Blue Jays All-Time WAR Leaders- Position Players
#13- Alex Rios- 20.4 WAR
Alex Rios was drafted by the Blue Jays in the first round, 19th overall of the 1999 amateur draft and although Rios never lived up to the lofty expectations placed on him, he still did enough to rank 13th on the All-Time WAR leaderboard.
The toolsy outfielder spent six years in Toronto before the Jays cut bait with Rios letting him walk on waivers to the Chicago White Sox. During his tenure with the Blue Jays, Rios hit .285/.335/.451 with 81 home runs and 112 stolen bases in 809 games.
The best WAR season of his career (5.9 WAR) came with the Jays came in 2008, Rios hit .291/.337/.461 with 15 homers and 32 swipes in 155 games. Although his power numbers were down that season, he made up for it with success on the base paths.
Rios wound end up playing for four teams over the course of 12 MLB seasons accumulating a 27.4 WAR. The two-time All-Star would finish his career with 169 round trippers and 253 stolen bases in what turned out to be a very respectable career for the former first-rounder.