Blue Jays: Best players in franchise history to wear jersey numbers 61-70
By Darcy Weiss
62. Aaron Loup
Aaron Loup played seven seasons in Toronto, holding a 12-20 record with a 3.47 ERA and 1.27 WHIP. Making 369 appearances as a Blue Jay, Loup was one of the busier relief pitchers during his tenure with the team, mainly used in a setup role. His funky delivery allowed for a strong start to his career with three straight sub-4.00 ERA seasons, though he was never able to stay under that mark again with the club. The left-hander had a decent run with the Jays, and didn’t have much competition for the best player to wear number 62, as Jacob Waguespack is the only other player to wear the number and play multiple seasons with the team.
63. Kevin Gregg
Kevin Gregg only played a single season with the Blue Jays, finishing with a 2-6 record, 37 saves, a 3.51 ERA and 1.39 WHIP. Gregg’s 37 saves in 2010 ranks as the fifth most in a single season as a Blue Jay. The big right-hander’s single season in Toronto was the best of his solid 13-year career, and was clearly the best player in franchise history to wear the number 63. The only others to don 63 were Wilmer Font and Anthony Castro, neither of whom having any impact with the club.
64. Chad Jenkins
Chad Jenkins spent all four of his major league seasons with the Blue Jays, holding a 3-4 record with a 3.31 ERA and 1.25 WHIP. Only managing to pitch 100.2 innings in his career, his numbers aren’t terrible, aside from his 4.9 K/9 rate. The Tennessee native was never given the ball in a major league game after 2015 as he played the following season in AAA with the Buffalo Bisons before retiring in 2017. No one else impacted the team while wearing number 64, though the reigning stolen bases leader, Jon Berti of the Miami Marlins, broke into the league playing four games with the Jays wearing the number.
Only two players have worn the number 65 in Blue Jays franchise history - Taylor Guerrieri and Elvis Lucaino. Yeah, I don’t remember them either. Apparently, Guerrieri pitched 9.2 innings with the team, and Luciano managed just 33.2 innings back in 2019, as a 19-year-old. Not enough of a meaningful sample size for either to be considered as options, so we’ll just have to wait on 65.
66. Munenori Kawasaki
Munenori Kawasaki played three seasons in Toronto, batting .237 with a .320 OBP. The Japanese infielder is mostly remembered for capturing the hearts of all fans with his infectious personality and lightheartedness. Kawasaki was a strong defender all around the infield, but was never able to consistently produce offensively. Juan Guzman also wore number 66 as a Blue Jay, but he was chosen as the best player to wear number 57 in the previous article, so Kawasaki is the next best.