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1997 TORONTO BLUE JAYS

+    Level: MLB
Location:  
Team Record:  76-86   .469
Result:   5th in American League - East Division
Manager(s):  Cito Gaston, Mel Queen
General Manager:   Gord Ash
Stadium:  SkyDome
Attendance:  2,589,297
Payroll:  $45,894,833
Playoffs:  -

Toronto Blue Jays affiliate history
Oldest Player:  Otis Nixon (38)
Youngest Player:  Kelvim Escobar (21)
Longest Tenure:  Juan Guzman, Mike Timlin, Ed Sprague, Pat Hentgen, Joe Carter (7)
Top Hitter:  Carlos Delgado (23)
Top Pitcher:  Roger Clemens (1)
Top Draft Pick:  Vernon Wells (#5)

Roster Continuity:  83.07%
Top Prospect:   Roy Halladay
American League Standings
EastWLPctGB
Baltimore9864.605--
NY Yankees9666.5932.0
Detroit7983.48819.0
Boston7884.48120.0
Toronto7686.46922.0

TEAM INFORMATION
Players with a dark gray box next to their salary have salaries above the league average. Players who did not start the season on a Major League roster were assumed to earn the major league minimum unless otherwise specified. Check out the payrolls section for more information.
PlayerPosAgeSalaryAvg?Lg Rank 
Roger ClemensP34$ 8,400,000  4 
Ruben SierraRF31$ 6,700,000  19 
Joe CarterLF-RF37$ 6,500,000  22 
Juan GuzmanP30$ 4,000,000  86 
Erik HansonP32$ 3,533,333   
Pat HentgenP28$ 3,300,000   
Orlando MercedRF-1B30$ 2,700,000   
Carlos Garcia2B29$ 2,550,000   
Otis NixonCF-OF38$ 2,500,000   
Benito SantiagoC32$ 2,500,000   
Ed Sprague3B29$ 1,900,000   
Mike TimlinP31$ 1,300,000   
Jacob BrumfieldCF-LF32$ 1,050,000   
Mariano Duncan2B-SS34$ 870,000   
Dan PlesacP35$ 800,000   
Paul QuantrillP28$ 700,000   
Charlie O'BrienC36$ 625,000   
Omar DaalP25$ 550,000   
Carlos Delgado1B25$ 500,000   
Alex GonzalezSS24$ 500,000   
Shawn GreenRF24$ 500,000   
Woody WilliamsP30$ 387,500   
Bill RisleyP30$ 380,000   
Juan Samuel2B36$ 375,000   
Tim CrabtreeP27$ 245,000   
Robert PerezLF-RF28$ 185,000   
Tomas Perez2B-SS23$ 185,000   
Robert PersonP27$ 185,000   
Paul SpoljaricP26$ 185,000   
Luis AndujarP24$ 170,000   
Tilson Brito2B-3B25$ 160,000   
Felipe CrespoLF-RF24$ 160,000   
Shannon StewartLF23$ 154,000   
Carlos AlmanzarP23$ 150,000   
Rich ButlerLF-RF24$ 150,000   
Chris CarpenterP22$ 150,000   
Jose CruzRF23$ 150,000   
Kelvim EscobarP21$ 150,000   
Tom Evans3B22$ 150,000   
Huck FlenerP28$ 150,000   
Marty JanzenP24$ 150,000   
Sandy MartinezC24$ 150,000   
Julio MosqueraC25$ 150,000   
Kenny RobinsonP27$ 150,000   


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