The Greatest (Devil) Rays to ever Wear... #39


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)

Today, we'll discuss the number "39"

The Candidates:

Roberto Hernandez(1998-2000), Lee Gardner(2002,2005), Pete LaForest(2003,2005), Steve Parris(2003), Jason Childers(2006), JP Howell(2006-2009)

Roberto Hernandez pitched 207 games (3rd most in Rays history) with 3.43 (best in Rays history), recorded 104 (most in Devil Rays history) saves while with the D-Rays, and was an All-Star in 1999.

Lee Gardner would record a 4.35 ERA with 12 strikeouts over 20.2 innings pitched.

Pete LaForest .170 over 44 games and did smack 1 homerun between his stints with the D-Rays.

Steve Parris had a 6.18 ERA and 14 strikeouts over 43.2 innings pitched.

Jason Childers had a 4.17 ERA and 5 strikeouts over 7.2 innings of work.

JP Howell has recorded 20 saves, a 3.97 ERA, and 253 strikeouts over 249.1 innings of work.

So, Draysbay, I turn to you. Who was the greatest (Devil) Rays player while wearing the number "39?"

This post was written by a member of the DRaysBay community and does not necessarily express the views or opinions of DRaysBay staff.

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