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Second base: Roberto Alomar, 20.4 fWAR

Roberto Alomar only played in Toronto for five seasons, from 1991 to 1995, but made a significant impact as a Blue Jay, leading all second basemen with a 20.4 fWAR.

As part of the trade with the San Diego Padres that brought Joe Carter to Toronto, Alomar was an integral part of the back-to-back World Series titles in 1992 and 1993. His ninth-inning, game-tying home run off of Dennis Eckersley in the 1992 ALCS is arguably one of the most important postseason home runs in franchise history and helped earn him ALCS MVP honors.

The 12-time career All-Star went to the Midsummer Classic in all five of his seasons with the Blue Jays. He earned five of his 10 Gold Gloves and one of his four Silver Slugger awards as a Blue Jay and finished sixth in MVP voting three times.

As a dynamic offensive player as they come, Alomar was a catalyst at the top of a potent Blue Jays lineup and still leads all Jays' second basemen with 206 stolen bases, 26 triples and 322 walks. His .307 batting average and .370 wOBA remain the top franchise marks among second basemen, as do his wRC (477) and wRAA (112.3).

Despite playing fewer games than most of the other second basemen at the top of the franchise leaderboards, Alomar remains third in total hits (832) and doubles (152) and sits second in home runs (55), runs (451) and RBI (342).

Alomar left Toronto in free agency after the 1995 season and played nine more years with Baltimore, Cleveland, the New York Mets, Chicago White Sox and Arizona. He finished his 17-year career with a 63.6 fWAR, good for 11th all-time among second basemen, and was inducted into the Hall of Fame in 2011.

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