Top Blue Jays’ Draft Picks of All-Time

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Aug 27, 2013; Toronto, Ontario, CAN; New York Yankees left fielder

(22) stretches before the game against the Toronto Blue Jays at the Rogers Centre. Mandatory Credit: Nick Turchiaro-USA TODAY Sports

#7 Vernon Wells

Vernon Wells is a name almost any Jays fan can recognize. He was drafted by the Jays in 1997 with the fifth pick in the first round and became one of the Jays most memorable centrefielders.

Wells joined the Jays in 1999 but didn’t play his first full season with the Jays until 2002 at the young age of 23 years old. A year later, he produced arguably his career year with 33 home runs to go with a .317/.359/.450 slash line. He finished eighth in MVP voting that season. Wells would go on to win the Gold Glove award the next three seasons but never reached his 2002 potential again.

In 2011, Wells was dealt to the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim where he played two seasons before retiring as a member of the New York Yankees.

Wells sits in second place for the franchise lead in home runs so at #7, Wells certainly earned his spot in the top draftees of the Toronto Blue Jays.