Blue Jays: Best players in franchise history to wear jersey numbers 51-60

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Next up in our "best of all time" series with Blue Jays jersey numbers, we tackle 51-60.





#51 Ken Giles

Playing in parts of three seasons in Toronto, Giles posted a 2.83 ERA with 38 saves. His only full season with the club was impressive as he blew just one out of 24 save opportunities, with a sparkling 1.87 ERA. Though his time in Toronto was brief, Giles was the leader of the bullpen during a rough period for the group.

#52 B.J. Ryan

B.J. Ryan pitched four seasons with the Blue Jays, primarily as the closer. Holding an impressive 2.95 ERA to go with 75 saves, Ryan was also an above average strikeout pitcher with a 9.3 K/9 rate with the club. Ranking sixth all time for team saves, Ryan enjoyed two outstanding full seasons and was selected to the 2006 All Star game where he owned an absurd 335 ERA+.

#53 Dennis Lamp

Dennis Lamp had a solid major league career, playing 16 seasons, three of which he spent in Toronto. Pitching both as a starter and in relief, Lamp’s 1985 season was his best, as he held an 11-0 record with a 3.32 ERA. He was not as successful during the next two seasons and his ERA ballooned to just above 5.00 in both years.

#54 Roberto Osuna

Strictly from a baseball perspective, Roberto Osuna was the best player to wear the number 54 for the Blue Jays. His time in Toronto was cut short due to an alleged domestic assault charges, though the prosecution has since withdrawn the charges. During his four seasons in Toronto, Osuna owned a rock solid 2.87 ERA with the team en route to 104 saves, which ranks him third on the team’s all time leaderboard. Osuna was a great pitcher, but his troubles off the field kept him from reaching his full potential.

#55 Russell Martin

Finally, a position player! Russell Martin arrived in Toronto in 2015 and immediately helped the team win the AL East that season. Playing four seasons with the Jays, the Canadian catcher hit 66 home runs with 211 RBI, including an All Star game selection in his first season with the club. His defensive abilities were excellent as he owns a career .993 fielding percentage while being a leader in the clubhouse and a favorite amongst the fans.

#56 Mark Buehrle

Mark Buehrle played three seasons with the Blue Jays, and was as consistent as it gets. Throwing north of 600 innings, Buehrle owns a 3.78 ERA with the team to go with his 40-28 record. Never blowing anyone away with his stuff, you knew exactly what you were getting when the big southpaw took the mound. Buehrle provided more than just his performances on the field, but being the veteran leader of the team, he helped the development of the younger pitchers such as Marcus Stroman and Aaron Sanchez.

#57 Juan Guzmán

Playing eight seasons in Toronto, Juan Guzmán is easily the best Blue Jay to wear number 57 (although he also wore 66 with the team). Owning a 76-62 record with a 4.07 ERA, Guzmán had several strong years, highlighted by an AL leading ERA (2.93) and WHIP (1.124) in 1996. Struggling in other seasons, the Dominican right-hander suffered from consistency issues, but was an important piece in both World Series championships, and enjoyed moderate success afterwards as well.

#58 Tim Mayza

There was not a lot of competition for the number 58, so Tim Mayza will get the nod. About to take part in his sixth season with the Blue Jays, Mayza owns a 17-6 record with a 3.98 ERA across 205.2 innings pitched. Often the lone left-hander in the bullpen, Mayza has gotten plenty of work over the past seasons and has been mostly solid, despite a rough 2019 season.

#59 N/A

There have been 13 different players to wear the number 59 for the Blue Jays, but none of the batters eclipsed 57 games and none of the pitchers threw more than 57.2 innings with the team. As a result, we'll leave this one up for grabs and move on to…

#60 Scott Schoeneweis

The only player to play multiple seasons with the Blue Jays while wearing number 60 is Scott Schoeneweis, who was nothing special. Holding a 5-6 record with a 4.58 ERA over 94.1 innings out of the bullpen, Schoeneweis was the definition of mediocre as a Jay. At this point, no one who has worn number 60 has been impactful with the team, so Schoeneweis wins by default.

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