Brad Hawpe spent three games with the Stone Crabs after being signed by the Rays in August of 2009. Hawpe had just one hit in 6 at bats with the Stone Crabs. He was then called up to join the Tampa Bay Rays on September 1.
Hawpe was originally drafted by the Colorado Rockies in the 11th round of the 2000 draft. In his ten seasons in the Rockies organization, he has spent the last seven years in the majors. He was released by the Rockies on August 26, 2010 and then was signed by the Rays the next day and assigned to the Stone Crabs. He was later released by the Rays at the conclusion of the 2010 season.