#5- Vernon Wells- 28.7 WAR
Vernon Wells is much like Lloyd Moseby having been selected high in the first round of the amateur draft, the Blue Jays selected Wells in the first round, 5th overall in the 1997 amateur draft. Former Blue Jays’ Troy Glaus (3rd) and Jason Grilli (4th) were taken just before Wells that year.
“V-Dub” spent 12 seasons with the Blue Jays and was productive during his time in Toronto, unfortunately, he was saddled with unrealistic expectations from the fanbase due to his astronomical contract.
In terms of WAR production, 2006 was Wells best season as the outfielder hit .303/.357/.542 with 32 home runs, 106 ribbies, and 17 stolen bases which were good enough for a career-high 6.2 WAR total.
Wells had a very impressive career stat line with the Jays hitting .280/.329/.475 with 223 homers, 813 runs batted in and 90 stolen bases in 1393 games. He and his contract would be shockingly dealt to the Los Angeles Angels where he would play for two seasons before finishing his career with the Yankees.
Wells would retire with a career 28.5 WAR total down from his Toronto total of 28.7.