Top Blue Jays’ Draft Picks of All-Time
Jul. 8, 2013; Phoenix, AZ, USA: Los Angeles Dodgers pitcherTed Lilly
against the Arizona Diamondbacks at Chase Field. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports
#8 Ted Lilly
Although Ted Lilly didn’t sign when the Jays said his name in the 1995 draft, Lilly became a member of the Blue Jays organization in 2004 and was nevertheless a draftee of the Blue birds.
Lilly embarked on his career with the Montreal Expos before spending time with the Yankees and Athletics. By the time he landed in Toronto, he had already played parts of six seasons as a major leaguer and continued his workhorse mentality with the Jays for three seasons.
Over his 15 seasons he accumulated 26.2 WAR with a 4.14 ERA and 130-113 win loss record. Again, he wasn’t a Cy Young winner, an ace and he was barely even an All-Star, but Ted Lilly is among the best Blue Jay draftees of all time.