The Tampa Bay Rays have a very short, but interesting history. The franchise has changed so much in a 13-year span, probably more than any other team. It's a team that has suffered through plenty of bad seasons, but it's had some miraculous ones, too. So far there aren't any Rays jerseys hanging in Cooperstown, but the emerging young talent is looking to change that.
On this list, I will rank the top 10 overall-best Tampa Bay Rays players, all the way from 1998. All position players who played over 300 games for the Rays and pitchers who were on the roster for at least two seasons are eligible for the list. This automatically excludes some star names, like Jose Canseco and Wade Boggs. Still, super stars such as Carl Crawford, Fred McGriff and Evan Longoria highlight a great top 10.