Blue Jays All-Time Lists

Blue Jays All-Time WAR Leaders- Pitchers

TORONTO, CANADA - AUGUST 14: Former player Roy Halladay
TORONTO, CANADA - AUGUST 14: Former player Roy Halladay /
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TORONTO, ON – OCTOBER 19: Former Toronto Blue Jays Pitcher Jimmy Key throws out the first pitch prior to game five of the American League Championship Series against the Cleveland Indians at Rogers Centre on October 19, 2016 in Toronto, Canada. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)
TORONTO, ON – OCTOBER 19: Former Toronto Blue Jays Pitcher Jimmy Key throws out the first pitch prior to game five of the American League Championship Series against the Cleveland Indians at Rogers Centre on October 19, 2016 in Toronto, Canada. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images) /

#3- Jimmy Key- 29.9 WAR

Southpaw Jimmy Key was selected by the Toronto Blue Jays in the third round of the 1982 amateur draft out of Clemson University. The same Alma mater as former Blue Jays Billy Koch and Dominic Leone.

Key would remain with the organization for nine seasons making 317 appearances including 250 starts on the Blue Jays bump. In 1987, Key finished second in AL Cy Young voting, losing out on the honour to Roger Clemens.

Key went 17-8 with an impressive 2.76 earned run average, good enough for a career-high 7.4 WAR in 261 innings of work. The five-time All-Star finished second twice and fourth once in the Cy Young race during his MLB career.

The soft-tossing lefty ended his Blue Jays tenure with a 116-81 record with a 3.42 earned run average and a 29.9 WAR. Key is the most decorated lefty in Blue Jays history and sports the highest WAR total among southpaws. Key hit the open market following the 1992 championship season and joined the Yankees as a free agent.

Key concluded his 15-year career with a lofty 49.2 WAR tally and ranks fourth in Blue Jays victories.

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