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2008 Season

FAN RATING
53%
Based on 32 fan votes.
DISLIKELIKE
2008 Season2008 Season
Division: AL East (11.0 GB)
Record: 86-76-0 (.531)
Pythagorean W-L: 93-69 (.572)
Finish: 4th of 5
Manager: J.Gibbons (35-39) and C.Gaston (51-37)
Attendance: 2,399,786 (+2% vs. 2007)
Avg. Ticket $: $28.37 ($USD) (+25% vs. 2007)
Batters Age: 31.0 – Pitchers Age: 28.6
Payroll: $110,290,000 (+34% vs. 2007)
Cost($)/Win: $1,282,442 (+29% vs. 2007)
Total Player WAR: 46.8 (+14% vs. 2007)
The 2008 Toronto Blue Jays Season - Presented By BlueJaysFans.ca
2008 FlowFlow Comparison: 2008 to 2007 & 2006
2008 Flow – Team record above/below .500, W/L streak and run differentual per game.
2008 Flow – 2008 compared to 2007, 2006.
Standings
AL East G W L W-L% GB RF RA DIFF
1. Tampa Bay Rays 162 97 65 .599 0.0 774 671 103
2. Boston Red Sox 162 95 67 .586 2.0 845 694 151
3. New York Yankees 162 89 73 .549 8.0 789 727 62
4. Toronto Blue Jays 162 86 76 .531 11.0 714 610 104
5. Baltimore Orioles 161 68 93 .422 28.5 782 869 -87
  UNIFORM NUMBERS
 

