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1998 Tampa Bay Rays (MLB)

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W-L Record: 63-99 .389
Rank: 5th in American League East
Run Differential: 620-751 -131
Manager(s): Larry Rothschild
General Manager: Chuck Lamar
Location: Tampa, Florida
Ballpark: Tropicana Field
Payroll: $ 25,317,500 25/30
Attendance: 2,506,293 14/30
Playoffs: Did not qualify
Top Draft Pick: Josh Pressley (#132) All picks
Years Active:
Franchise Information

Coaching Staff

Bench Coach: Frank Howard
Bullpen Coach: Bobby Ramos
Bullpen Coach: Orlando Gomez
First Base Coach: Billy Hatcher
Hitting Coach: Steve Henderson
Pitching Coach: Richard Williams
Third Base Coach: Greg Riddoch

#1 Draft Picks

Mike Kelly (#2), Roberto Hernandez (#16)
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 1998 Tampa Bay Rays season
    UnifPlayerPosHtWtB-TAgeBornPlaceDraft InfoHigh LevelCurrent TeamStatus
    37Scott AldredP6-4228L-L301990DET: 1986-16-411MLB--
    41Wilson AlvarezP6-1245L-L281989Not draftedMLB--
    30Rolando ArrojoP6-4220R-R291998Not draftedMLB--
    12Wade Boggs3B6-2197L-R401982BOS: 1976-7-166MLB--
    10Rich ButlerLF-RF6-1205L-R251997Not draftedMLB--
    13,20Miguel Cairo1B-3B6-1160R-R241996UDFAMLB-Retired
    46Dan CarlsonP6-0200R-R281996SFN: 1989-33-856MLB--
    8Mike DiFeliceC6-2205R-R291996SLN: 1991-11-285MLB--
    13Mike DuvallP6-0185R-L231998FLO: 1995-19-513MLB--
    48Dave EilandP6-3205R-R311988NYA: 1987-7-185MLB--
    23John FlahertyC6-1200R-R301992BOS: 1988-25-641MLB--
    28Eddie GaillardP6-1200R-R271997DET: 1993-13-361MLB--
    55Rick GoreckiP6-3167R-R241997LAN: 1991-19-507MLB--
    39Roberto HernandezP6-4235R-R331991CAL: 1986-1-16MLB--
    41Jason JohnsonP6-6235R-R241997Not draftedMLB--
    24Mike KellyLF-RF6-4195R-R281994ATL: 1991-1-2MLB--
    16Tim LakerC6-3200R-R281992MON: 1988-6-154MLB--
    4Aaron LedesmaSS-3B6-2200R-R271995NYN: 1990-2-57MLB--
    32Albie LopezP6-2185R-R261993CLE: 1991-20-528MLB--
    14Dave MartinezOF5-10175L-L331986CHN: 1983-3-53MLB--
    20Scott McClain1B-3B6-4210R-R261998BAL: 1990-22-604MLB--
    3Quinton McCrackenCF-LF5-7173B-R281995COL: 1992-25-711MLB--
    29Fred McGriff1B6-3215L-L341986NYA: 1981-9-233MLB--
    45Jim MecirP6-1195B-R281995SEA: 1991-3-84MLB--
    57Brad PenningtonP6-5215L-L291993BAL: 1989-12-297MLB--
    28Bryan RekarP6-3210R-R261995COL: 1993-2-70MLB--
    15Kerry RobinsonLF-RF6-0175L-L241998SLN: 1995-34-939MLB--
    36,53Matt RuebelP6-2180L-L281996PIT: 1991-3-97MLB--
    80Julio SantanaP6-0185R-R241997Not draftedMLB--
    31Tony SaundersP6-2205L-L241997Not draftedMLB--
    17Dave Silvestri3B-SS6-0196R-R301992HOU: 1988-2-52MLB--
    9Bobby Smith3B-OF6-3190R-R241998ATL: 1992-11-313MLB--
    44Paul Sorrento1B6-2220L-R321989CAL: 1986-4-103MLB--
    35Dennis SpringerP5-10185R-R331995LAN: 1987-21-534MLB--
    19Kevin StockerSS6-1175B-R281993PHI: 1991-2-54MLB--
    52Ramon TatisP6-3185L-L251997Not draftedMLB--
    21Bubba TrammellRF-LF6-2220R-R261997DET: 1994-11-305MLB--
    36Terrell WadeP6-3205L-L251995Not draftedMLB--
    27Jerome WaltonCF-LF6-1200R-R321989CHN: 1986-2-36MLB--
    27Rick WhiteP6-4215R-R291994PIT: 1990-15-403MLB--
    2Randy WinnCF-LF6-2175B-R241998FLO: 1995-3-65MLB--
    43Esteban YanP6-4230R-R241996Not draftedMLB--

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