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1987 Toronto Blue Jays

Roster (40-man)

Franchise Encyclopedia: 1986 / 1988

96-66, Finished 2nd in AL East (Schedule and Results)
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Manager: Jimy Williams (96-66)
GM: Pat Gillick
Scored 845 runs, Allowed 655 runs. Pythagorean W-L: 100-62

Ballparks: Exhibition Stadium · Attendance: 2,778,429 (1st of 14)
Park Factors  Over 100 favors batters, under 100 favors pitchers.
  multi-year:
Batting - 102, Pitching - 101 · one-year: Batting - 100, Pitching - 99

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1986 / 1988 Roster (40-man)

Team Roster & Games By Position

Name Age B T Ht Wt DoB Yrs G GS Batting Defense P C 1B 2B 3B SS LF CF RF OF DH PH PR WAR Salary
Jesse Barfield 27 R R 6' 1" 200 Oct 29, 1959 7 159 146 159 159 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 13 153 166 0 6 4 4.7 $1,525,000
George Bell 27 R R 6' 1" 190 Oct 21, 1959 6 156 154 156 148 0 0 0 1 1 0 148 0 0 148 7 2 0 5.0 $1,175,000 All-Star
Juan Beniquez 37 R R 5' 11" 150 May 13, 1950 16 39 18 39 9 0 0 2 0 0 0 3 0 4 7 14 19 0 0.0
John Cerutti 27 L L 6' 2" 195 Apr 28, 1960 3 44 21 0 44 44 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.7 $115,000
Jim Clancy 31 R R 6' 4" 220 Dec 18, 1955 11 37 37 0 37 37 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5.0 $850,000
Jeff DeWillis 22 R R 6' 2" 170 Apr 13, 1965 1st 13 10 13 13 0 13 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.1
Rob Ducey 22 L R 6' 2" 175 May 24, 1965 1st 34 10 34 28 0 0 0 0 0 0 17 11 3 31 1 4 7 0.3
Mark Eichhorn 26 R R 6' 4" 200 Nov 21, 1960 3 89 0 0 89 89 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2.8 $165,500
Tony Fernandez 25 B R 6' 2" 165 Jun 30, 1962 5 146 142 146 146 0 0 0 0 0 146 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 5.1 $400,000 All-Star
Cecil Fielder 23 R R 6' 3" 230 Sep 21, 1963 3 82 49 82 17 0 0 16 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 52 33 0 0.4 $78,500
Mike Flanagan 35 L L 6' 0" 185 Dec 16, 1951 13 7 7 0 7 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.8
Don Gordon 27 R R 6' 1" 175 Oct 10, 1959 2 5 0 0 5 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.1 $71,500
Kelly Gruber 25 R R 6' 0" 180 Feb 26, 1962 4 138 83 138 133 0 0 0 8 119 21 0 2 0 2 1 18 16 1.0 $96,000
Tom Henke 29 R R 6' 5" 215 Dec 21, 1957 6 72 0 1 72 72 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3.4 $331,000 All-Star
Alexis Infante 25 R R 5' 10" 175 Dec 4, 1961 1st 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.0
Garth Iorg 32 R R 5' 11" 170 Oct 12, 1954 9 122 85 122 115 0 0 0 91 29 0 0 0 0 0 5 17 7 -0.6 $380,000
Joe Johnson 25 R R 6' 2" 195 Oct 30, 1961 3 14 14 0 14 14 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 -0.2
Jimmy Key 26 R L 6' 1" 185 Apr 22, 1961 4 36 36 0 36 36 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 7.4 $554,391
Gary Lavelle 38 B L 6' 2" 190 Jan 3, 1949 13 23 0 0 23 23 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 -0.3 $62,500
Rick Leach 30 L L 6' 1" 180 May 4, 1957 7 98 47 98 47 0 0 5 0 0 0 21 0 22 43 30 40 0 0.6 $259,110
Manuel Lee 22 B R 5' 10" 145 Jun 17, 1965 3 56 32 56 50 0 0 0 27 0 26 0 0 0 0 1 3 5 0.4
Nelson Liriano 23 B R 5' 10" 165 Jun 3, 1964 1st 37 36 37 37 0 0 0 37 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0.5 $62,500
Fred McGriff 23 L L 6' 3" 200 Oct 31, 1963 2 107 88 107 14 0 0 14 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 89 18 0 1.4 $62,500
Charlie Moore 34 R R 5' 11" 180 Jun 21, 1953 15 51 35 51 49 0 44 0 0 0 0 2 0 3 5 0 5 3 -0.2 $256,000
Lloyd Moseby 27 L R 6' 3" 200 Nov 5, 1959 8 155 148 155 153 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 153 0 153 2 0 4 4.0 $807,500
Rance Mulliniks 31 L R 5' 11" 162 Jan 15, 1956 11 124 92 124 97 0 0 0 0 96 1 0 0 0 0 22 28 0 2.5 $475,000
Jeff Musselman 24 L L 6' 0" 180 Jun 21, 1963 2 68 1 0 68 68 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.8 $62,500
Greg Myers 21 L R 6' 1" 200 Apr 14, 1966 1st 7 2 7 7 0 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 -0.2
Phil Niekro HOF 48 R R 6' 1" 180 Apr 1, 1939 24 3 3 0 3 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 -0.3 $93,400
Jose Nunez 23 R R 6' 3" 175 Jan 13, 1964 1st 38 9 1 37 37 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 $62,500
Mike Sharperson 25 R R 6' 3" 190 Oct 4, 1961 1st 32 30 32 32 0 0 0 32 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 -0.3
Matt Stark 22 R R 6' 4" 225 Jan 21, 1965 1st 5 3 5 5 0 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 -0.4
Dave Stieb 29 R R 6' 0" 185 Jul 22, 1957 9 34 31 1 33 33 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 2.3 $1,000,000
Lou Thornton 24 L R 6' 2" 185 Apr 26, 1963 2 12 0 12 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 0 0 4 6 1 8 -0.1
Willie Upshaw 30 L L 6' 0" 185 Apr 27, 1957 9 150 135 150 146 0 0 146 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 9 3 1.6 $940,000
Duane Ward 23 R R 6' 4" 185 May 28, 1964 2 12 1 0 12 12 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 -0.2
David Wells 24 L L 6' 3" 187 May 20, 1963 1st 18 2 0 18 18 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.4
Ernie Whitt 35 L R 6' 2" 200 Jun 13, 1952 11 135 113 135 131 0 131 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 16 0 2.6 $750,000
Name Age B T Ht Wt DoB Yrs G GS Batting Defense P C 1B 2B 3B SS LF CF RF OF DH PH PR WAR Salary
Primary salary Data (about) courtesy Doug Pappas, and the Society for American Baseball Research.
Additional 1915-1969 salaries researched via Baseball Hall of Fame contract archives by Dr. Michael Haupert of UW-LaCrosse.
Salaries for mid-season call-ups or traded players may not be shown.
Salaries converted to alternate years using Consumer Price Index (CPI) data courtesy of the Minneapolis Federal Reserve Board.

1986 / 1988 Roster (40-man)