Toronto Blue Jays All Time Starting Lineup

Blue Jays

 

The Toronto Blue Jays came into the league in 1977. They are one of the few organizations who has never experienced a name change. The organization has made 5 playoff appearances, won 2 pennants, and 2 world championships. They have retired 1 number. Roberto Alomar (12).

Below is a lineup of the best single seasons by position. Each player is only eligible for one season so we picked their best season.

 

Catcher

Ernie Whitt, 1987

Key Stats: 2.6 WAR, .269/.334/.455, 57 R, 120 H, 24 2B, 1 3B, 19 HR, 75 RBI, .789 OPS, 1.4 dWAR, 36% CS

 

First Base

Carlos Delgado

Carlos Delgado, 2000

Key Stats: 7.3 WAR, .344/.470/.664, 115 R, 196 H, 57 2B (1st AL), 1 3B, 41 HR, 137 RBI, 123 BB, 1.134 OPS, 378 TB (1st AL), 15 HBP (1st AL), 18 IBB

Awards: AL All-Star, Silver Slugger, 4th in MVP

 

Second Base

Roberto Alomar, 1993

Key Stats: 6.1 WAR, .326/.408/.492, 109 R, 192 H, 35 2B, 6 3B, 17 HR, 93 RBI, 55 SB, 80 BB, .900 OPS

Awards: AL All-Star, Gold Glove, 6th in MVP

 

Third Base

Kelly Gruber

 

Kelly Gruber, 1990

Key Stats: 4.2 WAR, .274/.330/.512, 92 R, 162 H, 36 2B, 6 3B, 31 HR, 118 RBI, 14 SB, .842 OPS, 303 TB, 13 SF

Awards: AL All-Star, Gold Glove, Silver Slugger, 4th in MVP

 

Shortstop

Tony Fernandez, 1986

Key Stats: 4.9 WAR, .310/.338/.428, 91 R, 213 H, 33 2B, 9 3B, 10 HR, 65 RBI, 25 SB, .766 OPS, 1.5 dWAR

Awards: AL All-Star, Gold Glove

 

Left Field

George Bell, 1987

Key Stats: 5.0 WAR, .308/.352/.605, 111 R, 188 H, 32 2B, 4 3B, 47 HR, 134 RBI (1st AL), .957 OPS, 369 TB (1st AL)

Awards: AL All-Star, Silver Slugger, AL MVP

 

Center Field

Vernon Wells

Vernon Wells, 2003

Key Stats: 4.5 WAR, .317/.359/.550, 118 R, 215 H (1st AL), 49 2B (1st AL), 5 3B, 33 HR, 117 RBI, .909 OPS, 373 TB (1st AL)

Awards: AL All-Star, Silver Slugger, 8th in MVP

 

Right Field

Shawn Green, 1999

Key Stats: 6.4 WAR, .309/.384/.588, 134 R, 190 H, 45 2B (1st AL), 42 HR, 123 RBI, 20 SB, 66 BB, .972 OPS, 361 TB (1st AL), 11 HBP

Awards: AL All-Star, Gold Glove, Silver Slugger, 9th in MVP

 

Designated Hitter

Jose Bautista

Jose Bautista, 2011

Key Stats: 8.1 WAR, .302/.447/.608 (1st AL), 105 R, 155 H, 24 2B, 2 3B, 43 HR (1st AL), 103 RBI, 132 BB (1st AL), 1.056 (1st AL), 312 TB, 24 IBB (1st AL)

Awards: AL All-Star, Silver Slugger, 3rd in MVP

 

Starting Pitcher

Roger Clemens

Roger Clemens, 1997

Key Stats: 11.9 WAR (1st AL), 21 Wins (1st AL), 2.05 ERA (1st AL), 2.25 FIP (1st AL), 9 CG (1st AL), 3 SHO (1st AL), 264 IP (1st AL), 292 K (1st AL), 1.030 WHIP (1st AL), 10.0 K/9, 4.29 K/BB, .213 BAA

Awards: AL All-Star, AL CY Young

 

Starting Pitcher

Roy Halladay

Roy Halladay, 2003

Key Stats: 8.1 WAR (1st AL), 22 Wins (1st AL), 3.25 ERA, 3.23 FIP, 9 CG (1st AL), 2 SHO (1st AL), 266 IP (1st AL), 204 K, 1.071 WHIP, 6.38 K/BB (1st AL), .247 BAA

Awards: AL All-Star, AL CY Young

 

Starting Pitcher

Pat Hentgen, 1996

Key Stats: 8.5 WAR (1st AL), 20 Wins, 3.22 ERA, 3.94 FIP, 10 CG (1st AL), 3 SHO (1st AL), 265 2/3 IP (1st AL), 177 K, 1.250 WHIP, 0.7 HR/9 (1st AL), .241 BAA

Awards: AL CY Young

 

Starting Pitcher

Dave Stieb, 1985

Key Stats: 6.8 WAR, 14 Wins, 2.48 ERA (1st AL), 3.69 FIP, 8 CG, 2 SHO, 265 IP, 167 K, 1.140 WHIP, 7.0 H/9 (1st AL), .213 BAA

 

Starting Pitcher

Jimmy Key, 1987

Key Stats: 7.4 WAR, 17 Wins, 2.76 ERA (1st AL), 3.61 FIP, 8 CG, 1 SHO, 261 IP, 161 K, 1.057 WHIP (1st AL), 7.2 H/9 (1st AL), .221 BAA

Awards: 2nd in CY Young

 

Closer

B.J. Ryan

B.J. Ryan, 2006

Key Stats: 3.5 WAR, 38 SV, 1.37 ERA, 2.14 FIP, 65 G, 72 1/3 IP, 86 K, 0.857 WHIP, 5.2 H/9, 10.7 K/9, 4.30 K/BB, .169 BAA

Awards: AL All-Star

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