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1997 West Michigan Whitecaps (A)

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Parent Organization: Detroit Tigers
W-L Record: 92-39 .702
Rank: 1st in Midwest League Eastern
Run Differential: 698-456 + 242
Manager(s): Bruce Fields
Location: Grand Rapids, Michigan
Ballpark: Old Kent Park
Attendance: 536,029 1/14
Playoffs: Lost in 1st Round
Years Active:

Coaching Staff

Hitting Coach: Skeeter Barnes
Pitching Coach: Steve McCatty

#1 Draft Picks

Midwest League 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 1997 West Michigan Whitecaps season
    UnifPlayerPosHtWtB-TAgeBornPlaceDraft InfoHigh LevelCurrent TeamStatus
    -Kurt AirosoIF6-2190R-R22DET: 1996-29-851AAA--
    -Chris BauerP6-1185R-R23DET: 1996-6-161A+--
    -Willie BlairP6-1185R-R31TOR: 1986-11-289MLB--
    -Dave BorkowskiP6-1200R-R20DET: 1995-11-294MLB--
    -Clay BrunerP6-3180R-R20DET: 1995-4-98AA--
    -Rene CapellanSS5-11160R-R19Not draftedA+--
    -Jesus CedenoOF5-11160R-R21Not draftedA+--
    -Francisco CorderoP6-2200R-R22Not draftedMLB-Retired
    -Derek DaceP6-7200L-L22HOU: 1994-8-220AAA--
    -Dave DarwinP6-0185L-L23DET: 1996-26-761AAA--
    -Brian DuboseOF6-3208L-R26DET: 1989-53-1329AA--
    -Robert Fick1B-RF6-1189L-R23DET: 1996-5-131MLB--
    -John ForanP6-1185R-R23DET: 1995-10-266A+--
    -Apostol GarciaP6-0155R-R20Not draftedAA--
    -Jacques LandryOF6-3205R-R23DET: 1996-12-341AAA--
    -Chris Lemonis2B-SS5-11180L-R23Not draftedAAA--
    -Romulo MartinezP6-1170R-R20Not draftedAAA--
    -Derek MitchellIF6-2170R-R22DET: 1995-32-882AAA--
    -Rich OzarowskiSS5-9175B-R22DET: 1997-30-895A+--
    -Craig QuintalP6-0190R-R22DET: 1996-8-221A+--
    -Greg RomoP6-2165L-R22DET: 1994-25-697AA--
    -Pedro SantanaIF5-11160R-R20Not draftedAAA--
    -Chad SchroederP6-1195R-R23DET: 1996-30-881AA--
    -Scott SollmannOF5-10167L-L22DET: 1996-7-191AA--
    -Franklin SosaC5-11170R-R21Not draftedA--
    -Russ SpearP6-3190R-R19Not draftedA+--
    -Chad StevensonC6-4215R-R21DET: 1994-13-361A+--
    -Chris WakelandRF6-0185L-L23DET: 1996-15-431MLB--
    -Mark ZamarripaP6-0175R-R22Not draftedAA--
    -Alexis ZapataOF6-3190R-R20Not draftedA+--

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