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2012 Tampa Bay RaysSeason Roster
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Melvin Upton played for the 2012 Tampa Bay Rays
LeagueAmerican LeagueDivisionEastLevelMajor League Baseball
NicknameRays
LocationTampa,Florida
Record90-72 (3rd in American League East)League Rank8thMLB Rank13th
BallparkTropicana Field
ManagerJoe MaddonGeneral ManagerAndrew Friedman
CoachesStan Boroski (Bullpen Coach), Tom Foley (Third Base Coach), George Hendrick (First Base Coach), Jim Hickey (Pitching Coach), Dave Martinez (Bench Coach), Derek Shelton (Hitting Coach), Don Zimmer (Assistant Coach)
PlayoffsNo playoff information
#1 Draft PickRichie Shaffer (#25)
Payroll$64,173,500 (Rank: 25th)
Attendance1,559,681 (Rank: 30th)
Minor League AffiliatesDurham Bulls (AAA) 66-78 ... Montgomery Biscuits (AA) 74-63 ... Charlotte Stone Crabs (A+) 55-79 ... Bowling Green Hot Rods (A) 80-60 ... Hudson Valley Renegades (A-) 52-24 ... Gulf Coast Rays (Rk) 28-32 ... Princeton Rays (Rk) 36-32 ... Dominican Rays (Rk) 28-42 ...
Years Available1998-2018

Team History -- 2012 Statistics -- 2012 Roster VR -- Game Log -- Batting Lineups -- Defensive Lineups -- Starting Pitchers -- Draft Picks -- Prospects -- Spring Training -- Payroll -- Organizational Roster -- Transactions

 
The players below represent ALL players who played at least 1 game for the 2012 Tampa Bay Rays.
Age displayed is as of June 30th for the 2012 baseball season.

2012 Tampa Bay Rays Roster

TopPREV   NEXT Visual Roster Major Leaguers Active Players Drafted Players 1st Round Draft Picks Still Active on Roster
UnifPlayer NamePosHt Wt B-T BornDate Age Place HiLvlStat YearsMLB YearsHigh SchoolCollege(s)Draft InformationStatusCurrent Org (Level)
19Brandon AllenLF6-2 235 L-R 1986-02-12 26Conroe,Texas MLB2004-20162009-2012Montgomery (Montgomery,TX)
2004- 5- 149-CHA
Free Agent  
22Chris ArcherP6-2 165 R-R 1988-09-26 23Clayton,North Carolina MLB2006-20182012-2018Clayton (Clayton,NC)
2006- 5- 161-CLE
ActivePittsburgh Pirates (MLB)
31Burke BadenhopP6-5 220 R-R 1983-02-08 29Bowling Green,Ohio MLB2002-20162008-2015Perrysburg (Perrysburg,OH)Bowling Green St
2005-19- 570-DET
Free Agent  
15Reid BrignacSS6-3 170 L-R 1986-01-16 26St. Amant,Louisiana MLB2004-20182008-2016St. Amant (St. Amant,LA)
2004- 2-  45-TBA
Free Agent  
53Alex CobbP6-1 180 R-R 1987-10-07 24Boston,Massachusetts MLB2006-20182011-2018Vero Beach (Vero Beach,FL)
2006- 4- 109-TBA
ActiveBaltimore Orioles (MLB)
36Brooks Conrad3B-2B5-11 185 B-R 1980-01-16 32San Diego,California MLB1999-20162008-2014Monte Vista (Spring Valley,CA)Arizona St
2001- 8- 236-HOU
MinorsKansas City Royals (MLB)
40Wade DavisP6-5 220 R-R 1985-09-07 26Lake Wales,Florida MLB2004-20182009-2018Lake Wales (Lake Wales,FL)
2004- 3-  75-TBA
ActiveColorado Rockies (MLB)
49Dane De la RosaP6-6 220 R-R 1983-02-01 29Torrance,California MLB2002-20172011-2014Elsinore (Wildomar,CA)Riverside CC
2002-24- 726-NYA
Retired  
43Kyle FarnsworthP6-4 215 R-R 1976-04-14 36Wichita,Kansas MLB1994-20161999-2014Milton (Milton,GA)Abraham Baldwin Agricultural Col
1994-47-1290-CHN
MinorsHouston Astros (MLB)
13Ben FranciscoRF-LF6-1 180 R-R 1981-10-23 30Santa Ana,California MLB2001-20152007-2013Servite (Anaheim,CA)UCLA
2002- 5- 154-CLE
Free Agent  
5Sam FuldRF-LF5-10 180 L-L 1981-11-20 30Durham,New Hampshire MLB2001-20152007-2015Phillips Exeter Academy (Exeter,NH)Stanford U.
