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Third base: Josh Donaldson, 21.3 fWAR

Despite his short stay in Toronto, Josh Donaldson tops the list of the best third basemen in Blue Jays history with a 21.3 fWAR, beating out Rance Mulliniks and Kelly Gruber.

Donaldson came to Toronto in a trade with the Oakland A's prior to the 2015 season and joined one of the most prolific power-hitting lineups the Jays had ever fielded. He teamed up with José Bautista, Edwin Encarnación and Russell Martin to usher in a new era of Blue Jays baseball and helped take the team back to the postseason for the first time since 1993.

He only played three full seasons in a Blue Jays uniform before being traded to Cleveland during the 2018 season, but golly, those three seasons were something special.

In addition to playing strong defense on the hot corner, Donaldson put up gaudy offensive numbers in all three campaigns.

In his first season in Toronto, Donaldson lit up pitching in the AL East and all across the majors. He finished with a .297 batting average and .939 OPS, with 41 home runs and 123 RBI en route to winning the second AL MVP in team history. He was named to his first of two All-Star teams as a Blue Jay and took home his first of two Silver Sluggers.

The "Bringer of Rain" ranks first in home runs (116) among all Toronto third basemen and has the highest slugging percentage (.548), wOBA (.394) and wRC+ (150). He also sits fifth in runs scored (331) and fourth in RBI (316) despite playing in far fewer games (462) than the players ahead of him.

He also gets credit for one of the most dramatic series-clinching plays in Jays' postseason history, with his aggressive baserunning and slide into home that clinched a series sweep over the Texas Rangers in the 2016 ALDS.

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