Bright Spots: All-Time (Devil) Rays Team... Designated Hitter


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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: Jason Bartlett (55% of the votes)

Third Base: Evan Longoria (87% of the votes)

Right Field: Aubrey Huff (60% of the votes)

Center Field: (Still Pending)

Left Field: Carl Crawford (93 % of the votes)



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 a pimp's favorite position: designated hitter.  Here is a list off all who have played for the Blue Bashers:

Paul Sorrento 95 games

Wade Boggs 41 games

Bubba Trammell 35 games

Fred McGriff 73 games

Bobby Smith 7 games

Mike Kelly 6 games

Aaron Ledesma 7 games

Jerome Walton 3 games

Miguel Cairo 6 games

Dave Silvestri 2 games

Tim Laker 1 game

Dave Martinez 1 game

Jose Canseco 169 games

Herbert Perry 10 games

Danny Clyburn 4 games

David Lamb 3 games

John Flaherty 1 game

Greg Vaughn 166 games

Steve Cox 56 games

Gerald Williams 7 games

Tony Graffanino 3 games

Kenny Kelly 1 game

Damian Rolls 8 game

Ozzie Timmons 1 game

Jason Tyner 6 game

Randy Winn 8 game

Ben Grieve 85 games

Aubrey Huff 176 games

Jose Guillen 3 games

Russ Johnson 7 games

Jared Sandberg 2 games

Brent Abernathy 1 game

Felix Escalona 1 game

Bobby Smith 1 game

Jason Smith 1 game

Al Martin 57 games

Terry Shumpert 13 games

Pete Laforest 14 games

Damion Easley 6 games

Jonny Gomes 229 games

Javier Valentin 5 games

Marlon Anderson 4 games

Adam Piatt 3 games

Rocco Baldelli 2 games

Travis Lee 2 games

Jeff Liefer 2 games

Antonio Perez 2 games

Carl Crawford 15 game

Matt Diaz 5 game

Robert Fick 33 games

Tino Martinez 19 games

Rocco Baldelli 41 games

B.J. Upton 17 games

Midre Cummings 12 games

Randall Simon 6 games

Julio Lugo 5 games

Jorge Cantu 26 games

Eduardo Perez 10 games

Geoff Blum 2 games

Jose Bautista 1 game

Brook Fordyce 1 game

Joey Gathright 2 game

Charles Gipson 1 game

Josh Phelps 42 games

Alex Sanchez 7 games

Eric Munson 3 games

Chris Singleton 3 games

Nick Green 2 game

Greg Norton 77 games

Kevin Witt 10 games

Toby Hall 2 games

Damon Hollins 2 games

Ty Wigginton 16 game

Elijah Dukes 9 games

Delmon Young 4 games

Joel Guzman 2 games

Carlos Pena 7 games

Raul Cassanova 1 game

Akinori Iwamura 1 game

Cliff Floyd 72 games

Eric Hinske 18 games

Willy Aybar 34 games

Jason Bartlett 6 games

Elliot Johnson 1 game

Evan Longoria 4 game

Pat Burrell 112 games

Joe Dillion 6 games

Gabe Gross 4 games

Ben Zobrist 1 game

Fernando Perez 1 game

Matthew Joyce 1 game

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

Jose Canseco  batting .272 with 176 hits, 33 doubles, 43 HRs, 125 RBIs and was an All-Star selection in 1999. 

Greg Vaughn had185 runs, 271 hits, 62 doubles, 60 homeruns (tied for 6th all-time), 185 RBIs, and was an All-Star in 2000.  

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).

Jonny Gomes accumulated 297 hits, 60 doubles, 10 triples, 66 home runs, 184 RBIs, and 30 stolen bases.

Pat Burrell had 91 hits, 16 doubles, 1 triples, 14 homeruns, 64 RBIs, 2 stolenbases, and batted .221.

So, Draysbay, I turn to you...

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