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1998 Toronto Blue JaysSeason Roster
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Woody Williams played for the 1998 Toronto Blue Jays
LeagueAmerican LeagueDivisionEastLevelMajor League Baseball
NicknameBlue Jays
LocationToronto,Ontario
Record88-74 (3rd in American League East)League Rank5thMLB Rank11th
BallparkSkyDome
ManagerTim JohnsonGeneral ManagerGord Ash
CoachesSal Butera (Bullpen Coach), Jack Hubbard (First Base Coach), Jim Lett (Bench Coach), Gary Matthews (Hitting Coach), Mel Queen (Pitching Coach), Eduardo Rodriguez (Third Base Coach)
PlayoffsNo playoff information
#1 Draft PickFelipe Lopez (#8)
Payroll$48,415,000 (Rank: 11th)
Attendance2,454,303 (Rank: 16th)
Minor League AffiliatesSyracuse SkyChiefs (AAA) 80-62 ... Knoxville Smokies (AA) 71-69 ... Dunedin Blue Jays (A+) 82-58 ... Hagerstown Suns (A) 81-60 ... St. Catharines Stompers (A-) 38-38 ... Medicine Hat Blue Jays (Rk) 46-28 ...
Years Available1977-2018

Team History -- 1998 Statistics -- 1998 Roster VR -- Game Log -- Batting Lineups -- Defensive Lineups -- Starting Pitchers -- Draft Picks -- Prospects -- Payroll -- Organizational Roster -- Transactions

 
The players below represent ALL players who played at least 1 game for the 1998 Toronto Blue Jays.
Age displayed is as of June 30th for the 1998 baseball season.

1998 Toronto Blue Jays Roster

TopPREV   NEXT Visual Roster Major Leaguers Active Players Drafted Players 1st Round Draft Picks Still Active on Roster
UnifPlayer NamePosHt Wt B-T BornDate Age Place HiLvlStat YearsMLB YearsHigh SchoolCollege(s)Draft InformationStatusCurrent Org (Level)
40Carlos AlmanzarP6-2 200 R-R 1973-11-06 24Santiago,Dom Rep MLB1994-20091997-2005  
1990-   UDFA-TOR
 
49Luis AndujarP6-2 215 R-R 1972-11-22 25Bani,Dom Rep MLB1991-20041995-1998  
1990-   UDFA-CHA
 
14Kevin BrownC6-2 215 R-R 1973-04-21 25Valparaiso,Indiana MLB1992-20031996-2002Pike Central (Petersburg,IN)So.Indiana
1994- 2-  56-TEX
 
33,44Jose CansecoDH-LF6-4 240 R-R 1964-07-02 33Havana,Cuba MLB1982-20181985-2001Coral Park (Miami,FL)
1982-15- 392-OAK
 
26Chris CarpenterP6-6 225 R-R 1975-04-27 23Exeter,New Hampshire MLB1994-20131997-2012Trinity (Manchester,NH)
1993- 1-  15-TOR
Retired  
21Roger ClemensP6-4 230 R-R 1962-08-04 35Dayton,Ohio MLB1982-20121984-2007Spring Woods (Houston,TX)Texas, San Jacinto Col
1983- 1-  19-BOS
 
3Felipe CrespoRF-LF5-11 200 B-R 1973-03-05 25Rio Piedras,Puerto Rico MLB1991-20031996-2001Colegio Catolico Notre Dame (Caguas,PR)
1990- 3-  95-TOR
 
23Jose CruzCF6-0 200 B-R 1974-04-19 24Arroyo,Puerto Rico MLB1993-20081997-2008Bellaire (Bellaire,TX)Rice U.
1995- 1-   3-SEA
 
5,59Mark DalesandroC6-0 195 R-R 1968-05-14 30Chicago,Illinois MLB1987-20021994-1999St. Ignatius (Chicago,IL)Illinois
1990-18- 503-CAL
 
25Carlos Delgado1B6-3 225 L-R 1972-06-25 26Aguadilla,Puerto Rico MLB1989-20101993-2009  
1988-   UDFA-TOR
 
45Kelvim EscobarP6-1 195 R-R 1976-04-11 22La Guaira,Venezuela MLB1994-20131997-2009  
1992-   UDFA-TOR
Free Agent  
2Tom Evans3B6-1 200 R-R 1974-07-09 23Kirkland,Washington MLB1992-20061997-2000Juanita (Kirkland,WA)
1992- 4- 121-TOR
 
1Tony Fernandez2B-3B6-2 195 B-R 1962-06-30 36San Pedro de Mac,Dom Rep MLB1980-20011983-2001  
1979-   UDFA-TOR
 
9Darrin FletcherC6-2 205 L-R 1966-10-03 31Elmhurst,Illinois MLB1985-20021989-2002Oakwood (Oakwood,IL)Illinois
1987- 6- 144-LAN
 
8Alex GonzalezSS6-0 200 R-R 1973-04-08 25Miami,Florida MLB1991-20071994-2006Killian (Miami,FL)
1991-13- 354-TOR
 
4Craig Grebeck2B5-7 155 R-R 1964-12-29 33Johnstown,Pennsylvania MLB1986-20011990-2001Lakewood (Lakewood,CA)Cal St Dominguez Hills
1986-   UDFA-CHA
 
