnPOAEDPFpctRF
Carl CrawfordLF108920231240.9832.28
Eric HinskeLF4026545210.9791.60
Justin RuggianoLF2694230001.0002.20
Ben ZobristLF1479211001.0002.51
Jonny GomesLF940130001.0002.93
Fernando PerezLF83250001.0001.41
Nathan HaynesLF21220001.0001.50
Rocco BaldelliLF1710001.0001.29
Dan JohnsonLF1630001.0004.50
Shawn RiggansLF110000.0000.00
PlayerPosGInnPOAEDPFpctRF
Melvin UptonCF14312483781675.9832.84
Fernando PerezCF15112471011.0003.86
Gabe GrossCF53061001.0002.10
Justin RuggianoCF51752011.0003.71
Ben ZobristCF52780001.0002.67
Nathan HaynesCF21340001.0002.77
Carl CrawfordCF1720001.0002.57
Elliot JohnsonCF1310001.0003.00
PlayerPosGInnPOAEDPFpctRF
Gabe GrossRF120761183610.9952.24
Eric HinskeRF4933988210.9892.39
Jonny GomesRF2112525010.9621.80
Nathan HaynesRF158319010.9502.06
Justin RuggianoRF158721010.9552.17
Rocco BaldelliRF6295010.8331.55
Fernando PerezRF21710001.0000.53
Ben ZobristRF270000.0000.00
Elliot JohnsonRF1830001.0003.38
PlayerPosGInnPOAEDPFpctRF
Dan WheelerP70664211.8570.82
Trever MillerP684324021.0001.26
J.P. HowellP64897910.9411.62
Grant BalfourP515805001.0000.78
Troy PercivalP504520001.0000.40
Jason HammelP407875001.0001.38
James ShieldsP33215191913.9741.59
Edwin JacksonP32183191115.9681.48
Andy SonnanstineP321931919011.0001.77
Matt GarzaP30184141120.9261.22
Gary GloverP293434011.0001.85
Scott KazmirP271525920.8750.83
Al ReyesP262202001.0000.82
Chad BradfordP211911001.0000.95
Scott DohmannP121420011.0001.29
Kurt BirkinsP61002011.0001.80
Jeff NiemannP51601001.0000.56
David PriceP51401001.0000.64
Juan SalasP5610001.0001.50
Mitch TalbotP3911011.0002.00
Jae-Kuk RyuP110000.0000.00
PlayerPosGInnPOAEDPFpctRF
Cliff FloydDH72.0000.00
Jonny GomesDH24.0000.00
Eric HinskeDH18.0000.00
Willy AybarDH14.0000.00
Rocco BaldelliDH13.0000.00
Carlos PenaDH5.0000.00
Jason BartlettDH3.0000.00
Carl CrawfordDH1.0000.00
Elliot JohnsonDH1.0000.00
Evan LongoriaDH1.0000.00
Melvin UptonDH1.0000.00


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