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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OAKLAND, CA – 1990: George Bell #11 of the Toronto Blue Jays swings at a pitch during a 1990 game against the Oakland Athletics at the Oakland-Alameda Coliseum in Oakland, California. (Photo by Otto Greule Jr/Getty Images)
OAKLAND, CA – 1990: George Bell #11 of the Toronto Blue Jays swings at a pitch during a 1990 game against the Oakland Athletics at the Oakland-Alameda Coliseum in Oakland, California. (Photo by Otto Greule Jr/Getty Images) /

#12- George Bell- 21.3 WAR

George Bell was one of the most feared Blue Jays in franchise history, however, he was more than just a drop-kicking ruffian, Bell could play. The Dominican Republic native spent nine seasons with the Blue Jays registering a 21.3 WAR ranking him 12th on the All-Time list.

The Blue Jays plucked Bell from the Philadelphia Phillies in the 1980 Rule 5 Draft, needless to say, Bell stuck around on the MLB roster and the rest is history.

The outfielder hit .286/.325/.486 with 202 home runs in 1181 career games with Toronto. Bell was a three-time Silver Slugger and won the AL MVP in 1987 as a member of the Blue Jays. During his MVP campaign, Bell hit .308/.352/.605 with 47 homers, 134 runs batted in and a 5.0 WAR.

Bell formed one of the most dynamic outfields in Blue Jays history along with Lloyd Moseby and Jesse Barfield. All three of the trio can be found on the All-Time WAR list.

The former MVP would eventually leave via free agency signing with the Chicago White Sox following the 1990 season. Bell would retire with a lower career WAR than he compiled with the Blue Jays, leaving baseball as a 20.0 WAR player after 12 seasons.

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