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1998 Detroit Tigers (MLB)

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W-L Record: 65-97 .401
Rank: 5th in American League Central
Run Differential: 722-861 -139
Roster Continuity 51.16% 27/28
Manager(s): Buddy Bell, Larry Parrish
General Manager: Randy Smith
Location: Detroit, Michigan
Ballpark: Tiger Stadium
Payroll: $ 22,625,000 26/30
Attendance: 1,409,391 26/30
Playoffs: Did not qualify
Top Draft Pick: Jeff Weaver (#14) All picks
Years Active:
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Coaching Staff

Bench Coach: Larry Parrish
Bullpen Coach: Jeff Jones
Bullpen Coach: Fred Kendall
First Base Coach: Jerry White
Hitting Coach: Larry Herndon
Hitting Coach: Toby Harrah
Pitching Coach: Rick Adair
Third Base Coach: Perry Hill

#1 Draft Picks

Matt Anderson (#1), Tony Clark (#2), Seth Greisinger (#6), Pete Incaviglia (#8), Todd Jones (#27), Justin Thompson (#32), Scott Sanders (#32)
American League Central Standings
TeamWLWPctGBL
8973.549--
8082.4949.0
7289.44716.5
7092.43219.0
6597.40124.0
  • 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 1998 Detroit Tigers season
    UnifPlayerPosHtWtB-TAgeBornPlaceDraft InfoHigh LevelCurrent TeamStatus
    20Gabe Alvarez3B6-1205R-R241998SDN: 1995-2-32MLB--
    14,51Matt AndersonP6-4200R-R211998DET: 1997-1-1MLBColorado Rockies
    32Paul BakoC6-2205L-R261998CIN: 1993-5-148MLBChicago Cubs
    12,13Kimera BarteeCF6-0200R-R251996BAL: 1993-14-399MLB--
    37Trey BeamonLF-RF6-0192L-R241996PIT: 1992-2-61MLB--
    29Geronimo BerroaRF-LF6-0210R-R331989Not draftedMLB--
    45Doug BochtlerP6-3215R-R271995MON: 1989-9-228MLB--
    26Doug BrocailP6-5235L-R311992SDN: 1986-1-12MLBHouston Astros
    58Will BrunsonP6-6185L-L281998CIN: 1992-21-577MLB--
    33Raul CasanovaC6-0221B-R251996NYN: 1990-8-226MLBNew York Mets
    46Frank CastilloP6-1190R-R291991CHN: 1987-6-140MLBFlorida Marlins
    27,29Frank CatalanottoLF-2B6-0195L-R241997DET: 1992-10-280MLBNew York Mets
    17Tony Clark1B6-7245B-R261995DET: 1990-1-2MLBArizona Diamondbacks
    56Dean CrowP6-4215L-R251998SEA: 1993-10-269MLB--
    8Deivi CruzSS6-0184R-R221997Not draftedMLBSan Francisco Giants
    55Roberto DuranP6-0167L-L251997TOR: 1990-42-1111MLB--
    9Damion Easley2B5-11185R-R281992CAL: 1988-30-767MLBNew York Mets
    34Juan EncarnacionRF-CF6-3187R-R221997Not draftedMLBSt. Louis Cardinals
    41Robert Fick1B-RF6-1189L-R241998DET: 1996-5-131MLBWashington Nationals
    39Bryce FlorieP5-11192R-R281994SDN: 1988-5-110MLB--
    28Luis GonzalezLF6-2190L-R301990HOU: 1988-4-90MLBFlorida Marlins
    50Seth GreisingerP6-3200R-R221998DET: 1996-1-6MLBAtlanta Braves
    41Denny HarrigerP5-11185R-R281998NYN: 1987-18-472MLB--
    4Bobby HigginsonLF-RF5-11195L-R271995DET: 1992-12-336MLBDetroit Tigers
    21Brian HunterCF-LF6-3180R-R271994HOU: 1989-2-35MLB--
    20Pete IncavigliaLF6-1230R-R341986MON: 1985-1-8MLB--
    59Todd JonesP6-3230L-R301993HOU: 1989-1-27MLBDetroit Tigers
    51Gabe KaplerCF-RF6-2208R-R221998DET: 1995-57-1488MLBTampa Bay Rays
    57Greg KeagleP6-2195R-R271996SDN: 1993-6-170MLB--
    20Jeff Manto3B-1B6-3210R-R331990CAL: 1985-14-355MLB--
    38Brian MoehlerP6-3235R-R261996DET: 1993-6-165MLBHouston Astros
    7Joe OliverC6-3220R-R321989CIN: 1983-2-41MLB--
    36Brian PowellP6-2205R-R241998DET: 1995-2-41MLB--
    19Joe Randa3B5-11190R-R281995KCA: 1991-11-288MLBPittsburgh Pirates
    14Billy Ripken2B6-1190R-R331987BAL: 1982-11-286MLB--
    10Bip Roberts2B-LF5-7165B-R341986PIT: 1982-1-13MLB--
    44Sean RunyanP6-3223L-L241998HOU: 1992-5-125MLB--
    49A.J. SagerP6-4220R-R331994SDN: 1988-10-240MLB--
    27Scott SandersP6-4220R-R291993SDN: 1990-1-32MLB--
    52Marino SantanaP6-1190R-R261998Not draftedMLB--
    30Joe SiddallC6-1200L-R301993Not draftedMLB--
    22Justin ThompsonP6-4215L-L251996DET: 1991-1-32MLBTexas Rangers
    30Andy TomberlinRF-LF5-11185L-L311993Not draftedMLB--
    43Jason WoodSS-1B6-1170R-R281998OAK: 1991-11-307MLBFlorida Marlins
    36Tim WorrellP6-4215R-R301993SDN: 1989-20-520MLBSan Francisco Giants


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