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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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37
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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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24
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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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8
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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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21
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1
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20
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601034788340113.247.333.465798.218.360.2701.8719.1177432
16Willy Aybar3B25   3243382
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2
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10
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3322324443117.253.327.410737.157.256.2661.3832.4133362
26Gabe GrossRF28   3024073
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13
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3
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13
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3822407520016.242.333.434767.192.325.2791.8823.2131345
15Cliff FloydDH35   2463266
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13
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011
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3910285852054.268.349.455804.187.305.3022.0722.4112284
18Ben ZobristSS27   1983250
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10
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2
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12
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3030253721024.253.339.505844.253.394.2521.4816.5100227
31Jonny GomesDH-RF27   1542328
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8
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2181154671011.182.282.383665.201.344.1983.0719.359177
9Shawn RiggansC27   1352130
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06
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2400123010224.222.287.407694.185.274.2382.5022.555152
5Rocco BaldelliDH26   801221
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04
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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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03
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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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002
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4003700000.200.286.440726.240.360.1882.3312.51128
20Mike DiFeliceC39   2016
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1
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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


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