Best and Worst Seasons for Blue Jay Position Players by WAR Values

We've gone through all the positions listing the best and worse seasons for Jay players at each position, so I thought as an off day project I'd list the best and worst seasons for all the position players. I'd thought it would be a quick little fun thing to do, since I'd already listed them. But after double checking a few of the platers I found that some of the WAR values have been changed on Sean Smith's WAR Database. I guess there was a re-working of the formula. So I spent longer on this than I intended to. Such is life. I also noticed that Sean Smith's WAR values are different than the WAR values at Fangraphs.

Tables after the jump.

The Top 22. Why 22? Because I wanted to include all seasons of 5.0 or better:

1

1993

John Olerud

8.2

1B

2

1986

Jesse Barfield

7.3

RF

3

2006

Vernon Wells

6.7

CF

4

1989

Fred McGriff

6.6

1B

5

1985

Jesse Barfield

6.6

RF

6

2000

Carlos Delgado

6.5

1B

7

1992

Roberto Alomar

6.4

2B

8

2003

Carlos Delgado

6.3

1B

9

1984

Lloyd Moseby

6.2

CF

10

1993

Roberto Alomar

6.1

2B

11

1988

Fred McGriff

6.1

1B

12

1993

Devon White

6.0

CF

13

1999

Shawn Green

5.9

RF

14

1991

Devon White

5.8

CF

15

1983

Lloyd Moseby

5.7

CF

16

1993

Paul Molitor

5.7

DH

17

1992

Devon White

5.3

CF

18

1998

Carlos Delgado

5.2

1B

19

2007

Aaron Hill

5.2

2B

20

2002

Carlos Delgado

5.1

1B

21

1987

Tony Fernandez

5.0

SS

22

1987

George Bell

5.0

LF

And the bottom 11:

1

1997

Carlos Garcia

-2.3

2B

2

1984

Alfredo Griffin

-2.3

SS

3

1978

Luis Gomez

-1.9

SS

4

1981

Alfredo Griffin

-1.9

SS

5

1977

John Scott

-1.7

CF

6

2006

Russ Adams

-1.6

SS

7

2000

Homer Bush

-1.5

2B

8

1996

Joe Carter

-1.3

LF

9

1984

Garth Iorg

-1.2

3B

10

1997

Joe Carter

-1.2

DH

11

1984

Willie Aikens

-1.1

DH

Quick thoughts:

  • Most of the bottom ones are middle infielders. 
  • Joe Carter hits the bottom list, mostly because of Cito's stubbornness, he kept using Carter when he had Shawn Green and Carlos Delgado sitting on his bench.
  • 3 first basemen too 6 of the top spots. 
  • As well, 3 CFers have 6 top spots.
  • The George Bell season that is number 22 on the list was our one MVP award. 
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