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1997 Toronto Blue Jays (MLB)

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W-L Record: 76-86 .469
Rank: 5th in American League East
Run Differential: 654-694 -40
Roster Continuity 83.07% 1/28
Manager(s): Cito Gaston, Mel Queen
General Manager: Gord Ash
Location: Toronto, Ontario
Ballpark: SkyDome
Payroll: $ 45,894,833 8/28
Attendance: 2,589,297 9/28
Playoffs: Did not qualify
Top Draft Pick: Vernon Wells (#5) All picks
Years Active:
Franchise Information

Coaching Staff

Bench Coach: Jim Lett
Bullpen Coach: Gene Tenace
First Base Coach: Alfredo Griffin
Hitting Coach: Willie Upshaw
Pitching Coach: Mel Queen
Third Base Coach: Nick Leyva

#1 Draft Picks

Joe Carter (#2), Jose Cruz (#3), Chris Carpenter (#15), Shawn Green (#16), Shannon Stewart (#19), Roger Clemens (#19), Ed Sprague (#25), Dan Plesac (#26)
American League East Standings
TeamWLWPctGBL
9864.605--
9666.5932.0
7983.48819.0
7884.48120.0
7686.46922.0
Batting Statistics
#PlayerPosAgeDiffGABRH2B3BHRRBISBCSBBSOHBPIBBSHSFGDPAVGOBPSLGOPSISOsecABabipK/BBAB/HRTBPA
43,29Joe CarterDH-1B37   61276143
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1028240105750912.234.284.399683.165.240.2462.6329.1244668
25Carlos Delgado1B25   51979136
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91036413389046.262.350.528878.266.383.2942.0817.3274595
33Ed Sprague3B29   50463115
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480151102600110.228.306.385691.157.256.2602.0036.0194562
15Shawn GreenRF-LF24   42957123
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4
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16
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53143369914144.287.340.469809.182.291.3362.7526.8201471
8Alex GonzalezSS24   42646102
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2
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12
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351563494511129.239.302.387689.148.249.2802.7635.5165478
2Otis NixonCF38   40154105
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2647105254006510.262.343.304647.042.264.2961.04401.0122464
6Orlando MercedRF30   3684598
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4073476231026.266.352.413765.147.285.2981.3240.9152420
13Carlos Garcia2B29   3502977
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231131560201047.220.253.309562.089.154.2544.00116.7108381
18Benito SantiagoC32   3413183
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42101780211510.243.279.387666.144.196.2774.7126.2132366
22Charlie O'BrienC36   2252249
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27022245111366.218.311.347658.129.218.2472.0556.378267
23Jose CruzLF23   2123149
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014
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3462287202042.231.316.462778.231.382.2692.5715.198244
5Jacob BrumfieldCF-LF32   1742236
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2044143110114.207.268.282550.075.155.2392.2187.049191
7Shannon StewartCF23   1682548
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022103192441023.286.368.446814.161.315.3291.26--75193
24Mariano Duncan2B34   1672038
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00124263930004.228.267.263530.036.084.2976.50--44176
12Tilson Brito2B-3B25   126928
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0081092820022.222.281.246527.024.103.2803.11--31139
1Tomas PerezSS23   123924
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0911112810302.195.267.252519.057.146.2532.55--31138
11Juan SamuelDH-3B36   951327
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1553102820102.284.364.516880.232.358.3752.8031.749108
17Robert PerezLF-RF28   78415
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60001600002.192.192.346538.154.154.217--39.02778
14Ruben SierraLF-DH31   48410
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50031301010.208.250.354604.146.208.2574.3348.01752
28Tom Evans3B22   38711
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20121010000.289.341.421762.132.158.3705.0038.01641
3Felipe Crespo3B24   2838
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5002400101.286.333.464797.179.250.3042.0028.01331
12Rich ButlerLF24   1434
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002012300000.286.375.357732.071.143.3641.50--516
46Julio MosqueraC25   802
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000000200000.250.250.375625.125.125.333----38
41Pat HentgenP28   7000000000200000.000.000.0000.000.000.000----07
31Robert PersonP27   4000000001100000.000.200.000200.000.250.0001.00--05
21Roger ClemensP34   211
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000001000000.500.6671.0001667.5001.000.5000.00--23
