Season Information
Team Name
1997 Detroit Tigers
American League
W-L Record
79-83 (.488)   GBL: -19
Rankings (Div/Lg/MLB)
3 / 7 / 14
Runs For/Against
784 / 790   Diff: -6
Playoff Series
Playoff Series
General Manager(s)
Spring Training W-L
Not available
Spring Ballpark
Top Draft Pick
Attendance Rank
Payroll (usd$)
Payroll Rank
Years Active
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1997 MLB Franchise and Minor League Affiliates

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YearTeam NameLeagueDivisionLevelGWLWPctGBLRfRaDiffRankLgRankAttendanceAtt RankManagerBallparkPlayoffs
1997Detroit TigersAmerican LeagueEastMLB1627983.48819784790-6371,365,15727Buddy BellTiger Stadiumdnq
1997Toledo Mud HensInternational LeagueWestAAA1416873.48210.5596689-9357325,5328Glenn Ezell, Gene RoofNed Skeldon Stadiumdnq
1997Jacksonville SunsSouthern LeagueEastAA1396673.47511699741-4238238,2386Dave AndersonSam W. Wolfson Baseball Parkdnq
1997Lakeland TigersFlorida State LeagueWestA+1388157.5870.5650569812221,19814Mark MeleskiJoker Marchant StadiumLost in Semi-Finals
1997West Michigan WhitecapsMidwest LeagueEasternA1319239.702069845624211536,0291Bruce FieldsOld Kent ParkLost in 1st Round
1997Jamestown JammersNew York-Penn LeagueStedlerA-742549.33824336472-13641451,77511Matt Martin, Dwight LowryRussell Diethrick Parkdnq
1997Gulf Coast Tigers (East)Gulf Coast LeagueWesternRk603129.5179310278322700Kevin BradshawJoker Marchant Stadiumdnq
7 record(s)
Year Context-dependent but usually self-evident. (Season, Draft Year etc) Team Name Contextual to the grid but usually self-evident. Draft = Drafted team. League Abbreviation or name of league Division League division, geographically (usually) grouping of teams within a league Level Level of the team in terms of MLB, minor league level, Independent or College division G Games Played (or Pitched) W Wins (Pitcher or Team) L Losses (Pitcher or Team) WPct Winning Percentage (W/(W+L)) GBL Games behind leader. ((Team A Wins-Team B Wins) + (Team A Losses-Team B Losses))/2 RF Runs For RA Runs Against Diff Run Differential. RF-RA Rank If team context, indicates Divisional Rank LgRank Rank within a League. For MLB, refers to AL or NL Attendance Number of people paying for tickets for games Att Rank Attendance rank within the league Manager Manager(s) for this team Ballpark Team or School's ballpark for the season Playoffs Playoff participation description.

Organizational Roster for 1997 Detroit Tigers

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    Player NamePosBaThAgeHiLvlList of TeamsOther Orgs
    Kurt AirosoIFRR22AAALakeland Tigers (A+), West Michigan Whitecaps (A), Gulf Coast Tigers (East) (Rk)---
    John AlkirePRR22A-Jamestown Jammers (A-)---
    Rich Almanzar2BRR21AAAJacksonville Suns (AA)---
    Julio AlvarezOFBR18A+Gulf Coast Tigers (East) (Rk)---
    Nelson Alvarez1BRR18RkGulf Coast Tigers (East) (Rk)---
    Aaron AlvordPRR20A+Lakeland Tigers (A+), Gulf Coast Tigers (East) (Rk)---
    Ramon Aybar2BLR21A+Jamestown Jammers (A-)---
    Player NamePosBaThAgeHiLvlList of TeamsOther Orgs
    Ben BaileyPRR22A+Lakeland Tigers (A+)---
