50. Miguel Cairo
  1. General
  2. Awards
  3. Career Stats
  • Born: May 4, 1974 in Anaco, An Venezuela
  • Weight: 225 lbs.
  • Height: 6'1"
  • Bats: R
  • Throws: R
  • Debut: April 17, 1996
  • Final Game: October 03, 2012
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Miguel Cairo was in the Cubs system and was taken with the eighth pick of the Expansion Draft.  This transaction allowed the Venezuelan to be inserted as the starting Second Baseman of the Rays, where he saw the most playing time of his life.  Cairo showed good defensive metrics with the most Total Zone Runs by an American League Second Baseman in 1998, and he was first in Range Factor per Game at his league position in 1999.  

Cairo was not a good hitter, but he did have collect 138 and 137 Hits in his first two seasons there, but his play declined in 2000, and he was released the following year.

The Bullet Points

  • Position: Second Base
  • Acquired: Selected as the 8th Pick in the Expansion Draft from the Chicago Cubs 11/18/97.
  • Departed: Released 11/27/00.
  • Games Played: 389
  • Notable Statistics: 159 Runs, 373 Hits, 59 Doubles, 12 Triples, 9 Home Runs, 116 Runs Batted In, 69 Stolen Bases, .275/.319/.356 Slash Line, 3.7 bWAR
  • Major Accolades and Awards:

    Most Total Zone Runs by a Second Baseman (1998)

    Highest Range Factor per Game by a Second Baseman (1999)
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