The Greatest (Devil) Rays to Ever Wear... #20

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)

24- Tino Martinez (60% of the votes)

23- Carlos Pena (92% of the votes)

22- Matt Garza (91% of the votes)

21- (Still Pending)

Today, we'll discuss the number "20"

The Candidates:


Miguel Cairo(1998-2000), Scott McClain(1998), Vinny Castilla(2000-2001), Bobby Smith(1998-2002),  Javier Valentin(2003), Midre Cummings(2004), Jae Kuk Ryu(2007-2008),

Miguel Cairo wore the number "20" for part of the 1998 season, during which Cairo would front a .268 average while playing in 150 games.

Scott McClain played in 9 games where he earned 2 hits and batted .100.

Vinny Castilla was acquired by the D-Rays via trade with the Colorado Rockies for Rolando Arrojo and Aaron Ledesma. Castilla wore the number "20" for only part of the 2000 season where he went on to have 73 hits, 6 home runs, and batted .221 over.

Bobby Smith wore "20" for only parts of his 5 seasons with the Devil Rays. Smith would go to play in 258 games where he have 192 hits, 29 doubles, 4 triples, 21 homeruns, and bat .232.

Javier Valentin was traded by the Milwaukee Brewers to for Jason Conti in 2003. Valentin played in 49 games where he had 30 hits, 7 doubles, 1 triple, 3 homeruns, 15 RBIs, and batted .222.

Midre Cummings played in 22 games where he had 15 hits and batted .278.

Jae Kuk Ryu was traded by the Chicago Cubs, in 2007, for Andrew Lopez and Gregory Reinhard. Ryu played only part of the 2007 season wearing "20". In 2007, Ryu would appear in 17 games  earning an ERA of 7.33.

So, Draysbay, I turn to you...

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