MLB All Star Game: 5 Best Blue Jays Ever!
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Carlos Delgado– Two Time All Star! 2000, 2003
By the time Carlos Delgado had established himself at the major league level, the memory of the back to back World Series wins had given way to a Yankees dynasty. As such, Delgado mashing the ball didn’t exactly catch the attention of the larger baseball world. They missed out on the fact that he had 9 straight seasons of 25 or more HR and 90 or more RBI. Thrice did Delgado exceed 130 RBI with an eye popping 145 in 2003. He’s a lifetime .283 hitter who did not get enough votes to remain on the Hall of Fame ballot. But, he will stand out as one of the better Blue Jays All Stars. Delgado is 4th all time with 36 WAR.
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Tony Fernandez– Four Time All Star, 3 with Blue Jays! 1986, 1987, 1989
After being dealt to the Padres in the Alomar deal, Fernandez would appear in his 4th All Star game. As a Blue Jay, he won 4 straight Gold Glove awards and even received some love in the MVP voting. He never finished higher than 8th (1987). He was a slick fielding short stop who made 3 different stops in Toronto over his career. He ranks third on the Blue Jays all time WAR list at 37.
Vernon Wells– Three Time All Star! 2003, 2006, 2010
Many still hold a bit of resentment toward Vernon Wells based on a 7yr/$126M contract, one which no one could ever really live up to. But, for the money he was being paid, he should have been in many more All Star games. Instead, the former Face of the Franchise represented the Blue Jays just 3 times. Wells is a career .270 hitter with an OBP of just .319. He led the 215 hits including 59 doubles, which was also good for top spot. He won 3 Gold Gloves patrolling the outfield in Toronto. league in 2003 with He sits 8th all time in WAR with 28.
There you have it. The best Blue Jays All Stars of all time! I would be really interested in hearing your thoughts on this list. Who’s your favorite? Who doesn’t belong on this list? Leave your thoughts below.
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