Inglett

Hill

Velandia

McDonald

Thigpen

Zaun

Wells

Eckstein

Diaz

Rios

Overbay

Luna

Scutaro

Barajas

Coats

League

Stewart

Bautista

Stairs

Purcey

Lind

Marcum

McGowan

Parrish

Halladay

Rolen

Burnett

Wilkerson

Thomas

Mench

Downs

Carlson

Wolfe

Carlson

Snider

Benitez

Carlson

Richmond

Accardo

Litsch

Ryan

Frasor

Tallet

Camp

Wells

Awards & Honours
2008 Roy Halladay
MLB All-Star
2008 Roy Halladay
BBWAA Blue Jays Pitcher of the Year Award
Blue Jays Debuts
2008-04-02  Rod Barajas made his first Blue Jays appearance – vs. the New York Yankees.
2008-08-22  José Bautista made his first Blue Jays appearance – vs. the Boston Red Sox.
2008-05-13  Armando Benitez made his first Blue Jays appearance – vs. the Minnesota Twins.
2008-04-20  Shawn Camp made his first Blue Jays appearance – vs. the Detroit Tigers.
2008-04-10  Jesse Carlson made his first Blue Jays appearance – vs. the Oakland Athletics.
2008-04-02  Buck Coats made his first Blue Jays appearance – vs. the New York Yankees.
2008-04-23  Robinzon Diaz made his first Blue Jays appearance – vs. the Tampa Bay Rays.
2008-04-01  David Eckstein made his first Blue Jays appearance – vs. the New York Yankees.
2008-05-09  Kevin Mench made his first Blue Jays appearance – vs. the Cleveland Indians.
2008-06-28  John Parrish made his first Blue Jays appearance – vs. the Atlanta Braves.
2008-04-18  David Purcey made his first Blue Jays appearance – vs. the Detroit Tigers.
2008-07-30  Scott Richmond made his first Blue Jays appearance – vs. the Tampa Bay Rays.
2008-04-25  Scott Rolen made his first Blue Jays appearance – vs. the Kansas City Royals.
2008-04-01  Marco Scutaro made his first Blue Jays appearance – vs. the New York Yankees.
2008-08-29  Travis Snider made his first Blue Jays appearance – vs. the New York Yankees.
2008-05-10  Jorge Velandia made his first Blue Jays appearance – vs. the Cleveland Indians.
2008-04-05  Randy Wells made his first Blue Jays appearance – vs. the Boston Red Sox.
2008-05-09  Brad Wilkerson made his first Blue Jays appearance – vs. the Cleveland Indians.
Blue Jays Departures
2008-06-06  Armando Benitez made his final Blue Jays appearance – vs. the Baltimore Orioles.
2008-09-24  A.J. Burnett made his final Blue Jays appearance – vs. the New York Yankees.
2008-04-11  Buck Coats made his final Blue Jays appearance – vs. the Texas Rangers.
2008-04-23  Robinzon Diaz made his final Blue Jays appearance – vs. the Tampa Bay Rays.
2008-08-31  David Eckstein made his final Blue Jays appearance – vs. the New York Yankees.
2008-05-21  Hector Luna made his final Blue Jays appearance – vs. the Los Angeles Angels.
2008-09-28  Kevin Mench made his final Blue Jays appearance – vs. the Baltimore Orioles.
2008-09-27  John Parrish made his final Blue Jays appearance – vs. the Baltimore Orioles.
2008-08-27  Matt Stairs made his final Blue Jays appearance – vs. the Tampa Bay Rays.
2008-06-07  Shannon Stewart made his final Blue Jays appearance – vs. the Baltimore Orioles.
2008-09-26  Curtis Thigpen made his final Blue Jays appearance – vs. the Baltimore Orioles.
2008-04-18  Frank Thomas made his final Blue Jays appearance – vs. the Detroit Tigers.
2008-05-15  Jorge Velandia made his final Blue Jays appearance – vs. the Minnesota Twins.
2008-04-05  Randy Wells made his final Blue Jays appearance – vs. the Boston Red Sox.
2008-09-28  Brad Wilkerson made his final Blue Jays appearance – vs. the Baltimore Orioles.
2008-09-28  Gregg Zaun made his final Blue Jays appearance – vs. the Baltimore Orioles.
Injuries
2008-08-22: Brad Wilkerson
Placed on 15-day DL with lower back spasms
2008-08-10: Scott Rolen
Placed on 15-day DL with left shoulder injury
2008-07-28: Aaron Hill
Transferred to 60-day DL with concussion
2008-07-28: Brian Tallet
Placed on 15-day DL with non-displaced spiral fracture of small right toe
2008-07-10: Vernon Wells
Placed on 15-day DL with strained left hamstring
2008-07-09: Dustin McGowan
Placed on 15-day DL recovering from surgery on right shoulder
2008-06-21: Shaun Marcum
Placed on 15-day DL with strained right elbow
2008-06-08: Shannon Stewart
Placed on 15-day DL with sprained right ankle
2008-06-07: Aaron Hill
Placed on 15-day DL with concussion
2008-05-28: Gregg Zaun
Placed on 15-day DL with strained right elbow
2008-05-10: Jeremy Accardo
Placed on 15-day DL with strained right forearm
2008-05-10: Vernon Wells
Placed on 15-day DL with broken left wrist
2008-05-08: David Eckstein
Placed on 15-day DL with strained right hip flexor
2008-05-08: John McDonald
Placed on 15-day DL with sprained right ankle
2008-04-17: Brian Wolfe
Placed on 15-day DL with strained right triceps
2008-03-30: B.J. Ryan
Placed on 15-day DL recovering from ligament replacement (“Tommy John”) surgery on elbow
2008-03-30: Scott Rolen
Placed on 15-day DL with fractured right middle finger
2008-03-17: Casey Janssen
Placed on 60-day DL with torn labrum in right shoulder
RESULTS
The 2008 Blue Jays went 86-76-0 (.531). Here is a summary of their game results. For every individual game and box scores, visit the 2008 Box Scores page.
 