    Ryan BalfeOFBR21AAALakeland Tigers (A+), Gulf Coast Tigers (East) (Rk)---
    Glen BarkerCFRR26MLBToledo Mud Hens (AAA), Jacksonville Suns (AA), Lakeland Tigers (A+)---
    Brian BarnesPLL30MLBToledo Mud Hens (AAA)---
    Kimera BarteeCFRR24MLBDetroit Tigers (MLB), Toledo Mud Hens (AAA)---
    Jayson BassOFLL23AAALakeland Tigers (A+)---
    Chris BauerPRR23A+Lakeland Tigers (A+), West Michigan Whitecaps (A)---
    Jose BautistaPRR32MLBDetroit Tigers (MLB)SLN
    Rayner BautistaIFRR18AAALakeland Tigers (A+), Gulf Coast Tigers (East) (Rk)---
    Matthew BeckPRR21A-Jamestown Jammers (A-)---
    Willie BlairPRR31MLBDetroit Tigers (MLB), Toledo Mud Hens (AAA), West Michigan Whitecaps (A)---
    Matt BooneOFRR17A+Gulf Coast Tigers (East) (Rk)---
    Dave BorkowskiPRR20MLBWest Michigan Whitecaps (A)---
    Scott BreamSSBR26AAAToledo Mud Hens (AAA), Jacksonville Suns (AA), Lakeland Tigers (A+)---
    Doug BrocailPLR30MLBDetroit Tigers (MLB)---
    Clay BrunerPRR20AAWest Michigan Whitecaps (A)---
    Julio Bruno3BRR24AAAJacksonville Suns (AA)---
    Player NamePosBaThAgeHiLvlList of TeamsOther Orgs
    Rene CapellanSSRR19A+West Michigan Whitecaps (A)---
    Javier CardonaCRR21MLBLakeland Tigers (A+)---
    Raul CasanovaCBR24MLBDetroit Tigers (MLB), Toledo Mud Hens (AAA)---
    Jose CastilloPRR20A+Gulf Coast Tigers (East) (Rk)---
    Frank CatalanottoLF-2BLR23MLBDetroit Tigers (MLB), Toledo Mud Hens (AAA)---
    Jesus CedenoOFRR21A+West Michigan Whitecaps (A)---
    Tony Clark1BBR25MLBDetroit Tigers (MLB)---
    Vince ColemanLF-CFBR36MLBDetroit Tigers (MLB)---
    Decomba ConnerOFRR23AAJacksonville Suns (AA), Lakeland Tigers (A+)---
    Francisco CorderoPRR22MLBWest Michigan Whitecaps (A)---
    Bryan CoreyPRR23MLBJacksonville Suns (AA)---
    Dean CrowPLR24MLBToledo Mud Hens (AAA)SEA
    Deivi CruzSSRR21MLBDetroit Tigers (MLB)---
    John CummingsPLL28MLBDetroit Tigers (MLB), Toledo Mud Hens (AAA)---
    Player NamePosBaThAgeHiLvlList of TeamsOther Orgs
    Derek DacePLL22AAAToledo Mud Hens (AAA), Lakeland Tigers (A+), West Michigan Whitecaps (A)---
    Dave DarwinPLL23AAALakeland Tigers (A+), West Michigan Whitecaps (A)---
    Michael DieboltPRL22A-Jamestown Jammers (A-)---
    Eric DinyarPRR23A+Lakeland Tigers (A+), Gulf Coast Tigers (East) (Rk)---
    Glenn DishmanPRL26MLBDetroit Tigers (MLB), Toledo Mud Hens (AAA)---
    Matt DrewsPRR22AAAToledo Mud Hens (AAA), Jacksonville Suns (AA)---
    Mike DrumrightPLR23AAAToledo Mud Hens (AAA), Jacksonville Suns (AA)---
    Brian DuboseOFLR26AAWest Michigan Whitecaps (A)---
    Roberto DuranPLL24MLBDetroit Tigers (MLB), Jacksonville Suns (AA)---
    Peter DurkovicPLL23AALakeland Tigers (A+)---
    Player NamePosBaThAgeHiLvlList of TeamsOther Orgs
    Damion Easley2BRR27MLBDetroit Tigers (MLB)---
    Juan EncarnacionRF-CFRR21MLBDetroit Tigers (MLB), Jacksonville Suns (AA)---
    Player NamePosBaThAgeHiLvlList of TeamsOther Orgs
    Ramon FerminPRR24MLBToledo Mud Hens (AAA)---
    Robert Fick1B-RFLR23MLBWest Michigan Whitecaps (A)---
    John ForanPRR23A+West Michigan Whitecaps (A)---
    Sean Freeman1BLL25AALakeland Tigers (A+)---
    Alejandro FreireIFRR22MLBLakeland Tigers (A+)---