2004-10- 306-CHN
Free Agent  
16Chris GimenezC6-2 190 R-R 1982-12-27 29Gilroy,California MLB2002-20182009-2018Gilroy (Gilroy,CA)Nevada
2004-19- 557-CLE
Free Agent  
47Brandon GomesP5-11 175 R-R 1984-07-15 27Fall River,Massachusetts MLB2003-20162011-2015B.M.C. Durfee (Fall River,MA)Tulane U.
2007-17- 537-SDN
Free Agent  
11Brandon GuyerLF6-1 210 R-R 1986-01-28 26West Chester,Pennsylvania MLB2005-20182011-2018Herndon (Herndon,VA)Virginia
2007- 5- 157-CHN
Free Agent  
58Jeremy HellicksonP6-1 185 R-R 1987-04-08 25Des Moines,Iowa MLB2005-20182010-2018Herbert Hoover (Des Moines,IA)
2005- 4- 118-TBA
Free Agent  
39J.P. HowellP6-0 180 L-L 1983-04-25 29Modesto,California MLB2002-20182005-2017Jesuit (Carmichael,CA)USC, Texas
2004- 1-  31-KCA
Free Agent  
8Desmond JenningsLF6-2 180 R-R 1986-10-30 25Birmingham,Alabama MLB2006-20172010-2016Pinson Valley (Pinson,AL)Itawamba CC
2006-10- 289-TBA
Free Agent  
9Elliot JohnsonSS6-0 160 B-R 1984-03-09 28Safford,Arizona MLB2002-20152008-2014Thatcher (Thatcher,AZ)
2002-   UDFA-TBA
Free Agent  
20Matt JoyceRF6-2 185 L-R 1984-08-03 27Riverview,Florida MLB2003-20182008-2018Armwood (Seffner,FL)Florida So.Col
2005-12- 360-DET
Free Agent  
7Jeff Keppinger3B-2B6-0 180 R-R 1980-04-21 32Miami,Florida MLB1999-20142004-2013Parkview (Lilburn,GA)Georgia
2001- 4- 114-PIT
Free Agent  
21Jose LobatonC6-1 200 B-R 1984-10-21 27Portuguesa,Venezuela MLB2003-20182009-2018  
2002-   UDFA-SDN
MinorsSeattle Mariners (MLB)
3Evan Longoria3B6-2 180 R-R 1985-10-07 26Downey,California MLB2004-20182008-2018St. John Bosco (Bellflower,CA)Long Beach St, Rio Hondo CC
2006- 1-   3-TBA
ActiveSan Francisco Giants (MLB)
52Josh LuekeP6-5 220 R-R 1984-12-05 27Covington,Kentucky MLB2005-20172011-2014Scott (Covington,KY)No.Kentucky U., St. Catharine Col
2007-16- 500-TEX
International  
35Hideki MatsuiDH-LF6-2 210 L-R 1974-06-12 38Ishikawa,Japan MLB1993-20122003-2012  
2002-   UDFA-NYA
Retired  
57Jake McGeeP6-3 190 L-L 1986-08-06 25San Jose,California MLB2004-20182010-2018Reed (Sparks,NV)
2004- 5- 135-TBA
ActiveColorado Rockies (MLB)
28Jose MolinaC6-1 215 R-R 1975-06-03 37Bayamon,Puerto Rico MLB1993-20141999-2014Maestro Ladi (Vega Alta,PR)
1993-14- 390-CHN
Free Agent  
55Matt MooreP6-2 200 L-L 1989-06-18 23Fort Walton Beach,Florida MLB2007-20182011-2018Moriarty (Edgewood,NM)
2007- 8- 245-TBA
ActiveDetroit Tigers (MLB)
34Jeff NiemannP6-9 260 R-R 1983-02-28 29Houston,Texas MLB2002-20122008-2012Lamar (Houston,TX)Rice U.
