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1998 Toronto Blue Jays (MLB)

+ Defensive Lineups
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W-L Record: 88-74 .543
Rank: 3rd in American League East
Run Differential: 816-768 + 48
Roster Continuity 65.23% 12/28
Manager(s): Tim Johnson
General Manager: Gord Ash
Location: Toronto, Ontario
Ballpark: SkyDome
Payroll: $ 48,415,000 11/30
Attendance: 2,454,303 16/30
Playoffs: Did not qualify
Top Draft Pick: Felipe Lopez (#8) All picks
Years Active:
Franchise Information

Coaching Staff

Bench Coach: Jim Lett
Bullpen Coach: Sal Butera
First Base Coach: Jack Hubbard
Hitting Coach: Gary Matthews
Pitching Coach: Mel Queen
Third Base Coach: Eduardo Rodriguez

#1 Draft Picks

Jose Cruz (#3), Pat Lennon (#8), Chris Carpenter (#15), Shawn Green (#16), Roy Halladay (#17), Roger Clemens (#19), Shannon Stewart (#19), Ed Sprague (#25), Dan Plesac (#26), Kevin Witt (#28), Ben Van Ryn (#37)
American League East Standings
TeamWLWPctGBL
11448.704--
9270.56822.0
8874.54326.0
7983.48835.0
6399.38951.0
  • These are starting defensive lineups by date for the 1998 season.
  • The # next to each player indicates the # of times at that position for this team/season. Bold indicates a player's first start at that position.
  • Total starts by position are at the bottom of this page.
  • Filter on a selection of players to see a team's win-loss record for that combinaton.
  • #AprilGame ResultStarting PitcherCatcherFirst BaseSecond BaseThird BaseShortstopLeft FieldCenter FieldRight FieldDesignated Hitter
    11998-04-01W 3-2 MIN
    21998-04-02L 2-3 MIN
    31998-04-03L 0-5 TEX
    41998-04-04W 9-2 TEX
    51998-04-05L 5-6 TEX
    61998-04-07L 2-12 @MIN
    71998-04-08W 9-6 @MIN
    81998-04-09L 2-13 @MIN
    91998-04-10L 3-4 @TEX
    101998-04-11W 9-8 @TEX
    111998-04-12L 1-3 @TEX
    121998-04-13L 1-11 @KCA
    131998-04-14W 5-1 @KCA
    141998-04-15L 3-7 @KCA
    151998-04-17W 6-1 CHA
    161998-04-18W 9-4 CHA
    171998-04-19W 5-4 CHA
    181998-04-20L 2-3 NYA
    191998-04-21L 3-5 NYA
    201998-04-22L 1-9 NYA
    211998-04-24W 3-1 @CHA
    221998-04-25L 1-8 @CHA
    231998-04-26L 5-5 @CHA
    241998-04-27L 0-1 @NYA
    251998-04-28W 5-2 @NYA
    261998-04-29L 2-7 KCA
    271998-04-30L 4-7 KCA
    #MayGame ResultStarting PitcherCatcherFirst BaseSecond BaseThird BaseShortstopLeft FieldCenter FieldRight FieldDesignated Hitter
    281998-05-01L 2-5 @OAK
    291998-05-02W 7-0 @OAK
    301998-05-03W 6-3 @OAK
    311998-05-04L 4-7 @OAK
    321998-05-05W 13-11 @ANA
    331998-05-06W 6-5 @ANA
    341998-05-07W 6-0 @SEA
    351998-05-08L 3-8 @SEA
    361998-05-09W 4-1 @SEA
    371998-05-10L 1-3 @SEA
    381998-05-12W 4-3 OAK
    391998-05-13L 2-4 OAK
    401998-05-14W 5-4 ANA
    411998-05-15W 9-1 ANA
    421998-05-16L 1-8 SEA
    431998-05-17W 4-3 SEA
    441998-05-18L 4-9 SEA
    451998-05-19W 3-1 TBA
    461998-05-20W 9-1 TBA
    471998-05-21W 6-1 TBA
    481998-05-22L 7-9 @CLE
    491998-05-23W 7-2 @CLE
    501998-05-24W 5-0 @CLE
    511998-05-25W 7-5 @BOS
    521998-05-26W 5-2 @BOS
    531998-05-28L 2-6 CLE
    541998-05-29L 3-7 CLE
    551998-05-30W 4-2 CLE
    561998-05-31L 3-8 CLE
    #JuneGame ResultStarting PitcherCatcherFirst BaseSecond BaseThird BaseShortstopLeft FieldCenter FieldRight FieldDesignated Hitter
    571998-06-01L 5-9 BOS
    581998-06-02L 3-11 BOS
    591998-06-03W 5-1 DET
    601998-06-04W 9-6 DET
    611998-06-05L 7-8 PHI
    621998-06-06L 6-10 PHI
    631998-06-07W 3-1 PHI
    641998-06-08L 3-4 @FLO
    651998-06-09L 4-5 @FLO
    661998-06-10W 4-3 @FLO
    671998-06-12L 5-9 BAL
    681998-06-13W 9-8 BAL
    691998-06-14W 7-4 BAL
    701998-06-15L 7-8 @TBA
    711998-06-16L 3-4 @TBA
    721998-06-17L 1-2 @TBA
    731998-06-18W 13-6 @BAL
    741998-06-19L 4-7 @BAL
    751998-06-20L 3-11 @BAL
    761998-06-21W 7-3 @BAL
    771998-06-22W 14-2 MON
