2006 Tampa Bay Devil Rays season

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2006 Tampa Bay Devil Rays
Major League affiliations
Location
Results
Record61–101 (.377)
Divisional place5th
Other information
Owner(s)Stuart Sternberg
General manager(s)Andrew Friedman
Manager(s)Joe Maddon
Local televisionFSN Florida
WXPX
(Joe Magrane, Dewayne Staats)
Local radioWHNZ
(Dave Wills, Andy Freed)
WMGG
(Ricardo Taveras, Enrique Oliu)
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The 2006 Tampa Bay Devil Rays season was their ninth since the franchise was created. They finished last in the AL East division, posting a league-worst record of 61–101. Their manager was Joe Maddon, who entered his first season with the Devil Rays. The Devil Rays' offense had the fewest runs (689), hits (1,395) and RBI (650) in Major League Baseball, as well as the joint-lowest batting average (.255) and lowest on-base percentage (.314).[1]

Offseason[edit]

  • December 2, 2005: Pete Laforest was selected off waivers by the San Diego Padres from the Tampa Bay Devil Rays.[2]
  • December 7, 2005: Dewon Brazelton was traded by the Tampa Bay Devil Rays to the San Diego Padres for Sean Burroughs.[3]
  • January 18, 2006: Luis Rivas was signed as a Free Agent with the Tampa Bay Devil Rays.[4]
  • January 31, 2006: Russell Branyan was signed as a Free Agent with the Tampa Bay Devil Rays.[5]

Regular season[edit]

Season standings[edit]

AL East W L Pct. GB Home Road
New York Yankees 97 65 0.599 50–31 47–34
Toronto Blue Jays 87 75 0.537 10 50–31 37–44
Boston Red Sox 86 76 0.531 11 48–33 38–43
Baltimore Orioles 70 92 0.432 27 40–41 30–51
Tampa Bay Devil Rays 61 101 0.377 36 41–40 20–61


Record vs. opponents[edit]

2006 American League Records

Sources: [1] [2] [3] [4] [5] [6] [7] [8] [9] [10] [11] [12] [13] [14]
Team BAL BOS CWS CLE DET KC LAA MIN NYY OAK SEA TB TEX TOR NL 
Baltimore 3–15 2–5 4–2 3–3 5–1 4–6 3–6 7–12 2–4 4–6 13–6 3–6 8–11 9–9
Boston 15–3 4–2 3–4 3–3 4–5 3–3 1–5 8–11 3–7 4–6 10–9 5–4 7–12 16–2
Chicago 5–2 2–4 8–11 12–7 11–8 6–3 9–10 2–4 3–3 5–4 3–3 5–5 5–4 14–4
Cleveland 2–4 4–3 11–8 6–13 10–8 4–5 8–11 3–4 3–6 4–5 6–1 5–4 4–2 8–10
Detroit 3–3 3–3 7–12 13–6 14–4 3–5 11–8 2–5 5–4 6–3 5–3 5–5 3–3 15–3
Kansas City 1–5 5–4 8–11 8–10 4–14 3–7 7–12 2–7 4–5 3–5 1–5 3–3 3–4 10–8
Los Angeles 6–4 3–3 3–6 5–4 5–3 7–3 4–2 6–4 11–8 10–9 7–2 11–8 4–6 7–11
Minnesota 6–3 5–1 10–9 11–8 8–11 12–7 2–4 3–3 6–4 5–3 6–1 4–5 2–5 16–2
New York 12–7 11–8 4–2 4–3 5–2 7–2 4–6 3–3 3–6 3–3 13–5 8–2 10–8 10–8
Oakland 4–2 7–3 3–3 6–3 4–5 5–4 8–11 4–6 6–3 17–2 6–3 9–10 6–4 8–10
Seattle 6–4 6–4 4–5 5–4 3–6 5–3 9–10 3–5 3–3 2–17 6–3 8–11 4–5 14–4
Tampa Bay 6–13 9–10 3–3 1–6 3–5 5–1 2–7 1–6 5–13 3–6 3–6 3–6 6–12 11–7
Texas 6–3 4–5 5–5 4–5 5–5 3–3 8–11 5–4 2–8 10–9 11–8 6–3 4–2 7–11
Toronto 11–8 12–7 4–5 2–4 3–3 4–3 6–4 5–2 8–10 4–6 5–4 12–6 2–4 9–9


Opening Day starters[edit]

  • Carl Crawford
  • Jonny Gomes
  • Nick Green
  • Toby Hall
  • Damon Hollins
  • Aubrey Huff
  • Travis Lee
  • Seth McClung
  • Tomás Pérez
  • Ty Wigginton[6]

Transactions[edit]

  • Evan Longoria was drafted by the Tampa Bay Devil Rays in the 1st round of the June amateur draft.[7]
  • 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).[8]
  • 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.[5]

Roster[edit]

2006 Tampa Bay Devil Rays
Roster
Pitchers Catchers

Infielders

Outfielders Manager

Coaches

Player stats[edit]

Batting[edit]

Starters by position[edit]

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 Toby Hall 64 221 51 .231 8 23
1B Travis Lee 114 343 77 .224 11 31
2B Jorge Cantú 107 413 103 .249 14 62

[9]

Other batters[edit]

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[edit]

Starting pitchers[edit]

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[edit]

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[edit]

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[edit]

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
A-Short Season Hudson Valley Renegades New York–Penn League Matt Quatraro
Rookie Princeton Devil Rays Appalachian League Jamie Nelson

LEAGUE CHAMPIONS: Montgomery[10]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "2006 MLB Team Statistics". Baseball Reference. Retrieved July 6, 2018.
  2. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on January 31, 2010. Retrieved 2010-08-18.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  3. ^ Dewon Brazelton Statistics - Baseball-Reference.com
  4. ^ https://www.baseball-reference.com/r/rivaslu01.shtml
  5. ^ a b Russell Branyan Statistics - Baseball-Reference.com
  6. ^ 2006 Tampa Bay Devil Rays Roster by Baseball Almanac
  7. ^ Baseball Draft: Rays 1st Round Picks in the June Draft - Baseball-Reference.com
  8. ^ Aubrey Huff Statistics - Baseball-Reference.com
  9. ^ 2006 Tampa Bay Devil Rays Statistics and Roster - Baseball-Reference.com
  10. ^ Johnson, Lloyd, and Wolff, Miles, ed., The Encyclopedia of Minor League Baseball, 3rd edition. Durham, North Carolina: Baseball America, 2007

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