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2002 Toronto Blue Jays season

2002 Toronto Blue Jays
Major League affiliations
Location
  • Toronto (since 1977)
  • Other information
    Owner(s) Rogers Communications,
    Interbrew
    Manager(s) Buck Martinez and Carlos Tosca
    Local television CBC Television
    (Brian Williams, John Cerutti)
    The Sports Network
    (Rod Black, Pat Tabler)
    Rogers Sportsnet
    (Rob Faulds, John Cerutti)
    Local radio CHUM (AM)
    (Jerry Howarth, Tom Cheek)
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    The 2002 Toronto Blue Jays season was the franchise's twenty-sixth season of Major League Baseball. It resulted in the Blue Jays finishing third in the American League East with a record of 78 wins and 84 losses.

    Offseason

    Regular season

    Summary

    The Blue Jays started the 2002 season with slow progress in performance. Buck Martinez was fired about a third of the way through the season, with a 20–33 record. He was replaced by third base coach Carlos Tosca, an experienced minor league manager. They went 58–51 under Tosca to finish the season 78–84. Roy Halladay, a talented but inconsistent prospect who was no more than a fifth starter who alternated between Toronto and Triple-A during his first three seasons, was relied on as the team's ace and rose to the challenge being the team's top pitcher, finishing the season with a 19–7 record and a 2.93 ERA. The hitters were led once again by Carlos Delgado. Ricciardi was credited for dumping Raúl Mondesí in mid-season to the New York Yankees to free up his salary, which in turn was used for the off-season signing of Mike Bordick, Frank Catalanotto and Tanyon Sturtze. Promising young players were assigned to key roles, including starting third baseman Eric Hinske (who later won the Rookie of the Year Award for this year) and 23-year-old centre fielder Vernon Wells, who had his first 100 RBI season replacing Mondesi. Another bright young player was Josh Phelps, a former catcher turned designated hitter, who hit 15 home runs.

    Opening Day starters

    Season standings

    Template:MLB standings


    Notable transactions

    2002 Draft picks

    Source [8]

    The 2002 MLB Draft was held on June 4–5.

    Round Pick Player Position College/School Nationality Signed
    1 14 Russ Adams SS North Carolina 23x15px 2002–06–07
    2 55 Dave Bush RHP Wake Forest 23x15px 2002–06–04
    3 86 Justin Maureau LHP Wichita State 23x15px
    4 110 Adam Peterson RHP Wichita State 23x15px 2002–06–11
    5 146 Chad Pleiness RHP Central Michigan 23x15px
    6 176 Jason Perry OF Georgia Tech 23x15px 2002–06–22
    7 206 Brian Grant RHP C.B. Aycock High School (NC) 23x15px
    8 236 Chris Leonard LHP Miami (FL) 23x15px
    9 266 Russ Savickas RHP Johnston High School 23x15px
    10 296 Eric Arnold 2B Rice 23x15px

    Roster

    2002 Toronto Blue Jays
    Roster
    Pitchers Catchers

    Infielders

    Outfielders

    Manager

    Coaches

    Game log

    2002 Game Log

    Player stats

    Batting

    Starters by position

    Note: Pos = Position; G = Games played; AB = At Bats; H = Hits; Avg. = Batting Average; HR = Home Runs; RBI = Runs Batted In

    Pos Player G AB H Avg. HR RBI
    CF Vernon Wells 159 608 167 .275 23 100

    Other batters

    Note: G = Games played; AB = At Bats; H = Hits; Avg. = Batting Average; HR = Home Runs; RBI = Runs Batted In

    Player G AB H Avg. HR RBI
    Joe Lawrence 55 150 27 .180 2 15

    Pitching

    Starting pitchers

    Player G IP W L ERA SO

    Other pitchers

    Player G IP W L ERA SO

    Relief pitchers

    Player G W L SV ERA SO

    Award winners

    All-Star Game

    Farm system

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    References

    1. ^ "J.P. Ricciardi has escape clause". CBC News. July 2, 2002. Archived from the original on June 23, 2008. Retrieved June 18, 2008. 
    2. ^ Billy Koch page at Baseball Reference
    3. ^ Brian Lesher page at Baseball Reference
    4. ^ Luis Lopez page at Baseball Reference
    5. ^ Ken Huckaby page at Baseball Reference
    6. ^ Dan Plesac page at Baseball Reference
    7. ^ Raúl Mondesí page at Baseball Reference
    8. ^ "Feature: 2002 Free Agent Draft Pick Compensation". Baseball-Reference.com. Retrieved June 12, 2010. 
    9. ^ Blue Jays All-Stars | bluejays.com: History
    10. ^ Johnson, Lloyd, and Wolff, Miles, ed., The Encyclopedia of Minor League Baseball, 3rd edition. Durham, N.C.: Baseball America, 2007

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    Preceded by
    2001 Toronto Blue Jays season
    2002 Toronto Blue Jays Season
    2002
    Succeeded by
    2003 Toronto Blue Jays season