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CHICAGO, IL - APRIL 09: Joey Wendle #18 of the Tampa Bay Rays is congratulated by teammates following a fifth inning home run against the Chicago White Sox at Guaranteed Rate Field on April 9, 2018 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Stacy Revere/Getty Images)
CHICAGO, IL - APRIL 09: Joey Wendle #18 of the Tampa Bay Rays is congratulated by teammates following a fifth inning home run against the Chicago White Sox at Guaranteed Rate Field on April 9, 2018 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Stacy Revere/Getty Images)
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Logan Forsythe with batting helmet on.
ST. PETERSBURG, FL – AUGUST 4: Logan Forsythe #11 of the Tampa Bay Rays dons his helmet as he waits in the dugout to get on deck to bat during the third inning of a game against the Kansas City Royals on August 4, 2016 at Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg, Florida. (Photo by Brian Blanco/Getty Images)

Chloe Stowe has been ranking the top 5 second baseman in Tampa Bay Rays history.

"Coincidence or not, 2010 was offensively Rodriguez’s best in a Rays’ uniform. He hit .251 in 343 at-bats, driving in 40 runs on 86 hits and nine homers. He scored 53 runs while stealing 13 bases. At the end of the year, Rodriguez had a .705 OPS and a WAR of 3.7. Impressive for a man who played in only 118 games (92 at second base) that season."

"In those three years, Cairo played 373 games at second base. Only one other man ever played more games at the position for Tampa Bay (but we’ll come to him later on the High-Five). In 3,096 innings and 1,889 chances, Cairo recorded 747 putouts and 1,108 assists while taking part in 287 double plays."

"By the end of 2018, Wendle had played 101 games at second base, 20 at third, 10 at shortstop and 34 in the outfield, a position he’d never really played before Kevin Cash asked. Oh, and he also brought home the Major League Baseball Players Alumni Association’s Heart and Hustle award by mid-summer."

"Let’s have a look at these fantastic 2015 numbers. In 153 games (126 at 2B) and 540 at-bats, Forsythe hit .281 with 152 hits, 17 home runs and 68 RBIs. He had nine stolen bases, a sterling OPS of .804 and a 5.2 WAR that was tenth best in the AL for position players."

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