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Name That Ray! Vol. 3

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Welcome to the third edition of this guessing game!

Once again, here is how it works, I am going to refer to three different former and current Rays players, based on three separate categories.  I am also going to try something different this time and instead of revealing the answer just below the question, I am going to reveal all three at the very bottom of the page.

Those categories are:

Devil Rays Era (1998-2007)

Prospect (1998-2015)

Rays Era (2008-2015)

Let's get started!

Devil Rays Era (1998-2007)

This player was selected with the 18th pick in the 1997 expansion draft. The Devil Rays mainly used him out of the pen and was one of the best and most frequently used relievers on the team.

He continued to be serviceable in the D-Rays bullpen for another 4 seasons, taking over the closer role after Roberto Hernandez was traded in 2001, but one of his lasting impacts with the team is that he is the only pitcher to have homered. He was also the first player in team history to homer in his first professional at bat.

He would be granted free agency after the 2002 season, and in 2003, would be referenced in an episode of The Simpsons.

Prospect (1998-2015)

This player was ranked the 6th best prospect in the Rays system after the 2007 season, he was also named the top athlete in the organization.

His most obvious tool is his speed, which rates near the top of the 20-80 scouting scale. At the plate, (player) has a discerning eye with the ability to make contact and drive the ball in the gaps. He has all the tools to become a top-flight leadoff hitter. Managers rated (player) as the SAL's best defensive outfielder, and he has an average arm. - Baseball America

Rays Era (2008-2015)

This player was acquired in 2008 from the Brewers in exchange for Josh Butler and quickly became the team's primary right fielder. He was responsible for 3 of the Rays 11 walkoff wins that year and he also hit a career high 13 home runs.

In 2009, his production slipped as he was part of a platoon with Gabe Kapler, then he was released following the season.

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Devil Rays Era - Esteban Yan, after spending 5 seasons as a D-Ray, he journeyed around the majors to several different clubs. As of right now, Yan ranks third on the team in total games pitched, behind Joel Peralta and Grant Balfour.

Esteban Yan

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Prospect - Desmond Jennings, he quickly rose through the Rays system and became one the game elite prospects. He is now a solid outfielder for the club.

Desmond Jennings

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Rays Era - Gabe Gross, showed off his powerful arm in right plenty of times, but was one of the memorable players during the teams dramatic World Series run in '08, but he didn't fare too well in the playoffs, going 1 for 19. He retired in 2011, and is now a coach at Auburn University

Gabe Gross

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