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1997 Toronto Blue Jays (MLB)

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W-L Record: 76-86 .469
Rank: 5th in American League East
Run Differential: 654-694 -40
Manager(s): Cito Gaston, Mel Queen
General Manager: Gord Ash
Location: Toronto, Ontario
Ballpark: SkyDome
Payroll: $ 45,894,833 8/28
Attendance: 2,589,297 9/28
Playoffs:
Top Draft Pick: Vernon Wells (#5) All picks
Years Active:
Franchise Information

Coaching Staff

Bench Coach: Jim Lett
Bullpen Coach: Gene Tenace
First Base Coach: Alfredo Griffin
Hitting Coach: Willie Upshaw
Pitching Coach: Mel Queen
Third Base Coach: Nick Leyva

#1 Draft Picks

Joe Carter (#2), Jose Cruz (#3), Chris Carpenter (#15), Shawn Green (#16), Shannon Stewart (#19), Roger Clemens (#19), Ed Sprague (#25), Dan Plesac (#26)
American League East Standings
TeamWLWPctGBL
9864.605--
9666.5932.0
7983.48819.0
7884.48120.0
7686.46922.0
Full League Standings
Batting Statistics
#PlayerPosAgeGABRH2B3BHRRBISBCSBBSOHBPIBBSHSFGDPAVGOBPSLGOPSISOsecABabipK/BBAB/HRTBPA
43,29Joe CarterDH-1B3761276143
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4
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21
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1028240105750912.234.284.399683.165.240.2462.6329.1244668
25Carlos Delgado1B2551979136
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3
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30
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91036413389046.262.350.528878.266.383.2942.0817.3274595
33Ed Sprague3B2950463115
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29
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4
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14
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480151102600110.228.306.385691.157.256.2602.0036.0194562
15Shawn GreenRF-LF2442957123
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4
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16
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53143369914144.287.340.469809.182.291.3362.7526.8201471
8Alex GonzalezSS2442646102
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23
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2
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12
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351563494511129.239.302.387689.148.249.2802.7635.5165478
2Otis NixonCF3840154105
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12
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2647105254006510.262.343.304647.042.264.2961.04401.0122464
6Orlando MercedRF303684598
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23
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2
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9
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4073476231026.266.352.413765.147.285.2981.3240.9152420
13Carlos Garcia2B293502977
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231131560201047.220.253.309562.089.154.2544.00116.7108381
18Benito SantiagoC323413183
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013
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42101780211510.243.279.387666.144.196.2774.7126.2132366
22Charlie O'BrienC362252249
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27022245111366.218.311.347658.129.218.2472.0556.378267
23Jose CruzLF232123149
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7
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014
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3462287202042.231.316.462778.231.382.2692.5715.198244
5Jacob BrumfieldCF-LF321742236
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2044143110114.207.268.282550.075.155.2392.2187.049191
7Shannon StewartCF231682548
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13
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022103192441023.286.368.446814.161.315.3291.26--75193
24Mariano Duncan2B341672038
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00124263930004.228.267.263530.036.084.2976.50--44176
12Tilson Brito2B-3B25126928
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0081092820022.222.281.246527.024.103.2803.11--31139
1Tomas PerezSS23123924
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0911112810302.195.267.252519.057.146.2532.55--31138
11Juan SamuelDH-3B36951327
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1553102820102.284.364.516880.232.358.3752.8031.749108
17Robert PerezLF-RF2878415
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60001600002.192.192.346538.154.154.217--39.02778
14Ruben SierraLF-DH3148410
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50031301010.208.250.354604.146.208.2574.3348.01752
28Tom Evans3B2238711
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20121010000.289.341.421762.132.158.3705.0038.01641
3Felipe Crespo3B242838
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5002400101.286.333.464797.179.250.3042.0028.01331
12Rich ButlerLF241434
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002012300000.286.375.357732.071.143.3641.50--516
