Bright Spots: All-Time (Devil) Rays Team... Third Base

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All-Time (Devil) Rays Team as voted by the bloggers of Draysbay:

Catcher: Toby Hall (50% of the votes)

First Base: Carlos Pena (71 % of the votes)

Second Base: Akinori Iwamura (72% of the votes)

Shortstop: (Still Pending)



What are the rules? A player HAS to have AT LEAST played 100 games for the Tampa Bay Devil Rays or Rays. If you feel that a player has been left off of the poll unjustly, then make a case for him. All players who have taken the field for the (Devil) Rays will be mention, just not voted on.

Is this poll all about defense? No, not really. This poll is just about voting for your favorite catcher, shortstop, rightfielder...

Today, we'll talk about the allusive base that MOST Star Trek fans know nothing about: third base.  Here is a list off all who have played for the Golf Coast Crushers:

Bobby Smith  156 games

Wade Boggs 152 games

Aaron Ledesma 33 games

Scott McClain 3 games

Dave Silvestri  3 games

Herbert Perry 49 games,

Tony Graffanino 4 games

Vinny Castilla 107 games

Russ Johnson 85 games

Ozzie Guillen 2 games

Jared Sandberg 164 games

Russ Johnson  27 games,

Bobby Smith  10 games

Jason Smith 12 games,

Andy Sheets 4 games

Felix Escalona 5 games,

Jason Smith 1 game

Terry Shumpert 11 games

Antonio Perez 6 games,

Jeff Liefer 6 games

Chris Truby 13 games

Damion Easley 23 games,

Geoff Blum 59 games

Damian Rolls 104 games,

Jose Bautista 2 games

Alex Gonzalez 98 games

Jorge Cantu 73 games

Nick Green 13 games

Eric Munson 2 games

Eduardo Perez 4 games

Fernando Cortez  1 game

Aubrey Huff  283 games

B.J. Upton  69 games

Tomas Perez  40 games

Sean Burroughs 7 games

Russell Branyan  5 games

Toby Hall  1 game

Akinori Iwamura  121 games

Ty Wigginton  66 games

Josh Wilson  8 games

Joel Guzman  8 games

Brendan Harris 4 games

Evan Longoria  270 games

Willy Aybar 59 games,  

Eric Hinske  8 games

Ben Zobrist  2 games

Joe Dillon 3 games

The Candidates for the (Devil) Rays All-Time Team:

Bobby Smith had 121 hits, 18 doubles, 4 triples, 21 homeruns, and batted .232 for the Devil Rays.

Wade Boggs had 210 hits, 37 doubles, 5 triples, 9 homeruns, 81 RBIs, and batted .289 for the D-Rays.

Damian Rolls had 203 hits, 26 doubles, 1 triple, 5 homeruns, 44 RBIs, and .248 while with the Devil Rays.

Aubrey Huff  played 283 games at third base. While Huff was with the Devil Rays he  had 400 runs (2nd all-time in Rays History), 870 hits (2nd all-time in Rays History), 172 doubles (2nd all-time in Rays History), 9 triples (tied for 10th all-time in Rays History), 128 HRs (1st all-time in Rays History), 449 RBIs (2nd all-time in Rays History), 247 BBs (tied for 4th all-time in Rays History), .447 (7th all-time in Rays History), and batted .287 (tied for 6th all-time in Rays History).

Akinori Iwamura played 121 games at third base. Iwamura had 201 runs (9th all-time in Rays history), 379 hits (10th all-time in Rays history), 21 triples (3rd all-time in Rays history), 152 BBs (10th all-time in Rays history), .354 OBP (9th all-time in Rays history), and batted .281 (tied for 9th all-time in Rays history).

Evan Longoria had 286 hits, 75 doubles, 2 triples, 60 homeruns, 198 RBIs, and batted .277. Longoria was warded with AL Rookie of the Year Award in 2008, The Silver Slugger Award for AL Third Basemen in 2009, and won a Gold Glove at Third Base in 2009.


So, Draysbay, I turn to you:

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