Tampa Bay Rays All Time Starting Lineup

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The Tampa Bay Rays came into the league in 1998. They were originally named the Tampa Bay Devils Rays but dropped they Devil beginning in 2008. The organization has made 4 playoff appearances, won 1 pennant, but never a  world championship. They have retired 1 number; Wade Boggs (12).

Below is a lineup of the best single seasons by position. Each player is only eligible for one season so we picked their best season.

 

Catcher

John Flaherty, 1999

Key Stats: 1.7 WAR, .278/.310/.415, 53 R, 124 H, 19 2B, 14 HR, 71 RBI, .725 OPS, 10 SF, 1.7 dWAR, 40% CS

 

First Base

Carlos Pena

 

Carlos Pena, 2007

Key Stats: 7.2 WAR, .282/.411/.627, 99 R, 138 H, 29 2B, 1 3B, 46 HR, 121 RBI, 103 BB, 1.037 OPS, 307 TB, 10 IBB, 8DRS

Awards: Silver Slugger, 9th in MVP

 

Second Base

Ben Zobrist, 2011

Key Stats: 8.7 WAR (1st AL), .269/.353/.469, 99 R, 158 H, 46 2B, 6 3B, 20 HR, 91 RBI, 19 SB, 77 BB, .822 OPS, 3.2 dWAR, 23 DRS

 

Third Base

Evan Longoria

Evan Longoria, 2009

Key Stats: 7.0 WAR, .281/.364/.526, 100 R, 164 H, 44 2B, 33 HR, 113 RBI, 9 SB, 72 BB, .889 OPS, 307 TB, 11 IBB, 2.2 dWAR, 19 DRS

Awards: AL All-Star, Gold Glove, Silver Slugger

 

Shortstop

Jason Bartlett, 2009

Key Stats: 6.2 WAR, .320/.389/.490, 90 R, 160 H, 29 2B, 7 3B, 14 HR, 66 RBI, 30 SB, 54 BB, .879 OPS, 1.2 dWAR, 5 DRS

Awards: AL All-Star

 

Left Field

Carl Crawford

Carl Crawford, 2010

Key Stats: 7.0 WAR, .307/.356/.495, 110 R, 184 H, 30 2B, 13 3B (1st AL), 19 HR, 90 RBI, 47 SB, .851 OPS, 8 DRS

Awards: AL All-Star, Gold Glove, Silver Slugger, 7th in MVP

 

Center Field

Melvin (B.J.) Upton, 2007

Key Stats: 4.4 WAR, .300/.386/.508, 86 R, 142 H, 25 2B, 1 3B, 24 HR, 82 RBI, 22 SB, 65 BB, .894 OPS

 

Right Field

Aubrey Huff

Aubrey Huff, 2003

Key Stats: 4.0 WAR, .311/.367/.555, 91 R, 198 H, 47 2B, 3 3B, 34 HR, 107 RBI, 53 BB, .922 OPS, 353 TB, 17 IBB

 

Designated Hitter

Randy Winn, 2002

Key Stats: 4.9 WAR, .298/.360/.461, 87 R, 181 H, 39 2B, 9 3B, 14 HR, 75 RBI, 27 SB, 55 BB, .821 OPS

Awards: AL All-Star

 

Starting Pitcher

David Price

David Price, 2012

Key Stats: 6.9 WAR, 20 Wins (1st AL), 2.56 ERA (1st AL), 3.05 FIP, 2 CG, 1 SHO, 211 IP, 205 K, 1.100 WHIP, 0.7 HR/9, 8.7 K/9

Awards: AL All-Star, AL CY Young

 

Starting Pitcher

James Shields, 2011

Key Stats: 5.2 WAR, 16 Wins, 2.82 ERA, 3.42 FIP, 11 CG (1st AL), 4 SHO (1st AL), 249 1/3 IP, 225 K, 1.043 WHIP, 7.0 H/9, 8.1 K/9, 3.46 K/BB, .217 BAA

Awards: AL All-Star, 3rd in CY Young

 

Starting Pitcher

Scott Kazmir

Scott Kazmir, 2007

Key Stats: 5.8 WAR, 13 Wins, 3.48 ERA, 3.45 FIP, 206 2/3 IP, 239 K (1st AL), 1.379 WHIP, 0.8 HR/9, 10.4 K/9, .251 BAA

 

Starting Pitcher

Matt Moore, 2013

Key Stats: 2.6 WAR, 17 Wins, 3.29 ERA, 3.95 FIP, 150 1/3 IP, 143 K, 1.297 WHIP, 8.6 K/9, .216 BAA

Awards: AL All-Star

 

Starting Pitcher

Alex Cobb, 2014

Key Stats: 3.9 WAR, 10 Wins, 2.87 ERA, 3.23 FIP, 166 1/3 IP, 149 K, 1.136 WHIP, 0.6 HR/9, 8.1 K/9, 3.17 K/BB, .231 BAA

 

Closer

Fernando Rodney

Fernando Rodney, 2012

Key Stats: 3.8 WAR, 48 SV, 0.60 ERA, 2.13 FIP, 76 G, 74 2/3 IP, 76 K, 0.777 WHIP, 5.2 H/9, 0.2 HR/9, 9.2 K/9, 5.07 K/BB, .167 BAA

Awards: AL All-Star, 5th in CY Young

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