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2009 Tampa Bay Rays (MLB)

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W-L Record: 84-78 .519
Rank: 3rd in American League East
Run Differential: 803-754 + 49
Roster Continuity 70.94% 8/30
Manager(s): Joe Maddon
General Manager: Andrew Friedman
Location: Tampa, Florida
Ballpark: Tropicana Field
Payroll: $ 63,313,034 25/30
Attendance: 1,874,962 23/30
Playoffs: Did not qualify
Top Draft Pick: LeVon Washington (#30) All picks
Years Active:
Franchise Information

Coaching Staff

Assistant Coach: Scott Cursi
Assistant Coach: Don Zimmer
Assistant Coach: Todd Greene
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), Pat Burrell (#1), David Price (#1), Melvin Upton (#2), Evan Longoria (#3), Jeff Niemann (#4), Carlos Pena (#10), Scott Kazmir (#15), Gabe Gross (#15), Matt Garza (#25), J.P. Howell (#31)
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 2009 Tampa Bay Rays season
    UnifPlayerPosHtWtB-TAgeBornPlaceDraft InfoHigh LevelCurrent TeamStatus
    49Winston AbreuP6-2155R-R322006Not draftedMLB--
    16Willy AybarIF6-0175B-R262005Not draftedMLB--
    50Grant BalfourP6-2170R-R312001UDFAMLB-Retired
    8Jason BartlettSS6-2180R-R292004SDN: 2001-13-390MLB-Retired
    47Jeff BennettP6-3194R-R292004PIT: 1998-19-568MLB-Free Agent
    53Chad BradfordP6-5205R-R341998CHA: 1996-13-377MLB--
    15Reid BrignacSS-3B6-3170L-R232008TBA: 2004-2-45MLB-Free Agent
    5Pat BurrellLF6-4225R-R322000PHI: 1998-1-1MLB--
    37Randy ChoateP6-3180L-L332000NYA: 1997-5-169MLB-Retired
    31Lance CormierP6-1190R-R282004ARI: 2002-4-129MLB--
    13Carl CrawfordLF6-2219L-L272002TBA: 1999-2-52MLB-Free Agent
    58Wade DavisP6-5220R-R232009TBA: 2004-3-75MLB-Free Agent
    11Joe Dillon3B6-2205R-R332005KCA: 1997-7-211MLB--
    22Matt GarzaP6-3205R-R252006MIN: 2005-1-25MLB-Free Agent
    26Gabe GrossLF6-3205L-R292004TOR: 2001-1-15MLB--
    41Michel HernandezC6-0211R-R302003Not draftedMLB-Free Agent
    39J.P. HowellP6-0180L-L262005KCA: 2004-1-31MLB-Free Agent
    44Jason IsringhausenP6-3210R-R361995NYN: 1991-44-1157MLB-Free Agent
    1Akinori IwamuraIF5-10176L-R302007Not draftedMLB--
    20Matt JoyceRF-LF6-2185L-R242008DET: 2005-12-360MLBOakland AthleticsMLB-Active
    27Gabe KaplerCF-RF6-2208R-R331998DET: 1995-57-1488MLB--
    19Scott KazmirP6-1170L-L252004NYN: 2002-1-15MLBAtlanta BravesMLB-Active
    3Evan Longoria3B6-2180R-R232008TBA: 2006-1-3MLBSan Francisco GiantsMLB-Active
    30Dioner NavarroC5-10189B-R252004UDFAMLB-Free Agent
    46Joe NelsonP6-2185R-R342001ATL: 1996-4-122MLB--
    34Jeff NiemannP6-9260R-R262008TBA: 2004-1-4MLB-Free Agent
    3Carlos Pena1B-DH6-2210L-L312001TEX: 1998-1-10MLB-Free Agent
    40Troy PercivalP6-3238R-R391995CAL: 1990-6-179MLB--
    38Fernando PerezCF-RF6-1195R-R262008TBA: 2004-7-195MLB--
    14David PriceP6-6215L-L232008TBA: 2007-1-1MLBBoston Red SoxMLB-Active
    32Chris Richard1B-RF6-2200L-L352000SLN: 1995-19-519MLB--
    11Shawn RiggansC6-2190R-R282006TBA: 2000-24-706MLB--
    33James ShieldsP6-3190R-R272006TBA: 2000-16-466MLBChicago White SoxMLB-Active
    52Brian ShouseP5-11180L-L401993PIT: 1990-13-349MLB--
    21Andy SonnanstineP6-3185L-R262007TBA: 2004-13-375MLB--
    36Russ SpringerP6-4220R-R401992NYA: 1989-7-181MLB--
    59Dale ThayerP6-0190R-R282009CHN: 1999-47-1404MLB-Free Agent
    2Melvin UptonCF6-2170R-R242004TBA: 2002-1-2MLBCleveland IndiansMinors
    35Dan WheelerP6-3222R-R311999TBA: 1996-34-1024MLB-Free Agent
    9Gregg ZaunC5-10190B-R381995BAL: 1989-17-427MLB--
    18Ben Zobrist2B6-3200B-R282006HOU: 2004-6-184MLBChicago CubsMLB-Active

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