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1996 Buffalo Bisons (AAA)

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Parent Organization: Cleveland Indians
W-L Record: 84-60 .583
Rank: 1st in American Association Eastern
Run Differential: 723-632 + 91
Manager(s): Brian Graham
Location: Buffalo, New York
Ballpark: North AmeriCare Park
Attendance: 825,530 1/8
Playoffs: Lost in Semi-Finals
Years Active:

Coaching Staff

Hitting Coach: Boots Day
Pitching Coach: Gary Ruby

#1 Draft Picks

Paul Shuey (#2), Brian Anderson (#3), Kent Mercker (#5), Tim Costo (#8), Benji Grigsby (#20)
American Association Eastern 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 1996 Buffalo Bisons season
    UnifPlayerPosHtWtB-TAgeBornPlaceDraft InfoHigh LevelCurrent TeamStatus
    -Brian AndersonP6-1183R-L24CAL: 1993-1-3MLB--
    -Bruce AvenLF-OF5-9180R-R24CLE: 1994-30-829MLB--
    -Pat BryantOF5-11180R-R23CLE: 1990-2-48AAA--
    -Mike ButcherP6-1200R-R31CIN: 1986-4-96MLB--
    -Greg CadaretP6-3230L-L34OAK: 1983-11-267MLB--
    -Casey Candaele2B-SS5-9165B-R35UDFAMLB--
    -Bartolo ColonP6-0230R-R21UDFAMLB-Free Agent
    -Reid CorneliusP6-0200R-R26MON: 1988-11-284MLB--
    -Tim CostoRF-1B6-5220R-R27CLE: 1990-1-8MLB--
    -Steve Dunn1B6-4225L-L26MIN: 1988-4-103MLB--
    -Alan EmbreeP6-2190L-L26CLE: 1989-5-125MLB--
    -Paul Faries2B-SS5-10165R-R31SDN: 1987-23-588MLB--
    -John FarrellP6-4210R-R33CLE: 1984-2-32MLB--
    -Brian GilesLF-CF5-10200L-L25CLE: 1989-17-437MLB--
    -Danny GravesP5-11185R-R22CLE: 1994-4-101MLB--
    -Benji GrigsbyP6-1190R-R25OAK: 1992-1-20AAA--
    -Eric HelfandC6-0195L-R27OAK: 1990-2-65MLB--
    -Damian Jackson2B-SS5-11185R-R22CLE: 1991-44-1148MLB--
    -Scott Leius3B6-3208R-R30MIN: 1986-13-325MLB--
    -Jimmy LewisP6-4190R-R26NYA: 1991-20-516AAA--
    -Joe Lis2B5-10170R-R27TOR: 1991-30-796AAA--
    -Albie LopezP6-2185R-R24CLE: 1991-20-528MLB--
    -Tom MarshLF-RF6-2180R-R30PHI: 1988-16-406MLB--
    -Kent MerckerP6-2195L-L28ATL: 1986-1-5MLB--
    -Chad OgeaP6-2220L-R25CLE: 1991-3-86MLB--
    -Geronimo Pena3B-2B6-1195B-R29Not draftedMLB--
    -Herbert Perry3B-1B6-2220R-R26CLE: 1991-2-57MLB--
    -Erik PlantenbergP6-1180B-L27BOS: 1990-16-443MLB--
    -Joe RoaP6-1194R-R24ATL: 1989-18-454MLB--
    -Darryl ScottP6-1185R-R27Not draftedMLB--
    -Paul ShueyP6-3215R-R25CLE: 1992-1-2MLB--
    -Don Sparks3B6-2185R-R30NYA: 1988-5-131AAA--
    -Julian TavarezP6-2190L-R23Not draftedMLB--
    -Ryan ThompsonCF-RF6-3215R-R28TOR: 1987-13-335MLB--
    -Bill WertzP6-6220R-R29CLE: 1989-31-801MLB--
    -Casey WhittenP6-0180L-L24CLE: 1993-2-53AAA--
    -Jimmy WilliamsP6-6225L-L31LAN: 1984-10-259AAA--
    -Enrique Wilson2B-SS5-11160B-R22UDFAMLB--
    -Nigel WilsonLF-OF6-1185L-L26Not draftedMLB--
    -Tom WilsonC6-3210R-R25NYA: 1990-23-620MLB--

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