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1997 New Britain Rock Cats (AA)

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Parent Organization: Minnesota Twins
W-L Record: 70-72 .493
Rank: 3rd in Eastern League Northern
Run Differential: 670-666 + 4
Manager(s): Al Newman
Location: New Britain, Connecticut
Ballpark: New Britain Stadium
Attendance: 151,718 10/10
Playoffs: Did not qualify
Years Active:

Coaching Staff

Hitting Coach: Jim Dwyer
Pitching Coach: Gorman Heimueller

#1 Draft Picks

Torii Hunter (#20), Marc Barcelo (#33), J.J. Johnson (#37)
Eastern 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 New Britain Rock Cats season
    UnifPlayerPosHtWtB-TAgeBornPlaceDraft InfoHigh LevelCurrent TeamStatus
    -Chad AllenLF6-1195R-R22MIN: 1996-4-97MLB--
    -Rafael AlvarezOF5-11192B-L20Not draftedAAA--
    -Travis BaptistP6-0196L-L25TOR: 1990-45-1175MLB--
    -Marc BarceloP6-3215R-R25MIN: 1993-1-33AAA--
    -Jason BellP6-3210R-R22MIN: 1995-2-43AAA--
    -Shane BowersP6-4215R-R25MIN: 1993-21-597MLB--
    -Armann BrownOF6-1165R-R24MIN: 1992-7-206AA--
    -Troy CarrascoP5-11170B-L22MIN: 1993-3-77AA--
    -Trevor CobbP6-2189L-L23MIN: 1992-24-682AA--
    -Chris CumberlandP6-1189R-L24NYA: 1992-48-1334AAA--
    -Jeff FergusonSS5-10170R-R24MIN: 1994-9-239AAA--
    -Troy FortinC5-11209R-R22MIN: 1993-11-317AA--
    -Joe Fraser3B-1B6-0208R-R22MIN: 1995-27-744AA--
    -Gus GandarillasP6-1183R-R25MIN: 1992-3-94MLB--
    -Thomas GourdinP6-3215R-R24MIN: 1991-44-1138AA--
    -Shane GundersonOF6-0216R-R23MIN: 1995-6-156AA--
    -Jeff HarrisP6-0190R-R22MIN: 1995-28-772MLB--
    -Jeff HornC6-1213R-R26MIN: 1992-47-1326AAA--
    -Torii HunterRF6-2205R-R21MIN: 1993-1-20MLB-Retired
    -J.J. JohnsonOF6-0195R-R23BOS: 1991-1-37AAA--
    -Corey Koskie3B6-3217L-R24MIN: 1994-26-715MLB--
    -Ryan LaneSS6-1185R-R22MIN: 1993-8-233AAA--
    -Kevin LegaultP6-1185R-R26MIN: 1992-33-934AAA--
    -Keith LeGreeOF-3B6-2200L-R25MIN: 1991-3-77AA--
    -Keith LinebargerP6-6220R-R26MIN: 1992-6-178AAA--
    -Alan MahaffeyP6-1199L-L23MIN: 1995-16-436AAA--
    -Doug Mientkiewicz1B6-2193L-R23MIN: 1995-5-128MLB--
    -Mike MoriartySS-2B6-0195R-R23MIN: 1995-7-184MLB--
    -Paul MorseP6-2185R-R24MIN: 1994-19-519AAA--
    -Tom MottP6-3217R-R23MIN: 1994-4-99AA--
    -David OrtizDH6-4237L-L21UDFAMLB-Retired
    -David PerezP5-11170R-R29TEX: 1989-27-691AAA--
    -Dan PerkinsP6-2193R-R22MIN: 1993-2-63MLB--
    -Fred RathP6-3220R-R24NYA: 1991-29-750MLB--
    -Will RushingP6-2186L-L24MIN: 1995-8-212AA--
    -Benj SampsonP6-2210R-L22MIN: 1993-6-177MLB--
    -Jon SchaefferC6-1197R-R21MIN: 1997-9-273AA--
    -Jeff SmithC6-3216L-R23MIN: 1995-20-548AAA--
    -Hector TrinidadP6-2190R-R23CHN: 1991-6-163AA--
    -Javier ValentinC5-10200B-R21MIN: 1993-3-93MLB--

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