1997 Diamondbacks Roster

Arizona League (AL) - Class: R
Team Record: 27-29
Finished 4th in the AL
Manager: Brian Butterfield (0-0), Don Wakamatsu (0-0)
Affiliation: Arizona Diamondbacks
Location: Phoenix, Arizona

1997 Diamondbacks Statistics

The Diamondbacks of the Arizona League ended the 1997 season with a record of 27 wins and 29 losses, finishing fourth in the AL.

The Diamondbacks scored 324 runs and gave up 309 runs. Brian Gordon drove in 46 runs. Lance Downing led hitters with significant playing time with a .381 average, while Jason Royer recorded a 3.71 ERA, tops among hurlers with significant time on the mound.

Players from the 1997 Diamondbacks who spent time in Major League Baseball during their careers included Jack Cust, Brian Gordon, Abraham Nunez and Alex Cintron.

Brian Butterfield and Don Wakamatsu served as manager.


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Player Bats Throws Birth Date Height Weight Hometown
Scott AbeytaLLMarch 14, 19776'0"190Vallejo, CA US
Doug BedingerRRAugust 22, 19746'2"206Joliet, IL US
Matt BellRRJanuary 8, 19786'5"208Joplin, OK US
Jose BidoRRDecember 20, 19786'2"188San Francisco de Macoris, Duarte DO
Mike BoughtonSRNovember 8, 19746'3"180Syracuse, NY US
Jeff BrooksRRSeptember 4, 19796'5"235Mountain City, TN US
Wellington CepedaRRNovember 25, 19736'3"195La Vega, La Vega DO
Alex CintronSRDecember 17, 19786'2"210Humacao, PR
Jack CustLRJanuary 16, 19796'1"250Flemington, NJ US
Lance DowningLRMarch 9, 19795'10"185Warren, AR US
Miguel FriasLLDecember 27, 19775'11"180Santo Domingo, Distrito Nacional DO
Manuel GermanRRMarch 19, 19785'11"175, DO
Brian GordonLRAugust 16, 19786'0"190West Point, NY US
Julio GuzmanRRApril 28, 19766'3"205Jersey City, NJ US
David HaverstickRRJune 3, 19766'8"220St. Louis, MO US
Charlie JonesLRFebruary 6, 19765'11"188Edina, MN US
Doug KohlRRJuly 9, 19796'4"210Newport Beach, CA US
Jose LopezRRDecember 23, 19785'10"187San Francisco de Macoris, Duarte DO
Miguel LopezRROctober 12, 19785'10"195San Juan, DO
Roberto ManzuetaLRDecember 28, 19786'1"197Cotui, Sanchez Ramirez DO
Belvani MartinezRRDecember 14, 19785'11"172Palenque, DO
Hatuey MendozaRRMarch 16, 19806'1"170Santo Domingo, Distrito Nacional DO
Alvin MontillaRRSeptember 26, 19785'11"190New York, NY US
Francis MorelRRDecember 22, 19786'5"206, DO
Jim MorganRRJuly 18, 19746'3"215Wheaton, IL US
Melvin MoyeRRSeptember 8, 19785'11"201Greenville, NC US
Abraham NunezSRFebruary 5, 19776'3"210Bajos de Haina, San Cristobal DO
Vladimir ParedesLLMay 11, 19786'0"180Santo Domingo, Distrito Nacional DO
Jerry ProctorRRMarch 5, 19786'6"220Pasadena, CA US
Jason RoyerRRJuly 3, 19786'5"200Midwest City, OK US
Simon SanchezRRMarch 24, 19786'1"195San Francisco de Macoris, Duarte DO
Seth TateRRJanuary 7, 19776'0"185Tacoma, WA US
Carlos UrquiolaLRApril 22, 19805'8"150Caracas, Distrito Federal VE
Paul WeichardSLNovember 7, 19795'10"200Ringwood, Victoria AU



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