    781998-06-23W 3-2 MON
    791998-06-24W 7-6 @MON
    801998-06-25W 1-0 @MON
    811998-06-26W 6-4 @ATL
    821998-06-27L 0-2 @ATL
    831998-06-28L 3-10 @ATL
    841998-06-30W 6-3 NYN
    #JulyGame ResultStarting PitcherCatcherFirst BaseSecond BaseThird BaseShortstopLeft FieldCenter FieldRight FieldDesignated Hitter
    851998-07-01W 15-10 NYN
    861998-07-02L 1-9 NYN
    871998-07-03W 3-2 TBA
    881998-07-04W 8-0 TBA
    891998-07-05W 2-1 TBA
    901998-07-09L 3-4 @DET
    911998-07-10L 2-3 @DET
    921998-07-11L 2-5 @DET
    931998-07-12W 7-2 @DET
    941998-07-13L 0-5 @BAL
    951998-07-14L 5-11 @BAL
    961998-07-15L 3-9 @CHA
    971998-07-15L 2-5 @CHA
    981998-07-16W 5-2 @CHA
    991998-07-17W 9-6 NYA
    1001998-07-18L 3-10 NYA
    1011998-07-19W 9-3 NYA
    1021998-07-21L 3-6 CHA
    1031998-07-22W 4-0 CHA
    1041998-07-23L 7-8 @BOS
    1051998-07-24W 10-6 @BOS
    1061998-07-25L 3-5 @BOS
    1071998-07-26L 3-6 @BOS
    1081998-07-28W 8-3 TEX
    1091998-07-29L 6-9 TEX
    1101998-07-30W 1-0 TEX
    1111998-07-31L 4-6 @MIN
    #AugustGame ResultStarting PitcherCatcherFirst BaseSecond BaseThird BaseShortstopLeft FieldCenter FieldRight FieldDesignated Hitter
    1121998-08-01W 10-9 @MIN
    1131998-08-02W 6-4 @MIN
    1141998-08-04L 9-11 @TEX
    1151998-08-05L 3-4 @TEX
    1161998-08-07L 6-7 OAK
    1171998-08-08W 6-5 OAK
    1181998-08-09W 4-3 OAK
    1191998-08-11W 7-4 SEA
    1201998-08-12W 11-5 SEA
    1211998-08-13W 4-3 ANA
    1221998-08-14L 5-7 ANA
    1231998-08-15L 3-6 ANA
    1241998-08-16W 6-4 ANA
    1251998-08-17W 4-2 @OAK
    1261998-08-18L 5-10 @OAK
    1271998-08-19W 16-2 @SEA
    1281998-08-20W 7-0 @SEA
    1291998-08-21W 9-4 @ANA
    1301998-08-22L 1-5 @ANA
    1311998-08-23L 2-3 @ANA
    1321998-08-24L 3-7 KCA
    1331998-08-25W 3-0 KCA
    1341998-08-26L 2-7 KCA
    1351998-08-27W 11-1 KCA
    1361998-08-28W 7-6 MIN
    1371998-08-29W 14-7 MIN
    1381998-08-30W 6-0 MIN
    #SeptemberGame ResultStarting PitcherCatcherFirst BaseSecond BaseThird BaseShortstopLeft FieldCenter FieldRight FieldDesignated Hitter
    1391998-09-01W 2-1 @KCA
    1401998-09-02W 5-0 @KCA
    1411998-09-03W 4-3 BOS
    1421998-09-04W 12-1 BOS
    1431998-09-05W 4-3 BOS
    1441998-09-06W 8-7 BOS
    1451998-09-07W 15-1 CLE
    1461998-09-09L 3-6 CLE
    1471998-09-10L 5-8 @NYA
    1481998-09-11W 5-4 @NYA
    1491998-09-12W 5-3 @NYA
    1501998-09-13W 5-3 @NYA
    1511998-09-14L 3-6 @CLE
    1521998-09-15L 5-7 @CLE
    1531998-09-16W 2-1 @DET
    1541998-09-17L 4-7 @DET
    1551998-09-18L 1-6 @TBA
    1561998-09-19L 5-7 @TBA
    1571998-09-20W 7-5 @TBA
    1581998-09-21W 3-1 BAL
    1591998-09-22W 7-3 BAL
    1601998-09-23W 6-3 BAL
    1611998-09-25L 5-7 DET
    1621998-09-26W 5-4 DET
    1631998-09-27W 2-1 DET
    Total Starts by PositionCatcherFirst BaseSecond BaseThird BaseShortstopLeft FieldCenter FieldRight FieldDesignated Hitter
    Win-Loss Record with lineups above:

    88-75
    Darrin Fletcher 114
    Kevin Brown 32
    Mark Dalesandro 11
    Benito Santiago 6
    Carlos Delgado 141
    Mike Stanley 22
    Tony Fernandez 81
    Craig Grebeck 77
    Felipe Crespo 4
    Juan Samuel 1
    Ed Sprague 104
    Tony Fernandez 52
    Craig Grebeck 2
    Tom Evans 2
    Mark Dalesandro 2
    Felipe Crespo 1
    Alex Gonzalez 157
    Craig Grebeck 4
    Tomas Perez 2
    Shannon Stewart 89
    Jose Canseco 47
    Tony Phillips 10
    Juan Samuel 8
    Felipe Crespo 7
    Jose Cruz 1
    Mike Stanley 1
    Jose Cruz 95
    Shannon Stewart 36
    Shawn Green 31
    Felipe Crespo 1
    Shawn Green 116
    Jose Canseco 26
    Felipe Crespo 14
    Tony Phillips 3
    Juan Samuel 2
    Mark Dalesandro 1
    Pat Lennon 1
    Jose Canseco 78
    Mike Stanley 73
    Tony Fernandez 1
    Juan Samuel 1
    Darrin Fletcher 1
    Carlos Delgado 1


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