    Travis Fryman3B-SSRR28MLBDetroit Tigers (MLB)---
    Brian FullerCRR24A+Lakeland Tigers (A+)---
    Player NamePosBaThAgeHiLvlList of TeamsOther Orgs
    Eddie GaillardPRR26MLBDetroit Tigers (MLB), Toledo Mud Hens (AAA)---
    Kevin GallaherPRR28AAAToledo Mud Hens (AAA), Jacksonville Suns (AA)BAL
    Apostol GarciaPRR20AAWest Michigan Whitecaps (A)---
    Luis GarciaSSRR22MLBJacksonville Suns (AA)---
    Scott GentilePRR26AAJacksonville Suns (AA)---
    Gary GoldsmithPRR25AAAToledo Mud Hens (AAA), Jacksonville Suns (AA)---
    Joel GreenePLL21A-Jamestown Jammers (A-)---
    Rick GreenePRR26MLBToledo Mud Hens (AAA)---
    Seth GreisingerPRR21MLBJacksonville Suns (AA)---
    Ryan GrimmettOFRR22A+Jamestown Jammers (A-)---
    John GuilmetPRR22A-Jamestown Jammers (A-)---
    Player NamePosBaThAgeHiLvlList of TeamsOther Orgs
    Dave Hajek3B-2BRR29MLBToledo Mud Hens (AAA)SDN
    Joe HallLF-RFRR31MLBDetroit Tigers (MLB), Toledo Mud Hens (AAA)---
    Bob Hamelin1BLL29MLBDetroit Tigers (MLB), Toledo Mud Hens (AAA)---
    Shawn HareLF-RFLL30MLBToledo Mud Hens (AAA)NYA
    Denny HarrigerPRR27MLBToledo Mud Hens (AAA)---
    Andy HasburnSSRR19RkGulf Coast Tigers (East) (Rk)---
    Justin HazeltonOFRR18AGulf Coast Tigers (East) (Rk)---
    Juan HernaizOFRR22AALakeland Tigers (A+)---
    Fernando HernandezPRR26MLBDetroit Tigers (MLB), Toledo Mud Hens (AAA)---
    Brennan Hervey1BBR22A-Jamestown Jammers (A-)---
    Bobby HigginsonLF-RFLR26MLBDetroit Tigers (MLB)---
    Ray HolbertSS-2BRR26MLBToledo Mud Hens (AAA)---
    Jason HowardPRR22A-Jamestown Jammers (A-)---
    Brian HunterCF-LFRR26MLBDetroit Tigers (MLB)---
    Jimmy HurstRFRR25MLBDetroit Tigers (MLB), Toledo Mud Hens (AAA), Jacksonville Suns (AA)---
    Tim Hyers1B-OFLL25MLBToledo Mud Hens (AAA)---
    Player NamePosBaThAgeHiLvlList of TeamsOther Orgs
    Jesse Ibarra1BBR24AAAJacksonville Suns (AA)---
    Player NamePosBaThAgeHiLvlList of TeamsOther Orgs
    Mandy JacominoOFLR23AJamestown Jammers (A-)---
    Kevin JarvisPLR27MLBDetroit Tigers (MLB), Toledo Mud Hens (AAA)CIN, MIN, CIN
    Justin JensenPLL23AALakeland Tigers (A+)---
    Marcus JensenCBR24MLBDetroit Tigers (MLB), Toledo Mud Hens (AAA)SFN
    Brian JohnsonCRR29MLBDetroit Tigers (MLB), Toledo Mud Hens (AAA)SFN
    Craig JohnsonPRR21AAAJamestown Jammers (A-)---
    Earl JohnsonOFBR25AAAJacksonville Suns (AA)SDN
    Bruce JohnstonPRR20RkGulf Coast Tigers (East) (Rk)---
    Todd JonesPLR29MLBDetroit Tigers (MLB)---
    Player NamePosBaThAgeHiLvlList of TeamsOther Orgs
    Gabe KaplerCF-RFRR21MLBLakeland Tigers (A+)---
    Greg KeaglePRR26MLBDetroit Tigers (MLB), Toledo Mud Hens (AAA)---
    Kris KellerPRR19MLBJamestown Jammers (A-)---
    Keith KimseyPRR24AALakeland Tigers (A+)---
    Brad KomminskOFRR36MLBToledo Mud Hens (AAA)---
    Player NamePosBaThAgeHiLvlList of TeamsOther Orgs
    Steve LackeySSRR22AAJacksonville Suns (AA), Lakeland Tigers (A+)---
    Jacques LandryOFRR23AAAWest Michigan Whitecaps (A)---
    Balmes LaraOFRR19A+Gulf Coast Tigers (East) (Rk)---
    Dan Lauterhahn2BRR21A+Jamestown Jammers (A-)---
    Chris Lemonis2B-SSLR23AAAWest Michigan Whitecaps (A)---
