2008 Durham Bulls Roster

International League (IL) - Class: AAA
Team Record: 74-70
Finished 1st in the IL's South Division
Manager: Charlie Montoyo (74-70)
Affiliation: Tampa Bay Rays
Location: Durham, North Carolina
Ballpark: Durham Bulls Athletic Park
Attendance: 503,636, Avg. 6,995 in 72 home dates
2008 Durham Bulls Statistics

Playoffs - Durham Bulls 3 games, Louisville Bats 1
Finals - Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Yankees 3 games, Durham Bulls 1

The Durham Bulls of the International League ended the 2008 season with a record of 74 wins and 70 losses, finishing first in the league's South Division.

The Bulls tallied 699 runs and allowed 682 runs. Chris Richard paced Durham with 26 home runs, while Joel Guzman and Dan Johnson walloped 20 or more also. Chris Richard drove in 88 runs. Dan Johnson led all regular hitters with a .307 average. Mitch Talbot topped the squad with 13 wins, and Jeff Niemann recorded a 3.59 ERA, leading pitchers with enough qualifying appearances.

Players from the 2008 Durham Bulls who spent time in Major League Baseball during their careers included Heath Phillips, David Price, Justin Ruggiano, Jae Kuk Ryu, Juan Salas, John Rodriguez, Fernando Perez, Chris Richard, Dale Thayer, Mitch Talbot, Ben Zobrist, Hector Gimenez, Jonny Gomes, Wade Davis, Scott Dohmann, Mike Difelice, Scott Munter, Jeff Niemann, Evan Longoria, Joel Guzman, Josh Labandeira, John Jaso, Ben Hendrickson, Nathan Haynes, Scott Kazmir, Dan Johnson, Elliot Johnson, Steve Andrade, Grant Balfour, Willy Aybar, Colter Bean, Reid Brignac, Andy Cannizaro and Kurt Birkins.

Charlie Montoyo served as manager.

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Player Bats Throws Birth Date Height Weight Hometown
Steve AndradeRRFebruary 6, 19786'1"220Woodland, CA US
Willy AybarSRMarch 9, 19835'11"205Bani, Peravia DO
Grant BalfourRRDecember 30, 19776'2"200Sydney, New South Wales AU
Jeff BannonRRAugust 21, 19796'3"180Camarillo, CA US
Colter BeanRRJanuary 16, 19776'6"255Anniston, AL US
Kurt BirkinsLLAugust 11, 19806'2"188West Hills, CA US
Reid BrignacSRJanuary 16, 19866'2"197St. Amant, LA US
Andy CannizaroRRDecember 19, 19785'10"170New Orleans, LA US
Jeremy CummingsRRNovember 7, 19766'2"215Charleston, WV US
Wade DavisRRSeptember 7, 19856'5"227Lake Wales, FL US
Nick DeBarrRRAugust 24, 19836'3"245Hayward, CA US
Mike DifeliceRRMay 28, 19696'2"205Philadelphia, PA US
Scott DohmannRRFebruary 13, 19786'1"200New Orleans, LA US
Hector GimenezSRSeptember 28, 19825'10"230San Felipe, Yaracuy VE
Jonny GomesRRNovember 22, 19806'1"230Petaluma, CA US
Joel GuzmanRRNovember 24, 19846'7"225Quisqueya, San Pedro de Macoris DO
Nathan HaynesLLSeptember 7, 19795'9"180Oakland, CA US
Brian HendersonLLMay 19, 19825'11"195Conroe, TX US
Ben HendricksonRRFebruary 4, 19816'4"190St. Cloud, MN US
Alex JamiesonLRApril 7, 19835'11"205Sarasota, FL US
John JasoLRSeptember 19, 19836'2"202Chula Vista, CA US
Dan JohnsonLRAugust 10, 19796'2"210Coon Rapids, MN US
Elliot JohnsonSRMarch 9, 19846'1"190Safford, AZ US
Josh JohnsonRRNovember 3, 19826'0"205Ridgway, PA US
Scott KazmirLLJanuary 24, 19846'0"185Houston, TX US
Josh LabandeiraRRFebruary 25, 19795'7"180Tulare, CA US
Evan LongoriaRROctober 7, 19856'1"215Downey, CA US
Kevin LynnRRNovember 12, 19785'11"185Augusta, GA US
Chris MasonRRJuly 1, 19846'1"190Gastonia, NC US
Calvin MedlockRRNovember 8, 19825'10"195Houston, TX US
Ronnie MerrillSRNovember 13, 19786'1"185Danville, VA US
Scott MunterRRMarch 7, 19806'6"260Norfolk, NE US
Jeff NiemannRRFebruary 28, 19836'9"285Houston, TX US
Chris NowakRRFebruary 21, 19836'5"225Milwaukee, WI US
Jeremy OwensRRDecember 9, 19766'1"200Johnson City, TN US
Fernando PerezSRApril 23, 19836'1"195Elizabeth, NJ US
Heath PhillipsLLMarch 24, 19826'3"275Evansville, IN US
David PriceLLAugust 26, 19856'5"215Murfreesboro, TN US
Mike ProchaskaLLMay 23, 19806'1"210Memphis, TN US
Chris RichardLLJune 7, 19746'2"185San Diego, CA US
John RodriguezLLJanuary 20, 19786'0"225New York, NY US
Justin RuggianoRRApril 12, 19826'1"210Austin, TX US
Jae Kuk RyuRRMay 30, 19836'3"210Choon Chung Do, KR
Juan SalasRRNovember 7, 19786'2"190Santo Domingo, Distrito Nacional DO
Mitch TalbotRROctober 17, 19836'1"180Cedar City, UT US
Dale ThayerRRDecember 17, 19806'0"210Fountain Valley, CA US
Jon WeberLLJanuary 20, 19785'10"190Lakewood, CA US
Ben ZobristSRMay 26, 19816'3"210Eureka, IL US

Average attendance is based upon the number of actual home dates where known (most leagues from 1992 and later). Where the number of home dates is not known, the average is calculated using half the team's total games.

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