Tampa Bay Rays: Prospects, Spring Training, and Rankings

By Austin Reimann
Carlos Pena, Tampa Bay Rays (Photo by Al Messerschmidt/Getty Images)
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ST PETERSBURG, FL – OCTOBER 07: Carl Crawford #13 the Tampa Bay Rays waits in the dugout during Game 2 of the ALDS against the Texas Rangers at Tropicana Field on October 7, 2010 in St. Petersburg, Florida. (Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images) /

Rylan Stiles and Chloe Stowe were busy at work again ranking the best catchers and Rays players of all time.

Rylan spent the week counting down the best Rays players of all time. Here is the final rankings with links to each article.

#5: B.J. Upton

#4: Carlos Pena

#3: Ben Zobrist 

#2: Carl Crawford

#1: Longo

Rylan on B.J. Upton:

"He logged 966 games in the Rays outfield and saw over five thousand plate appearances. Upton debuted at age 19 in August of 2004 against the Boston Red Sox where he got his first base knock in 2004. He was drafted with the second pick by the Tampa Bay Rays in the 2002 draft."

Chloe was busy ranking the best catchers all time. Here are the final rankings:

#5: John Flaherty 

#4: Dioner Navarro

#3: John Jaso

#2: Toby Hall

#1: Wilson Ramos

Chloe on Hall:

"To begin with, the man played 586 games for the Devil Rays. That means 17.22% of every regular season game Tampa Bay has ever played saw Toby Hall in the lineup. For a team whose turnover rate behind the plate is, let’s say it, ghastly, Hall’s four seasons as the Devil Rays’ every day catcher (2002-2005) is astonishing."

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