The best Canadian-born Blue Jays in franchise history

Aug 7, 2021; Toronto, Ontario, CAN; Toronto Blue Jays designated hitter Vladimir Guerrero Jr. (27) stands for the national anthem of Canada at Rogers Centre. Mandatory Credit: Kevin Sousa-USA TODAY Sports
Aug 7, 2021; Toronto, Ontario, CAN; Toronto Blue Jays designated hitter Vladimir Guerrero Jr. (27) stands for the national anthem of Canada at Rogers Centre. Mandatory Credit: Kevin Sousa-USA TODAY Sports /
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Oct 2, 2021; Toronto, Ontario, CAN; Toronto Blue Jays first baseman Vladimir Guerrero Jr. (27) hits a double against Baltimore Orioles in the sixth inning at Rogers Centre. Mandatory Credit: Dan Hamilton-USA TODAY Sports /

Vladimir Guerrero Jr.

This should come as no surprise to any of you. Although he grew up in the Dominican Republic and would likely represent them in international play, Vladimir Guerrero Jr. was born in Montreal and is a Canadian citizen. In just his third season in the majors, Vladdy led MLB in home runs and won the American League Hank Aaron Award as the league’s best hitter.

He also posted the 4th highest OPS+ by a Blue Jay in a single season as well as the second most homer runs (per Stathead). He may have only been born in Canada because his father played for the Expos, but at this point, he may as well be a national hero, and I expect by the end of his career, they’ll be an even more significant gap between him and whoever is in second.

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