    Kevin LidlePBR25AAAJacksonville Suns (AA)---
    Jeremiah LignitzCLR20AJamestown Jammers (A-)---
    Rodney LinaresIFRR19RkGulf Coast Tigers (East) (Rk)---
    David LindstromCRR22AAALakeland Tigers (A+)---
    Felipe LiraPRR25MLBDetroit Tigers (MLB)SEA
    Shane LouxPRR17MLBGulf Coast Tigers (East) (Rk)---
    Player NamePosBaThAgeHiLvlList of TeamsOther Orgs
    Jose MaciasPBR23MLBLakeland Tigers (A+)---
    Scott MakarewiczCRR30AAAToledo Mud Hens (AAA)---
    Dave MalenfantPRR22A+Lakeland Tigers (A+), Gulf Coast Tigers (East) (Rk)---
    Del Marine3BRR25AAAJacksonville Suns (AA)---
    Jesus MarquezOFLL24AAJacksonville Suns (AA)---
    Kenny MarreroPRR27AAAJacksonville Suns (AA)---
    Romulo MartinezPRR20AAAWest Michigan Whitecaps (A)---
    Antonio McKinneyOFRR19A+Jamestown Jammers (A-), Gulf Coast Tigers (East) (Rk)---
    Rich MearPLL21A-Jamestown Jammers (A-)---
    David MelendezPBR21AAJacksonville Suns (AA), Lakeland Tigers (A+)---
    Jorge MeranCRR23AAAJamestown Jammers (A-)---
    Hector MercadoPLL23MLBGulf Coast Tigers (East) (Rk)MIA, MIA
    Dan MiceliPRR26MLBDetroit Tigers (MLB)---
    Orlando MillerSSRR28MLBDetroit Tigers (MLB), Toledo Mud Hens (AAA), Jacksonville Suns (AA), Lakeland Tigers (A+)---
    Derek MitchellIFRR22AAAWest Michigan Whitecaps (A)---
    Tony MitchellOFBR26AAAToledo Mud Hens (AAA)PIT
    Kevin MobleyPRR22AAJamestown Jammers (A-)---
    Brian MoehlerPRR25MLBDetroit Tigers (MLB)---
    Juan MoraOFLL19A+Gulf Coast Tigers (East) (Rk)---
    Mike MyersPLL28MLBDetroit Tigers (MLB)---
    Player NamePosBaThAgeHiLvlList of TeamsOther Orgs
    Phil Nevin3B-1BRR26MLBDetroit Tigers (MLB), Toledo Mud Hens (AAA), Lakeland Tigers (A+)---
    Melvin NievesRF-LFBR25MLBDetroit Tigers (MLB)---
    Player NamePosBaThAgeHiLvlList of TeamsOther Orgs
    Matt OakleyPRR23A+Lakeland Tigers (A+)---
    Omar OlivaresPRR29MLBDetroit Tigers (MLB)SEA, SEA
    Rich OzarowskiSSBR22A+West Michigan Whitecaps (A), Jamestown Jammers (A-)---
    Player NamePosBaThAgeHiLvlList of TeamsOther Orgs
    Chris ParkerCRR17A+Gulf Coast Tigers (East) (Rk)---
    Clark Parker2BLR21AAJamestown Jammers (A-)---
    Leonardo PatinoPLL23A+Lakeland Tigers (A+)---
    Bernie PedersoliCRR22A-Jamestown Jammers (A-)---
    Darrell PenderOFRR18RkGulf Coast Tigers (East) (Rk)---
    Fray Peniche1BRR20A-Gulf Coast Tigers (East) (Rk)---
    Santiago PerezSS-CFBR21MLBLakeland Tigers (A+)---
    Mark PersailsPRR21AAAJamestown Jammers (A-)---
    Brian PowellPRR23MLBLakeland Tigers (A+)---
    Curtis PrideLF-RFLR28MLBDetroit Tigers (MLB)BOS
    Tim PughPRR30MLBDetroit Tigers (MLB), Toledo Mud Hens (AAA)---
    Player NamePosBaThAgeHiLvlList of TeamsOther Orgs
    Craig QuintalPRR22A+West Michigan Whitecaps (A)---
    Player NamePosBaThAgeHiLvlList of TeamsOther Orgs
    Jose RamirezPLL21AAAJamestown Jammers (A-)---
    Aaron ReedPRR19RkGulf Coast Tigers (East) (Rk)---
    Brandon ReedPRR22AAAJacksonville Suns (AA)---
    Jody Reed2B-SSRR34MLBDetroit Tigers (MLB)---
    Deurys ReyesOFLL17A+Gulf Coast Tigers (East) (Rk)---
    Brian Rios3BRR22AAAJamestown Jammers (A-)---
