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Generations of Rays

A few weeks ago Jason Wojciechowski, of the A’s site Beane Ball, put together a piece on the “generations” of Athletics players. He took the 40-man roster and, in a creative way, demonstrated how the team had been put together using the generational method. If the A’s dealt a player they developed for another, then that new player was marked as a second-generation talent, and so on. Given the proximity of the trade deadline, and the utility of looking at these things for a small-market team, I decided to do the same exercise for the Rays’ 40-man roster. Here are the results:

 First-generation players (drafted/signed/claimed off waivers by the team):

1. Jeff Beliveau

2. Alex Cobb

3. Alex Colome

4. Frank De Los Santos

5. Kyle Farnsworth

6. Jeremy Hellickson

7. Roberto Hernandez

8. Jake McGee

9. Matt Moore

10. Jeff Niemann

11. Juan Carlos Oviedo

12. Joel Peralta

13. David Price

14. Felipe Rivero

15. Fernando Rodney

16. Enny Romero

17. Jamey Wright

18. Chris Gimenez

19. Jose Molina

20. Jose Lobaton

21. Tim Beckham

22. James Loney

23. Evan Longoria

24. Desmond Jennings

25. Kelly Johnson

26. Luke Scott

Second-generation players (acquired via a trade for a first-generation player)

1. Jesse Crain < players to be named later

2. Josh Lueke < John Jaso

3. Mike Montgomery < James Shields

4. Jake Odorizzi < James Shields

5. Yunel Escobar < Derek Dietrich

6. Ryan Roberts < Tyler Bortnick

7. Wil Myers < James Shields

8. Ben Zobrist < Aubrey Huff

Third-generation players

1. Chris Archer < Matt Garza < Delmon Young

2. Brandon Gomes < Jason Bartlett < Delmon Young

3. Cesar Ramos < Jason Barlett < Delmon Young

4. Alex Torres < Scott Kazmir < Victor Zambrano

5. Hak-Ju Lee < Matt Garza < Delmon Young

6. Sam Fuld < Matt Garza < Delmon Young

7. Brandon Guyer < Matt Garza < Delmon Young

8. Matt Joyce < Edwin Jackson < Danys Baez

9. Sean Rodriguez < Scott Kazmir < Victor Zambrano


  1. Kyle Hopkins wrote:

    Interesting to see the long term implications of a single transaction- look at how lopsided the Delmon Young trade looks by how many current players on the 40 man roster he is the “grandfather” of. Flip Young for Garza and Garza for more assets. It will interesting to see if James Shields or one of the current pitchers ends up as a “grandfather” in the future.

  2. […] 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 […]

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