2006 Tampa Bay Devil Rays season

2006 Tampa Bay Devil Rays season

Template:MLB yearly infobox The 2006 Tampa Bay Devil Rays season was their ninth since the franchise was created. This season, they finished last in the AL East division, and managed to finish the season with a league-worst record of 61-101. Their manager was Joe Maddon who entered his 1st season with the Devil Rays.

Offseason

  • December 2, 2005: Pete Laforest was selected off waivers by the San Diego Padres from the Tampa Bay Devil Rays.[1]
  • December 7, 2005: Dewon Brazelton was traded by the Tampa Bay Devil Rays to the San Diego Padres for Sean Burroughs.[2]
  • January 18, 2006: Luis Rivas was signed as a Free Agent with the Tampa Bay Devil Rays.[3]
  • January 31, 2006: Russell Branyan was signed as a Free Agent with the Tampa Bay Devil Rays.[4]

Regular season

Season standings

AL East W L GB Pct.
New York Yankees 97 65 .599
Toronto Blue Jays 87 75 10 .537
Boston Red Sox 86 76 11 .531
Baltimore Orioles 70 92 27 .432
Tampa Bay Devil Rays 61 101 36 .377

Opening Day starters

  • Carl Crawford
  • Jonny Gomes
  • Nick Green
  • Toby Hall
  • Damon Hollins
  • Aubrey Huff
  • Travis Lee
  • Seth McClung
  • Tomas Perez
  • Ty Wigginton[5]

Transactions

  • Evan Longoria was drafted by the Tampa Bay Devil Rays in the 1st round of the June amateur draft.[6]
  • July 12, 2006: Aubrey Huff was traded by the Tampa Bay Devil Rays with cash to the Houston Astros for Ben Zobrist and Mitch Talbot (minors).[7]
  • August 24, 2006: Russell Branyan was traded by the Tampa Bay Devil Rays to the San Diego Padres for a player to be named later and Evan Meek (minors). The San Diego Padres sent Dale Thayer (minors) (September 15, 2006) to the Tampa Bay Devil Rays to complete the trade.[4]

Roster

2006 Tampa Bay Devil Rays
Roster
Pitchers Catchers

Infielders

Outfielders Manager

Coaches

Player stats

Batting

Starters by position

Note: Pos = Position; G = Games played; AB = At bats; H = Hits; Avg. = Batting average; HR = Home runs; RBI = Runs batted in

Pos Player G AB H Avg. HR RBI
C Hall, TobyToby Hall 64 221 51 .231 8 23
1B Lee, TravisTravis Lee 114 343 77 .224 11 31
2B Cantú, JorgeJorge Cantú 107 413 103 .249 14 62
[8]

Other batters

Note: G = Games played; AB = At bats; H = Hits; Avg. = Batting average; HR = Home runs; RBI = Runs batted in

Player G AB H Avg. HR RBI

Pitching

Starting pitchers

Note: G = Games pitched; IP = Innings pitched; W = Wins; L = Losses; ERA = Earned run average; SO = Strikeouts

Player G IP W L ERA SO

Other pitchers

Note: G = Games pitched; IP = Innings pitched; W = Wins; L = Losses; ERA = Earned run average; SO = Strikeouts

Player G IP W L ERA SO

Relief pitchers

Note: G = Games pitched; W = Wins; L = Losses; SV = Saves; ERA = Earned run average; SO = Strikeouts

Player G W L SV ERA SO

Farm system

Level Team League Manager
AAA Durham Bulls International League John Tamargo
AA Montgomery Biscuits Southern League Charlie Montoyo
A Visalia Oaks California League Joe Szekely
A Southwest Michigan Devil Rays Midwest League Skeeter Barnes
Short-Season A Hudson Valley Renegades New York-Penn League Matt Quatraro
Rookie Princeton Devil Rays Appalachian League Jamie Nelson
LEAGUE CHAMPIONS: Montgomery[9]

References

External links

  • 2006 Tampa Bay Devil Rays team page at www.baseball-almanac.com