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1997 Lakeland Tigers (A+)

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Parent Organization: Detroit Tigers
W-L Record: 81-57 .587
Rank: 2nd in Florida State League West
Run Differential: 650-569 + 81
Manager(s): Mark Meleski
Location: Lakeland, Florida
Ballpark: Joker Marchant Stadium
Attendance: 21,198 14/14
Playoffs: Lost in Semi-Finals
Years Active:

Coaching Staff

#1 Draft Picks

Phil Nevin (#1)
Florida State 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 Lakeland Tigers season
    UnifPlayerPosHtWtB-TAgeBornPlaceDraft InfoHigh LevelCurrent TeamStatus
    -Kurt AirosoIF6-2190R-R22DET: 1996-29-851AAA--
    -Aaron AlvordP6-1175R-R20DET: 1996-11-311A+--
    -Ben BaileyP6-2220R-R22CIN: 1995-10-279A+--
    -Ryan BalfeOF6-1180B-R21DET: 1994-8-221AAA--
    -Glen BarkerCF5-10180R-R26DET: 1993-11-305MLB--
    -Jayson BassOF6-3225L-L23DET: 1993-5-137AAA--
    -Chris BauerP6-1185R-R23DET: 1996-6-161A+--
    -Rayner BautistaIF5-11155R-R18Not draftedAAA--
    -Scott BreamSS6-1170B-R26SDN: 1989-3-76AAA--
    -Javier CardonaC6-1185R-R21DET: 1994-23-641MLB--
    -Decomba ConnerOF5-10185R-R23CIN: 1994-7-184AA--
    -Derek DaceP6-7200L-L22HOU: 1994-8-220AAA--
    -Dave DarwinP6-0185L-L23DET: 1996-26-761AAA--
    -Eric DinyarP6-6210R-R23DET: 1994-48-1314A+--
    -Peter DurkovicP6-4215L-L23DET: 1995-24-658AA--
    -Sean Freeman1B6-3205L-L25DET: 1994-43-1194AA--
    -Alejandro FreireIF6-2185R-R22Not draftedMLB--
    -Brian FullerC6-2205R-R24DET: 1995-18-490A+--
    -Juan HernaizOF5-11185R-R22LAN: 1992-12-339AA--
    -Justin JensenP6-3190L-L23DET: 1993-48-1325AA--
    -Gabe KaplerCF-RF6-2208R-R21DET: 1995-57-1488MLB--
    -Keith KimseyP6-7200R-R24DET: 1990-18-481AA--
    -Steve LackeySS5-11159R-R22NYN: 1992-16-441AA--
    -David LindstromC5-10185R-R22DET: 1996-21-611AAA--
    -Jose MaciasP5-10175B-R23Not draftedMLB--
    -Dave MalenfantP6-3205R-R22DET: 1996-43-1267A+--
    -David MelendezP6-0168B-R21COL: 1993-57-1527AA--
    -Orlando MillerSS6-1180R-R28Not draftedMLB--
    -Phil Nevin3B-1B6-2231R-R26HOU: 1992-1-1MLB--
    -Matt OakleyP6-2205R-R23Not draftedA+--
    -Leonardo PatinoP6-2190L-L23Not draftedA+--
    -Santiago PerezSS-CF6-2160B-R21Not draftedMLB--
    -Brian PowellP6-2205R-R23DET: 1995-2-41MLB--
    -Jerry Salzano3B6-0175R-R22MIL: 1992-20-556AAA--
    -Victor SantosP6-3175R-R20Not draftedMLB--
    -Chad SchroederP6-1195R-R23DET: 1996-30-881AA--
    -Keilan SmithP6-4175R-R23TOR: 1992-36-1017AA--
    -Trad SobikP6-2175R-R21DET: 1994-4-109A+--
    -Carlos Villalobos3B6-0170R-R23Not draftedAAA--
    -Matt WalbeckC5-11188B-R27CHN: 1987-8-192MLB--
    -Mark ZamarripaP6-0175R-R22Not draftedAA--

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