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2008 Toronto Blue JaysSeason Roster
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Jose Bautista played for the 2008 Toronto Blue Jays
LeagueAmerican LeagueDivisionEastLevelMajor League Baseball
NicknameBlue Jays
LocationToronto,Ontario
Record86-76 (4th in American League East)League Rank7thMLB Rank13th
BallparkRogers Centre
ManagerJohn Gibbons,Cito GastonGeneral ManagerJ.P. Ricciardi
CoachesBrad Arnsberg (Pitching Coach), Brian Butterfield (Bench Coach), Gary Denbo (Hitting Coach), Nick Leyva (Third Base Coach), Dwayne Murphy (First Base Coach), Marty Pevey (Third Base Coach), Gene Tenace (Hitting Coach), Bruce Walton (Bullpen Coach), Ernie Whitt (First Base Coach)
PlayoffsNo playoff information
#1 Draft PickDavid Cooper (#17)
Payroll$97,793,900 (Rank: 13th)
Attendance2,399,786 (Rank: 18th)
Minor League AffiliatesSyracuse Chiefs (AAA) 69-73 ... New Hampshire Fisher Cats (AA) 61-81 ... Dunedin Blue Jays (A+) 85-53 ... Lansing Lugnuts (A) 76-64 ... Auburn Doubledays (A-) 38-37 ... Gulf Coast Blue Jays (Rk) 26-32 ...
Years Available1977-2018

Team History -- 2008 Statistics -- 2008 Roster VR -- Game Log -- Batting Lineups -- Defensive Lineups -- Starting Pitchers -- Draft Picks -- Prospects -- Spring Training -- Payroll -- Organizational Roster -- Transactions

 
The players below represent ALL players who played at least 1 game for the 2008 Toronto Blue Jays.
Age displayed is as of June 30th for the 2008 baseball season.

2008 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)
49Jeremy AccardoP6-2 190 R-R 1981-12-08 26Mesa,Arizona MLB2001-20142005-2012Mesa (Mesa,AZ)Illinois St
2003-   UDFA-SFN
Free Agent  
20,23Rod BarajasC6-2 220 R-R 1975-09-05 32Ontario,California MLB1996-20121999-2012Santa Fe (Santa Fe Springs,CA)Cerritos Col
1996-   UDFA-ARI
Free Agent  
23Jose Bautista3B-1B6-0 180 R-R 1980-10-19 27Santo Domingo,Dom Rep MLB2000-20182004-2018   Chipola Col
2000-20- 599-PIT
Free Agent  
48Armando BenitezP6-4 229 R-R 1972-11-03 35Ramon Santana,Dom Rep MLB1991-20121994-2008  
1990-   UDFA-BAL
 
34A.J. BurnettP6-5 205 R-R 1977-01-03 31North Little Rock,Arkansas MLB1995-20151999-2015Central Arkansas Christian (North Little Rock,AR)
1995- 8- 217-NYN
Free Agent  
57Shawn CampP6-1 200 R-R 1975-11-18 32Fairfax,Virginia MLB1996-20142004-2014Robinson Secondary School (Fairfax,VA)George Mason U., North Alabama
1997-16- 500-SDN
Free Agent  
39,43Jesse CarlsonP6-1 160 L-L 1980-12-31 27New Britain,Connecticut MLB2000-20122008-2010Berlin (Berlin,CT)Connecticut
2002-15- 440-DET
Free Agent  
21Buck CoatsLF6-3 195 L-R 1982-06-09 26Fort Benning,Georgia MLB2000-20112006-2008Valdosta (Valdosta,GA)
2000-18- 523-CHN
 
-Robinzon DiazDH5-11 180 R-R 1983-09-19 24Monte Plata,Dom Rep MLB2002-20162008-2009  
2000-   UDFA-TOR
MinorsToronto Blue Jays (MLB)
37Scott DownsP6-2 190 L-L 1976-03-17 32Louisville,Kentucky MLB1995-20142000-2014Pleasure Ridge Park (Louisville,KY)Kentucky
1997- 3-  94-CHN
Free Agent  
11David EcksteinSS5-8 165 R-R 1975-01-20 33Sanford,Florida MLB1994-20102001-2010Seminole (Sanford,FL)Florida
1997-19- 581-BOS
 
54Jason FrasorP5-10 170 R-R 1977-08-09 30Chicago,Illinois MLB1996-20152004-2015Oak Forest (Oak Forest,IL)So.Illinois U.
1999-33- 987-DET
Free Agent  
32Roy HalladayP6-6 225 R-R 1977-05-14 31Denver,Colorado MLB1995-20131998-2013Arvada West (Arvada,CO)
1995- 1-  17-TOR
Retired  
2Aaron Hill2B5-11 195 R-R 1982-03-21 26Visalia,California MLB2001-20172005-2017Redwood (Visalia,CA)Louisiana St
2003- 1-  13-TOR
Free Agent  
1Joe Inglett2B5-10 175 L-R 1978-06-29 30Sacramento,California MLB1997-20112006-2011Mesa Verde (Citrus Heights,CA)Nevada
2000- 8- 246-CLE
 
