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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
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), B.J. Upton (#2), Evan Longoria (#3), Jeff Niemann (#4), Rocco Baldelli (#6), Carlos Pena (#10), Cliff Floyd (#14), 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
Full League Standings
Batting Statistics
#PlayerPosAgeGABRH2B3BHRRBISBCSBBSOHBPIBBSHSFGDPAVGOBPSLGOPSISOsecABabipK/BBAB/HRTBPA
16Willy Aybar3B253243382
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3322324443117.253.319.410729.157.256.2661.3832.4133358
5Rocco BaldelliDH26801221
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04
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130072530001.263.322.475797.213.300.3333.5720.03887
50Grant BalfourP301000000000100000.000.000.0000.000.000-----01
8Jason BartlettSS2845448130
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25
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3
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37206226991549.286.317.361678.075.154.3323.14454.0164485
44Reid BrignacSS2210100000001500000.000.091.00091.000.100.0005.00--011
41Andy CannizaroSS291000000000000000.000.000.0000.000.000.000----01
13Carl CrawfordLF2644369121
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8
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572573060210510.273.316.400716.126.235.2972.0055.4177478
20Mike DiFeliceC392016
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004001110000.300.333.350683.050.100.3161.00--721
15Cliff FloydDH352463266
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13
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011
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3910285852054.268.337.455792.187.305.3022.0722.4112279
22Matt GarzaP244000000001300100.000.200.000200.000.250.0003.00--06
31Jonny GomesDH-RF271542328
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2181154671011.182.253.383636.201.344.1983.0719.359170
26Gabe GrossRF283024073
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3822407520016.242.329.434763.192.325.2791.8823.2131343
37Nathan HaynesRF2844310
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00034131200001.227.277.227504.000.136.3134.00--1047
41Michel HernandezC291523
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0000000300000.200.200.200400.000.000.250----315
32Eric HinskeRF-LF303815994
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601034788340113.247.329.465794.218.360.2701.8719.1177429
39J.P. HowellP251000000000100000.000.000.0000.000.000-----01
1Akinori Iwamura2B2962791172
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48867013143332.274.346.380726.105.220.3371.87104.5238703
36Edwin JacksonP244000000001100000.000.200.000200.000.250.0001.00--05
28John JasoC241022
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0000000200001.200.200.200400.000.000.250----210
24Dan Johnson1B282535
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4003700000.200.286.440726.240.360.1882.3312.51128
43Elliot JohnsonSS241903
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0000010700000.158.158.158316.000-.053.250----319
19Scott KazmirP242000000000100000.000.000.0000.000.000.000----02
3Evan Longoria3B2244867122
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85704612264088.272.335.531866.259.377.3092.6516.6238502
30Dioner NavarroC2442743126
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54043449313316.295.345.407752.112.183.3181.4461.0174467
23Carlos Pena1B3049076121
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1021196166127096.247.365.494859.247.443.2981.7315.8242595
38Fernando PerezCF-LF25601815
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85081611303.250.338.433771.183.400.2932.0020.02671
9Shawn RiggansC271352130
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2400123010224.222.282.407689.185.274.2382.5022.555151
10Justin RuggianoLF-RF2676915
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72042710002.197.238.329567.132.211.2776.7538.02580
33James ShieldsP26421
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21Andy SonnanstineP25522
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2B.J. UptonCF2353185145
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67441697134243713.273.381.401782.128.363.3441.3859.0213638
18Ben ZobristSS271983250
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3030253721024.253.333.505838.253.394.2521.4816.5100225
Batting Totals1704554177414432843718073514250626122468332352111.260.333.422755.162.292.3021.9630.823416242
Pitching Statistics
#PlayerAgeWLERAGGSCGSHOGFSVIPHRERHRBBSOWPBKHBWHIPH9HR9BB9SO9K/BB
28Al Reyes38224.30260006022211211210191011.358.220.783.917.431.90
49Jason Hammel25444.6240500212788345401135447021.519.581.274.045.081.26
19Scott Kazmir241283.4927270000152123615923701665041.277.281.364.149.832.37
39J.P. Howell25612.22640009389622922639925041.136.270.613.949.302.36
34Jeff Niemann25225.06520020161812938140011.6310.131.694.507.881.75
21Andy Sonnanstine251394.38323211001932121059421371246051.299.890.981.735.783.35
22Matt Garza241193.7030303200184170837619591283261.248.270.922.876.232.17
33James Shields261483.56333332002152089485244016060121.158.711.001.676.704.00
51Mitch Talbot240010.80310000916121231151012.7014.402.709.904.500.45
35Dan Wheeler30563.14700002613664425231022531001.006.001.363.007.232.41
57Trever Miller35204.196800016243392120220441041.378.160.424.199.212.20
52Juan Salas29007.5050002065550481001.507.500.006.0012.002.00
40Troy Percival38214.5050000382845292623927382011.225.671.765.287.431.41
47Gary Glover31125.822900010034422222318224011.7611.120.794.765.821.22
53Chad Bradford33101.4221000401918331840001.378.530.473.791.890.50
50Grant Balfour30621.555100012458281010324822000.904.340.473.7212.723.42
24Kurt Birkins27000.90600020105110570001.004.500.004.506.301.40
27Scott Dohmann30206.0012000601418101027120001.6710.801.204.207.201.71
36Edwin Jackson2414114.4332310000183199919023771087121.519.791.133.795.311.40
11Jae-Kuk Ryu25000.0010001010000110001.000.000.009.009.001.00
14David Price22001.935100001494314120010.935.790.642.577.713.00
Pitching 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
B.J. 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
B.J. UptonDH1.0000.00


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