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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
  • 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 2008 Tampa Bay Rays season
    UnifPlayerPosHtWtB-TAgeBornPlaceDraft InfoHigh LevelCurrent TeamStatus
    16Willy AybarIF6-0175B-R252005Not draftedMLB--
    5Rocco BaldelliCF6-4183R-R262003TBA: 2000-1-6MLB--
    50Grant BalfourP6-2170R-R302001UDFAMLB-Retired
    8Jason BartlettSS6-2180R-R282004SDN: 2001-13-390MLB-Retired
    24Kurt BirkinsP6-2188L-L272006BAL: 2000-33-984MLB--
    53Chad BradfordP6-5205R-R331998CHA: 1996-13-377MLB--
    44Reid BrignacSS-3B6-3170L-R222008TBA: 2004-2-45MLB-Free Agent
    41Andy CannizaroSS5-10170R-R292006NYA: 2001-7-215MLB--
    13Carl CrawfordLF6-2219L-L262002TBA: 1999-2-52MLB-Free Agent
    20Mike DiFeliceC6-2205R-R391996SLN: 1991-11-285MLB--
    27Scott DohmannP6-1181R-R302004COL: 2000-6-167MLB--
    15Cliff FloydLF-OF6-4240L-R351993MON: 1991-1-14MLB--
    22Matt GarzaP6-3205R-R242006MIN: 2005-1-25MLB-Free Agent
    47Gary GloverP6-5205R-R311999TOR: 1994-15-427MLB-Free Agent
    31Jonny GomesLF6-1205R-R272003TBA: 2001-18-529MLB-Int
    26Gabe GrossLF6-3205L-R282004TOR: 2001-1-15MLB--
    49Jason HammelP6-6200R-R252006TBA: 2002-10-284MLBKansas City RoyalsMLB-Active
    37Nathan HaynesOF5-9170L-L282007OAK: 1997-1-32MLB--
    41Michel HernandezC6-0211R-R292003Not draftedMLB-Free Agent
    32Eric Hinske1B6-2225L-R302002CHN: 1998-17-496MLB-Free Agent
    39J.P. HowellP6-0180L-L252005KCA: 2004-1-31MLB-Free Agent
    1Akinori IwamuraIF5-10176L-R292007Not draftedMLB--
    36Edwin JacksonP6-3190R-R242003LAN: 2001-6-190MLBMiami MarlinsMinors
    28John JasoC6-2200L-R242008TBA: 2003-12-338MLB-Free Agent
    24Dan Johnson1B6-2220L-R282005OAK: 2001-7-221MLB-Free Agent
    43Elliot Johnson2B6-0160B-R242008UDFAMLB-Free Agent
    19Scott KazmirP6-1170L-L242004NYN: 2002-1-15MLBAtlanta BravesMLB-Active
    3Evan Longoria3B6-2180R-R222008TBA: 2006-1-3MLBSan Francisco GiantsMLB-Active
    57Trever MillerP6-4195R-L351996DET: 1991-1-41MLB--
    30Dioner NavarroC5-10189B-R242004UDFAMLB-Free Agent
    34Jeff NiemannP6-9260R-R252008TBA: 2004-1-4MLB-Free Agent
    23Carlos Pena1B-DH6-2210L-L302001TEX: 1998-1-10MLB-Free Agent
    40Troy PercivalP6-3238R-R381995CAL: 1990-6-179MLB--
    38Fernando PerezCF-RF6-1195R-R252008TBA: 2004-7-195MLB--
    14David PriceP6-6215L-L222008TBA: 2007-1-1MLBBoston Red SoxMLB-Active
    28Al ReyesP6-1208R-R381995Not draftedMLB--
    9Shawn RiggansC6-2190R-R272006TBA: 2000-24-706MLB--
    10Justin RuggianoCF6-2205R-R262007LAN: 2004-25-748MLB-Free Agent
    11Jae-Kuk RyuP6-3185R-R252006Not draftedMLB--
    52Juan SalasP6-2194R-R292006Not draftedMLB--
    33James ShieldsP6-3190R-R262006TBA: 2000-16-466MLBChicago White SoxMLB-Active
    21Andy SonnanstineP6-3185L-R252007TBA: 2004-13-375MLB--
    51Mitch TalbotP6-2175R-R242008HOU: 2002-2-70MLB-Free Agent
    2Melvin UptonCF6-2170R-R232004TBA: 2002-1-2MLBCleveland IndiansMinors
    35Dan WheelerP6-3222R-R301999TBA: 1996-34-1024MLB-Free Agent
    18Ben Zobrist2B6-3200B-R272006HOU: 2004-6-184MLBChicago CubsMLB-Active

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