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1998 Colorado RockiesSeason Roster
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Mike Saipe played for the 1998 Colorado Rockies
LeagueNational LeagueDivisionWestLevelMajor League Baseball
NicknameRockies
LocationDenver,Colorado
Record77-85 (4th in National League West)League Rank9thMLB Rank17th
BallparkCoors Field
ManagerDon BaylorGeneral ManagerBob Gebhard
CoachesFrank Funk (Pitching Coach), Gene Glynn (Third Base Coach), Bill Hayes (Bullpen Coach), Clint Hurdle (First Base Coach), Clint Hurdle (Hitting Coach), Jackie Moore (Bench Coach)
PlayoffsNo playoff information
#1 Draft PickMatt Roney (#28)
Payroll$47,433,333 (Rank: 13th)
Attendance3,792,683 (Rank: 1st)
Minor League AffiliatesColorado Springs Sky Sox (AAA) 55-89 ... New Haven Ravens (AA) 59-83 ... Salem Avalanche (A+) 62-78 ... Asheville Tourists (A) 71-69 ... Portland Rockies (A-) 34-42 ... Arizona Rockies (Rk) 42-14 ...
Years Available1993-2018

Team History -- 1998 Statistics -- 1998 Roster VR -- Game Log -- Batting Lineups -- Defensive Lineups -- Starting Pitchers -- Draft Picks -- Prospects -- Payroll -- Organizational Roster -- Transactions

 
The players below represent ALL players who played at least 1 game for the 1998 Colorado Rockies.
Age displayed is as of June 30th for the 1998 baseball season.

1998 Colorado Rockies Roster

TopPREV   NEXT Visual Roster Major Leaguers Active Players Drafted Players 1st Round Draft Picks Still Active on Roster
UnifPlayer NamePosHt Wt B-T BornDate Age Place HiLvlStat YearsMLB YearsHigh SchoolCollege(s)Draft InformationStatusCurrent Org (Level)
7Kurt AbbottSS-2B6-0 200 R-R 1969-06-02 29Zanesville,Ohio MLB1989-20031993-2001Dixie Hollins (St. Petersburg,FL)St. Petersburg Col
1989-15- 400-OAK
 
34Pedro AstacioP6-2 208 R-R 1969-11-28 28Hato Mayor del Rey,Dom Rep MLB1989-20061992-2006  
1987-   UDFA-LAN
 
24Jeff BarryCF-RF6-1 204 B-R 1968-09-22 29Medford,Oregon MLB1988-20021995-1999Medford (Medford,OR)San Diego St
1990- 4- 112-MON
 
6Jason Bates2B5-10 185 B-R 1971-01-05 27Downey,California MLB1992-20001995-1998Esperanza (Anaheim,CA)Arizona
1992- 7- 207-COL
 
10Dante BichetteLF6-3 238 R-R 1963-11-18 34West Palm Beach,Florida MLB1984-20041988-2001Jupiter Community (Jupiter,FL)Palm Beach St
1984-17- 424-CAL
 
46Mark BrownsonP6-2 185 L-R 1975-06-17 23Lake Worth,Florida MLB1994-20041998-2000Wellington Christian (Wellington,FL)Palm Beach St
1993-30- 856-COL
 
26Ellis BurksCF-LF6-2 205 R-R 1964-09-11 33Vicksburg,Mississippi MLB1983-20041987-2004Everman (Fort Worth,TX)Ranger Col
1983- 1-  20-BOS
 
9Vinny Castilla3B6-1 205 R-R 1967-07-04 30Oaxaca,Mexico MLB1990-20061991-2006  
1990-   UDFA-ATL
 
19Edgard ClementeRF5-11 188 R-R 1975-12-15 22Santurce,Puerto Rico MLB1993-20121998-2000Colegio Hostos (Guaynabo,PR)
1993-10- 296-COL
 
28Greg Colbrunn1B6-0 205 R-R 1969-07-26 28Fontana,California MLB1988-20051992-2004Fontana (Fontana,CA)
1987- 6- 148-MON
 
44Mike DeJeanP6-2 212 R-R 1970-09-28 27Baton Rouge,Louisiana MLB1992-20081997-2006Walker (Walker,LA)West Alabama, Mississippi Delta CC
1992-24- 662-NYA
 
45Jerry DipotoP6-2 205 R-R 1968-05-24 30Jersey City,New Jersey MLB1988-20001993-2000Toms River East (Toms River,NJ)Virginia Commonwealth U.
1989- 3-  71-CLE
 
11Angel Echevarria1B-LF6-3 226 R-R 1971-05-25 27Bridgeport,Connecticut MLB1990-20061996-2002Bassick (Bridgeport,CT)Rutgers U.
1992-17- 487-COL
 
24Derrick GibsonLF6-2 244 R-R 1975-02-05 23Winter Haven,Florida MLB1993-20061998-1999Haines City (Haines City,FL)
1993-13- 380-COL
 
38Lariel GonzalezP6-4 228 R-R 1976-05-25 22San Cristobal,Dom Rep MLB1994-20011998-1998  
1993-   UDFA-COL
 
1Curtis GoodwinCF5-11 180 L-L 1972-09-30 25Oakland,California MLB1991-20071995-1999San Leandro (San Leandro,CA)
1991-12- 316-BAL
 
12Darryl HamiltonCF6-1 192 L-R 1964-12-03 33Baton Rouge,Louisiana MLB1986-20011988-2001University (Baton Rouge,LA)Nicholls St
1986-11- 269-MIL
 
