Draft History
2018
Jake Faria - protection
12 - Nick Williams
44 - Magneuris Sierra
72 - Mitch Garver
89 - Alan Busenitz
102 - Anthony Santander
128 - Lucas Sims

2017
Blake Snell - protection
17 - Carson Kelly
34 - Hunter Dozier
47 - Yulieski Gurriel
89 - Austin Romine
107 - Ronald Terreyes
137 - Ramon Cabrera
  
2016
Mikie Mahtook - protection
14 - Jerad Eickhoff
25 - Preston Tucker
44 - Williams Perez
74 - Dixon Machado
104 - Xavier Cedeno

2015
Javier Baez - protection
17 - Ender Inciarte
47 - Nick Ahmed
77 - Jake Smolinski
107 - Matt Duffy
110 - Anthony Ranaudo

2014
Junior Lake - protection
58 - Alex Colome
91 - Tom Koehler
95 - Todd Redman
111 - Ramiro Pena
118 - David Hale
139 - Will Harris

2013
Brett Jackson - protection
4 - Norichika Aoki
27 - Cole De Vries
71 - Daniel Nava
72 - Elian Herrera
76 - Jared Burton
106 - Luis Mendoza
126 - Kevin Jepsen
136 - Tyler Cloyd

2012
Chris Carpenter - protection
25 - Dellin Betances
37 - Taylor Green
81 - Greg Dobbs
92 - Matt Carpenter

2011
Starlin Castro - protection
20 - Jennry Mejia
44 - Scott Sizemore
82 - Kameron Loe
121 - Bryan Anderson
124 - Segio Mitre
146 - Doug Slaten

2010
Randy Wells - protection
28 - Jordan Schafer

96 - Mike MacDougal
103 - Robinzon Diaz

2009
Nick Hundley - protection
1 - David Price
9 - Matt Gamel
17 - Jeff Samardzija
85 - Kila Ka'aihue
121 - Chris Carter


2008
Chase Headley - protection
2 - Clay Buchholz
75 - Ramon Vazquez
83 - David Aardsma
122 - Tom Mastny

2007
Josh Barfield - protection
19 - Cla Meredith
35 - Tony Gwynn Jr.
61 - Angel Guzman
69 - Rob Bowen
102 - Juan Mateo

2006
Tim Stauffer - protection
39 - Ben Johnson
51 - Franklin Gutierrez
78 - Marcus Carvajal
79 - Kurt Saarloos
81 - C.J. Wilson
113 - Yorman Bazardo

2005
Freddy Guzman - protection
48 - Charles Thomas
57 - Blaine Neal
71 - Jeff Keppinger
139 - Jon Knott

2004
Khalil Greene - protection
16 - Gerald Laird
26 - Jamal Strong
84 - Matt Roney
110 - Tim Raines Jr.
123 - Lance Niekro

2003
Jake Peavy - protection
77 - Eduardo Perez
84 - Jose Leon
121 - Darren Bragg
144 - Mark Lukasiewicz

2002
Brian Lawrence - protection
4 - Ramon Vazquez
46 - Mike Matthews
52 - Cesar Crespo
89 - Jared Sandberg
144 - Wilfredo Rodriguez

2001
24 - Matt LeCroy
32 - Justin Speier
53 - John Parrish
83 - Mike Colangelo
131 - Danny Kolb
135 - Dennis Cook
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Darrel Bimberg 2017
Brent Kilpela 2016
Scott Eggen 2015
Jon Jaramillo 2013-2014
Nick Baer 2009-2012
D Jones 2000-2008
Bill Gibbs 1993-1999
Steve Murray 1992
Ted Francis 1991
Kevin McMillon 1990
Ian Moore 1989

The San Diego Padres moved to the AL in 2009 and became the Chicago Cubs
Became the Tampa Bay Rays in 2015

