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1998 Toronto Blue Jays (MLB)

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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), Shannon Stewart (#19), Roger Clemens (#19), Ed Sprague (#25), Dan Plesac (#26), Kevin Witt (#28), Ben Van Ryn (#37)
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 1998 Toronto Blue Jays season
    UnifPlayerPosHtWtB-TAgeBornPlaceDraft InfoHigh LevelCurrent TeamStatus
    40Carlos AlmanzarP6-2200R-R241997Not draftedMLB--
    49Luis AndujarP6-2215R-R251995Not draftedMLB--
    14Kevin BrownC6-2215R-R251996TEX: 1994-2-56MLB--
    33,44Jose CansecoRF-LF6-4240R-R331985OAK: 1982-15-392MLB--
    26Chris CarpenterP6-6225R-R231997TOR: 1993-1-15MLB-Retired
    21Roger ClemensP6-4230R-R351984BOS: 1983-1-19MLB--
    3Felipe CrespoLF-RF5-11200B-R251996TOR: 1990-3-95MLB--
    23Jose CruzRF6-0200B-R241997SEA: 1995-1-3MLB--
    5,59Mark DalesandroC-3B6-0195R-R301994CAL: 1990-18-503MLB--
    25Carlos Delgado1B6-3225L-R261993Not draftedMLB--
    45Kelvim EscobarP6-1195R-R221997UDFAMLB-Free Agent
    2Tom Evans3B6-1200R-R231997TOR: 1992-4-121MLB--
    1Tony FernandezSS6-2195B-R361983UDFAMLB--
    9Darrin FletcherC6-2205L-R311989LAN: 1987-6-144MLB--
    8Alex GonzalezSS6-0200R-R251994TOR: 1991-13-354MLB--
    4Craig Grebeck2B-SS5-7155R-R331990Not draftedMLB--
    15Shawn GreenRF6-4200L-L251993TOR: 1991-1-16MLB--
    57Juan GuzmanP5-11195R-R311991Not draftedMLB--
    52Roy HalladayP6-6225R-R211998TOR: 1995-1-17MLB-Retired
    39Erik HansonP6-6215R-R331988SEA: 1986-2-36MLB--
    41Pat HentgenP6-2195R-R291991TOR: 1986-5-133MLB--
    20Pat LennonLF-RF6-2230R-R301991SEA: 1986-1-8MLB--
    28Randy MyersP6-1210L-L351985CIN: 1982-3-76MLB--
    13Tomas Perez2B-SS5-11177B-R241995MON: 1998-45-1333MLB--
    31Robert PersonP6-0194R-R281995CLE: 1989-25-645MLB--
    12Tony Phillips2B-LF5-10175B-R391982MON: 1978-1-10MLB--
    19Dan PlesacP6-5217L-L361986MIL: 1983-1-26MLB--
    48Paul QuantrillP6-1190L-R291992BOS: 1989-6-163MLB--
    55Bill RisleyP6-2210R-R311992CIN: 1987-14-362MLB--
    39Nerio RodriguezP6-1195R-R251996Not draftedMLB--
    11Juan Samuel2B5-11190R-R371983UDFAMLB--
    18Benito SantiagoC6-1195R-R331986Not draftedMLB--
    53Steve SinclairP6-2190L-L261998TOR: 1991-28-744MLB--
    33Ed Sprague3B6-2205R-R301991TOR: 1988-1-25MLB--
    20Mike StanleyC-1B6-0190R-R351986TEX: 1985-16-395MLB--
    24Shannon StewartLF6-1205R-R241995TOR: 1992-1-19MLB--
    37Dave StiebP6-1195R-R401979TOR: 1978-5-106MLB--
    50Ben Van RynP6-5185L-L261996MON: 1990-1-37MLB--
    30Woody WilliamsP6-0195R-R311993TOR: 1988-28-732MLB--
    58Shannon WithemP6-3185R-R251998DET: 1990-5-130MLB--
    6Kevin Witt1B-LF6-4210L-R221998TOR: 1994-1-28MLB--

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