Blue Jays All-Time WAR Leaders- Pitchers
#1- Dave Stieb- 57.2 WAR
Dave Stieb may never get inducted into the Hall of Fame but he holds the Blue Jays franchise record among hurlers for the highest WAR total. Stieb spent his entire career with the Blue Jays with the exception of four games with the White Sox in 1993. The right-hander accumulated a robust 57.2 WAR total during his days in Toronto.
In 15 years with the Blue Jays, Stieb was 175-134 with a 3.42 earned run average while striking out 1608 batters in 439 games. In 1984, Stieb went 16-8 with a 2.83 earned run average and an 8.0 WAR in 267 innings pitched. The seven-time All-Star finished seventh in AL Cy Young voting that season.
Stieb tossed the Blue Jays first franchise no-hitter in 1990 after three prior failed attempts. The hard-luck hurler was down to the final out three previous times but could not seal the deal until that fateful day versus the Cleveland Indians.
Stieb retired from baseball after his 1993 season in Chicago, the pitcher would remain out of the game for four years before attempting a comeback with the Blue Jays in 1998. Stieb would make 19 appearances including three starts going 1-2 with a 4.83 earned run average.
Stieb will always be remembered for his bulldog mentality on the mound and his trademark mustache. A true warrior who was all business.