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2008 Toronto Blue Jays (MLB)

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W-L Record: 86-76 .531
Rank: 4th in American League East
Run Differential: 714-610 + 104
Roster Continuity 74.89% 6/30
Manager(s): John Gibbons, Cito Gaston
General Manager: J.P. Ricciardi
Location: Toronto, Ontario
Ballpark: Rogers Centre
Payroll: $ 97,793,900 13/30
Attendance: 2,399,786 18/30
Playoffs: Did not qualify
Top Draft Pick: David Cooper (#17) All picks
Years Active:
Franchise Information

Coaching Staff

Bench Coach: Brian Butterfield
Bullpen Coach: Bruce Walton
First Base Coach: Ernie Whitt
First Base Coach: Dwayne Murphy
Hitting Coach: Gary Denbo
Hitting Coach: Gene Tenace
Pitching Coach: Brad Arnsberg
Third Base Coach: Nick Leyva
Third Base Coach: Marty Pevey

#1 Draft Picks

Vernon Wells (#5), Frank Thomas (#7), Aaron Hill (#13), Travis Snider (#14), David Purcey (#16), Roy Halladay (#17), Shannon Stewart (#19), Alex Rios (#19), Brad Wilkerson (#33), Dustin McGowan (#33)
American League East Standings
TeamWLWPctGBL
9765.599--
9567.5862.0
8973.5498.0
8676.53111.0
6893.42228.5
Batting Statistics
#PlayerPosAgeDiffGABRH2B3BHRRBISBCSBBSOHBPIBBSHSFGDPAVGOBPSLGOPSISOsecABabipK/BBAB/HRTBPA
15Alex RiosRF-CF27   63591185
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7932844112220520.291.337.461798.170.277.3312.5542.3293686
17Lyle Overbay1B31   54474147
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15
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691274116331524.270.358.419777.149.283.3161.5736.3228627
19Marco ScutaroSS-2B32   51776138
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6072576550678.267.341.356697.089.209.2901.1473.9184592
10Vernon WellsCF29   42763128
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78422946350716.300.343.496839.197.269.2931.5921.4212466
33Scott Rolen3B33   40858107
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505046711020312.262.349.431780.169.294.2921.5437.1176467
20,23Rod BarajasC32   3494487
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011
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4900176170049.249.294.410704.160.209.2703.5931.7143377
1Joe Inglett2B30   34445102
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3992284340815.297.355.407762.110.212.3311.54114.7140385
26Adam LindLF24   3264892
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4020165923148.282.316.439755.156.212.3173.6936.2143349
24Matt StairsDH40   3204280
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44114187590210.250.342.394736.144.272.3082.1229.1126368
11David EcksteinSS33   2602772
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2321242781926.277.354.358712.081.177.3031.13260.093303
9Gregg ZaunC37   2452958
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3021383811316.237.340.359699.122.282.2571.0040.888288
35Brad WilkersonRF-LF31   2082045
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2323255314253.216.297.332629.115.231.2632.1252.069241
2Aaron Hill2B26   2051954
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2042163130414.263.324.361685.098.185.3011.94102.574229
6John McDonaldSS33   1862139
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1831102520723.210.255.269524.059.124.2352.50186.050207
4Shannon StewartLF34   1751442
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1431221811028.240.325.303628.063.200.2590.82175.053200
36Kevin MenchLF-RF30   1151828
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01020141802023.243.321.357678.113.252.2831.29--41131
45Travis SniderLF-RF20   73922
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130052300020.301.338.466804.164.233.4004.6036.53480
35Frank ThomasDH40   60710
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1100111310003.167.306.333639.167.350.1591.1820.02072
23Jose Bautista3B-1B27   56712
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100021401212.214.237.411648.196.232.2257.0018.72361
7Curtis ThigpenC25   1723
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1001810200.176.263.353616.176.235.2508.0017.0621
-Jorge VelandiaSS33   7000000000200000.000.000.0000.000.000.000----07
21Buck CoatsLF26   501
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0000101200000.200.333.200533.000.400.3332.00--16
-Robinzon DiazDH24   4000000000100000.000.000.0000.000.000.000----04
32Roy HalladayP31   4000000000200000.000.000.0000.000.000.000----04
34A.J. BurnettP31   3000000000100100.000.000.0000.000.000.000----04
51Jesse LitschP23   3000000000000000.000.000.0000.000.000.000----03
29Dustin McGowanP26   3000000000100100.000.000.0000.000.000.000----04
28Shaun MarcumP26   2000000000000000.000.000.0000.000.000.000----02
18Hector Luna26   101