2004- 1-   4-TBA
Free Agent  
23Carlos Pena1B6-2 210 L-L 1978-05-17 34Santo Domingo,Dom Rep MLB1997-20142001-2014Haverhill (Haverhill,MA)Northeastern U.
1998- 1-  10-TEX
Free Agent  
62Joel PeraltaP5-11 155 R-R 1976-03-23 36Bonao,Dom Rep MLB2000-20162005-2016  
1996-   UDFA-OAK
Free Agent  
14David PriceP6-6 215 L-L 1985-08-26 26Nashville,Tennessee MLB2005-20182008-2018Blackman (Murfreesboro,TN)Vanderbilt U.
2007- 1-   1-TBA
ActiveBoston Red Sox (MLB)
27Cesar RamosP6-2 190 L-L 1984-06-22 28Los Angeles,California MLB2003-20172009-2016El Rancho (Pico Rivera,CA)Long Beach St
2005- 1-  35-SDN
Free Agent  
10Will Rhymes2B5-9 155 L-R 1983-04-01 29Houston,Texas MLB2002-20142010-2012Lamar (Houston,TX)Col. William and Mary
2005-27- 810-DET
Free Agent  
19Ryan Roberts2B5-10 190 R-R 1980-09-19 31Fort Worth,Texas MLB2002-20152006-2014L.D. Bell (Hurst,TX)Texas-Arlington, Eastfield Col
2003-18- 530-TOR
Free Agent  
56Fernando RodneyP5-11 170 R-R 1981-03-17 31Samana,Dom Rep MLB1999-20182002-2018  
1997-   UDFA-DET
ActiveOakland Athletics (MLB)
1Sean Rodriguez3B-SS6-0 175 R-R 1985-04-26 27Miami,Florida MLB2003-20182008-2018Braddock (Miami,FL)
2003- 3-  90-ANA
Free Agent  
30Luke ScottDH6-0 210 L-R 1978-06-25 34De Leon Springs,Florida MLB2000-20152005-2013DeLand (DeLand,FL)Oklahoma St, Indian River St
2001- 9- 277-CLE
Free Agent  
33James ShieldsP6-3 190 R-R 1981-12-20 30Newhall,California MLB2001-20182006-2018Hart (Newhall,CA)
2000-16- 466-TBA
Free Agent  
44Drew Sutton3B-2B6-3 185 B-R 1983-06-30 29Jackson,Tennessee MLB2004-20132009-2012Roseburg (Roseburg,OR)Baylor U., Texarkana Col
2004-15- 454-HOU
Free Agent  
24Rich ThompsonLF-CF6-3 180 L-R 1979-04-23 33Reading,Pennsylvania MLB1998-20132004-2012Montrose Area (Montrose,PA)James Madison U.
2000- 6- 178-TOR
Free Agent  
2Melvin UptonCF6-2 170 R-R 1984-08-21 27Norfolk,Virginia MLB2003-20172004-2016Greenbrier Christian Academy (Chesapeake,VA)
2002- 1-   2-TBA
Free Agent  
26Stephen VogtC-DH6-0 220 L-R 1984-11-01 27Visalia,California MLB2007-20182012-2017Central Valley Christian (Visalia,CA)Azusa Pacific U.
2007-12- 365-TBA
Free Agent  
18Ben ZobristRF-2B6-3 200 B-R 1981-05-26 31Eureka,Illinois MLB2004-20182006-2018Eureka (Eureka,IL)Dallas Baptist U., Olivet Nazarene U.
2004- 6- 184-HOU
ActiveChicago Cubs (MLB)
43 Players