The Toronto Blue Jays have had a storied history since the franchises inception into the league in 1977. The Jays were the best franchise from 1983-1993 and the rosters included a numerous amount of star players.
These players ranged from Roberto Alomar to Joe Carter, John Olerud to Devon White and many more. The Jays brought life to baseball fans in Toronto with their amazing play during the early 1990s, a period that saw them win two consecutive world series championships in 1992 and 1993.
In this list I countdown the top 10 best individual offensive performances in the history of the Toronto Blue Jays.
Stats: .279 BA, .408 OBP, .540 SLG, .948 OPS, 39 HR, 102 RBI, 3 SB
The first of Delgado's three appearances on the list, he is the best slugger the Toronto Blue Jays have ever had. Originally drafted as a catcher, Delgado was moved to first base in order to save his knees from the usual wear and tear that happens to a catcher.
Delgado leads the franchise with the most home runs with the team (336) and RBI (1058) among many other categories. He would have likely hit 500 career home runs this season if not for a hip injury that has caused him to miss most of the season
Stats: .326 AVG, .408 OBP, .492 SLG, .900 OPS, 17 HR, 93 RBI, 55 SB
1993 was an amazing year for the Toronto Blue Jays. John Olerud, Paul Molitor and Roberto Alomar finished 1-2-3 in batting average and they won the World Series for the second year in a row.
Alomar, the best second basemen in franchise history, had his best season with Toronto in 1993. He hit for average, power, drove in runs and stole an amazing 55 bases while providing solid defense at second.
Stats: .317 AVG, .359 OBP, .550 SLG, .909 OPS, 33 HR 117 RBI
2003 is easily Vernon Wells best season to date, one in which Carlos Delgado and Wells formed the most feared 3-4 combo in the entire league. Wells will be the team leader in At-bats at the end of next year and many other categories after.
While he is struggling this season, there is no doubt that the talent is there as evidenced by this season and a couple other good ones he has had during his tenure with the Jays.
Stats: .289 AVG, .368 OBP, .559 SLG, .927 OPS, 40 HR, 108 RBI, 8 SB
Jesse Barfield formed the best outfield in franchise history along with George Bell and Lloyd Moseby. All three were big guys who could hit for power and drive in a lot of runs.
Barfield's 1986 season was incredible and he ended up fifth in the Most Valuable Player voting.
Stats: .363 AVG, .474 OBP, .599 SLG, 1.072 OPS, 24 HR, 107 RBI, 0 SB
Many wondered if Olerud was going to hit 400 during the 1993 season but in the end he just did not have it in him. It was still an extraordinary season and Olerud's best season ever.
Olerud had one of the finest swings in the game and finished with a career .295 batting average.
Stats: .332 AVG, .402 OBP, .509 SLG, .911 OPS, 22 HR, 111 RBI, 22 SB
Paul Molitor spent just three season in Toronto but he definitely made the most of it. He helped the Jays repeat after the 1992 World Series Championship without Molitor.
Molitor did everything, he hit for a high average, power, drove in runs, took a decent amount of walks, and showed off his speed around the base paths.
Stats: .309 AVG, .384 OBP, .588 SLG, .972 OPS, 42 HR, 123 RBI, 20 SB
It took him a while to develop his power, but once he did, he hit home runs at an amazing pace. Green was a player developed by the Jays themselves and looked to have a good future with the Jays, forming a one-two punch with Carlos Delgado.
Unfortunately, Green bolted for Los Angeles after the Jays developed him into the power hitter he became and Green continued to have some monster seasons for the Dodgers.
Stats: .302 AVG, .426 OBP, .593 SLG, 1.019 OPS, 42 HR, 145 RBI, 0 SB
The second of three times Delgado is on this list, he came second in MVP voting to Alex Rodriguez, who was taking steroids during that 2003 season.
Delgado and Vernon Wells formed a great one-two combo during the 2003 season, its just to bad Delgado could not have been resigned so the two could have continued to smash the ball together.
Stats: .308 AVG, .352 OBP, .605 SLG, .957 OPS, 47 HR, 134 RBI, 5 SB
George Bell not only possessed a lot of power, but he also had a fiery temper that did not make him the most popular player or teammate during his tenure in Toronto.
With this season, Bell became the only player to win the MVP award while playing with the Toronto Blue Jays and that still holds true to this day, although Delgado did come close.
Stats: .344 AVG, .470 OBP, .664 SLG, 1.134 OPS, 41 HR, 137 RBI, 0 SB
Considering this is his third time on the list, it is no surprise that Delgado had the best offensive season in Toronto Blue Jays history. He also led the league in extra-base hits that year and total bases.
Not only did Delgado show off his usual power, but his batting average was phenomenal and he walked a lot due to pitchers throwing around him so he wouldn't take the ball for a ride over the fence.