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1997 Colorado Rockies (MLB)

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W-L Record: 83-79 .512
Rank: 3rd in National League West
Run Differential: 923-908 + 15
Roster Continuity 80.78% 4/28
Manager(s): Don Baylor
General Manager: Bob Gebhard
Location: Denver, Colorado
Ballpark: Coors Field
Payroll: $ 42,870,501 13/28
Attendance: 3,888,453 1/28
Playoffs: Did not qualify
Top Draft Pick: Mark Mangum (#18) All picks
Years Active:
Franchise Information

Coaching Staff

Bench Coach: Jackie Moore
Bullpen Coach: P.J. Carey
First Base Coach: Clint Hurdle
Hitting Coach: Clint Hurdle
Pitching Coach: Frank Funk
Third Base Coach: Gene Glynn

#1 Draft Picks

Bill Swift (#2), Darnell Coles (#6), Todd Helton (#8), Walt Weiss (#11), Jeff Reed (#12), Robbie Beckett (#25), John Burke (#27), Jamey Wright (#28)
National League West Standings
  • A roster of all players who participated in at least one game for this team for this season.
  • The roster is sortable but defaults to an alphabetical listing.
  • Uniform numbers may not be complete for non-MLB teams. It is difficult to come by this information historically. See Data coverage
  • For MLB and Minor league teams, this roster was never an actual roster at any given point during the season.
  • Colleges may be missing players who were either red-shirted or who did not get into game action
  • Full Team Roster for 1997 Colorado Rockies season
    UnifPlayerPosHtWtB-TAgeBornPlaceDraft InfoHigh LevelCurrent TeamStatus
    34Pedro AstacioP6-2208R-R271992Not draftedMLB--
    31Roger BaileyP6-1180R-R261995COL: 1992-3-95MLB--
    6Jason Bates2B-SS5-10185B-R261995COL: 1992-7-207MLB--
    41Robbie BeckettP6-5235R-L241996SDN: 1990-1-25MLB--
    10Dante BichetteRF-LF6-3238R-R331988CAL: 1984-17-424MLB--
    37John BurkeP6-4220B-R271996COL: 1992-1-27MLB--
    26Ellis BurksCF-RF6-2205R-R321987BOS: 1983-1-20MLB--
    9Vinny Castilla3B6-1205R-R291991Not draftedMLB--
    48Frank CastilloP6-1190R-R281991CHN: 1987-6-140MLB--
    28Darnell Coles3B-RF6-1185R-R351983SEA: 1980-1-6MLB--
    44Mike DeJeanP6-2212R-R261997NYA: 1992-24-662MLB--
    45Jerry DipotoP6-2205R-R291993CLE: 1989-3-71MLB--
    11Angel EchevarriaRF-LF6-3226R-R261996COL: 1992-17-487MLB--
    14Andres Galarraga1B6-3235R-R361985Not draftedMLB--
    28Rene Gonzales3B-2B6-3201R-R361984MON: 1982-5-123MLB--
    17Todd Helton1B6-2206L-L231997COL: 1995-1-8MLB-Retired
    40Darren HolmesP6-0199R-R311990LAN: 1984-16-415MLB--
    53Mark HuttonP6-6240R-R271993Not draftedMLB--
    36Bobby JonesP6-0178R-L251997MIL: 1991-44-1140MLB--
    16Curtis LeskanicP6-0186R-R291993CLE: 1989-8-203MLB--
    8Kirt ManwaringC5-11198R-R311987SFN: 1986-2-31MLB--
    3Quinton McCrackenCF-LF5-7173B-R271995COL: 1992-25-711MLB--
    38Jeff McCurryP6-6220R-R271995PIT: 1990-14-376MLB--
    47Nate MincheyP6-8225R-R271993MON: 1987-2-36MLB--
    43Mike MunozP6-2198L-L311989LAN: 1986-3-74MLB--
    5Neifi PerezSS6-0175B-R221996Not draftedMLB--
    24Harvey PulliamLF-RF6-0205R-R291991KCA: 1986-3-79MLB--
    12Brian Raabe3B-2B5-9177R-R291995MIN: 1990-41-1081MLB--
    15Jeff ReedC6-2190L-R341984MIN: 1980-1-12MLB--
    39Steve ReedP6-2212R-R311992Not draftedMLB--
    23Bryan RekarP6-3210R-R251995COL: 1993-2-70MLB--
    30Kevin RitzP6-4229R-R321989SFN: 1985-4-79MLB--
    18Bruce RuffinP6-2215B-L331986PHI: 1985-2-34MLB--
    54Tim ScottP6-2205R-R301991LAN: 1984-2-51MLB--
    20Bill SwiftP6-0180R-R351985SEA: 1984-1-2MLB--
    32Mark ThompsonP6-2213R-R261994COL: 1992-2-65MLB--
    52John ThomsonP6-3187R-R231997COL: 1993-7-212MLB--
    35John Vander WalRF-LF6-2197L-L311991MON: 1987-3-70MLB--
    33Larry WalkerRF6-3237L-R301989Not draftedMLB--
    22Walt WeissSS6-0175B-R331987OAK: 1985-1-11MLB--
    19Jamey WrightP6-5221R-R231996COL: 1993-1-28MLB-Retired
    21Eric Young2B5-8175R-R301992LAN: 1989-43-1123MLB--

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