15Shawn GreenRF6-4 200 L-L 1972-11-10 25Des Plaines,Illinois MLB1992-20071993-2007Tustin (Tustin,CA)
1991- 1-  16-TOR
 
57Juan GuzmanP5-11 195 R-R 1966-10-28 31Santo Domingo,Dom Rep MLB1985-20011991-2000  
1985-   UDFA-LAN
 
52Roy HalladayP6-6 225 R-R 1977-05-14 21Denver,Colorado MLB1995-20131998-2013Arvada West (Arvada,CO)
1995- 1-  17-TOR
Retired  
39Erik HansonP6-6 215 R-R 1965-05-18 33Kinnelon,New Jersey MLB1984-19991988-1998Peddie School (Highstown,NJ)Wake Forest U.
1986- 2-  36-SEA
 
41Pat HentgenP6-2 195 R-R 1968-11-13 29Detroit,Michigan MLB1986-20041991-2004Fraser (Fraser,MI)
1986- 5- 133-TOR
 
20Pat LennonRF6-2 230 R-R 1968-04-27 30Whiteville,North Carolina MLB1986-20051991-1999Whiteville (Whiteville,NC)
1986- 1-   8-SEA
 
28Randy MyersP6-1 210 L-L 1962-09-19 35Vancouver,Washington MLB1982-20011985-1998Evergreen (Vancouver,WA)Clark Col
1982- 3-  76-CIN
 
13Tomas PerezSS5-11 177 B-R 1973-12-29 24Barquisimeto,Venezuela MLB1993-20081995-2008John Burroughs (Burbank,CA)
1998-45-1333-MON
 
31Robert PersonP6-0 194 R-R 1969-10-06 28St. Louis,Missouri MLB1989-20051995-2003University City (University City,MO)Seminole St Florida
1989-25- 645-CLE
 
12Tony PhillipsLF5-10 175 B-R 1959-04-25 39Atlanta,Georgia MLB1978-20151982-1999Roswell (Roswell,GA)New Mexico Military Institute
1978- 1-  10-MON
 
19Dan PlesacP6-5 217 L-L 1962-02-04 36Gary,Indiana MLB1981-20031986-2003Crown Point (Crown Point,IN)North Carolina St
1983- 1-  26-MIL
 
48Paul QuantrillP6-1 190 L-R 1968-11-03 29London,Ontario MLB1989-20051992-2005Okemos (Okemos,MI)Wisconsin
1989- 6- 163-BOS
 
55Bill RisleyP6-2 210 R-R 1967-05-29 31Chicago,Illinois MLB1987-19981992-1998Marist (Chicago,IL)Harry S. Truman Col
1987-14- 362-CIN
 
39Nerio RodriguezP6-1 195 R-R 1973-03-22 25Bani,Dom Rep MLB1991-20111996-2002  
1990-   UDFA-CHA
 
11Juan SamuelDH-LF5-11 190 R-R 1960-12-09 37San Pedro de Mac,Dom Rep MLB1980-19981983-1998  
1980-   UDFA-PHI
 
18Benito SantiagoC6-1 195 R-R 1965-03-09 33Ponce,Puerto Rico MLB1983-20051986-2005  
1982-   UDFA-SDN
 
53Steve SinclairP6-2 190 L-L 1971-08-02 26Victoria,BC MLB1991-20031998-1999Oak Bay (Victoria,BC)Kwantlen Polytechnic
1991-28- 744-TOR
 
33Ed Sprague3B6-2 205 R-R 1967-07-25 30Castro Valley,California MLB1986-20021991-2001St. Mary's (Stockton,CA)Stanford U.
1988- 1-  25-TOR
 
20Mike StanleyDH6-0 190 R-R 1963-06-25 35Fort Lauderdale,Florida MLB1982-20001986-2000St. Thomas Aquinas (Fort Lauderdale,FL)Florida
1985-16- 395-TEX
 
24Shannon StewartLF6-1 205 R-R 1974-02-25 24Cincinnati,Ohio MLB1992-20081995-2008Southridge (Miami,FL)
1992- 1-  19-TOR
 
37Dave StiebP6-1 195 R-R 1957-07-22 40Santa Ana,California MLB1978-19981979-1998Oak Grove (San Jose,CA)So.Illinois U.
1978- 5- 106-TOR
 
50Ben Van RynP6-5 185 L-L 1971-08-09 26Fort Wayne,Indiana MLB1990-19991996-1998East Noble (Kendallville,IN)
1990- 1-  37-MON
 
30Woody WilliamsP6-0 195 R-R 1966-08-19 31Houston,Texas MLB1986-20071993-2007Cypress Fairbanks (Cypress,TX)Houston
1988-28- 732-TOR
 
58Shannon WithemP6-3 185 R-R 1972-09-21 25Ann Arbor,Michigan MLB1990-19981998-1998Willow Run (Ypsilanti,MI)
1990- 5- 130-DET
 
6Kevin Witt1B6-4 210 L-R 1976-01-05 22High Point,North Carolina MLB1994-20071998-2006Bishop Kenny (Jacksonville,FL)
1994- 1-  28-TOR
 
41 Players