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00000100000001.0001.0001.0002000.000-1.0001.000----11
25David PurceyP26   1000000000100000.000.000.0000.000.000-----01
57Shawn CampP32   0000000000000100-----------01
Batting Totals16755503714145330332126681802752193859344856150.264.325.399724.135.240.2951.8043.721986128
Pitching Statistics
#PlayerAgeDiffWLERAGGSCGSHOGFSVIPHRERHRBBSOWPBKHBWHIPH9HR9BB9SO9K/BB
32Roy Halladay31   20112.7834339200246.02208876183920640121.058.050.661.437.545.28
34A.J. Burnett31   18104.0735341010221.1211109100198623111291.348.590.773.509.412.69
51Jesse Litsch23   1393.5829282200176.017879702039994081.239.101.021.995.062.54
28Shaun Marcum26   973.4025250000151.1126605721501233081.177.511.252.987.332.46
29Dustin McGowan26   674.3819191000111.11156054938855051.389.320.733.086.892.24
37Scott Downs32   031.776600014570.2541514327573041.146.850.383.427.232.11
25David Purcey26   365.541212100065.0674140929583041.489.281.254.028.032.00
39,43Jesse Carlson27   722.256900010260.0411615621552131.036.150.903.158.252.62
52B.J. Ryan32   242.9560000483258.0462119428582141.287.140.624.349.002.07
56Brian Tallet30   122.895100015056.1521918422470011.328.360.643.547.552.14
54Jason Frasor30   124.214900021047.1362322432426011.456.890.776.138.041.31
31John Parrish30   114.07136001042.1471919515214001.4810.071.073.214.501.40
57Shawn Camp32   314.154000016039.1401818211310021.319.230.462.547.152.82
22Brandon League25   122.18310008133.02898215232031.307.640.554.096.271.53
48Scott Richmond28   134.0055110027.032121222200021.2610.670.670.676.6710.00
40Brian Wolfe27   022.45200004022.0186626141001.097.360.822.455.732.33
49Jeremy Accardo26   036.75160006412.1151091451011.5811.250.753.003.751.25
48Armando Benitez35   016.008000206.14543290001.006.004.503.0013.504.50
-Randy Wells25   000.001000101.00000100001.000.000.009.000.000.00
Batting Totals86763.4958316215514744144713306105611344671184514671.248.270.832.907.362.54
Fielding Statistics
PlayerPosGInnPOAEDPFpctRF
Rod BarajasC987856744745.9948.27
Gregg ZaunC796125152877.9877.99
Curtis ThigpenC949363021.0007.16
PlayerPosGInnPOAEDPFpctRF
Lyle Overbay1B156135413161555112.9979.78
Jose Bautista1B527290011.0009.67
Rod Barajas1B427275041.00010.67
Brad Wilkerson1B420220001.0009.90
Marco Scutaro1B315151021.0009.60
Curtis Thigpen1B1310001.0003.00
PlayerPosGInnPOAEDPFpctRF
Joe Inglett2B66541123176538.9844.97
Aaron Hill2B5547987150127.9964.45
Marco Scutaro2B5035460126119.9954.73
David Eckstein2B645714041.0004.20
Jose Bautista2B21626021.0004.50
John McDonald2B130000.0000.00
Jorge Velandia2B1810001.0001.13
PlayerPosGInnPOAEDPFpctRF
Scott Rolen3B1151006742171114.9642.60
Marco Scutaro3B41332228428.9812.87
Jose Bautista3B840511011.0003.60
Joe Inglett3B645513011.0003.60
John McDonald3B42305001.0001.96
PlayerPosGInnPOAEDPFpctRF
John McDonaldSS6747880134933.9604.03
David EcksteinSS5748469146933.9604.00
Marco ScutaroSS5647271165530.9794.50
Joe InglettSS2202001.0009.00
Jorge VelandiaSS21011001.0001.80
PlayerPosGInnPOAEDPFpctRF
Adam LindLF715901132011.0001.75
Shannon StewartLF40310563031.0001.71
Brad WilkersonLF29138240001.0001.57
Joe InglettLF2273150001.0001.85
Kevin MenchLF21125280001.0002.02
Travis SniderLF1399142011.0001.45
Matt StairsLF962100001.0001.45
Buck CoatsLF72360001.0002.35
Marco ScutaroLF32541001.0001.80
PlayerPosGInnPOAEDPFpctRF
Vernon WellsCF100889217531.9872.25
Alex RiosCF625221561031.9822.86
Brad WilkersonCF52870001.0002.25
Joe InglettCF1710001.0001.29
PlayerPosGInnPOAEDPFpctRF
Alex RiosRF93820170412.9941.91
Brad WilkersonRF4533677310.9882.14
Kevin MenchRF1598221001.0002.11
Joe InglettRF1287140001.0001.45
Travis SniderRF760110001.0001.65
Matt StairsRF64590001.0001.80
PlayerPosGInnPOAEDPFpctRF
Jesse CarlsonP696028001.0001.50
Scott DownsP6670101411.9603.09
B.J. RyanP605814011.0000.78
Brian TalletP51563310.8570.96
Jason FrasorP494737001.0001.91
Shawn CampP403936021.0002.08
A.J. BurnettP35221182971.8701.91
Roy HalladayP34246332612.9832.16
Brandon LeagueP313384001.0003.27
Jesse LitschP29176233632.9523.02
Shaun MarcumP251511817001.0002.09
Brian WolfeP202234001.0002.86
Dustin McGowanP19111111134.8801.78
Jeremy AccardoP161210011.0000.75
John ParrishP13423610.9001.93
David PurceyP126524001.0000.83
Armando BenitezP860000.0000.00
Scott RichmondP52720001.0000.67
Randy WellsP110000.0000.00
PlayerPosGInnPOAEDPFpctRF
Matt StairsDH75.0000.00
Adam LindDH16.0000.00
Frank ThomasDH16.0000.00
David EcksteinDH9.0000.00
Shannon StewartDH8.0000.00
Vernon WellsDH8.0000.00
Kevin MenchDH6.0000.00
Travis SniderDH4.0000.00
Jose BautistaDH3.0000.00
Alex RiosDH2.0000.00
Gregg ZaunDH2.0000.00
Rod BarajasDH1.0000.00
Robinzon DiazDH1.0000.00
Joe InglettDH1.0000.00
Marco ScutaroDH1.0000.00


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