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2002 TAMPA BAY RAYS

|    Level:  MLB  

Location:  St. Petersburg,FL
Team Record:  55-106   .342
Result:   5th in American League - East Division
Manager(s):  Hal McRae
General Manager:   Chuck Lamar
Stadium:  Tropicana Field
Attendance:  1,065,742
Payroll:  $34,380,000
Playoffs: Season in progress

Tampa Bay Rays affiliate history
Oldest Player:  Greg Vaughn (36)
Youngest Player:  Carl Crawford (20)
Longest Tenure:  John Flaherty, Esteban Yan, Bobby Smith, Randy Winn (5)
Top Hitter:  Randy Winn (23)
Top Pitcher:  Tanyon Sturtze (19)
Top Draft Pick:  B.J. Upton (#2)

Roster Continuity:  73.00%
Top Prospect:   Josh Hamilton
American League Standings
EastWLPctGB
NY Yankees10358.640--
Boston9369.57410.5
Toronto7884.48125.5
Baltimore6795.41436.5
Tampa Bay55106.34248.0

TEAM INFORMATION
Players with a dark gray box next to their salary have salaries above the league average. Players who did not start the season on a Major League roster were assumed to earn the major league minimum unless otherwise specified. Check out the payrolls section for more information.
PlayerPosAgeSalaryAvg?Lg Rank 
Greg VaughnLF36$ 8,750,000  39 
Wilson AlvarezP32$ 8,000,000  60 
Ben GrieveRF-LF26$ 4,000,000   
John FlahertyC34$ 3,250,000   
Esteban YanP28$ 1,500,000   
Paul WilsonP29$ 1,200,000   
Chris GomezSS31$ 1,000,000   
Randy WinnCF-LF28$ 960,000   
David McCarty1B-LF32$ 850,000   
Doug CreekP33$ 685,000   
Russ Johnson3B-2B29$ 575,000   
Ryan RupeP27$ 575,000   
Tanyon SturtzeP31$ 295,000   
Steve Cox1B27$ 280,000   
Bobby Smith3B-OF28$ 255,000   
Jason TynerLF-CF25$ 250,000   
Joe KennedyP23$ 225,000   
Travis PhelpsP24$ 218,000   
Brent Abernathy2B24$ 215,000   
Jesus ColomeP23$ 215,000   
Victor ZambranoP26$ 215,000   
Toby HallC26$ 210,000   
Jason ContiRF-CF27$ 205,000   
Brandon BackeP24$ 200,000   
Dewon BrazeltonP22$ 200,000   
Lance CarterP27$ 200,000   
Carl CrawfordLF20$ 200,000   
Luis De Los SantosP24$ 200,000   
Felix EscalonaSS-2B23$ 200,000   
Lee GardnerP27$ 200,000   
Travis HarperP26$ 200,000   
Paul HooverC26$ 200,000   
Aubrey Huff1B25$ 200,000   
Delvin JamesP24$ 200,000   
Jason JimenezP26$ 200,000   
Steve KentP23$ 200,000   
Tom MartinP32$ 200,000   
Damian Rolls3B-RF24$ 200,000   
Jared Sandberg3B24$ 200,000   
Andy SheetsSS-2B30$ 200,000   
Jason Smith2B-SS24$ 200,000   
Jorge SosaP24$ 200,000   
Jason StandridgeP23$ 200,000   


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