Month By Month Results
March No Games April 11-17-0 (.393)
Best streak: 3 Wins
May 20-10-0 (.667)
Best streak: 5 Wins
June 10-16-0 (.385)
Best streak: 3 Wins
July 13-11-0 (.542)
Best streak: 5 Wins
August 16-12-0 (.571)
Best streak: 4 Wins
September 16-10-0 (.615)
Best streak: 10 Wins
October No Games
Record at Home Vs Opponents (47-34-0, .580)
Atlanta Braves 2-1-0 (.667) Baltimore Orioles 6-3-0 (.667)
Boston Red Sox 5-4-0 (.556) Chicago Cubs 1-2-0 (.333)
Chicago White Sox 4-0-0 (1.000) Cincinnati Reds 2-1-0 (.667)
Cleveland Indians 0-3-0 (.000) Detroit Tigers 2-2-0 (.500)
Kansas City Royals 4-0-0 (1.000) Los Angeles Angels 1-2-0 (.333)
Minnesota Twins 3-0-0 (1.000) New York Yankees 5-4-0 (.556)
Oakland Athletics 4-3-0 (.571) Seattle Mariners 3-3-0 (.500)
Tampa Bay Rays 5-4-0 (.556) Texas Rangers 0-2-0 (.000)
Record Away Vs Opponents (39-42-0, .481)
@ Baltimore Orioles 6-3-0 (.667) @ Boston Red Sox 4-5-0 (.444)
@ Chicago White Sox 3-1-0 (.750) @ Cleveland Indians 1-3-0 (.250)
@ Detroit Tigers 3-1-0 (.750) @ Kansas City Royals 1-2-0 (.333)
@ Los Angeles Angels 2-4-0 (.333) @ Milwaukee Brewers 0-3-0 (.000)
@ Minnesota Twins 3-0-0 (1.000) @ New York Yankees 4-5-0 (.444)
@ Oakland Athletics 2-1-0 (.667) @ Philadelphia Phillies 2-1-0 (.667)
@ Pittsburgh Pirates 1-2-0 (.333) @ Seattle Mariners 1-2-0 (.333)
@ Tampa Bay Rays 2-7-0 (.222) @ Texas Rangers 4-2-0 (.667)

Top 10 Attended Games
 
# Date Home Away Fans
2008#4  2008-04-04 Toronto Blue Jays 6 Boston Red Sox 3 50,171
2008#129  2008-08-23 Toronto Blue Jays 11 Boston Red Sox 0 44,896
2008#130  2008-08-24 Toronto Blue Jays 5 Boston Red Sox 6 44,521
2008#94  2008-07-12 Toronto Blue Jays 4 New York Yankees 9 44,363
2008#159  2008-09-25 Toronto Blue Jays 8 New York Yankees 2 44,346
2008#95  2008-07-13 Toronto Blue Jays 4 New York Yankees 1 43,854
2008#93  2008-07-11 Toronto Blue Jays 5 New York Yankees 0 43,078
2008#71  2008-06-15 Toronto Blue Jays 4 Chicago Cubs 7 40,738
2008#155  2008-09-20 Toronto Blue Jays 6 Boston Red Sox 3 40,554
2008#108  2008-07-30 Toronto Blue Jays 2 Tampa Bay Rays 3 40,322

 

2008 Team Stats + Franchise Ranking | Go To Team Stats
TEAM BATTING R/G R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS DP
2008 4.41 714 1453 303 32 126 681 80 27 521 938 .264 .331 .399 .731 84
FRANCHISE RANK 36th 33rd 22nd 15th 25th 39th 31st 25th 15th 20th 19th 20th 14th 39th 34th 6th
vs. 2007 26th 24th 28th 3rd 31st 27th 21st 40th 8th 12th 26th 28th 28th 25th 26th 26th

 

TEAM PITCHING RA/G ERA CG tSHO SV IP H R ER HR BB SO WHIP K/9 HR/9 E DP F%
2008 3.77 3.49 15 13 44 1446.2 1330 610 561 134 467 1184 1.242 7.37 0.83 84 137 .986
FRANCHISE RANK 2nd 2nd 18th 8th 14th 20th 9th 5th 5th 8th 8th 10th 6th 12th 5th 6th 35th 6th
vs. 2007 17th 19th 24th 29th 15th 17th 15th 20th 21st 21st 11th 19th 9th 21st 19th 26th 16th 20th

 

 