46Julio MosqueraC25802
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000000200000.250.250.375625.125.125.333----38
41Pat HentgenP287000000000200000.000.000.0000.000.000.000----07
31Robert PersonP274000000001100000.000.200.000200.000.250.0001.00--05
21Roger ClemensP34211
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000001000000.500.6671.0001667.5001.000.5000.00--23
35Sandy MartinezC242100000001100000.000.333.000333.000.500.0001.00--03
54,30Woody WilliamsP30201
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0000000100000.500.500.5001000.000.0001.000----12
48Paul QuantrillP281000000000100000.000.000.0000.000.000-----01
24Paul SpoljaricP261000000000000000.000.000.0000.000.000.000----01
Batting Totals1644547365413332754114762713450487113859263852102.244.303.389692.146.250.2802.3437.221316050
Pitching Statistics
#PlayerAgeWLERAGGSCGSHOGFSVIPHRERHRBBSOWPBKHBWHIPH9HR9BB9SO9K/BB
41Pat Hentgen2815103.683535930026425311610831711606271.238.631.062.425.452.25
21Roger Clemens342172.0534349300264204656096829240121.036.950.312.329.954.29
54,30Woody Williams309144.3431310000194201989431661247051.379.281.433.055.721.88
31Robert Person275105.632322000012812586801960997051.458.791.344.226.961.65
48Paul Quantrill28671.9477000295881032519517561011.3610.530.511.745.733.29
50Chris Carpenter22375.1114131110811085546737557121.7912.000.784.116.111.49
57Juan Guzman30364.9513130000604842331431524021.327.202.104.657.801.68
19Dan Plesac35243.607300018150472220819612001.328.461.443.4210.983.21
49Luis Andujar24066.48178005050764536921282001.9413.681.623.785.041.33
24Paul Spoljaric26033.193700010348371717321435121.216.940.563.948.062.05
40Mike Timlin31322.873800026947411715615361111.197.851.152.876.892.40
37Tim Crabtree27337.023700016240653232717264022.0014.271.543.735.711.53
45Kelvim Escobar21322.9027000231431281210119360001.528.130.295.5210.451.89
54Omar Daal25114.009300002734131236281001.4811.331.002.009.334.67
36Marty Janzen24213.60120006025231110413170001.448.281.444.686.121.31
38Huck Flener280110.06810030174019193692002.7121.181.593.184.761.50
39Erik Hanson32007.803200101515131336181001.409.001.803.6010.803.00
55Bill Risley30019.0030001043442220001.256.754.504.504.501.00
40Carlos Almanzar23013.0040002031111140000.673.003.003.0012.004.00
52Kenny Robinson27003.0030002031111140000.673.003.003.0012.004.00
Pitching Totals76863.9349816219714334144314536946301674971150545391.359.061.043.107.172.31
Fielding Statistics
PlayerPosGInnPOAEDPFpctRF
Benito SantiagoC9562140210.9970.00
Charlie O'BrienC695434138.9950.00
Sandy MartinezC312210.9330.00
Julio MosqueraC3111001.0000.00
PlayerPosGInnPOAEDPFpctRF
Carlos Delgado1B119962671298.9880.00
Joe Carter1B4232522124.9970.00
Juan Samuel1B7211041.0000.00
Orlando Merced1B130001.0000.00
PlayerPosGInnPOAEDPFpctRF
Carlos Garcia2B96168253850.9810.00
Mariano Duncan2B3974111324.9840.00
Tilson Brito2B252865114.9890.00
Tomas Perez2B8153223.9590.00
Juan Samuel2B476011.0000.00
Felipe Crespo2B113001.0000.00
PlayerPosGInnPOAEDPFpctRF
Ed Sprague3B1291062021819.9450.00
Tilson Brito3B171214031.0000.00
Tom Evans3B1292431.9170.00
Juan Samuel3B937021.0000.00
Felipe Crespo3B78611.9330.00
Carlos Garcia3B40000.0000.00
PlayerPosGInnPOAEDPFpctRF
Alex GonzalezSS125209341877.9860.00
Tomas PerezSS324391122.9930.00
Tilson BritoSS8131326.9290.00
Carlos GarciaSS53321.7500.00
PlayerPosGInnPOAEDPFpctRF
Jose CruzLF5193321.9800.00
Shawn GreenLF4584010.9880.00
Joe CarterLF4187030.9670.00
Robert PerezLF17190001.0000.00
Jacob BrumfieldLF14292011.0000.00
Ruben SierraLF612010.9230.00
Rich ButlerLF350001.0000.00
Shannon StewartLF241001.0000.00
PlayerPosGInnPOAEDPFpctRF
Otis NixonCF102254110.9960.00
Shannon StewartCF4093020.9790.00
Jacob BrumfieldCF24491001.0000.00
Jose CruzCF450001.0000.00
PlayerPosGInnPOAEDPFpctRF
Orlando MercedRF961901034.9850.00
Shawn GreenRF4689622.9790.00
Jacob BrumfieldRF1093001.0000.00
Joe CarterRF10171001.0000.00
Robert PerezRF9160001.0000.00
Juan SamuelRF230001.0000.00
Ruben SierraRF210001.0000.00
PlayerPosGInnPOAEDPFpctRF
Paul QuantrillP778811733.8571.84
Dan PlesacP735001001.0000.18
Mike TimlinP384758021.0002.49
Tim CrabtreeP374038011.0002.46
Paul SpoljaricP3748410011.0002.63
Pat HentgenP35264193411.9811.81
Roger ClemensP34264113911.9801.70
Woody WilliamsP3119491010.9500.88
Kelvim EscobarP273102011.0000.58
Robert PersonP231284811.9230.84
Luis AndujarP175017001.0001.44
Chris CarpenterP14817511.9231.33
Juan GuzmanP13601730.7271.20
Marty JanzenP122531001.0001.44
Omar DaalP92734001.0002.33
Huck FlenerP8170000.0000.00
Carlos AlmanzarP430000.0000.00
Erik HansonP3150000.0000.00
Bill RisleyP340000.0000.00
Kenny RobinsonP3312011.0008.71
PlayerPosGInnPOAEDPFpctRF
Joe CarterDH65.0000.00
Shawn GreenDH35.0000.00
Carlos DelgadoDH32.0000.00
Juan SamuelDH15.0000.00
Ed SpragueDH8.0000.00
Robert PerezDH7.0000.00
Ruben SierraDH6.0000.00
Jacob BrumfieldDH4.0000.00
Felipe CrespoDH2.0000.00
Rich ButlerDH1.0000.00
Orlando MercedDH1.0000.00
Otis NixonDH1.0000.00
Benito SantiagoDH1.0000.00
Shannon StewartDH1.0000.00


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