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1997 Toronto Blue JaysPayroll Summary
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Otis Nixon earned $2,500,000 for the 1997 Toronto Blue Jays
LeagueAmerican LeagueDivisionEastLevelMajor League Baseball
NicknameBlue Jays
LocationToronto,Ontario
Record76-86 (5th in American League East)League Rank11thMLB Rank20th
BallparkSkyDome
ManagerMel Queen,Cito GastonGeneral ManagerGord Ash
CoachesAlfredo Griffin (First Base Coach), Jim Lett (Bench Coach), Nick Leyva (Third Base Coach), Mel Queen (Pitching Coach), Gene Tenace (Bullpen Coach), Willie Upshaw (Hitting Coach)
PlayoffsNo playoff information
#1 Draft PickVernon Wells (#5)
Payroll$45,894,833 (Rank: 8th)
Attendance2,589,297 (Rank: 9th)
Minor League AffiliatesSyracuse SkyChiefs (AAA) 55-87 ... Knoxville Smokies (AA) 75-63 ... Dunedin Blue Jays (A+) 57-82 ... Hagerstown Suns (A) 65-73 ... St. Catharines Stompers (A-) 35-40 ... Medicine Hat Blue Jays (Rk) 26-46 ...
Years Available1977-2019

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Payroll Data for 1997 Toronto Blue Jays

TopPREV  NEXTPayrolls Main 1st Round Draft Picks Active Players Currently Active on this Team
Player NamePosHt Wt B-T BornDate Age Place HiLvlStat YearsMLB YearsDraft InformationSalary ($)MLB-RankTM-RankStatusCurrent Org (Level)
Carlos AlmanzarP6-2 200 R-R 1973-11-06 23Santiago,Dom Rep MLB1994-20091997-2005
1990-   UDFA-TOR
150,00076638  
Luis AndujarP6-2 215 R-R 1972-11-22 24Bani,Dom Rep MLB1991-20041995-1998
1990-   UDFA-CHA
170,00066930  
Tilson Brito2B-3B6-0 175 R-R 1972-05-28 25Santo Domingo,Dom Rep MLB1992-20061996-1997
1990-   UDFA-TOR
160,00069432  
Jacob BrumfieldCF-LF6-0 185 R-R 1965-05-27 32Bogalusa,Louisiana MLB1983-20011992-1999
1983- 7- 164-CHN
1,050,00027813  
Rich ButlerLF-RF6-1 205 L-R 1973-05-01 24Toronto,Ontario MLB1991-20031997-1999
1990-   UDFA-TOR
150,00076639  
Chris CarpenterP6-6 225 R-R 1975-04-27 22Exeter,New Hampshire MLB1994-20131997-2012
1993- 1-  15-TOR
150,00076637Retired  
Joe CarterLF-RF6-3 215 R-R 1960-03-07 37Oklahoma City,Oklahoma MLB1981-19981983-1998
1981- 1-   2-CHN
6,500,000203  
Roger ClemensP6-4 230 R-R 1962-08-04 34Dayton,Ohio MLB1982-20121984-2007
1983- 1-  19-BOS
8,400,00041  
Tim CrabtreeP6-4 220 R-R 1969-10-13 27Jackson,Michigan MLB1992-20051995-2001
1992- 2-  63-TOR
245,00051825  
Felipe CrespoLF-RF5-11 200 B-R 1973-03-05 24Rio Piedras,Puerto Rico MLB1991-20031996-2001
1990- 3-  95-TOR
160,00069431  
Jose CruzRF6-0 200 B-R 1974-04-19 23Arroyo,Puerto Rico MLB1993-20081997-2008
1995- 1-   3-SEA
150,00076635  
Omar DaalP6-3 185 L-L 1972-03-01 25Maracaibo,Venezuela MLB1992-20031993-2003
1990-   UDFA-LAN
550,00036318  
Carlos Delgado1B6-3 225 L-R 1972-06-25 25Aguadilla,Puerto Rico MLB1989-20101993-2009
1988-   UDFA-TOR
500,00037619  
Mariano Duncan2B-SS6-0 185 R-R 1963-03-13 34San Pedro de Mac,Dom Rep MLB1982-19991985-1997
1982-   UDFA-LAN
870,00030414  
Kelvim EscobarP6-1 195 R-R 1976-04-11 21La Guaira,Venezuela MLB1994-20131997-2009
1992-   UDFA-TOR
150,00076636Free Agent  
Tom Evans3B6-1 200 R-R 1974-07-09 22Kirkland,Washington MLB1992-20061997-2000
1992- 4- 121-TOR