    Homero RiveraPRL19AAAGulf Coast Tigers (East) (Rk)---
    Mike RiveraCRR20MLBGulf Coast Tigers (East) (Rk)---
    Raul RiveraPRR20RkGulf Coast Tigers (East) (Rk)---
    Dave RobertsCF-LFLL25MLBJacksonville Suns (AA)---
    Rick RobertsPLL18AAAGulf Coast Tigers (East) (Rk)---
    Willis RobertsPRR22MLBJacksonville Suns (AA)---
    Adam RodriguezCRR26AAAToledo Mud Hens (AAA), Jacksonville Suns (AA)---
    Steve Rodriguez2B-SSRR26MLBToledo Mud Hens (AAA)---
    Greg RomoPLR22AAWest Michigan Whitecaps (A)---
    Rafael RosarioPRR20A+Gulf Coast Tigers (East) (Rk)---
    Reynaldo RosarioPRR20A+Gulf Coast Tigers (East) (Rk)---
    John RosengrenPLL24AAAToledo Mud Hens (AAA)---
    TJ Runnells2BRR19A+Gulf Coast Tigers (East) (Rk)---
    Player NamePosBaThAgeHiLvlList of TeamsOther Orgs
    AJ SagerPRR32MLBDetroit Tigers (MLB)---
    Jerry Salzano3BRR22AAALakeland Tigers (A+)ATL
    Scott SandersPRR28MLBDetroit Tigers (MLB)SEA
    Juan SantamariaPRR20A-Jamestown Jammers (A-)---
    Alfredo SantanaPRR19RkGulf Coast Tigers (East) (Rk)---
    Marino SantanaPRR25MLBJacksonville Suns (AA)---
    Pedro SantanaIFRR20AAAWest Michigan Whitecaps (A)---
    Victor SantosPRR20MLBLakeland Tigers (A+)---
    Jeremy SassanellaCBR18A+Gulf Coast Tigers (East) (Rk)---
    Jacob SchafferSSRR22A+Jamestown Jammers (A-), Gulf Coast Tigers (East) (Rk)---
    Heath SchesserSSRR21AJamestown Jammers (A-)---
    Tom Schmidt3BRR24AAJacksonville Suns (AA)---
    Chad SchroederPRR23AAJacksonville Suns (AA), Lakeland Tigers (A+), West Michigan Whitecaps (A)---
    Ira SmithOF-2BRR29AAAToledo Mud Hens (AAA), Jacksonville Suns (AA)---
    Keilan SmithPRR23AALakeland Tigers (A+)---
    Bill SnyderPRR22AAAJamestown Jammers (A-)---
    Trad SobikPRR21A+Lakeland Tigers (A+)---
    Scott SollmannOFLL22AAWest Michigan Whitecaps (A)---
    Franklin SosaCRR21AWest Michigan Whitecaps (A)---
    Russ SpearPRR19A+West Michigan Whitecaps (A)---
    Maxim St. PierreCRR17MLBGulf Coast Tigers (East) (Rk)---
    Alex SteeleOFRR21A+Jamestown Jammers (A-)---
    Chad StevensonCRR21A+West Michigan Whitecaps (A)---
    Player NamePosBaThAgeHiLvlList of TeamsOther Orgs
    Justin ThompsonPLL24MLBDetroit Tigers (MLB)---
    Bubba TrammellRF-LFRR25MLBDetroit Tigers (MLB), Toledo Mud Hens (AAA)---
    Player NamePosBaThAgeHiLvlList of TeamsOther Orgs
    Carlos Villalobos3BRR23AAALakeland Tigers (A+)SEA
    Player NamePosBaThAgeHiLvlList of TeamsOther Orgs
    Chris WakelandRFLL23MLBWest Michigan Whitecaps (A)---
    Matt WalbeckCBR27MLBDetroit Tigers (MLB), Toledo Mud Hens (AAA), Lakeland Tigers (A+)---
    Alan WebbPLL17AAAGulf Coast Tigers (East) (Rk)---
    Keith WhitnerOFRR21A-Jamestown Jammers (A-)---
    Player NamePosBaThAgeHiLvlList of TeamsOther Orgs
    Mark ZamarripaPRR22AALakeland Tigers (A+), West Michigan Whitecaps (A), Gulf Coast Tigers (East) (Rk)---
    Alexis ZapataOFRR20A+West Michigan Whitecaps (A)---
    198 record(s)
    Player Name Name of the player. If not linked, then no profile on the site Pos Defensive Position Ba Bats Th Throws Age Player's age for the selected season or as of a current date if in YY.DDD format. HiLvl Highest Level Reached