The Greatest (Devil) Rays to Ever Wear... #24

Uncontested Numbers:

98- Jae Soe

97- Joe Beimel

80- Julio Santana

71- Damian Rolls

70- Joe Maddon(Manager)

68- Ruddy Lugo

63- Jim "The Rookie" Morris

62- Jeff Sparks

42- Jackie Robinson (Retired by the MLB)

12- Wade Boggs

6- John Flarherty


As voted by the voters:

61- Travis Phelps (95% of the votes)

60- Jonny Gomes (61% of the votes)

59- Jorge Cantu (71% of the votes)

58- Wade Davis (54% of the votes)

57- Scott Kazmir (93% of the votes)

56- Tim Corcoran (50% of the votes)

55- Toby Hall (80% of the votes)

54- Geremi Gonzalez (53% of the votes)

53- Chad Bradford (83% of the votes)

52- Al Reyes (77% of the votes)

51- Trever Miller (60% of the votes)

50- Grant Balfour (64% of the votes)

49- Tanyon Sturtze (37% of the votes)

48- Joe Borowski (85% of the votes)

47- Victor Zambrano (94% of the votes)

46- Bobby Seay (57% of the votes)

45- Jim Mecir (67% of the votes)

44- Toby Hall (91% of the votes)

43- Esteban Yan (60% of the votes)

41- Paul Wilson (45% of the votes)

40- Troy Percival (52% of the votes)

39- J.P. Howell (66% of the votes)

38-Lance Carter (55% of the votes)

37-Seth McClung (65% of the votes)

36-Edwin Jackson (96% of the votes)

35-Dan Wheeler (54% of the votes)

34-Jeff Niemann (77% of the votes)

33-James Shields (81% of the votes)

32- Albie Lopez (55% of the votes)

31- Jonny Gomes (95% of the votes)

30- Rolando Arrojo (48% of the votes)

29- Fred McGriff (97% of the votes)

28- Danys Baez (66% of the votes)

27- Damon Hollins (52% of the votes)

26- Scott Kazmir (70% of the votes)

25- Russ Johnson (85% of the votes)

Today, we'll discuss the number "25"

The Candidates:

 Mike Kelly(1998), Ryan Rupe(1999-2002), Tino Martinez(2004), Charles Johnson(2005), Eric Munson(2005),  Sean Burroughs(2006), Kevin Witt(2006), Kurt Birkins(2008),  Dan Johnson(2008)

Mike Kelly was traded by the Cincinnati Reds to the Tampa Bay Devil Rays for Dmitri Young in 1997. While Mike Kelly played for the Devil Rays he had played in 106 games and had 67 hits, 11 doubles, 2 triples, 10 homeruns, 33 RBIs, and batted .240 in 1998.

Ryan Rupe had 23 wins and 5.84 ERA over the 4 seasons where he played for the Tampa Bay Devil Rays.

Tino Martinez was traded by the St. Louis Cardinals for Evan Rust and John-Paul Davis in 2003. Martinez appeared in 138 games where he had 120 hits, 20 doubles, 1 triple, 23 homeruns, 76 RBIs, and batted .262.  

Charles Johnson appeared in 19 games where he had 9 hits, 4 doubles, 5 RBIs, and had a batting average of .196.

Eric Munson played in 11 games where he had 3 hits, 1 double, 2 RBIs, and had a batting average of .167.

Sean Burroughs was traded by the San Diego Padres for Dewon Brazelton in 2005. Burroughs appeared in 8 games where had 4 hits, 1 double, 1 RBI, and batted .190.

Kevin Witt played in 19 games where he had 9 hits, 2 doubles, 2 homeruns, 5 RBIs, and batted .148.

Kurt Birkins appeared in 6 games where he had a 0.90 ERA over 10.0 innings.

Dan Johnson played in 10 games where he had 5 hits, 2 homeruns, 4 RBIs and fronted a batting average of .200.

So, Draysbay, I turn to you. Who was the greatest (Devil) Rays player while wearing the number "24?"

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