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1997 COLORADO ROCKIES

+    Level: MLB
Location:  Denver,CO
Team Record:  83-79   .512
Result:   3rd in National League - West Division
Manager(s):  Don Baylor
General Manager:   Bob Gebhard
Stadium:  Coors Field
Attendance:  3,888,453
Payroll:  $42,870,501
Playoffs:  -

Colorado Rockies affiliate history
Oldest Player:  Rene Gonzales (36)
Youngest Player:  Neifi Perez (22)
Longest Tenure:  Mike Munoz, Eric Young, Darren Holmes, Andres Galarraga, Curtis Leskanic, Dante Bichette, Vinny Castilla, Steve Reed, Bruce Ruffin (5)
Top Hitter:  Larry Walker (2)
Top Pitcher:  Frank Castillo (29)
Top Draft Pick:  Mark Mangum (#18)

Roster Continuity:  80.78%
Top Prospect:   Todd Helton
National League Standings
WestWLPctGB
SF Giants9072.556--
LA Dodgers8874.5432.0
Colorado8379.5127.0
San Diego7686.46914.0

TEAM INFORMATION
#PlayerPosHiLvlHtWtBatsThrowsBornAgePlaceDraft Information 
34Pedro AstacioPMLB6-2208RightRight11/28/196927Hato Mayor del Rey,Dominican Republic1987UDFA LAD

31Roger BaileyPMLB6-1180RightRight10/3/197026Chattahoochee,Florida1992395COL
6Jason Bates2B-SSMLB5-10185BothRight1/5/197126Downey,California19927207COL
41Robbie BeckettPMLB6-5235RightLeft7/16/197224Austin,Texas1990125SD
10Dante BichetteRF-LFMLB6-3238RightRight11/18/196333West Palm Beach,Florida198417424CAL
37John BurkePMLB6-4220BothRight2/9/197027Durango,Colorado1992127COL
26Ellis BurksCF-RFMLB6-2205RightRight9/11/196432Vicksburg,Mississippi1983120BOS
9Vinny Castilla3BMLB6-1205RightRight7/4/196729Oaxaca,Mexico1990UDFA ATL
48Frank CastilloPMLB6-1190RightRight4/1/196928El Paso,Texas19876140CHC
28Darnell Coles3B-RFMLB6-1185RightRight6/2/196235San Bernardino,California198016SEA
44Mike DeJeanPMLB6-2212RightRight9/28/197026Baton Rouge,Louisiana199224662NYY
45Jerry DipotoPMLB6-2205RightRight5/24/196829Jersey City,New Jersey1989371CLE
11Angel EchevarriaRF-LFMLB6-3226RightRight5/25/197126Bridgeport,Connecticut199217487COL
14Andres Galarraga1BMLB6-3235RightRight6/18/196136Caracas,Venezuela1979UDFA MTL
28Rene Gonzales3B-2BMLB6-3201RightRight9/3/196036Austin,Texas19825123MTL
17Todd Helton1BMLB6-2206LeftLeft8/20/197323Knoxville,Tennessee199518COL
40Darren HolmesPMLB6-0199RightRight4/25/196631Asheville,North Carolina198416415LAD
53Mark HuttonPMLB6-6240RightRight2/6/197027South Adelaide,Australia1988UDFA NYY
36Bobby JonesPMLB6-0178RightLeft4/11/197225Orange,New Jersey1991441140MIL
16Curtis LeskanicPMLB6-0186RightRight4/2/196829Homestead,Pennsylvania19898201CLE
8Kirt ManwaringCMLB5-11198RightRight7/15/196531Elmira,New York1986231SF
3Quinton McCrackenCF-LFMLB5-7173BothRight3/16/197027Wilmington,North Carolina199225711COL
38Jeff McCurryPMLB6-6220RightRight1/21/197027Tokyo,Japan199014364PIT
47Nate MincheyPMLB6-8225RightRight8/31/196927Austin,Texas1987236MTL
43Mike MunozPMLB6-2198LeftLeft7/12/196531Baldwin Park,California1986374LAD
5Neifi PerezSSMLB6-0175BothRight6/2/197522Villa Mella,Dominican Republic1992UDFA COL
24Harvey PulliamLF-RFMLB6-0205RightRight10/20/196729San Francisco,California1986379KC
12Brian Raabe3B-2BMLB5-9177RightRight11/5/196729New Ulm,Minnesota1990411063MIN
15Jeff ReedCMLB6-2190LeftRight11/12/196234Joliet,Illinois1980112MIN
39Steve ReedPMLB6-2212RightRight3/1/196631Los Angeles,California1988UDFA SF
23Bryan RekarPMLB6-3210RightRight6/3/197225Oak Lawn,Illinois1993270COL
30Kevin RitzPMLB6-4229RightRight6/8/196532Eatontown,New Jersey1985479SF
18Bruce RuffinPMLB6-2215BothLeft10/4/196333Lubbock,Texas1985234PHI
54Tim ScottPMLB6-2205RightRight11/16/196630Hanford,California1984251LAD
20Bill SwiftPMLB6-0180RightRight10/27/196135Portland,Maine198412SEA
32Mark ThompsonPMLB6-2213RightRight4/7/197126Russellville,Kentucky1992265COL
52John ThomsonPMLB6-3187RightRight10/1/197323Vicksburg,Mississippi19937212COL
35John Vander WalRF-LFMLB6-2197LeftLeft4/29/196631Grand Rapids,Michigan1987370MTL
33Larry WalkerRFMLB6-3237LeftRight12/1/196630Maple Ridge,British Columbia1984UDFA MTL
22Walt WeissSSMLB6-0175BothRight11/28/196333Tuxedo,New York1985111OAK
19Jamey WrightPMLB6-5221RightRight2/24/197423Oklahoma City,Oklahoma1993128COL
21Eric Young2BMLB5-8175RightRight5/18/196730New Brunswick,New Jersey1989431120LAD
Team PersonnelPosition 
Dave ArmstrongBroadcaster 
Don BaylorManager 
Dave CampbellBroadcaster 
P.J. CareyBullpen Coach 
Ty CoslowScout 
Pat DaughertyScouting Director 
Frank FunkPitching Coach 
Bob GebhardGeneral Manager 
Gene GlynnThird Base Coach 
Greg GrossMinor League Hitting Instructor 
Wayne HaginBroadcaster 
Bill HughesScout 
Clint HurdleFirst Base Coach 
Pat JonesScout 
Jeff KingeryBroadcaster 
J.J. LallyScout 
Joe MarcheseMinor League Infield Instructor 
Danny MontgomeryScout 
Jackie MooreBench Coach 
Lance NicholsScout 
Steve PayneScout 
Jorge PosadaScout 
Rodolfo RosarioScout 
Ed SantaScout 


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