Toronto Blue Jays: All-Time Leaders in Home Runs

TORONTO, ON - OCTOBER 19: Jose Bautista (Photo by Tom Szczerbowski/Getty Images)
TORONTO, ON - OCTOBER 19: Jose Bautista (Photo by Tom Szczerbowski/Getty Images) /
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The only active player on this list, Jose Bautista is the second best home run hitter in Toronto Blue Jays history. The 36-year-old veteran has slugged 285 home runs for the Blue Jays in just over nine seasons played. Bautista has been the face of the franchise in the 2010s and will go down as one of the best Blue Jay to ever play the field.

Bautista reinvented himself in Toronto after being traded from the Pittsburgh Pirates in 2008. After playing a reduced role in 2009, Bautista jump started his career in 2010. The slugger hit an MLB best 54 home runs in 2010, five less than he had hit in the six seasons prior.

The power surge did not stop. Bautista again led the league in home runs with 43, continuing to hit 130 home runs in the four years following. If Bautista hadn’t missed a combined 114 games from 2012 to 2013, he likely would have hit 25 more home runs, putting him at 310 for his Blue Jays career (assuming he played 100  of the 114 games).

Bautista is already the greatest Blue Jays position player to ever play. He ranks:

  • First – WAR – 35.5

  • Third – RBIs – 756

  • Sixth – Hits – 1084

Bautista has had a very decorated career, with all his accolades coming with the Blue Jays. Altogether, Bautista has six all-star appearances, three Silver Sluggers and two Hank Aaron Awards.

Most memorable home run: Infamous bat flip home run to give the Blue Jays the lead in the seventh inning of game five of the 2015 ALDS.