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1997 Lynchburg Hillcats (A+)

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Parent Organization: Pittsburgh Pirates
W-L Record: 82-58 .586
Rank: 1st in Carolina League Northern
Run Differential: 683-607 + 76
Manager(s): Jeff Banister, Jeff Richardson
Location: Lynchburg, Virginia
Ballpark: Lynchburg City Stadium
Attendance: 112,363 8/8
Playoffs: League Champions
Years Active:

Coaching Staff

Hitting coach: Richie Hebner
Pitching Coach: Jim Bibby

#1 Draft Picks

Kris Benson (#1), Mark Farris (#11), Shon Walker (#33), Charles Rice (#42)
Carolina League Northern 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 Lynchburg Hillcats season
    UnifPlayerPosHtWtB-TAgeBornPlaceDraft InfoHigh LevelCurrent TeamStatus
    -Paul Ah YatP6-1192R-L22PIT: 1996-21-606AAA--
    -Nilson AntiguaC6-2175R-R21Not draftedA+--
    -Bronson ArroyoP6-5180R-R20PIT: 1995-3-69MLB-Retired
    -Mike AscheSS6-2190R-R25PIT: 1994-6-158AA--
    -Mike AyersP5-10206L-L23Not draftedAAA--
    -Kris BensonP6-4188R-R22PIT: 1996-1-1MLB--
    -Derek BullockP6-2186R-R24PIT: 1995-20-545A+--
    -Jeff CongerOF6-0185L-L25PIT: 1990-8-214AA--
    -Chris CornP6-2205R-R25NYA: 1994-21-591AA--
    -Dave DanielsP6-2182R-R23Not draftedAAA--
    -Albert DavisOF5-9175R-R20PIT: 1994-39-1082A+--
    -Mark FarrisSS6-3190L-R22PIT: 1994-1-11AA--
    -Luis FigueroaSS5-9150B-R23Not draftedMLB--
    -Hal GarrettP6-2175R-R22SDN: 1993-5-142AAA--
    -Julio GermosenSS-2B6-0150R-R20Not draftedA+--
    -Jason HaynieP6-0194L-L23PIT: 1996-11-306AAA--
    -Alex Hernandez1B-RF6-4190L-L20PIT: 1995-4-97MLB--
    -Elvin HernandezP6-1195R-R19Not draftedAA--
    -Jason JohnsonP6-6235R-R23Not draftedMLB--
    -Erskine KelleySS6-4220R-R26PIT: 1992-36-1015A+--
    -Garrett LongOF6-3207R-R20PIT: 1995-2-40AA--
    -Jeff MartinP6-0207R-R20KCA: 1995-8-218AA--
    -Joe MaskivishP6-4180R-R25PIT: 1994-37-1026AA--
    -Del MathewsP6-4220L-L22ATL: 1993-5-152AAA--
    -Craig MattsonP6-4205R-R23PIT: 1993-14-402AAA--
    -Neal McDadeP6-2186R-R21PIT: 1995-29-797AAA--
    -Sergio MendezC6-2210R-R23Not draftedAA--
    -Chris MiyakeSS6-2188R-R23PIT: 1995-22-601AA--
    -Abraham NunezSS-2B5-11185B-R21Not draftedMLB--
    -Brian O'ConnorP6-2175L-L20PIT: 1995-11-293MLB--
    -Rick PaughP6-1202L-L25PIT: 1994-45-1239AA--
    -Jason PhillipsP6-6225R-R23PIT: 1992-14-399MLB--
    -Kevin PickfordP6-4200L-L22PIT: 1993-2-54MLB--
    -Aramis Ramirez3B6-1219R-R19Not draftedMLB-Retired
    -Tike RedmanCF5-11166L-L20PIT: 1996-5-126MLB--
    -Jose ReyesC6-1188R-R24Not draftedAAA--
    -Charles Rice1B-OF6-1230L-R21PIT: 1993-1-42A+--
    -Anthony RobinsonSS6-0185R-R21PIT: 1994-14-382A+--
    -Derek SwaffordOF-2B5-10175L-R22PIT: 1993-3-94A+--
    -Jason TempleP6-1197R-R22PIT: 1993-5-150AA--
    -Steve Thobe1B-C6-7230R-R25PIT: 1994-18-494AAA--
    -John TurlaisC6-3200L-R23PIT: 1992-10-287A+--
    -Morgan Walker1B6-3215R-L22PIT: 1996-23-666A+--
    -Shon WalkerOF6-1180L-L23PIT: 1992-1-33A+--
    -Jeff WallaceP6-2238L-L21KCA: 1995-25-694MLB--
    -Craig WilsonRF-1B6-2217R-R20TOR: 1995-2-47MLB--
    -Danny YoungP6-4210R-L25HOU: 1990-83-1473MLB--

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