Blue Jays All-Time Lists

Blue Jays All-Time WAR Leaders- Position Players

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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CLEVELAND, OH – OCTOBER 14: Edwin Encarnacion #10 of the Toronto Blue Jays warms up during batting practice prior to game one of the American League Championship Series against the Cleveland Indians at Progressive Field on October 14, 2016, in Cleveland, Ohio. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)
CLEVELAND, OH – OCTOBER 14: Edwin Encarnacion #10 of the Toronto Blue Jays warms up during batting practice prior to game one of the American League Championship Series against the Cleveland Indians at Progressive Field on October 14, 2016, in Cleveland, Ohio. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images) /

#7- Edwin Encarnacion- 24.3 WAR

Edwin Encarnacion sneaks into #7 on the Blue Jays All-Time WAR list, however, that should come as no surprise to anyone. Encarnacion spent eight seasons with Toronto after the Blue Jays acquired him from the Cincinnati Reds in exchange for Scott Rolen.

Encarnacion became a fan favourite during his time in Toronto and hit a huge walk-off home run in the wild-card game versus the Baltimore Orioles in 2016. Surprisingly, 2012 is his best season for WAR totals, Encarnacion hit .280/.384/.557 with 42 homers, 110 runs batted in and a 5.0 WAR in 151 games.

The three-time All-Star formed a potent offence along with Jose Bautista and Josh Donaldson during the teams two postseason runs. Although the Blue Jays never won the big prize, they were one of the most talented teams in baseball for that stretch in 2015-16.

During his career in Toronto, Edwin and the imaginary parrot slashed a career .268/.355/.522 line with 239 home runs in 999 games. Over the course of his 14-year career, Encarnacion has accumulated a 32.2 WAR total which he will try to increase in his first season with Seattle in 2019.

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