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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
  • 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 Toronto Blue Jays season
    UnifPlayerPosHtWtB-TAgeBornPlaceDraft InfoHigh LevelCurrent TeamStatus
    40Carlos AlmanzarP6-2200R-R231997Not draftedMLB--
    49Luis AndujarP6-2215R-R241995Not draftedMLB--
    12Tilson Brito2B-3B6-0175R-R251996Not draftedMLB--
    5Jacob BrumfieldCF-LF6-0185R-R321992CHN: 1983-7-164MLB--
    12Rich ButlerLF-RF6-1205L-R241997Not draftedMLB--
    50Chris CarpenterP6-6225R-R221997TOR: 1993-1-15MLB-Retired
    43,29Joe CarterLF-RF6-3215R-R371983CHN: 1981-1-2MLB--
    21Roger ClemensP6-4230R-R341984BOS: 1983-1-19MLB--
    37Tim CrabtreeP6-4220R-R271995TOR: 1992-2-63MLB--
    3Felipe CrespoLF-RF5-11200B-R241996TOR: 1990-3-95MLB--
    23Jose CruzRF6-0200B-R231997SEA: 1995-1-3MLB--
    54Omar DaalP6-3185L-L251993Not draftedMLB--
    25Carlos Delgado1B6-3225L-R251993Not draftedMLB--
    24Mariano Duncan2B-SS6-0185R-R341985UDFAMLB--
    45Kelvim EscobarP6-1195R-R211997UDFAMLB-Free Agent
    28Tom Evans3B6-1200R-R221997TOR: 1992-4-121MLB--
    38Huck FlenerP5-11185B-L281993TOR: 1990-9-258MLB--
    13Carlos Garcia2B6-1197R-R291990Not draftedMLB--
    8Alex GonzalezSS6-0200R-R241994TOR: 1991-13-354MLB--
    15Shawn GreenRF6-4200L-L241993TOR: 1991-1-16MLB--
    57Juan GuzmanP5-11195R-R301991Not draftedMLB--
    39Erik HansonP6-6215R-R321988SEA: 1986-2-36MLB--
    41Pat HentgenP6-2195R-R281991TOR: 1986-5-133MLB--
    36Marty JanzenP6-3197R-R241996Not draftedMLB--
    35Sandy MartinezC6-2215L-R241995Not draftedMLB--
    6Orlando MercedRF-1B6-1195L-R301990Not draftedMLB--
    46Julio MosqueraC6-0190R-R251996Not draftedMLB--
    2Otis NixonCF-OF6-2180B-R381983CAL: 1979-1-4MLB--
    22Charlie O'BrienC6-2205R-R361985OAK: 1982-5-132MLB--
    17Robert PerezLF-RF6-3230R-R281994Not draftedMLB--
    1Tomas Perez2B-SS5-11177B-R231995MON: 1998-45-1333MLB--
    31Robert PersonP6-0194R-R271995CLE: 1989-25-645MLB--
    19Dan PlesacP6-5217L-L351986MIL: 1983-1-26MLB--
    48Paul QuantrillP6-1190L-R281992BOS: 1989-6-163MLB--
    55Bill RisleyP6-2210R-R301992CIN: 1987-14-362MLB--
    52Kenny RobinsonP5-7175R-R271995TOR: 1991-10-276MLB--
    11Juan Samuel2B5-11190R-R361983UDFAMLB--
    18Benito SantiagoC6-1195R-R321986Not draftedMLB--
    14Ruben SierraRF6-1200B-R311986Not draftedMLB--
    24Paul SpoljaricP6-3210R-L261994Not draftedMLB--
    33Ed Sprague3B6-2205R-R291991TOR: 1988-1-25MLB--
    7Shannon StewartLF6-1205R-R231995TOR: 1992-1-19MLB--
    40Mike TimlinP6-4210R-R311991TOR: 1987-5-127MLB--
    54,30Woody WilliamsP6-0195R-R301993TOR: 1988-28-732MLB--

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