2008 Leaders | Go To Player Stats
BATTING AVG OPS% HITS HOME RUNS RBI’s
.300 – Wells .840 – Wells 185 – Rios 20 – Wells 79 – Rios
WINS WHIP ERA STRIKEOUTS SAVES
20 – Halladay 1.033 – Carlson 1.78 – Downs 231 – Burnett 32 – Ryan
MOST APPEARANCES BY POSITION
Lind (71)
Wells (100)
Rios (93)
McDonald (67)
Inglett (66)
Rolen (115)
Burnett (35)
Halladay (34)
Litsch (29)
Marcum (25)
McGowan (19)
Overbay (156)
DH) Stairs (82)
Barajas (98)


POSITION PLAYERS / STATS
  G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS TB SH SF IBB HBP GDP
Rios 155 635 91 185 47 8 15 79 32 8 44 112 .291 .337 .461 .798 293 0 5 2 2 20
Overbay 158 544 74 147 32 2 15 69 1 2 74 116 .270 .358 .419 .777 228 1 5 3 3 24
Scutaro 145 517 76 138 23 1 7 60 7 2 57 65 .267 .341 .356 .697 184 6 7 0 5 8
Wells 108 427 63 128 22 1 20 78 4 2 29 46 .300 .343 .496 .840 212 0 7 5 3 16
Rolen 115 408 58 107 30 3 11 50 5 0 46 71 .262 .349 .431 .780 176 0 3 2 10 12
Barajas 104 349 44 87 23 0 11 49 0 0 17 61 .249 .294 .410 .704 143 0 4 0 7 9
Inglett 109 344 45 102 15 7 3 39 9 2 28 43 .297 .355 .407 .762 140 8 1 0 4 5
Lind 88 326 48 92 16 4 9 40 2 0 16 59 .282 .316 .439 .755 143 1 4 3 2 8
Stairs 105 320 42 80 11 1 11 44 1 1 41 87 .250 .342 .394 .736 126 0 2 9 5 10
Eckstein 76 260 27 72 18 0 1 23 2 1 24 27 .277 .354 .358 .711 93 9 2 1 8 6
  G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS TB SH SF IBB HBP GDP
Zaun 86 245 29 58 12 0 6 30 2 1 38 38 .237 .340 .359 .700 88 3 1 1 1 6
Wilkerson 85 208 20 45 8 2 4 23 2 3 25 53 .216 .297 .332 .629 69 2 5 4 1 3
Hill 55 205 19 54 14 0 2 20 4 2 16 31 .263 .324 .361 .685 74 4 1 0 3 4
McDonald 84 186 21 39 8 0 1 18 3 1 10 25 .210 .255 .269 .524 50 7 2 0 2 3
Stewart 52 175 14 42 4 2 1 14 3 1 22 18 .240 .325 .303 .628 53 0 2 1 1 8
Mench 51 115 18 28 11 1 0 10 2 0 14 18 .243 .321 .357 .677 41 0 2 2 0 3
Snider 24 73 9 22 6 0 2 13 0 0 5 23 .301 .338 .466 .803 34 0 2 0 0 0
Thomas 16 60 7 10 1 0 3 11 0 0 11 13 .167 .306 .333 .639 20 0 0 0 1 3
Bautista 21 56 7 12 2 0 3 10 0 0 2 14 .214 .237 .411 .648 23 2 1 1 0 2
Thigpen 10 17 2 3 0 0 1 1 0 0 1 8 .176 .263 .353 .616 6 2 0 0 1 0
  G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS TB SH SF IBB HBP GDP
Velandia 3 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 0 0 0
Coats 8 5 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 2 .200 .333 .200 .533 1 0 0 0 0 0
Halladay 2 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 0 0 0
Diaz 1 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 0 0 0
McGowan 2 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 1 0 0 0 0
Burnett 2 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 1 0 0 0 0
Litsch 2 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 0 0 0
Marcum 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 0 0 0
Purcey 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 0 0 0
Luna 2 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1.000 1.000 1.000 2.000 1 0 0 0 0 0
  G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS TB SH SF IBB HBP GDP
Camp 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 1 0 0 0 0