22Brandon LeagueP6-2 180 R-R 1983-03-16 25Sacramento,California MLB2001-20172004-2014Saint Louis (Honolulu,HI)
2001- 2-  59-TOR
Free Agent  
26Adam LindLF6-2 195 L-L 1983-07-17 24Anderson,Indiana MLB2003-20182006-2017Highland (Anderson,IN)South Alabama
2004- 3-  83-TOR
Free Agent  
51Jesse LitschP6-1 175 R-R 1985-03-09 23St. Petersburg,Florida MLB2004-20112007-2011Dixie Hollins (St. Petersburg,FL)South Florida St
2004-24- 717-TOR
Free Agent  
18Hector Luna3B6-1 170 R-R 1982-02-01 26Monte Cristi,Dom Rep MLB2000-20162004-2012  
1999-   UDFA-CLE
International  
28Shaun MarcumP6-0 180 R-R 1981-12-14 26Kansas City,Missouri MLB2001-20152005-2015Excelsior Springs (Excelsior Springs,MO)Missouri St, Missouri
2003- 3-  80-TOR
Retired  
6John McDonaldSS5-11 175 R-R 1974-09-24 33New London,Connecticut MLB1995-20141999-2014East Lyme (East Lyme,CT)Providence Col, Connecticut-Avery Point
1996-12- 363-CLE
Retired  
29Dustin McGowanP6-3 190 R-R 1982-03-24 26Savannah,Georgia MLB2000-20172005-2017Long County (Ludowici,GA)
2000- 1-  33-TOR
Free Agent  
36Kevin MenchLF-RF6-0 215 R-R 1978-01-07 30Wilmington,Delaware MLB1997-20102002-2010St. Mark's (Wilmington,DE)Delaware
1999- 4- 118-TEX
 
17Lyle Overbay1B6-2 215 L-L 1977-01-28 31Centralia,Washington MLB1996-20142001-2014Centralia (Centralia,WA)Nevada
1999-18- 538-ARI
Free Agent  
31John ParrishP5-11 181 L-L 1977-11-26 30Lancaster,Pennsylvania MLB1996-20132000-2010McCaskey (Lancaster,PA)
1996-25- 741-BAL
 
25David PurceyP6-5 240 L-L 1982-04-22 26St. Charles,Illinois MLB2002-20142008-2013Trinity Christian Academy (Addison,TX)Oklahoma
2004- 1-  16-TOR
Free Agent  
48Scott RichmondP6-5 223 R-R 1979-08-30 28North Vancouver,BC MLB2002-20152008-2012Aldergrove (Aldergrove,BC)Oklahoma St, Bossier Parish CC, Missouri Valley Col
2007-   UDFA-TOR
Free Agent  
15Alex RiosRF-CF6-5 185 R-R 1981-02-18 27Coffee,Alabama MLB1999-20152004-2015San Pedro Martin (Guyanabo,PR)
1999- 1-  19-TOR
Free Agent  
33Scott Rolen3B6-4 226 R-R 1975-04-04 33Jasper,Indiana MLB1993-20121996-2012Jasper (Jasper,IN)
1993- 2-  46-PHI
Free Agent  
52B.J. RyanP6-6 230 L-L 1975-12-28 32Bossier City,Louisiana MLB1995-20091999-2009Airline (Bossier City,LA)UL Lafayette, Centenary Col
1998-17- 500-CIN
 
19Marco ScutaroSS-2B5-9 190 R-R 1975-10-30 32San Felipe,Venezuela MLB1996-20142002-2014  
1994-   UDFA-CLE
Retired  
45Travis SniderLF-RF5-11 230 L-L 1988-02-02 20Kirkland,Washington MLB2006-20182008-2015Jackson (Mill Creek,WA)
2006- 1-  14-TOR
Free Agent  
24Matt StairsDH5-9 217 L-R 1968-02-27 40Saint John,New Brunswick MLB1989-20111992-2011  
1989-   UDFA-MON
 
4Shannon StewartLF6-1 205 R-R 1974-02-25 34Cincinnati,Ohio MLB1992-20081995-2008Southridge (Miami,FL)
1992- 1-  19-TOR
 
56Brian TalletP6-7 210 L-L 1977-09-21 30Midwest City,Oklahoma MLB1997-20132002-2011Putnam City West (Oklahoma City,OK)Louisiana St, Hill Col
2000- 2-  55-CLE
Retired  
7Curtis ThigpenC5-11 190 R-R 1983-04-19 25Forney,Texas MLB2002-20082007-2008Forney (Forney,TX)Texas
2004- 2-  57-TOR
 
35Frank ThomasDH6-5 270 R-R 1968-05-27 40Columbus,Georgia MLB1987-20081990-2008Columbus (Columbus,GA)Auburn U.
1989- 1-   7-CHA
 
-Jorge VelandiaSS5-9 185 R-R 1975-01-12 33Caracas,Venezuela MLB1992-20091997-2008  
1992-   UDFA-DET
 
-Randy WellsP6-4 200 R-R 1982-08-28 25Belleville,Illinois MLB2002-20132008-2012Belleville East (Belleville,IL)Southwestern Illinois Col
2002-38-1143-CHN
Retired  
10Vernon WellsCF6-1 210 R-R 1978-12-08 29Shreveport,Louisiana MLB1997-20131999-2013Bowie (Arlington,TX)
1997- 1-   5-TOR
Free Agent  
35Brad WilkersonRF-LF6-0 190 L-L 1977-06-01 31Davies,Kentucky MLB1996-20092001-2008Apollo (Owensboro,KY)Florida
1998- 1-  33-MON
 
40Brian WolfeP6-3 220 R-R 1980-12-29 27Fullerton,California MLB1999-20172007-2009Servite (Anaheim,CA)
1999- 6- 179-MIN
 
9Gregg ZaunC5-10 190 B-R 1971-04-14 37Glendale,California MLB1990-20101995-2010St. Francis (La Canada,CA)
1989-17- 427-BAL
 
43 Players