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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
  • 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 2008 Toronto Blue Jays season
    UnifPlayerPosHtWtB-TAgeBornPlaceDraft InfoHigh LevelCurrent TeamStatus
    49Jeremy AccardoP6-2190R-R262005UDFAMLB-Free Agent
    20,23Rod BarajasC6-2220R-R321999Not draftedMLB-Free Agent
    23Jose BautistaRF6-0180R-R272004PIT: 2000-20-599MLB-Free Agent
    48Armando BenitezP6-4229R-R351994Not draftedMLB--
    34A.J. BurnettP6-5205R-R311999NYN: 1995-8-217MLB-Free Agent
    57Shawn CampP6-1200R-R322004SDN: 1997-16-500MLB-Free Agent
    39,43Jesse CarlsonP6-1160L-L272008DET: 2002-15-440MLB-Free Agent
    21Buck CoatsRF6-3195L-R262006CHN: 2000-18-523MLB--
    -Robinzon DiazC5-11180R-R242008UDFAMLBToronto Blue JaysMinors
    37Scott DownsP6-2190L-L322000CHN: 1997-3-94MLB-Free Agent
    11David EcksteinSS5-8165R-R332001BOS: 1997-19-581MLB--
    54Jason FrasorP5-10170R-R302004DET: 1999-33-987MLB-Free Agent
    32Roy HalladayP6-6225R-R311998TOR: 1995-1-17MLB-Retired
    2Aaron Hill2B5-11195R-R262005TOR: 2003-1-13MLB-Free Agent
    1Joe Inglett2B-LF5-10175L-R302006CLE: 2000-8-246MLB--
    22Brandon LeagueP6-2180R-R252004TOR: 2001-2-59MLB-Free Agent
    26Adam Lind1B-DH6-2195L-L242006TOR: 2004-3-83MLB-Free Agent
    51Jesse LitschP6-1175R-R232007TOR: 2004-24-717MLB-Free Agent
    18Hector Luna3B6-1170R-R262004Not draftedMLB-Int
    28Shaun MarcumP6-0180R-R262005TOR: 2003-3-80MLB-Retired
    6John McDonaldSS-3B5-11175R-R331999CLE: 1996-12-363MLB-Retired
    29Dustin McGowanP6-3190R-R262005TOR: 2000-1-33MLB-Free Agent
    36Kevin MenchLF-RF6-0215R-R302002TEX: 1999-4-118MLB--
    17Lyle Overbay1B6-2215L-L312001ARI: 1999-18-538MLB-Free Agent
    31John ParrishP5-11181L-L302000BAL: 1996-25-741MLB--
    25David PurceyP6-5240L-L262008TOR: 2004-1-16MLB-Free Agent
    48Scott RichmondP6-5223R-R282008Not draftedMLB-Free Agent
    15Alex RiosRF6-5185R-R272004TOR: 1999-1-19MLB-Free Agent
    33Scott Rolen3B6-4226R-R331996PHI: 1993-2-46MLB-Free Agent
    52B.J. RyanP6-6230L-L321999CIN: 1998-17-500MLB--
    19Marco Scutaro2B5-9190R-R322002Not draftedMLB-Retired
    45Travis SniderRF5-11230L-L202008TOR: 2006-1-14MLB-Free Agent
    24Matt StairsDH-1B5-9217L-R401992Not draftedMLB--
    4Shannon StewartLF6-1205R-R341995TOR: 1992-1-19MLB--
    56Brian TalletP6-7210L-L302002CLE: 2000-2-55MLB-Retired
    7Curtis ThigpenC5-11190R-R252007TOR: 2004-2-57MLB--
    35Frank Thomas1B-DH6-5270R-R401990CHA: 1989-1-7MLB--
    -Jorge Velandia2B-SS5-9185R-R331997Not draftedMLB--
    -Randy WellsP6-4200R-R252008CHN: 2002-38-1143MLB-Retired
    10Vernon WellsLF6-1210R-R291999TOR: 1997-1-5MLB-Free Agent
    35Brad WilkersonLF-1B6-0190L-L312001MON: 1998-1-33MLB--
    40Brian WolfeP6-3220R-R272007MIN: 1999-6-179MLB--
    9Gregg ZaunC5-10190B-R371995BAL: 1989-17-427MLB--

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