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Generations of Rays II

Back in July 2013, we posted a generational overview of the Rays’ roster, a piece inspired by Jason Wojciechowski. Since Wojciechowski just updated the A’s version over at Beaneball, and since the Rays and A’s seem to share everything else, here’s an updated look at the genesis of Tampa Bay’s roster.

First-generation players (26 in 2013)

  1. Grant Balfour (free agent, 2014)
  2. Tim Beckham (drafted, 2008)
  3. Jeff Beliveau (waivers, 2013)
  4. Ryan Brett (drafted, 2010)
  5. Asdrubal Cabrera (free agent, 2015)
  6. Alex Cobb (drafted, 2006)
  7. Alex Colome (international free agent, 2007)
  8. Ernesto Frieri (free agent, 2015)
  9. Grayson Garvin (drafted, 2011)
  10. Desmond Jennings (drafted, 2006)
  11. Kevin Kiermaier (drafted, 2010)
  12. James Loney (free agent, 2013)
  13. Evan Longoria (drafted, 2006)
  14. Mikie Mahtook (drafted, 2011)
  15. Jake McGee (drafted, 2004)
  16. Matt Moore (drafted, 2007)
  17. Justin O’Conner (drafted, 2010)
  18. C.J. Riefenhauser (drafted, 2010)
  19. Enny Romero (international free agent, 2008)
  20. Kirby Yates (undrafted free agent, 2009)

Second-generation players (eight in 2013)

  1. Curt Casali < Kyle Lobstein (drafted, 2007)
  2. David DeJesus < Matt Spann (drafted, 2010)
  3. Jose Dominguez < Joel Peralta (free agent, 2011)
  4. Nick Franklin < David Price (drafted, 2007)
  5. Steve Geltz < Dane De La Rosa (free agent, 2009)
  6. Nate Karns < Jose Lobaton (waivers, 2009)
  7. Mike Montgomery < James Shields (drafted, 2000)
  8. Jake Odorizzi < James Shields (drafted, 2000)
  9. Drew Smyly < David Price (drafted, 2007)

Third-generation players (nine in 2013)

  1. Chris Archer < Matt Garza < Delmon Young (drafted, 2003)
  2. Brandon Guyer < Matt Garza < Delmon Young (drafted, 2003)
  3. John Jaso < Ben Zobrist < Aubrey Huff (drafted, 1998)
  4. Hak-Ju Lee < Matt Garza < Delmon Young (drafted, 2003)
  5. Rene Rivera < Wil Myers < James Shields (drafted, 2000)
  6. Burch Smith < Wil Myers < James Shields (drafted, 2000)
  7. Steven Souza < Wil Myers < James Shields (drafted, 2000)

Fourth-generation players (zero in 2013)

  1. Matt Andriese < Alex Torres < Scott Kazmir < Victor Zambrano (free agent, 1996)
  2. Brad Boxberger < Alex Torres < Scott Kazmir < Victor Zambrano (free agent, 1996)
  3. Logan Forsythe < Alex Torres < Scott Kazmir < Victor Zambrano (free agent, 1996)
  4. Kevin Jepsen < Matt Joyce < Edwin Jackson < Danys Baez (free agent, 2004)


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