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Name That Ray! Vol. 2

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The Rays traded away this allstar for one of the players
The Rays traded away this allstar for one of the players
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Welcome back to the 2nd edition of this trivial game in which you try to guess which Rays player, I'm referring to.

Once again, the categories are"

Devil Rays Era (1998-2007)

A Prospect at any point in team history (1998-2015)

Rays Era (2008-2009)

So, let's get started

Devil Rays Era (1998-2007)

This player was acquired, along with the rights to negotiate with Lou Pinella right after the Devil Rays finished their historically awful 2002 season. He would be ranked the 8th best prospect in the system after the trade and made his debut in 2003.

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Antonio Perez, who spent the 2003 season split between Durham and Tampa Bay. He'd be traded in 2004 to the Dodgers for Jason Romano.

Antonio Perez

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Prospect (1998-2015)

Was ranked the 5th best prospect in Tampa Bay's system in 2003 by Baseball America

At 6-foot-6, (player) is built like a power pitcher, with thick thighs and an aggressive approach. He has good command of a mid-90s fastball that has been clocked as high as 99 mph. He also possesses a plus hard curveball with excellent spin, and it’s on the verge of becoming a second out pitch. The Rays love (player's) makeup and desire to succeed. - Baseball America

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Seth McClung, who spent 3 horrid years mixing starts between relief appearances for the Devil Rays. He'd be traded in 2007 for Grant Balfour.

Seth McClung

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Rays Era (2008-2015)

This player was signed prior to the 2011 season. He didn't break camp with the team, but after the Rays started 0-6 and Manny Ramirez's sudden retirement, he was called up. He'd go on to have one of the best seasons of his career and was sort of hailed as a savior for the season (despite an unfortunate hat-tip).

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Casey Kotchman, who produced 3.6 WAR and slashed .306/.378/.422 with 10 HR and 48 RBI in 146 games. He'd follow that up with 2 disappointing years for Cleveland and Miami.

Casey Kotchman

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