10. Jose Reyes: 2013-2015
Dominican-born Jose Reyes may be one of the better players who has suited up for the Blue Jays we forget ever did. He came over as part of the Miami trade in 2012 that brought Reyes, Emilio Bonifacio, John Buck, Mark Buehrle, and Josh Johnson in exchange for Henderson Alvarez III, Anthony DeSclafani, Yunel Escobar, Adeiny Hechavarria, Jake Marisnick, Jeff Mathis, and Justin Nicolino.
Reyes missed more than two months in 2013 with an ankle injury, one of three trips to the disabled list in two-and-a-half seasons with the Blue Jays. The Blue Jays targeted Reyes because of his iconic speed and base-stealing ability, something the team has lacked historically. He certainly brought that to the table, swiping 30 bases in his only full season with the team. He was a prototypical leadoff hitter for the Jays, posting a strong OBP in 2013 at .353, although those numbers dipped the following years.
Reyes didn’t shatter any records, wasn’t named to any All-Star teams, or really do anything else spectacular in his time with the Blue Jays, but he was a solid addition to the team and brought great energy to the clubhouse as well. He was one of the victims in the 2015 season of being shipped out as the team bolstered the roster in preparation for a playoff push. Reyes was traded along with Miguel Castro, top pitching prospect Jeff Hoffman, and Jesus Tinoco to the Colorado Rockies for LaTroy Hawkins and Troy Tulowitzki. Tulowitzki effectively replaced Reyes and although ‘Tulo’ was more or less a shell of what he once had been, he provided a boost to the offence when necessary and still was an above-average fielding shortstop for the Blue Jays.
When all was said and done, Reyes posted a 7.2 WAR in his 305 games with the Blue Jays, good for seventh-most among Blue Jays hitters in the decade. Reyes went on to reunite with his New York Mets for a few more seasons before calling it quits.