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.
Corey Dickerson played for the Tampa Bay Rays for two seasons, and while he had a sub .300 On Base Per Percentage in his first season with the Rays (2016), but he did have good power with 36 Doubles, 24 Home Runs, and 70 RBIs. He had a much better year in 2017, where he had 27 Home Runs and raised his Batting Average to .285. Dickerson would be rewarded with an All-Star Selection for his effort.