Blue Jays: Best players in franchise history to wear jersey numbers 61-70
By Darcy Weiss
67. Julian Merryweather
Julian Merryweather had a strong start to his career racking up strikeouts with his high-90s fastball before suffering several injuries derailing his hype. Merryweather was only able to throw 52.2 innings over four seasons with the club. Once healthy enough to return to the bullpen, he was unable to recapture his stuff from his rookie season and struggled to get outs. Now pitching for the Chicago Cubs, it remains to be seen if Merryweather can get back to his impactful ways, but he is still the best player to wear the number 67 for the Blue Jays. Chien-Ming Wang, Andrew Albers, Jonathan Davis and Buddy Boshers each wore the number for a single season, but never made an impact.
68. Jordan Romano
Aside from his first 15.1 innings pitched, Jordan Romano has performed at an elite level, and is entrenched as one of the most reliable relief pitchers in the entire league. He already ranks seventh in the team’s all time saves leaderboard with 62, in just two seasons as the primary closer. Over the past three seasons, Romano owns a spectacular 2.03 ERA, 1.02 WHIP and 11.4 K/9 rate. The Markham, Ontario native was recognized with his first All-Star game selection in 2022, a season in which he recorded 36 saves. Yan Gomes, Arnold León and Rowdy Tellez all wore 68 for a single season but Romano is the obvious choice.
The only two players to wear 69 with the Blue Jays were Pete Munro and Tommy Milone. Munro threw just 81 uninspiring innings for the Jays, owning a 6.00 ERA and 1.82 WHIP, while Tommy Milone threw only 14 subpar innings just a season ago. Neither player did much in a Blue Jays uniform, so we’ll hold off on crowning anyone for now.
70. Domingo Cedeño
Domingo Cedeño will be remembered by only the staunchest of Blue Jays fans. He played four quiet seasons with the Blue Jays, hitting six home runs and a .246 AVG in 645 plate appearances. Never playing in more than 77 games a season, Cedeño was a utility infielder with solid defence all around the dirt, but never impressed with the bat. His finale with the team was an improvement, as his average rose to .280 before being traded to the Chicago White Sox, but he wore number 20 during that season. Others to wear number 70 with the team for one unimpressive season include Reese McGuire and Anthony Kay.