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1997 ROCKFORD CUBBIES

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Location:  Rockford,IL
Team Record:  66-66   .500
Result:   4th in Midwest League - Central Division
Affiliate:  Chicago Cubs
Manager(s):  Ruben Amaro
Stadium:  Marinelli Field
Attendance:  86,716
Playoffs: Season in progress

Chicago Cubs affiliate history
Oldest Player:  Kevin Tapani (33)
Youngest Player:  Dennis Abreu (19)
Top Hitter:  Chad Meyers (11)
Top Pitcher:  Chris Gissell (23)
Midwest League Standings
CentralWLPctGB
Wisconsin7663.547--
Kane County7068.5075.5
Peoria7069.5046.0
Rockford6666.5006.5
Beloit6073.45113.0

TEAM INFORMATION
#PlayerPosHiLvlHtWtBatsThrowsBornAgePlaceDraft Information 
-Dennis AbreuIFAAA6-0180RightRight4/22/197819Tumero,Venezuela1995UDFA CHC

-Nelson AbreuOFA5-9180RightRight8/16/197620Tumero,Venezuela1994UDFA CHC
-Ryan AndersenSSA6-1175RightRight7/18/197323Huntington Beach,California1996UDFA CHC
-Roark BirsnerPA+6-4180RightRight12/2/197521Voorhees,New Jersey199418498CHC
-Derrick BlyIFA+6-0190RightRight9/19/197422Tucson,Arizona1996421249CHC
-Casey BrookensPA+6-0185RightRight11/24/197323Fayetteville,Pennsylvania199630892CHC
-Jon CannonPAAA6-3200RightLeft1/1/197522Sun Valley,Idaho19967202CHC
-Quincy CarterOFA+6-3215RightRight10/13/197719Bloomington,Illinois1996252CHC
-David Catlett1BA6-0210RightRight4/6/197423San Francisco,California1993431215ATL
-Blas CedenoPAAA6-0160RightRight11/15/197224Carabobo,Venezuela1990UDFA DET
-Jose ColonOFA+6-2190RightRight1/25/197621New York,New York1994641571CHC
-Randy CranePA6-2180RightRight7/4/197521McMinnville,Oregon199631922CHC
-Scott DownsPMLB6-2190LeftLeft3/17/197621Louisville,Kentucky1997394CHC
-Tony EllisonOFA6-0195RightRight7/12/197422Grifton,North Carolina19956147CHC
-Jose EspinalPAAA6-1185RightRight8/31/197620Santo Domingo,Dominican Republic199816469MIN
-Chris GissellPMLB6-5210RightRight1/4/197819Vancouver,Washington19964112CHC
-Doug HallOFA+6-1190LeftLeft12/12/197422Gallatin,Tennessee19966172CHC
-Len HartPAA5-11190LeftLeft10/8/197323Oak Ridge,Tennessee1996371102CHC
-Tyler Houston3B-CMLB6-1210LeftRight1/17/197126Long Beach,California198912ATL
-David JeffersonOFA6-2190RightRight6/18/197522Mountain View,California199313379FLA
-Gary JohnsonRF-LFAA6-4210RightRight9/6/197620West Los Angeles,California19979274CHC
-Jason KelleyPA6-1230RightRight11/14/197521Live Oak,Florida19944106CHC
-Brad KingCAAA6-2205RightRight12/3/197422Philadelphia,Pennsylvania199617502CHC
-Keith Lewis2BA+5-10175BothRight7/30/197422Alpharetta,Georgia1996451328CHC
-Bob LisantiCAAA5-10180RightRight5/28/197324Chicago,Illinois1996UDFA CHC
-Marcel LongmireC-OFA6-3210RightRight4/18/197819Vallejo,California199619562CHC
-Gary MarshallPA+6-5215RightLeft9/22/197323San Diego,California1996UDFA CHC
-Javier MartinezPMLB6-2235RightRight2/5/197720Bayamon,Puerto Rico1994378CHC
-Chad Meyers2B-CFMLB6-0190RightRight8/8/197521Omaha,Nebraska19965142CHC
-Phil NortonPMLB6-1185BothLeft2/1/197621Texarkana,Texas199610292CHC
-Elvis PolancoPAA6-3195RightRight3/10/197819Puerto Cabello,Venezuela1994UDFA CHC
-Chad RickettsPAAA6-5225RightRight2/12/197522Waterloo,Ontario19959231CHC
-Brian RolocutPA+6-1195RightRight4/8/197423Gambrills,Maryland199313354LAD
-Juan SalazarIFA6-3240BothRight10/31/197719Valencia,Venezuela1995UDFA CHC
-Trevor SchafferPAA6-3210RightRight1/13/197423Sao Paulo,Brazil1996UDFA CHC
-Jason Smith2B-SSMLB6-3190LeftRight7/24/197719Meridian,Mississippi1996431287TB
-Dorian SpeedOFAA6-3205RightRight3/1/197423Los Angeles,California19957175CHC
-Kevin TapaniPMLB6-1190RightRight2/18/196433Des Moines,Iowa1986240OAK
-Nate TeutPMLB6-7205RightLeft3/11/197621Newton,Iowa19974124CHC
-Byron TribePA+6-3210RightRight3/21/197522Houston,Texas199616472CHC
-Ron Walker3BAA6-2215RightRight12/29/197521Voorhees,New Jersey19978244CHC
-Brandon WardPA6-5170RightRight1/21/197621Fontana,California1995401099CHC
-Julio Zuleta1BMLB6-5235RightRight3/28/197522Panama City,Panama1992UDFA CHC
Team PersonnelPosition 
Ruben AmaroManager 


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