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Home >> Teams >> MLB Franchises >> American League >> Toronto Blue Jays >> 2008 Team Capsule

2008 Toronto Blue Jays (MLB)

+ American League
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W-L Record: 86-76 .531
Rank: 4th in American League East
Run Differential: 714-610 + 104
Manager(s): John Gibbons, Cito Gaston
General Manager: J.P. Ricciardi
Location: Toronto, Ontario
Ballpark: Rogers Centre
Payroll: $ 97,793,900 13/30
Attendance: 2,399,786 18/30
Playoffs:
Top Draft Pick: David Cooper (#17) All picks
Years Active:
Franchise Information

Coaching Staff

Bench Coach: Brian Butterfield
Bullpen Coach: Bruce Walton
First Base Coach: Dwayne Murphy
First Base Coach: Ernie Whitt
Hitting Coach: Gene Tenace
Hitting Coach: Gary Denbo
Pitching Coach: Brad Arnsberg
Third Base Coach: Nick Leyva
Third Base Coach: Marty Pevey

#1 Draft Picks

Vernon Wells (#5), Frank Thomas (#7), Aaron Hill (#13), Travis Snider (#14), David Purcey (#16), Roy Halladay (#17), Alex Rios (#19), Shannon Stewart (#19), Dustin McGowan (#33), Brad Wilkerson (#33)
American League East Standings
TeamWLWPctGBL
9765.599--
9567.5862.0
8973.5498.0
8676.53111.0
6893.42228.5
Full League Standings
Batting Statistics
#PlayerPosAgeGABRH2B3BHRRBISBCSBBSOHBPIBBSHSFGDPAVGOBPSLGOPSISOsecABabipK/BBAB/HRTBPA
15Alex RiosRF-CF2763591185
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7932844112220520.291.337.461798.170.277.3312.5542.3293686
17Lyle Overbay1B3154474147
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15
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691274116331524.270.358.419777.149.283.3161.5736.3228627
19Marco ScutaroSS-2B3251776138
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1
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7
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6072576550678.267.341.356697.089.209.2901.1473.9184592
10Vernon WellsCF2942763128
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1
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20
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78422946350716.300.343.496839.197.269.2931.5921.4212466
33Scott Rolen3B3340858107
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505046711020312.262.349.431780.169.294.2921.5437.1176467
20,23Rod BarajasC323494487
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4900176170049.249.294.410704.160.209.2703.5931.7143377
1Joe Inglett2B3034445102
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3992284340815.297.355.407762.110.212.3311.54114.7140385
26Adam LindLF243264892
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4020165923148.282.316.439755.156.212.3173.6936.2143349
24Matt StairsDH403204280
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44114187590210.250.342.394736.144.272.3082.1229.1126368
11David EcksteinSS332602772
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2321242781926.277.354.358712.081.177.3031.13260.093303
9Gregg ZaunC372452958
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06
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3021383811316.237.340.359699.122.282.2571.0040.888288
35Brad WilkersonRF-LF312082045
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2323255314253.216.297.332629.115.231.2632.1252.069241
2Aaron Hill2B262051954
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2042163130414.263.324.361685.098.185.3011.94102.574229
6John McDonaldSS331862139
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1831102520723.210.255.269524.059.124.2352.50186.050207
4Shannon StewartLF341751442
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1431221811028.240.325.303628.063.200.2590.82175.053200
36Kevin MenchLF-RF301151828
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01020141802023.243.321.357678.113.252.2831.29--41131
45Travis SniderLF-RF2073922
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130052300020.301.338.466804.164.233.4004.6036.53480
35Frank ThomasDH4060710
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1100111310003.167.306.333639.167.350.1591.1820.02072
23Jose Bautista3B-1B2756712
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100021401212.214.237.411648.196.232.2257.0018.72361
7Curtis ThigpenC251723
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1001810200.176.263.353616.176.235.2508.0017.0621
-Jorge VelandiaSS337000000000200000.000.000.0000.000.000.000----07
21Buck CoatsLF26501
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0000101200000.200.333.200533.000.400.3332.00--16
-Robinzon DiazDH244000000000100000.000.000.0000.000.000.000----04
32Roy HalladayP314000000000200000.000.000.0000.000.000.000----04
34A.J. BurnettP313000000000100100.000.000.0000.000.000.000----04
51Jesse LitschP233000000000000000.000.000.0000.000.000.000----03