17Todd Helton1B6-2 206 L-L 1973-08-20 24Knoxville,Tennessee MLB1993-20131997-2013Knoxville Central (Knoxville,TN)Tennessee
1995- 1-   8-COL
Retired  
36Bobby JonesP6-0 178 R-L 1972-04-11 26Orange,New Jersey MLB1991-20131997-2004Rutherford (Rutherford,NJ)Chipola Col
1991-44-1140-MIL
 
57Darryl KileP6-5 212 R-R 1968-12-02 29Garden Grove,California MLB1987-20021991-2002Norco (Norco,CA)Chaffey Col
1987-30- 782-HOU
 
3Mike Lansing2B6-0 195 R-R 1968-04-03 30Rawlins,Wyoming MLB1990-20021993-2001Natrona County (Casper,WY)Wichita St
1990- 6- 155-Mia
 
16Curtis LeskanicP6-0 186 R-R 1968-04-02 30Homestead,Pennsylvania MLB1986-20041993-2004Steel Valley (Munhall,PA)Louisiana St, Allegheny Col
1989- 8- 203-CLE
 
22Nelson Liriano2B5-10 185 B-R 1964-06-03 34Puerto Plata,Dom Rep MLB1983-19981987-1998  
1982-   UDFA-TOR
 
8Kirt ManwaringC5-11 198 R-R 1965-07-15 32Elmira,New York MLB1986-19991987-1999Horseheads (Horseheads,NY)Coastal Carolina U.
1986- 2-  31-SFN
 
23Chuck McElroyP6-0 205 L-L 1967-10-01 30Port Arthur,Texas MLB1986-20011989-2001Lincoln (Port Arthur,TX)
1986- 8- 192-PHI
 
43Mike MunozP6-2 198 L-L 1965-07-12 32Baldwin Park,California MLB1984-20001989-2000Bishop Amat (La Puente,CA)Cal Poly Pomona
1986- 3-  74-LAN
 
5Neifi PerezSS6-0 175 B-R 1975-06-02 23Villa Mella,Dom Rep MLB1993-20071996-2007  
1992-   UDFA-COL
 
53Fred RathP6-3 220 R-R 1973-01-05 25Dallas,Texas MLB1992-20011998-1998Thomas Jefferson (Tampa,FL)South Florida
1991-29- 750-NYA
 
15Jeff ReedC6-2 190 L-R 1962-11-12 35Joliet,Illinois MLB1980-20011984-2000Joliet West (Joliet,IL)
1980- 1-  12-MIN
 
30Kevin RitzP6-4 229 R-R 1965-06-08 33Eatontown,New Jersey MLB1986-19981989-1998Davis County (Bloomfield,IA)William Penn U.
1985- 4-  79-SFN
 
20Mike SaipeP6-1 195 R-R 1973-09-10 24San Diego,California MLB1992-20051998-1998University of San Diego (San Diego,CA)San Diego
1994-12- 322-COL
 
28Terry Shumpert2B6-2 195 R-R 1966-08-16 31Paducah,Kentucky MLB1986-20041990-2003Paducah Tilghman (Paducah,KY)Kentucky
1987- 2-  41-KCA
 
39Jim StoopsP6-2 180 R-R 1972-06-30 26Edison,New Jersey MLB1992-20041998-1998Franklin (Somerset,NJ)South Carolina
1995-   UDFA-SFN
 
22Mark StrittmatterC6-1 220 R-R 1969-04-04 29Huntington,New York MLB1992-20001998-1998Ridgewood (Ridgewood,NJ)Virginia Commonwealth U.
1992-28- 795-COL
 
29Mark ThompsonP6-2 213 R-R 1971-04-07 27Russellville,Kentucky MLB1990-20031994-2000Logan County (Russellville,KY)Kentucky
1992- 2-  65-COL
 
52John ThomsonP6-3 187 R-R 1973-10-01 24Vicksburg,Mississippi MLB1992-20071997-2007Sulphur (Sulphur,LA)McNeese St, Blinn Col
1993- 7- 212-COL
 
35John Vander WalRF6-2 197 L-L 1966-04-29 32Grand Rapids,Michigan MLB1987-20041991-2004Hudsonville (Hudsonville,MI)Western Michigan U.
1987- 3-  70-MON
 
47Dave VeresP6-2 220 R-R 1966-10-19 31Montgomery,Alabama MLB1986-20081994-2003Gresham (Gresham,OR)Mount Hood CC
1986- 4-  89-OAK
 
41Dave WainhouseP6-2 196 L-R 1967-11-07 30Toronto,Ontario MLB1986-20011991-2000Mercer Island (Mercer Island,WA)Washington St
1988- 1-  19-MON
 
33Larry WalkerRF6-3 237 L-R 1966-12-01 31Maple Ridge,BC MLB1985-20051989-2005Maple Ridge (Maple Ridge,BC)
1984-   UDFA-MON
 
19Derrick WhiteLF6-1 220 R-R 1969-10-12 28San Rafael,California MLB1991-20091993-1998Terra Linda (San Rafael,CA)Oklahoma, Santa Rosa Junior Col
1991- 6- 165-MON
 
21Jamey WrightP6-5 221 R-R 1974-02-24 24Oklahoma City,Oklahoma MLB1993-20141996-2014Westmoore (Oklahoma City,OK)
1993- 1-  28-COL
Retired  
42 Players