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Home >> Teams >> Minor Leagues >> Southern League >> Birmingham Barons >> 1997 Team Capsule

1997 Birmingham Barons (AA)

+ Southern League
Parent Organization: Chicago White Sox
Nickname:
W-L Record: 76-62 .551
Rank: 1st in Southern League West
Run Differential: 793-744 + 49
Manager(s): Dave Huppert
Location: Birmingham, Alabama
Ballpark: Hoover Metropolitan Stadium
Attendance: 302,144 2/10
Playoffs:
Years Active:

Coaching Staff

Assistant Coach: Sammy Hairston
Hitting Coach: Rance Mulliniks
Pitching Coach: Steve Renko

#1 Draft Picks

Robin Ventura (#10), Scott Christman (#17), Eddie Pearson (#24), Jeff Liefer (#25)
Southern League West Standings
TeamWLWPctGBL
7662.551--
7563.5431.0
7069.5046.5
6968.5046.5
6772.4829.5
Full League Standings
Batting Statistics
#PlayerPosHi LvlAgeGABRH2B3BHRRBISBCSBBSOHBPIBBSHSFGDPAVGOBPSLGOPSISOsecABabipK/BBAB/HRTBPA
-Brian SimmonsOFMLB2313854610814328121572151288124252310.262.365.440805.178.344.3121.4136.4240641
-Jeff LieferOFMLB221194746711324915712038115731410.238.302.422724.184.268.2823.0331.6200524
-Luis Raven3BAAA281174568815330330112434612657075.336.397.6121009.276.379.4012.7415.2279514
-Brandon MooreSSAAA24125414581061511474745481021411.256.328.304632.048.150.2851.07414.0126485
-Eddie Pearson1BAAA239538259125331559112350210313.327.366.458824.131.191.3642.1776.4175410
-Sandy McKinnonOFAA24963325890201431136316821533.271.334.373707.102.217.3272.1983.0124373
-Frank Menechino2BMLB269031878952841260737977110167.299.447.525972.226.487.3530.9726.5167415
-Juan Thomas1BAAA25803115094162105512239241044.302.354.463817.161.232.3944.0031.1144342
-John Finn3B-OFAAA29732464968150027132392880415.276.391.337728.061.264.3110.72--83298
-Clemente AlvarezCMLB29792422949101323002749503117.202.295.289584.087.198.2411.8180.770278
-Scott Coolbaugh3BMLB31682353568180115000376043043.289.389.506895.217.374.3391.6221.4119280
-Jason EvansOFAAA2663223336816152522285104312.305.381.453834.148.274.3751.8244.6101255
-John Cotton2BAAA263312423361027261293320013.290.346.573919.282.347.3413.6717.771136
-Josh PaulCMLB223411518345011662122510304.296.367.365732.070.209.3712.08115.042131
-Rick WronaCMLB33291031126712240031220111.252.284.398682.146.175.2674.0051.541110
-Wil Polidor2B-3BAAA2333931125210130211610101.269.284.312596.043.032.32516.00--2996
-Ryan TophamOFAA23174761051081061520110.213.321.362683.149.298.3032.50--1757
-Juan BautistaSSAAA22124661130040131500102.239.286.304590.065.109.3555.00--1450
-Daniel FagleyCAAA222019171000000510001.368.400.421821.053.053.500----820
-Robin Ventura3BMLB29417351012001100002.294.333.529862.235.294.2671.0017.0918
-Lyle MoutonOFMLB28311120011001400000.182.250.455705.273.364.1674.0011.0512
-Warren SawkiwCAAA2947120013000100000.286.286.7141000.429.429.200--7.057
Batting Totals133247617931330287401247297045540101560254744104.279.350.435785.155.274.3291.8838.420695392
Pitching Statistics
#PlayerHi LvlAgeWLERAGGSCGSHOGFSVIPHRERHRBBSOWPBKHBWHIPH9HR9BB9SO9K/BB
-Jason OlsenAAA229144.89282711001601831018714581219001.5110.290.793.266.812.09
-Russ HerbertAAA251353.6227263100158136726414801267001.367.700.794.537.131.58