29Dustin McGowanP263000000000100100.000.000.0000.000.000.000----04
28Shaun MarcumP262000000000000000.000.000.0000.000.000.000----02
18Hector Luna26101
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00000100000001.0001.0001.0002000.000-1.0001.000----11
25David PurceyP261000000000100000.000.000.0000.000.000-----01
57Shawn CampP320000000000000100-----------01
Batting Totals16755503714145330332126681802752193859344856150.264.325.399724.135.240.2951.8043.721986128
Pitching Statistics
#PlayerAgeWLERAGGSCGSHOGFSVIPHRERHRBBSOWPBKHBWHIPH9HR9BB9SO9K/BB
32Roy Halladay3120112.78343392002462208876183920640121.058.050.661.437.545.28
34A.J. Burnett3118104.0735341010221211109100198623111291.348.590.773.509.412.69
51Jesse Litsch231393.582928220017617879702039994081.239.101.021.995.062.54
28Shaun Marcum26973.4025250000151126605721501233081.177.511.252.987.332.46
29Dustin McGowan26674.38191910001111156054938855051.389.320.733.086.892.24
37Scott Downs32031.776600014570541514327573041.146.850.383.427.232.11
25David Purcey26365.541212100065674140929583041.489.281.254.028.032.00
39,43Jesse Carlson27722.256900010260411615621552131.036.150.903.158.252.62
52B.J. Ryan32242.9560000483258462119428582141.287.140.624.349.002.07
56Brian Tallet30122.895100015056521918422470011.328.360.643.547.552.14
54Jason Frasor30124.214900021047362322432426011.456.890.776.138.041.31
31John Parrish30114.07136001042471919515214001.4810.071.073.214.501.40
57Shawn Camp32314.154000016039401818211310021.319.230.462.547.152.82
22Brandon League25122.183100081332898215232031.307.640.554.096.271.53
48Scott Richmond28134.005511002732121222200021.2610.670.670.676.6710.00
40Brian Wolfe27022.45200004022186626141001.097.360.822.455.732.33
49Jeremy Accardo26036.75160006412151091451011.5811.250.753.003.751.25
48Armando Benitez35016.0080002064543290001.006.004.503.0013.504.50
-Randy Wells25000.0010001010000100001.000.000.009.000.000.00
Pitching Totals86763.4958316215514744144713306105611344671184514671.248.270.832.907.362.54
Fielding Statistics
PlayerPosGInnPOAEDPFpctRF
Rod BarajasC987856744745.9948.27
Gregg ZaunC796125152877.9877.99
Curtis ThigpenC949363021.0007.16
PlayerPosGInnPOAEDPFpctRF
Lyle Overbay1B156135413161555112.9979.78
Jose Bautista1B527290011.0009.67
Rod Barajas1B427275041.00010.67
Brad Wilkerson1B420220001.0009.90
Marco Scutaro1B315151021.0009.60
Curtis Thigpen1B1310001.0003.00
PlayerPosGInnPOAEDPFpctRF
Joe Inglett2B66541123176538.9844.97
Aaron Hill2B5547987150127.9964.45
Marco Scutaro2B5035460126119.9954.73
David Eckstein2B645714041.0004.20
Jose Bautista2B21626021.0004.50
John McDonald2B130000.0000.00
Jorge Velandia2B1810001.0001.13
PlayerPosGInnPOAEDPFpctRF
Scott Rolen3B1151006742171114.9642.60
Marco Scutaro3B41332228428.9812.87
Jose Bautista3B840511011.0003.60
Joe Inglett3B645513011.0003.60
John McDonald3B42305001.0001.96
PlayerPosGInnPOAEDPFpctRF
John McDonaldSS6747880134933.9604.03
David EcksteinSS5748469146933.9604.00
Marco ScutaroSS5647271165530.9794.50
Joe InglettSS2202001.0009.00
Jorge VelandiaSS21011001.0001.80
PlayerPosGInnPOAEDPFpctRF
Adam LindLF715901132011.0001.75
Shannon StewartLF40310563031.0001.71
Brad WilkersonLF29138240001.0001.57
Joe InglettLF2273150001.0001.85
Kevin MenchLF21125280001.0002.02
Travis SniderLF1399142011.0001.45
Matt StairsLF962100001.0001.45
Buck CoatsLF72360001.0002.35
Marco ScutaroLF32541001.0001.80
PlayerPosGInnPOAEDPFpctRF
Vernon WellsCF100889217531.9872.25
Alex RiosCF625221561031.9822.86
Brad WilkersonCF52870001.0002.25
Joe InglettCF1710001.0001.29
PlayerPosGInnPOAEDPFpctRF
Alex RiosRF93820170412.9941.91
Brad WilkersonRF4533677310.9882.14
Kevin MenchRF1598221001.0002.11
Joe InglettRF1287140001.0001.45
Travis SniderRF760110001.0001.65
Matt StairsRF64590001.0001.80
PlayerPosGInnPOAEDPFpctRF
Jesse CarlsonP696028001.0001.50
Scott DownsP6670101411.9603.09
B.J. RyanP605814011.0000.78
Brian TalletP51563310.8570.96
Jason FrasorP494737001.0001.91
Shawn CampP403936021.0002.08
A.J. BurnettP35221182971.8701.91
Roy HalladayP34246332612.9832.16
Brandon LeagueP313384001.0003.27
Jesse LitschP29176233632.9523.02
Shaun MarcumP251511817001.0002.09
Brian WolfeP202234001.0002.86
Dustin McGowanP19111111134.8801.78
Jeremy AccardoP161210011.0000.75
John ParrishP13423610.9001.93
David PurceyP126524001.0000.83
Armando BenitezP860000.0000.00
Scott RichmondP52720001.0000.67
Randy WellsP110000.0000.00
PlayerPosGInnPOAEDPFpctRF
Matt StairsDH75.0000.00
Adam LindDH16.0000.00
Frank ThomasDH16.0000.00
David EcksteinDH9.0000.00
Shannon StewartDH8.0000.00
Vernon WellsDH8.0000.00
Kevin MenchDH6.0000.00
Travis SniderDH4.0000.00
Jose BautistaDH3.0000.00
Alex RiosDH2.0000.00
Gregg ZaunDH2.0000.00
Rod BarajasDH1.0000.00
Robinzon DiazDH1.0000.00
Joe InglettDH1.0000.00
Marco ScutaroDH1.0000.00


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