Carl Crawford ranks as second best Tampa Bay Rays player
By Rylan Stiles
Carl Crawford proved to be one of the best Tampa Bay Rays of all time Earning him the second ranking in this list
Carl Crawford was drafted in the second round of the 1999 MLB Draft by the Tampa Bay Devil Rays. Crawford played nine seasons with the Tampa Bay Rays before having a two year stint in Boston, and four years stay in L.A. with the Dodgers.
Carl Crawford played in one thousand two hundred and thirty-five games. He made over seven thousand trips to the plate and collected over one thousand hits with the Tampa Bay Rays. Crawford hit one hundred and four home runs with the Tampa Bay Rays and was a .296 career hitter with the Rays.
In his fifteen year career, Crawford won one silver slugger, a Gold Glove and an All-Star game MVP. Crawford was a four-time All-star in his career.
Carl Crawford made his debut in 2002 and played his last game in June of 2016.
He played five years worth of postseason baseball across eight series including the World Seris in 2008 where Carl Crawford earned five hits and scored four runs including a pair of home runs in the series.
In 2010, Not only was Carl Crawford an All-Star but he finished seventh in MVP voting. That year, he hit for a .307 average with a career-high 19 home runs. Crawford was able to plate a career-high 90 runs, and score 110 runs of his own while swiping 47 bags.
For his career in the postseason Carl Crawford was a .260 hitter, he scored 21 runs, plated 16 more, and launched seven postseason home runs.
Carl Crawford finished as third all-time in Tampa Bay Rays history in terms of WAR. Crawford holds a 35.6 all-time WAR for the Rays.
Crawford is behind just Evan Longoria and Ben Zobrist in that category.
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