Overall Record
Win Loss Pct
2212 2608 .459
Owner: Logan Bimberg - 2018
AL Central
2013
Tampa Bay Rays
Est. 1989
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Tampa Bay Rays Award winners

Rookie of the Year
2013 - Norichika Aoki

Fireman Relief Award
2001 - Trevor Hoffman

Silver Sluggers
2013 - Carlos Ruiz - C
2013 - Norichika Aoki - OF
2012 - Rickie Weeks - 2B
2012 - Starlin Castro - SS
2012 - Coco Crisp - OF
Tampa Bay Rays

2017: 78-84, 3rd in AL Central, Draft Position 12

Overview: The eternal question in both real baseball and our league is how can a team go from .500 (or .481) to the playoffs. This year, it may be tough. But if this break right in the next couple of years, they can do it. If Price can come back from his injury, he can anchor a young rotation of Blake Snell (25), Jake Faria (24) and Jared Eickoff (27). This could compliment a young core of players with Max Kepler in right, Ender Inciarte in center, Javier Baez at short and, hopefully, Carson Kelly behind the plate. That could gel together.

The problem is some of this team is racing the clock. The core of the offense right now is Matt Carpenter who is 32 and 2nd round draft pick Yuli Gurriel who is 33. In the contemporary age of baseball when life spans are shorter, how long do they last? Maybe a long time. I think these two players and David Price may define this team’s current window unless they can get another big young bat from somewhere. But even if they do not stick around long, the upcoming core seems strong enough that they can open another window in the future.

Starting Rotation: With Price only getting 11 starts in real baseball, Snell is forced into a #1 spot. He is a solid pitcher but he will not match up well with the elite #1’s. Eickoff and Faria have serious troubles with lhb’s. They may actually be short starts, or may have to start Tom Koehler which would not go well.

Bullpen: This is a strength of the team. Alex Colome is perhaps not an elite closer but he should be able to close out games. Newly acquired Liam Hendriks should be a very good 7th-8th inning guy. Dellin Betances puts guys on but should be able to get out of trouble. Keone Kela has few innings but should contribute. The team could use a true LOOGY since Dan Jennings actually has trouble with lhb’s. But he is good. This team should not have to draft relievers.

Starting Lineup: The gap on this team is the lack of a big dh. The Rays were lucky that Matt Carpenter can start at 3rd. This pushes Gurriel to 1st. They are a solid 3-4. Inciarte and Aoki (who turned Japanese) can bat 1-2. Those four should score some runs but they are not intimidating. After that, there is a drop off, at least against rhp. Kepler and Torreyes are alright and would be better if they were hitting 6-7. But they are hitting 5-6 depending on where you want to put Jayson Werth (who is only about half time anyway). Baez and Joseph/Romine are ok rounding out the order but are not great. A big dh in the 5 hole (to upgrade and fill in PA’s for Werth) would help. But I do not know if it would be worth spending the resources. Torreyes and Baez should give lhp trouble.

Defense and Speed: Inciarte in center and Baez at shortstop and/or second are very good. Austin Romine’s arm is bad when he catches instead of Joseph. Inciarte will steal some bases. Baez and Aoki will take advantage of pitchers with bad holds.

Surplus/Deficiencies: I think they have everything more or less covered. I think if they want to go somewhere, they are going to need a big bat to supplement the offense. But I am not sure what they could/would/should spend to get it. They need some starts. They need a full-time starter if they want to bench/release Tom Koehler. I do not see a good deal of depth to move unless they decide to cash in an older player.

Outlook: For this year, I think they are still better than the Pirates but the race between them and Detroit should tighten up. Detroit’s rotation is quite strong. Although the Rays have a better bullpen and lineup than Detroit, the holes in the rotation could really hurt the Rays. In the long term, there are cracks in both the White Sox and the Braves. It could be interesting to see whether the Rays or Tigers can take the top spot first. I do not have a sense of when that could happen but perhaps in just a couple of years.
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