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How well can you guess Rays of games past?

This guy is connected to one of the answers
This guy is connected to one of the answers
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With spring training games starting in just under a week, baseball fans will remember that there is still a long grueling month until actual meaningful games start. With that in mind, here is a trivial game that may help serve as a stop gap from checking the boxscores of the games to watching the clock tick until the next first pitch.

You will be trying to guess the player based on the information provided.

The first one will be from the Devil Rays era (1998-2007)

The second one will be a prospect from 1998-2015

The third one will be from the Rays era (2008-2015)

So, without further ado, let's get started.

Devil Rays Era (1998-2007)

This player was selected with one of the last picks of the expansion draft, yet he would have led the team in average and ranked 5th in the AL if he had qualified, but only played in 95 games. He'd be part of a trade package the following year that netted a former Allstar and Silver Slugger winner.

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Aaron Ledesma, who spent 2 seasons as a D-Ray before being sent to Colorado along with Rolando Arrojo for Vinny Castilla

aaron ledesma

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Prospect

(Player) continued his rapid climb through the Devil Rays organization in 2000. After feeling snubbed when he didn’t receive an invitation to big league camp, he was voted the Triple-A International League’s best batting prospect and ranked fifth in the IL in batting average. He received an Aug. 1 promotion to the majors and held his own at the plate.

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Aubrey Huff, who went on to be one of the most dominating bats in team history.

Aubrey Huff

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Rays Era (2008-2015)

This player was signed to a minor league deal in 2009. He previously won a world series ring with the Angles in 2002 and spent 2006-2008 with the Cardinals. After failing to make the club out of spring training and spending a month at Durham, he was traded to Oakland where went on to have a solid season.

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Adam Kennedy, was traded on May 8th to the Athletics for the mighty Joe Dillion. Kennedy would go on to slash .289/.348/.410 with 11 HR and 63 RBI. His performance would have stung a lot more if it weren't for the emergence of Ben Zobrist

Adam Kennedy

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Thanks for playing!