 

PITCHERS / STATS
W L % G GS CG SHO GF SV IP H R ER HR BB SO HBP WP BF IBB BK ERA WHIP
Halladay 20 11 .645 34 33 9 2 0 0 246.0 220 88 76 18 39 206 12 4 987 3 0 2.77 1.053
Burnett 18 10 .643 35 34 1 0 1 0 221.1 211 109 100 19 86 231 9 11 957 2 2 4.07 1.342
Litsch 13 9 .591 29 28 2 2 0 0 176.0 178 79 70 20 39 99 8 4 735 2 0 3.57 1.233
Marcum 9 7 .563 25 25 0 0 0 0 151.1 126 60 57 21 50 123 8 3 630 2 0 3.39 1.163
McGowan 6 7 .462 19 19 1 0 0 0 111.1 115 60 54 9 38 85 5 5 474 1 0 4.37 1.374
Downs 0 3 .000 66 0 0 0 14 5 70.2 54 15 14 3 27 57 4 3 290 7 0 1.78 1.146
Purcey 3 6 .333 12 12 1 0 0 0 65.0 67 41 40 9 29 58 4 3 289 0 0 5.48 1.477
Carlson 7 2 .778 69 0 0 0 10 2 60.0 41 16 15 6 21 55 3 2 237 7 1 2.23 1.033
Ryan 2 4 .333 60 0 0 0 48 32 58.0 46 21 19 4 28 58 4 2 249 3 1 2.91 1.276
Tallet 1 2 .333 51 0 0 0 15 0 56.1 52 19 18 4 22 47 1 0 240 3 0 2.88 1.314
W L % G GS CG SHO GF SV IP H R ER HR BB SO HBP WP BF IBB BK ERA WHIP
Frasor 1 2 .333 49 0 0 0 21 0 47.1 36 23 22 4 32 42 1 6 208 4 0 4.18 1.437
Parrish 1 1 .500 13 6 0 0 1 0 42.1 47 19 19 5 15 21 0 4 179 0 0 4.04 1.465
Camp 3 1 .750 40 0 0 0 16 0 39.1 40 18 18 2 11 31 2 0 166 3 0 4.12 1.297
League 1 2 .333 31 0 0 0 8 1 33.0 28 9 8 2 15 23 3 2 141 2 0 2.16 1.303
Richmond 1 3 .250 5 5 1 1 0 0 27.0 32 12 12 2 2 20 2 0 113 0 0 3.95 1.259
Wolfe 0 2 .000 20 0 0 0 4 0 22.0 18 6 6 2 6 14 0 1 86 1 0 2.42 1.091
Accardo 0 3 .000 16 0 0 0 6 4 12.1 15 10 9 1 4 5 1 1 56 2 0 6.57 1.541
Benitez 0 1 .000 8 0 0 0 2 0 6.1 4 5 4 3 2 9 0 0 26 0 0 5.68 0.947
Wells 0 0 nan 1 0 0 0 1 0 1.0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 4 0 0 0.00 1.000

 

10 Most Valuable Players
  RBat Rbaser Rdp Rfield Rpos RAA WAA Rrep RAR WAR waaWL% 162WL% oWAR dWAR oRAR
Rios 13 3 -2 22 -2 34 4 24 58 5.9 0.522 0.521 3.6 2.1 36
Scutaro -5 -1 3 21 5 21 2 22 43 4.5 0.515 0.513 2.3 2.7 22
Rolen 7 0 -1 9 2 16 2 18 34 3.4 0.514 0.510 2.5 1.3 25
Inglett 5 2 1 5 0 14 2 14 28 2.9 0.513 0.508 2.3 0.7 23
Overbay 8 0 -3 6 -8 2 0 24 25 2.6 0.501 0.501 2.0 -0.1 19
Wells 15 0 -1 -13 2 3 0 17 20 2.0 0.502 0.502 3.3 -1.0 33
Barajas -7 -3 -1 8 6 3 0 14 17 1.8 0.503 0.502 0.9 1.5 9
Zaun -2 0 0 -6 4 -3 0 11 8 0.8 0.497 0.498 1.4 -0.1 14
Hill -4 0 0 -1 1 -3 0 9 5 0.6 0.494 0.498 0.6 0.1 6
Snider 1 0 0 3 -1 3 0 3 6 0.6 0.512 0.502 0.3 0.2 3

