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2008 TORONTO BLUE JAYS

+    Level: MLB
Location:  Toronto,ON
Team Record:  86-76   .531
Result:   4th in American League - East Division
Manager(s):  John Gibbons, Cito Gaston
General Manager:   J.P. Ricciardi
Stadium:  Rogers Centre
Attendance:  2,399,786
Payroll:  $97,793,900
Playoffs:  -

Toronto Blue Jays affiliate history
Oldest Player:  Matt Stairs (40)
Youngest Player:  Travis Snider (20)
Longest Tenure:  Roy Halladay (11)
Top Hitter:  Alex Rios (19)
Top Pitcher:  Roy Halladay (1)
Top Draft Pick:  David Cooper (#17)

Roster Continuity:  74.89%
Top Prospect:   Travis Snider
American League Standings
EastWLPctGB
Tampa Bay9765.599--
Boston9567.5862.0
NY Yankees8973.5498.0
Toronto8676.53111.0
Baltimore6893.42228.5

TEAM INFORMATION
#PlayerPosHiLvlHtWtBatsThrowsBornAgePlaceDraft Information 
49Jeremy AccardoPMLB6-2190RightRight12/8/198126Mesa,Arizona2003UDFA SFN

20,23Rod BarajasCMLB6-2220RightRight9/5/197532Ontario,California1996UDFA ARI
23Jose BautistaRFMLB6-0180RightRight10/19/198027Santo Domingo,Dominican Republic200020599PIT
48Armando BenitezPMLB6-4229RightRight11/3/197235Ramon Santana,Dominican Republic1990UDFA BAL
34A.J. BurnettPMLB6-5205RightRight1/3/197731North Little Rock,Arkansas19958217NYN
57Shawn CampPMLB6-1200RightRight11/18/197532Fairfax,Virginia199716500SDN
39,43Jesse CarlsonPMLB6-1160LeftLeft12/31/198027New Britain,Connecticut200215440DET
21Buck CoatsRFMLB6-3195LeftRight6/9/198226Fort Benning,Georgia200018523CHN
-Robinzon DiazCMLB5-11180RightRight9/19/198324Monte Plata,Dominican Republic2000UDFA TOR
37Scott DownsPMLB6-2190LeftLeft3/17/197632Louisville,Kentucky1997394CHN
11David EcksteinSSMLB5-8165RightRight1/20/197533Sanford,Florida199719581BOS
54Jason FrasorPMLB5-10170RightRight8/9/197730Chicago,Illinois199933987DET
32Roy HalladayPMLB6-6225RightRight5/14/197731Denver,Colorado1995117TOR
2Aaron Hill2BMLB5-11195RightRight3/21/198226Visalia,California2003113TOR
1Joe Inglett2B-LFMLB5-10175LeftRight6/29/197830Sacramento,California20008246CLE
22Brandon LeaguePMLB6-2180RightRight3/16/198325Sacramento,California2001259TOR
26Adam Lind1B-DHMLB6-2195LeftLeft7/17/198324Anderson,Indiana2004383TOR
51Jesse LitschPMLB6-1175RightRight3/9/198523St. Petersburg,Florida200424717TOR
18Hector Luna3BMLB6-1170RightRight2/1/198226Monte Cristi,Dominican Republic1999UDFA CLE
28Shaun MarcumPMLB6-0180RightRight12/14/198126Kansas City,Missouri2003380TOR
6John McDonaldSS-3BMLB5-11175RightRight9/24/197433New London,Connecticut199612363CLE
29Dustin McGowanPMLB6-3190RightRight3/24/198226Savannah,Georgia2000133TOR
36Kevin MenchLF-RFMLB6-0215RightRight1/7/197830Wilmington,Delaware19994118TEX
17Lyle Overbay1BMLB6-2215LeftLeft1/28/197731Centralia,Washington199918538ARI
31John ParrishPMLB5-11181LeftLeft11/26/197730Lancaster,Pennsylvania199625741BAL
25David PurceyPMLB6-5240LeftLeft4/22/198226St. Charles,Illinois2004116TOR
48Scott RichmondPMLB6-5223RightRight8/30/197928North Vancouver,British Columbia2008UDFA TOR
15Alex RiosRFMLB6-5185RightRight2/18/198127Coffee,Alabama1999119TOR
33Scott Rolen3BMLB6-4226RightRight4/4/197533Jasper,Indiana1993246PHI
52B.J. RyanPMLB6-6230LeftLeft12/28/197532Bossier City,Louisiana199817500CIN
19Marco Scutaro2BMLB5-9190RightRight10/30/197532San Felipe,Venezuela1994UDFA CLE
45Travis SniderRFMLB5-11230LeftLeft2/2/198820Kirkland,Washington2006114TOR
24Matt StairsDH-1BMLB5-9217LeftRight2/27/196840Saint John,New Brunswick1989UDFA MON
4Shannon StewartLFMLB6-1205RightRight2/25/197434Cincinnati,Ohio1992119TOR
56Brian TalletPMLB6-7210LeftLeft9/21/197730Midwest City,Oklahoma2000255CLE
7Curtis ThigpenCMLB5-11190RightRight4/19/198325Forney,Texas2004257TOR
35Frank Thomas1B-DHMLB6-5270RightRight5/27/196840Columbus,Georgia198917CHA
-Jorge Velandia2B-SSMLB5-9185RightRight1/12/197533Caracas,Venezuela1992UDFA DET
-Randy WellsPMLB6-4200RightRight8/28/198225Belleville,Illinois2002381143CHN
10Vernon WellsLFMLB6-1210RightRight12/8/197829Shreveport,Louisiana199715TOR
35Brad WilkersonLF-1BMLB6-0190LeftLeft6/1/197731Davies,Kentucky1998133MON
40Brian WolfePMLB6-3220RightRight12/29/198027Fullerton,California19996179MIN
9Gregg ZaunCMLB5-10190BothRight4/14/197137Glendale,California198917425BAL
Team PersonnelPosition 
Brad ArnsbergPitching Coach 
Alan AshbyBroadcaster 
Jesse BarfieldBroadcaster 
Mike BassoCoordinator of Minor League Instruction 
Rod BlackBroadcaster 
Brian ButterfieldBench Coach 
Jamie CampbellBroadcaster 
Sam CosentinoBroadcaster 
Gary DenboHitting Coach 
Rob DuceyScout 
Darrin FletcherBroadcaster 
Elliotte FriedmanBroadcaster 
Cito GastonManager 
John GibbonsManager 
Joel GrampietroScout 
Jerry HowarthBroadcaster 
Jim HughsonBroadcaster 
Aaron JersildScout 
Dane JohnsonRoving Pitching Instructor 
Nick LeyvaThird Base Coach 
Rance MulliniksBroadcaster 
Dwayne MurphyRoving Minor League Hitting Instructor 
Marty PeveyThird Base Coach 
J.P. RicciardiGeneral Manager 
Pat TablerBroadcaster 
Gene TenaceHitting Coach 
Bruce WaltonBullpen Coach 
Ernie WhittFirst Base Coach 


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