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2002 Tampa Bay Rays (MLB)

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W-L Record: 55-106 .342
Rank: 5th in American League East
Run Differential: 673-918 -245
Roster Continuity 73.00% 7/30
Manager(s): Hal McRae
General Manager: Chuck Lamar
Location: Tampa, Florida
Ballpark: Tropicana Field
Payroll: $ 34,380,000 30/30
Attendance: 1,065,742 28/30
Playoffs: Did not qualify
Top Draft Pick: Melvin Upton (#2) All picks
Years Active:
Franchise Information

Coaching Staff

Bench Coach: Billy Hatcher
Bullpen Coach: Glenn Ezell
First Base Coach: Lee May
Hitting Coach: Milt May
Pitching Coach: Jackie Brown
Third Base Coach: Tom Foley

#1 Draft Picks

Paul Wilson (#1), Ben Grieve (#2), David McCarty (#3), Dewon Brazelton (#3), Jason Tyner (#21), Damian Rolls (#23), Russ Johnson (#30), Jason Standridge (#31)
American League East Standings
  • A roster of all players who participated in at least one game for this team for this season.
  • The roster is sortable but defaults to an alphabetical listing.
  • Uniform numbers may not be complete for non-MLB teams. It is difficult to come by this information historically. See Data coverage
  • For MLB and Minor league teams, this roster was never an actual roster at any given point during the season.
  • Colleges may be missing players who were either red-shirted or who did not get into game action
  • Full Team Roster for 2002 Tampa Bay Rays season
    UnifPlayerPosHtWtB-TAgeBornPlaceDraft InfoHigh LevelCurrent TeamStatus
    3Brent Abernathy2B6-1185R-R242001TOR: 1996-2-44MLB--
    40Wilson AlvarezP6-1245L-L321989Not draftedMLB--
    37Brandon BackeP6-0185R-R242002TBA: 1998-18-552MLB--
    45Dewon BrazeltonP6-4214R-R222002TBA: 2001-1-3MLB--
    38Lance CarterP6-1190R-R271999KCA: 1994-21-583MLB--
    46Jesus ColomeP6-2170R-R232001UDFAMLB--
    4Jason ContiRF-CF5-11180L-R272000ARI: 1996-32-965MLB--
    28Steve Cox1B6-4222L-L271999OAK: 1992-5-144MLB--
    8Carl CrawfordLF6-2219L-L202002TBA: 1999-2-52MLB-Free Agent
    38Doug CreekP6-0210L-L331995SLN: 1991-7-181MLB--
    36Luis De Los SantosP6-2216R-R242002Not draftedMLB--
    5Felix EscalonaSS-2B6-0196R-R232002Not draftedMLB--
    6John FlahertyC6-1200R-R341992BOS: 1988-25-641MLB--
    39Lee GardnerP6-0219R-R272002Not draftedMLB--
    9Chris GomezSS6-1195R-R311993DET: 1992-3-84MLB--
    18Ben GrieveRF-LF6-4230L-R261997OAK: 1994-1-2MLB--
    44Toby HallC6-3205R-R262000TBA: 1997-9-294MLB--
    58Travis HarperP6-4195L-R262000UDFAMLB--
    15Paul HooverC6-1210R-R262001TBA: 1997-23-714MLB--
    19Aubrey Huff1B6-4220L-R252000TBA: 1998-5-162MLB-Retired
    48Delvin JamesP6-4222R-R242002TBA: 1996-14-424MLB--
    54Jason JimenezP6-2208R-L262002TBA: 1997-28-864MLB--
    25Russ Johnson3B-2B5-10180R-R291997HOU: 1994-1-30MLB--
    17Joe KennedyP6-4225R-L232001TBA: 1998-8-252MLB--
    51Steve KentP5-11170B-L232002SEA: 1999-9-275MLB--
    52Tom MartinP6-1200L-L321997BAL: 1988-6-139MLB--
    20David McCarty1B-LF6-5215R-L321993MIN: 1991-1-3MLB--
    61Travis PhelpsP6-2170R-R242001TBA: 1996-89-1721MLB--
    33Damian Rolls3B-RF6-2205R-R242000LAN: 1996-1-23MLB--
    24Ryan RupeP6-5230R-R271999TBA: 1998-6-192MLB--
    10Jared Sandberg3B6-3185R-R242001TBA: 1996-16-484MLB--
    26Andy SheetsSS-2B6-2180R-R301996SEA: 1992-4-110MLB--
    20Bobby Smith3B-OF6-3190R-R281998ATL: 1992-11-313MLB--
    29Jason Smith2B-SS6-3190L-R242001TBA: 1996-43-1288MLB--
    59Jorge SosaP6-2180B-R242002Not draftedMLB--
    53Jason StandridgeP6-4217R-R232001TBA: 1997-1-31MLB--
    49Tanyon SturtzeP6-5205R-R311995OAK: 1990-23-636MLB--
    14Jason TynerLF-CF6-1170L-L252000NYN: 1998-1-21MLB--
    23Greg VaughnLF6-0202R-R361989MIL: 1986-1-4MLB--
    41Paul WilsonP6-5235R-R291996NYN: 1994-1-1MLB--
    2Randy WinnCF-LF6-2175B-R281998FLO: 1995-3-65MLB--
    43Esteban YanP6-4230R-R281996Not draftedMLB--
    60Victor ZambranoP6-0190R-R262001Not draftedMLB--

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