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2008 TAMPA BAY RAYS

+    Level: MLB
Location:  St. Petersburg,FL
Team Record:  97-65   .599
Result:   1st in American League - East Division
Manager(s):  Joe Maddon
General Manager:   Andrew Friedman
Stadium:  Tropicana Field
Attendance:  1,780,791
Payroll:  $43,820,597
Playoffs:  Lost World Series (Philadelphia)

Tampa Bay Rays affiliate history
Oldest Player:  Mike DiFelice (39)
Youngest Player:  Reid Brignac (22)
Longest Tenure:  Carl Crawford (7)
Top Hitter:  Carlos Pena (12)
Top Pitcher:  James Shields (4)
Top Draft Pick:  Tim Beckham (#1)

Roster Continuity:  61.67%
Top Prospect:   Evan Longoria
American League Standings
EastWLPctGB
Tampa Bay9765.599--
Boston9567.5862.0
NY Yankees8973.5498.0
Toronto8676.53111.0
Baltimore6893.42228.5

TEAM INFORMATION
#PlayerPosHiLvlHtWtBatsThrowsBornAgePlaceDraft Information 
16Willy AybarIFMLB6-0175BothRight3/9/198325Bani,Dominican Republic2000UDFA LAD

5Rocco BaldelliCFMLB6-4183RightRight9/25/198126Woonsocket,Rhode Island200016TB
50Grant BalfourPMLB6-2170RightRight12/30/197730Sydney,Australia1997UDFA MIN
8Jason BartlettSSMLB6-2180RightRight10/30/197928Mountain View,California200113390SD
24Kurt BirkinsPMLB6-2188LeftLeft8/11/198027Canoga Park,California200033984BAL
53Chad BradfordPMLB6-5205RightRight9/14/197433Jackson,Mississippi199613377CHW
44Reid BrignacSS-3BMLB6-3170LeftRight1/16/198622St. Amant,Louisiana2004245TB
41Andy CannizaroSSMLB5-10170RightRight12/19/197829New Orleans,Louisiana20017215NYY
13Carl CrawfordLFMLB6-2219LeftLeft8/5/198126Houston,Texas1999252TB
20Mike DiFeliceCMLB6-2205RightRight5/28/196939Philadelphia,Pennsylvania199111286STL
27Scott DohmannPMLB6-1181RightRight2/13/197830New Orleans,Louisiana20006167COL
15Cliff FloydLF-OFMLB6-4240LeftRight12/5/197235Chicago,Illinois1991114MTL
22Matt GarzaPMLB6-3205RightRight11/11/198324Selma,California2005125MIN
47Gary GloverPMLB6-5205RightRight12/3/197631Cleveland,Ohio199415426TOR
31Jonny GomesLFMLB6-1205RightRight11/22/198027San Francisco,California200118529TB
26Gabe GrossLFMLB6-3205LeftRight10/21/197928Baltimore,Maryland2001115TOR
49Jason HammelPMLB6-6200RightRight9/2/198225Greenville,South Carolina200210284TB
37Nathan HaynesOFMLB5-9170LeftLeft9/7/197928Oakland,California1997132OAK
41Michel HernandezCMLB6-0211RightRight8/12/197829La Habana,Cuba1998UDFA NYY
32Eric Hinske1BMLB6-2225LeftRight8/5/197730Neenah,Wisconsin199817496CHC
39J.P. HowellPMLB6-0180LeftLeft4/25/198325Modesto,California2004131KC
1Akinori IwamuraIFMLB5-10176LeftRight2/9/197929Ehime,Japan2009UDFA TB
36Edwin JacksonPMLB6-3190RightRight9/9/198324Neu-Ulm,Germany20016190LAD
28John JasoCMLB6-2200LeftRight9/19/198324Chula Vista,California200312338TB
24Dan Johnson1BMLB6-2220LeftRight8/10/197928Coon Rapids,Minnesota20017221OAK
43Elliot Johnson2BMLB6-0160BothRight3/9/198424Safford,Arizona2002UDFA TB
19Scott KazmirPMLB6-1170LeftLeft1/24/198424Houston,Texas2002115NYM
3Evan Longoria3BMLB6-2180RightRight10/7/198522Downey,California200613TB
57Trever MillerPMLB6-4195RightLeft5/29/197335Louisville,Kentucky1991141DET
30Dioner NavarroCMLB5-10189BothRight2/9/198424Caracas,Venezuela2000UDFA NYY
34Jeff NiemannPMLB6-9260RightRight2/28/198325Houston,Texas200414TB
23Carlos Pena1B-DHMLB6-2210LeftLeft5/17/197830Santo Domingo,Dominican Republic1998110TEX
40Troy PercivalPMLB6-3238RightRight8/9/196938Fontana,California19906175CAL
38Fernando PerezCF-RFMLB6-1195RightRight4/28/198325Elizabeth,New Jersey20047195TB
14David PricePMLB6-6215LeftLeft8/26/198522Nashville,Tennessee200711TB
28Al ReyesPMLB6-1208RightRight4/10/197038San Cristobal,Dominican Republic1988UDFA MTL
9Shawn RiggansCMLB6-2190RightRight7/25/198027Fort Lauderdale,Florida200024706TB
10Justin RuggianoCFMLB6-2205RightRight4/12/198226Austin,Texas200425748LAD
11Jae-Kuk RyuPMLB6-3185RightRight5/30/198325Choon Chung Do,Korea2001UDFA CHC
52Juan SalasPMLB6-2194RightRight11/7/197829Santo Domingo,Dominican Republic1998UDFA TB
33James ShieldsPMLB6-3190RightRight12/20/198126Newhall,California200016466TB
21Andy SonnanstinePMLB6-3185LeftRight3/18/198325Barberton,Ohio200413375TB
51Mitch TalbotPMLB6-2175RightRight10/17/198324Cedar City,Utah2002270HOU
2B.J. UptonCFMLB6-2170RightRight8/21/198423Norfolk,Virginia200212TB
35Dan WheelerPMLB6-3222RightRight12/10/197730Providence,Rhode Island1996341024TB
18Ben Zobrist2BMLB6-3200BothRight5/26/198127Eureka,Illinois20046184HOU
Team PersonnelPosition 
Brian AndersonBroadcaster 
Skeeter BarnesMinor League Outfield and Baserunning Coordinator 
Tim BogarAssistant Coach 
Tom CoustonScout 
Billy EversProfessional Scout 
Tom FoleyThird Base Coach 
Andy FreedBroadcaster 
Andrew FriedmanGeneral Manager 
R.J. HarrisonDirector of Scouting 
Steve HendersonHitting Coach 
George HendrickFirst Base Coach 
Jim HickeyPitching Coach 
Jim HoffMinor League Field Coordinator 
Paul KirschNorthwest Scouting Supervisor 
Steve LiveseyMinor League Hitting Coordinator 
Joe MaddonManager 
Joe MagraneBroadcaster 
Dave MartinezBench Coach 
Brad MatthewsScout 
Enrique OliuBroadcaster 
Bobby RamosBullpen Coach 
Dewayne StaatsBroadcaster 
Dave WillisBroadcaster 


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