150,00076640  
Huck FlenerP5-11 185 B-L 1969-02-25 28Austin,Texas MLB1990-20001993-1997
1990- 9- 258-TOR
150,00076641  
Carlos Garcia2B6-1 197 R-R 1967-10-15 29Tachira,Venezuela MLB1987-20011990-1999
1987-   UDFA-PIT
2,550,0001568  
Alex GonzalezSS6-0 200 R-R 1973-04-08 24Miami,Florida MLB1991-20071994-2006
1991-13- 354-TOR
500,00037620  
Shawn GreenRF6-4 200 L-L 1972-11-10 24Des Plaines,Illinois MLB1992-20071993-2007
1991- 1-  16-TOR
500,00037621  
Juan GuzmanP5-11 195 R-R 1966-10-28 30Santo Domingo,Dom Rep MLB1985-20011991-2000
1985-   UDFA-LAN
4,000,000794  
Erik HansonP6-6 215 R-R 1965-05-18 32Kinnelon,New Jersey MLB1984-19991988-1998
1986- 2-  36-SEA
3,533,333995  
Pat HentgenP6-2 195 R-R 1968-11-13 28Detroit,Michigan MLB1986-20041991-2004
1986- 5- 133-TOR
3,300,0001086  
Marty JanzenP6-3 197 R-R 1973-05-31 24Homestead,Florida MLB1992-20051996-1997
1991-   UDFA-NYA
150,00076642  
Sandy MartinezC6-2 215 L-R 1972-10-03 24Villa Mella,Dom Rep MLB1991-20071995-2004
1990-   UDFA-TOR
150,00076634  
Orlando MercedRF-1B6-1 195 L-R 1966-11-02 30San Juan,Puerto Rico MLB1986-20031990-2003
1985-   UDFA-PIT
2,700,0001447  
Julio MosqueraC6-0 190 R-R 1972-01-29 25Panama City,Panama MLB1993-20051996-2005
1991-   UDFA-TOR
150,00076643  
Otis NixonCF-OF6-2 180 B-R 1959-01-09 38Evergreen,North Carolina MLB1979-19991983-1999
1979- 1-   4-CAL
2,500,00015810  
Charlie O'BrienC6-2 205 R-R 1961-05-01 36Tulsa,Oklahoma MLB1982-20001985-2000
1982- 5- 132-OAK
625,00034917  
Robert PerezLF-RF6-3 230 R-R 1969-06-04 28Ciudad Bolivar,Venezuela MLB1990-20091994-2001
1989-   UDFA-TOR
185,00061328  
Tomas Perez2B-SS5-11 177 B-R 1973-12-29 23Barquisimeto,Venezuela MLB1993-20081995-2008
1998-45-1333-MON
185,00061327  
Robert PersonP6-0 194 R-R 1969-10-06 27St. Louis,Missouri MLB1989-20051995-2003
1989-25- 645-CLE
185,00061326  
Dan PlesacP6-5 217 L-L 1962-02-04 35Gary,Indiana MLB1981-20031986-2003
1983- 1-  26-MIL
800,00031215  
Paul QuantrillP6-1 190 L-R 1968-11-03 28London,Ontario MLB1989-20051992-2005
1989- 6- 163-BOS
700,00032916  
Bill RisleyP6-2 210 R-R 1967-05-29 30Chicago,Illinois MLB1987-19981992-1998
1987-14- 362-CIN
380,00043423  
Kenny RobinsonP5-7 175 R-R 1969-11-03 27Barberton,Ohio MLB1989-19981995-1997
1991-10- 276-TOR
150,00076644  
Juan Samuel2B5-11 190 R-R 1960-12-09 36San Pedro de Mac,Dom Rep MLB1980-19981983-1998
1980-   UDFA-PHI
375,00043624  
Benito SantiagoC6-1 195 R-R 1965-03-09 32Ponce,Puerto Rico MLB1983-20051986-2005
1982-   UDFA-SDN
2,500,0001589  
Ruben SierraRF6-1 200 B-R 1965-10-06 31Rio Piedras,Puerto Rico MLB1983-20061986-2006
1982-   UDFA-TEX
6,700,000182  
Paul SpoljaricP6-3 210 R-L 1970-09-24 26Kelowna,BC MLB1989-20011994-2000
1989-   UDFA-TOR
185,00061329  
Ed Sprague3B6-2 205 R-R 1967-07-25 29Castro Valley,California MLB1986-20021991-2001
1988- 1-  25-TOR
1,900,00020311  
Shannon StewartLF6-1 205 R-R 1974-02-25 23Cincinnati,Ohio MLB1992-20081995-2008
1992- 1-  19-TOR
154,00073733  
Mike TimlinP6-4 210 R-R 1966-03-10 31Midland,Texas MLB1987-20091991-2008
1987- 5- 127-TOR
1,300,00025312  
Woody WilliamsP6-0 195 R-R 1966-08-19 30Houston,Texas MLB1986-20071993-2007
1988-28- 732-TOR
387,50043222