35Sandy MartinezC24   2100000001100000.000.333.000333.000.500.0001.00--03
54,30Woody WilliamsP30   201
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0000000100000.500.500.5001000.000.0001.000----12
48Paul QuantrillP28   1000000000100000.000.000.0000.000.000-----01
24Paul SpoljaricP26   1000000000000000.000.000.0000.000.000.000----01
Batting Totals1644547365413332754114762713450487113859263852102.244.303.389692.146.250.2802.3437.221316050
Pitching Statistics
#PlayerAgeDiffWLERAGGSCGSHOGFSVIPHRERHRBBSOWPBKHBWHIPH9HR9BB9SO9K/BB
41Pat Hentgen28   15103.6835359300264.025311610831711606271.238.631.062.425.452.25
21Roger Clemens34   2172.0534349300264.0204656096829240121.036.950.312.329.954.29
54,30Woody Williams30   9144.3431310000194.2201989431661247051.379.281.433.055.721.88
31Robert Person27   5105.6323220000128.112586801960997051.458.791.344.226.961.65
48Paul Quantrill28   671.947700029588.01032519517561011.3610.530.511.745.733.29
50Chris Carpenter22   375.111413111081.11085546737557121.7912.000.784.116.111.49
57Juan Guzman30   364.951313000060.04842331431524021.327.202.104.657.801.68
19Dan Plesac35   243.607300018150.1472220819612001.328.461.443.4210.983.21
49Luis Andujar24   066.48178005050.0764536921282001.9413.681.623.785.041.33
24Paul Spoljaric26   033.193700010348.0371717321435121.216.940.563.948.062.05
40Mike Timlin31   322.873800026947.0411715615361111.197.851.152.876.892.40
37Tim Crabtree27   337.023700016240.2653232717264022.0014.271.543.735.711.53
45Kelvim Escobar21   322.9027000231431.0281210119360001.528.130.295.5210.451.89
54Omar Daal25   114.0093000027.034131236281001.4811.331.002.009.334.67
36Marty Janzen24   213.60120006025.0231110413170001.448.281.444.686.121.31
38Huck Flener28   0110.0681003017.14019193692002.7121.181.593.184.761.50
39Erik Hanson32   007.8032001015.015131336181001.409.001.803.6010.803.00
55Bill Risley30   019.003000104.13442220001.256.754.504.504.501.00
40Carlos Almanzar23   013.004000203.11111140000.673.003.003.0012.004.00
52Kenny Robinson27   003.003000203.11111140000.673.003.003.0012.004.00
Batting Totals76863.9349816219714334144314536946301674971150545391.359.061.043.107.172.31
Fielding Statistics
PlayerPosGInnPOAEDPFpctRF
Benito SantiagoC9562140210.9970.00
Charlie O'BrienC695434138.9950.00
Sandy MartinezC312210.9330.00
Julio MosqueraC3111001.0000.00
PlayerPosGInnPOAEDPFpctRF
Carlos Delgado1B119962671298.9880.00
Joe Carter1B4232522124.9970.00
Juan Samuel1B7211041.0000.00
Orlando Merced1B130001.0000.00
PlayerPosGInnPOAEDPFpctRF
Carlos Garcia2B96168253850.9810.00
Mariano Duncan2B3974111324.9840.00
Tilson Brito2B252865114.9890.00
Tomas Perez2B8153223.9590.00
Juan Samuel2B476011.0000.00
Felipe Crespo2B113001.0000.00
PlayerPosGInnPOAEDPFpctRF
Ed Sprague3B1291062021819.9450.00
Tilson Brito3B171214031.0000.00
Tom Evans3B1292431.9170.00
Juan Samuel3B937021.0000.00
Felipe Crespo3B78611.9330.00
Carlos Garcia3B40000.0000.00
PlayerPosGInnPOAEDPFpctRF
Alex GonzalezSS125209341877.9860.00
Tomas PerezSS324391122.9930.00
Tilson BritoSS8131326.9290.00
Carlos GarciaSS53321.7500.00
PlayerPosGInnPOAEDPFpctRF
Jose CruzLF5193321.9800.00
Shawn GreenLF4584010.9880.00
Joe CarterLF4187030.9670.00
Robert PerezLF17190001.0000.00
Jacob BrumfieldLF14292011.0000.00
Ruben SierraLF612010.9230.00
Rich ButlerLF350001.0000.00
Shannon StewartLF241001.0000.00
PlayerPosGInnPOAEDPFpctRF
Otis NixonCF102254110.9960.00
Shannon StewartCF4093020.9790.00
Jacob BrumfieldCF24491001.0000.00
Jose CruzCF450001.0000.00
PlayerPosGInnPOAEDPFpctRF
Orlando MercedRF961901034.9850.00
Shawn GreenRF4689622.9790.00
Jacob BrumfieldRF1093001.0000.00
Joe CarterRF10171001.0000.00
Robert PerezRF9160001.0000.00
Juan SamuelRF230001.0000.00
Ruben SierraRF210001.0000.00
PlayerPosGInnPOAEDPFpctRF
Paul QuantrillP778811733.8571.84
Dan PlesacP735001001.0000.18
Mike TimlinP384758021.0002.49
Tim CrabtreeP374038011.0002.46
Paul SpoljaricP3748410011.0002.63
Pat HentgenP35264193411.9811.81
Roger ClemensP34264113911.9801.70
Woody WilliamsP3119491010.9500.88
Kelvim EscobarP273102011.0000.58
Robert PersonP231284811.9230.84
Luis AndujarP175017001.0001.44
Chris CarpenterP14817511.9231.33
Juan GuzmanP13601730.7271.20
Marty JanzenP122531001.0001.44
Omar DaalP92734001.0002.33
Huck FlenerP8170000.0000.00
Carlos AlmanzarP430000.0000.00
Erik HansonP3150000.0000.00
Bill RisleyP340000.0000.00
Kenny RobinsonP3312011.0008.71
PlayerPosGInnPOAEDPFpctRF
Joe CarterDH65.0000.00
Shawn GreenDH35.0000.00
Carlos DelgadoDH32.0000.00
Juan SamuelDH15.0000.00
Ed SpragueDH8.0000.00
Robert PerezDH7.0000.00
Ruben SierraDH6.0000.00
Jacob BrumfieldDH4.0000.00
Felipe CrespoDH2.0000.00
Rich ButlerDH1.0000.00
Orlando MercedDH1.0000.00
Otis NixonDH1.0000.00
Benito SantiagoDH1.0000.00
Shannon StewartDH1.0000.00


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