#1- Tony Fernandez- 37.5 WAR
Tony Fernandez is the Blue Jays All-Time WAR Leader with a 37.5 WAR and probably a safe bet that he was not your first choice. Remember the two key elements: Production and Longevity. Fernandez definitely checked off both those categories.
Fernandez spent 12 seasons with the Blue Jays scattered over four different tenures throughout his MLB career. He was a real-life Blue Jays boomerang, you couldn’t keep him away for long. Although known more as a defender, Fernandez could hit and displayed that in 1987 when he hit .322/.379/.426 with eight triples, five homers, and 32 stolen bases in 146 games. His 5.1 WAR total was the second consecutive season he topped 5.0.
The native of the Dominican Republic could hurt you with his glove or his bat, a solid contact hitter who was always a tough out for opposing pitchers. Fernandez could draw a walk or swipe a bag when needed, truly a complete player.
The shortstop was well traveled throughout his 17-year career playing for seven different teams and the Blue Jays four times. He would retire in 2001 with a career 45.3 WAR total albeit most of it was accumulated while a member of the Blue Jays.