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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LUIS POLONIA OF THE CALIFORNIA ANGELS AVOIDS THE TAG OF TORONTO BLUE JAYS FIRST BASEMAN FRED MCGRIFF AT ANAHEIM STADIUM IN ANAHEIM, CALIFORNIA. MANDATORY CREDIT: STEPHEN DUNN/ALLSPORT /

#14- Fred McGriff- 19.4 WAR

Fred McGriff could very well have had the #1 spot on this list had he spent more than five seasons with Toronto. Crime Dog was dealt in arguably the most memorable trade in Blue Jays franchise history following the 1990 campaign. McGriff along with Tony Fernandez was shipped to the San Diego Padres in exchange for Roberto Alomar and Joe Carter.

The Blue Jays acquired McGriff as a minor leaguer in 1982 from the New York Yankees and the first baseman did not disappoint. McGriff hit .278/.389/.530 with 125 homers in 578 games while employed by Toronto.

In 1989, McGriff accumulated a 6.6 WAR rating, the highest WAR season in his 19-year career. The slugger hit .269/.399/.525 with 36 homers and 92 ribbies in 161 games with the Jays. McGriff won a Silver Slugger that season and finished sixth in AL MVP voting.

McGriff would hang up the spikes with 493 career home runs and a Hall of Fame worthy 52.6 WAR spanning across 2460 games with six different teams. The former Blue Jay sits on the cusp of Cooperstown and could finally get his due this time around.

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