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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
#PlayerPosHiLvlHtWtBatsThrowsBornAgePlaceDraft Information 
40Carlos AlmanzarPMLB6-2200RightRight11/6/197323Santiago,Dominican Republic1990UDFA TOR

49Luis AndujarPMLB6-2215RightRight11/22/197224Bani,Dominican Republic1991UDFA CHW
12Tilson Brito2B-3BMLB6-0175RightRight5/28/197225Santo Domingo,Dominican Republic1992UDFA TOR
5Jacob BrumfieldCF-LFMLB6-0185RightRight5/27/196532Bogalusa,Louisiana19837164CHC
12Rich ButlerLF-RFMLB6-1205LeftRight5/1/197324Toronto,Ontario1990UDFA TOR
50Chris CarpenterPMLB6-6225RightRight4/27/197522Exeter,New Hampshire1993115TOR
43,29Joe CarterLF-RFMLB6-3215RightRight3/7/196037Oklahoma City,Oklahoma198112CHC
21Roger ClemensPMLB6-4230RightRight8/4/196234Dayton,Ohio1983119BOS
37Tim CrabtreePMLB6-4220RightRight10/13/196927Jackson,Michigan1992263TOR
3Felipe CrespoLF-RFMLB5-11200BothRight3/5/197324Rio Piedras,Puerto Rico1990395TOR
23Jose CruzRFMLB6-0200BothRight4/19/197423Arroyo,Puerto Rico199513SEA
54Omar DaalPMLB6-3185LeftLeft3/1/197225Maracaibo,Venezuela1990UDFA LAD
25Carlos Delgado1BMLB6-3225LeftRight6/25/197225Aguadilla,Puerto Rico1988UDFA TOR
24Mariano Duncan2B-SSMLB6-0185RightRight3/13/196334San Pedro de Macoris,Dominican Republic1982UDFA LAD
45Kelvim EscobarPMLB6-1195RightRight4/11/197621La Guaira,Venezuela1992UDFA TOR
28Tom Evans3BMLB6-1200RightRight7/9/197422Kirkland,Washington19924121TOR
38Huck FlenerPMLB5-11185BothLeft2/25/196928Austin,Texas19909251TOR
13Carlos Garcia2BMLB6-1197RightRight10/15/196729Tachira,Venezuela1987UDFA PIT
8Alex GonzalezSSMLB6-0200RightRight4/8/197324Miami,Florida199113355TOR
15Shawn GreenRFMLB6-4200LeftLeft11/10/197224Des Plaines,Illinois1991116TOR
57Juan GuzmanPMLB5-11195RightRight10/28/196630Santo Domingo,Dominican Republic1985UDFA LAD
39Erik HansonPMLB6-6215RightRight5/18/196532Kinnelon,New Jersey1986236SEA
41Pat HentgenPMLB6-2195RightRight11/13/196828Detroit,Michigan19865133TOR
36Marty JanzenPMLB6-3197RightRight5/31/197324Homestead,Florida1991UDFA NYY
35Sandy MartinezCMLB6-2215LeftRight10/3/197224Villa Mella,Dominican Republic1990UDFA TOR
6Orlando MercedRF-1BMLB6-1195LeftRight11/2/196630San Juan,Puerto Rico1985UDFA PIT
46Julio MosqueraCMLB6-0190RightRight1/29/197225Panama City,Panama1991UDFA TOR
2Otis NixonCF-OFMLB6-2180BothRight1/9/195938Evergreen,North Carolina197914CAL
22Charlie O'BrienCMLB6-2205RightRight5/1/196136Tulsa,Oklahoma19825132OAK
17Robert PerezLF-RFMLB6-3230RightRight6/4/196928Ciudad Bolivar,Venezuela1989UDFA TOR
1Tomas Perez2B-SSMLB5-11177BothRight12/29/197323Barquisimeto,Venezuela1998451332MTL
31Robert PersonPMLB6-0194RightRight10/6/196927St. Louis,Missouri198925643CLE
19Dan PlesacPMLB6-5217LeftLeft2/4/196235Gary,Indiana1983126MIL
48Paul QuantrillPMLB6-1190LeftRight11/3/196828London,Ontario19896161BOS
55Bill RisleyPMLB6-2210RightRight5/29/196730Chicago,Illinois198714361CIN
52Kenny RobinsonPMLB5-7175RightRight11/3/196927Barberton,Ohio199110277TOR
11Juan Samuel2BMLB5-11190RightRight12/9/196036San Pedro de Macoris,Dominican Republic1980UDFA PHI
18Benito SantiagoCMLB6-1195RightRight3/9/196532Ponce,Puerto Rico1982UDFA SD
14Ruben SierraRFMLB6-1200BothRight10/6/196531Rio Piedras,Puerto Rico1982UDFA TEX
24Paul SpoljaricPMLB6-3210RightLeft9/24/197026Kelowna,British Columbia1989UDFA TOR
33Ed Sprague3BMLB6-2205RightRight7/25/196729Castro Valley,California1988125TOR
7Shannon StewartLFMLB6-1205RightRight2/25/197423Cincinnati,Ohio1992119TOR
40Mike TimlinPMLB6-4210RightRight3/10/196631Midland,Texas19875127TOR
54,30Woody WilliamsPMLB6-0195RightRight8/19/196630Houston,Texas198828732TOR
Team PersonnelPosition 
Gord AshGeneral Manager 
Chris BourjosScout 
Emilio CarrasquelScout 
John CeruttiBroadcaster 
Tom CheekBroadcaster 
Ellis DunganScout 
Cito GastonManager 
Alfredo GriffinFirst Base Coach 
Jerry HowarthBroadcaster 
Jim HughesScout 
Jim LettBench Coach 
Nick LeyvaThird Base Coach 
Buck MartinezBroadcaster 
Ben McLureScout 
Bill MooreScout 
Mel QueenPitching Coach 
Dan ShulmanBroadcaster 
David StockstillScout 
Pat TablerBroadcaster 
Gene TenaceBullpen Coach 
Ronald TostensonScout 
Willie UpshawHitting Coach 
Tim WilkenScout 
Brian WilliamsBroadcaster 


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