Bored. Waiting for the season to start.
What to do?
Answer: Create three greatest season lineups based on Fangraphs WAR, UBR and UZR.
First lineup is the GOAT lineup - best single season WAR by position - minimum 120 games.
|1B||1993||John Olerud||8.4||Highest WAR by a Blue Jay ever|
|2B||1992||Roberto Alomar||6.6||Catch the taste!|
||Gruber kinda looked like Dave Coulier - maybe it was just the mullet
||Is it too late for a 5th go-around with the Jays?
||8.3||Jose is one of three people to win the Hank Aaron in back to back seasons
||7.5||Shaker was 3rd in MLB for WAR in '84(Ripken, Sandberg)
||5.6||"Kiss my purple (butt)" One of the great inspirational sports quotes.
||3.8||Whitt was the longest tenured Jay who was claimed in the expansion draft.
||5.2||Probably the only player who could get subbed in for the batting champ and you go "Oh, well that makes sense"
Next up is the 80s lineup - the best single season base runners.
||2.5||In 2005 Shea Hillenbrand also had 2.5 UBR, thought Willie would get a long better with the manager though.
|2B||1991||Roberto Alomar||6.2||Still get chills thinking about the homer against Eck
||On BR Hinske is ranked 1198 for batters, one spot ahead of Ivan Calderon(RIP), I liked Calderon, hmm.
||Too early to tell who won the Hill - Johnson trade?
||4.8||Summary: Top prospect ,1 HR, All Star, Staph, $70 Million, Waivers
||5.8||Vernon Wells is best known for his roles in Mad Max 2 and Commando
||6.8||This may be the only time that Rajai or any 2012 Blue Jay makes an all-time list
||0.3||My wish list for a Blue Jay announce team: Dan Shulman, John Cerutti (RIP) and Fletch.
||4||Our 3B reminds me a bit of Molly. HOF here we come.
And lastly here is the Mariners lineup, why score 'em when you can prevent 'em.
||14||Not enough ball players named Willie now, ones as good as Upshaw would be even better.
||15.9||O-Dawg pimpin' the best fielding second base spot.
||Deion was out!!!
||Wow Scutaro has even better SS stats than Derek Jeter!
||25||It's about time someone replaced Chuck Norris for internet memedom, I nominate Jesse's right arm.|
||33||I once went to Jamaica for work, trying to find common ground with the locals I mentioned that Devo was from Jamaica and one of my favorite players ever. They didn't know who he was, I was sad. Also Deion was out!
||17||Remember when Shannon got traded to the Twins and got hot, he finished fourth in MVP voting, weird.
||16||Go Team Canada!
||3||I know it is weird to have a DH on the all defense team, but Jorge wasn't very good at defense, so it works.
There you have it, three all time Blue Jays Lineups. What would your batting orders be? Any surprises? Stay tuned for the Worst of All Time lineups.