-Scott EyreMLB251353.8322220000126110615414551279101.307.800.993.909.002.31
-John SnyderMLB22784.66202021001141307659943906201.5210.260.713.397.112.09
-Kevin BeirneMLB23644.921312001075765141441492101.569.120.484.925.881.20
-Shane ButeauxAA25224.194400016273744134434345101.489.120.494.194.191.00
-Alan NewmanMLB27732.5044000331072553420040649001.326.880.005.008.001.60
-Scott ChristmanAA25279.0015140000631007464838395002.1614.061.135.345.481.03
-Chuck SmithMLB27223.14250006062633522427578301.439.000.573.868.142.11
-Mike HeathcottMLB28311.833010012759502012225473001.277.630.313.817.171.88
-Robert TheodileAAA24205.53199003157724335235415001.8811.370.325.536.471.17
-Brian WoodsAAA26156.2635000311045494132328354001.679.590.595.486.851.25
-Derek HasselhoffAAA23522.38180001033335109311221001.359.260.792.915.822.00
-Lorenzo BarceloMLB19214.916600003336201829291001.369.820.552.457.913.22
-Steve WorrellAAA27225.40180007124281615512212101.6010.081.804.327.561.75
-Maximo NunezAAA25007.50140003017191815113143201.789.500.506.507.001.08
-David LundquistMLB24009.007000501326201335150002.3818.002.083.4610.383.00
-Bob HowryMLB23002.7712000621216441330001.4611.080.692.082.081.00
-Jason BereMLB26017.7122000078762270001.4310.292.572.579.003.50
Pitching Totals76624.4939913963133361211126674460495559941791101.519.410.714.156.991.68
Fielding Statistics
PlayerPosGInnPOAEDPFpctRF
Clemente AlvarezC785004915.9980.00
Josh PaulC322211730.9880.00
Rick WronaC291992834.9870.00
Daniel FagleyC2040230.9330.00
Warren SawkiwC160001.0000.00
PlayerPosGInnPOAEDPFpctRF
Eddie Pearson1B89737601068.9880.00
Juan Thomas1B4740013756.9830.00
Luis Raven1B4333021.0000.00
PlayerPosGInnPOAEDPFpctRF
Frank Menechino2B781672111158.9720.00
John Cotton2B246050617.9480.00
Wil Polidor2B17273746.9410.00
John Finn2B12173718.9820.00
Brandon Moore2B1235270131.0000.00
PlayerPosGInnPOAEDPFpctRF
Scott Coolbaugh3B6242124716.9600.00
Luis Raven3B391973234.8000.00
John Finn3B2093844.9220.00
Frank Menechino3B12926051.0000.00
Wil Polidor3B1011571.6960.00
John Cotton3B51440.5560.00
Robin Ventura3B42320.7140.00
PlayerPosGInnPOAEDPFpctRF
Brandon MooreSS1121773542270.9600.00
John FinnSS13172734.9360.00
Juan BautistaSS12203256.9120.00
Wil PolidorSS861951.8330.00
PlayerPosGInnPOAEDPFpctRF
Brian SimmonsOF136322751.9850.00
Jeff LieferOF106166280.9550.00
Sandy McKinnonOF88170651.9720.00
Jason EvansOF6189380.9200.00
John FinnOF15263001.0000.00
Ryan TophamOF1330010.9680.00
John CottonOF450001.0000.00
Lyle MoutonOF350001.0000.00
PlayerPosGInnPOAEDPFpctRF
Shane ButeauxP4457001.0000.00
Alan NewmanP4421651.7830.00
Brian WoodsP351810.9000.00
Mike HeathcottP3049011.0000.00
Jason OlsenP28142820.9550.00
Russ HerbertP2792120.9370.00
Chuck SmithP254812.9230.00
Scott EyreP22320011.0000.00
John SnyderP2081721.9260.00
Robert TheodileP194420.8000.00
Derek HasselhoffP1843001.0000.00
Steve WorrellP1822001.0000.00
Scott ChristmanP15610011.0000.00
Maximo NunezP1421001.0000.00
Kevin BeirneP1351010.9370.00
Bob HowryP1202011.0000.00
David LundquistP701001.0000.00
Lorenzo BarceloP628001.0000.00


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