 

10 Most Valuable Pitchers
  R RA9 RA9opp RA9def RA9role PPFp RA9Avg RAA WAA gmLI WAAadj WAR RAR waaWL% 162WL%
Halladay 88 3.22 4.84 0.24 0.18 98.2 4.69 36 3.9 2.57 -0.2 6.2 67 0.614 0.524
Marcum 60 3.57 4.74 0.24 0.18 97.8 4.58 14 1.5 0.00 -0.1 3.0 33 0.560 0.509
Downs 15 1.91 4.88 0.24 -0.36 98.2 4.20 17 1.7 1.58 0.3 2.8 26 0.526 0.511
Litsch 79 4.04 4.82 0.28 0.17 97.8 4.62 8 0.8 0.11 -0.1 2.5 30 0.529 0.505
Burnett 109 4.43 4.86 0.23 0.18 98.1 4.71 3 0.3 2.34 -0.2 2.4 31 0.509 0.502
Carlson 16 2.40 5.02 0.22 -0.37 97.7 4.33 12 1.2 1.22 0.0 1.8 19 0.518 0.507
Ryan 21 3.26 4.86 0.22 -0.36 98.1 4.20 5 0.5 1.79 0.0 1.2 12 0.509 0.503
Tallet 19 3.04 4.88 0.25 -0.36 97.2 4.15 6 0.6 0.90 -0.2 1.0 13 0.512 0.504
League 9 2.45 4.79 0.25 -0.36 98.8 4.13 6 0.6 1.02 -0.1 0.8 10 0.518 0.504
Wolfe 6 2.45 4.86 0.25 -0.36 96.1 4.09 4 0.4 1.37 0.0 0.6 6 0.518 0.502
Top 10 SalariesSalary Index
Player Salary $ Per Game Total as Blue Jay
1. A.J. Burnett 13,200,000 $377,143 $28,600,000
2. Frank Thomas 12,560,000 $785,000 $18,120,000
3. B.J. Ryan 12,000,000 $200,000 $23,000,000
4. Scott Rolen 11,625,000 $101,087 $11,625,000
5. Roy Halladay 10,000,000 $294,118 $61,744,999
6. Lyle Overbay 6,750,000 $42,722 $10,625,000
7. Armando Benitez 6,390,000 $798,750 $6,390,000
8. Alex Rios 4,835,000 $31,194 $8,355,000
9. David Eckstein 4,500,000 $59,211 $4,500,000
10. Gregg Zaun 3,750,000 $43,605 $10,200,000
Amateur Draft Top 10 PicksDraft Index
Phase Rnd. # Player Signed Bonus Source School
June-Reg 1 17 David Cooper (1B) Yes 1.50 MM College California
June-Reg 2 63 Kenny Wilson (OF) Yes 0.64 MM HS Sickles (Tampa,FL)
June-Reg 3 95 Andrew Liebel (P) Yes 0.34 MM College Long Beach State
June-Reg 4 129 Mark Sobolewski (3B) Yes 0.24 MM College Miami
June-Reg 5 159 Tyler Pastornicky (2B) Yes 0.18 MM HS IMG Academy (Bradenton,FL)
June-Reg 6 189 Markus Brisker (P) Yes 0.13 MM HS Winter Haven (Winter Haven,FL)
June-Reg 7 219 Eric Thames (OF) Yes 0.15 MM College Pepperdine
June-Reg 8 249 Evan Crawford (P) Yes 0.15 MM College Auburn
June-Reg 9 279 A.J. Jimenez (C) Yes 0.15 MM HS Discipulos De Cristo (Manati,PR)
June-Reg 10 309 Danny Farquhar (P) Yes 0.11 MM College Louisiana-Lafayette