To celebrate the clinching of the AL East championship, let's revisit the biggest home runs, the greatest hitting performances and the best fielding plays of your 2015 Toronto Blue Jays, starting with the likely American League MVP.
Not only was this one of the greatest catches of the year, at the time it kept the perfect game by Marco Estrada alive, it was a game ultimately decided by just one run (in the 12th inning), so a very clutch play by Donaldson helping his pitching get an extra out.
Donaldson has many, many notable performances at the plate, but this 4-for-4 day including a walk-off three run home run takes the cake. Incredibly, Donaldson would homer off Robertson again the very next day to tie that game up 3-3, but the Jays would lose that game 5-3 in extras innings.
Both Statcast and Hit Tracker agree that this is Donaldson's hardest hit blast. It's a thing of beauty.
Jose Bautista may have lost a bit of speed in the outfield, and his shoulder has given him problems, but he showed against the Yankees that he can still throw out speedy runners with his cannon of an arm.
Technically Jose had a higher WPA in several other games. But given that this pair of home runs played a huge part in winning this game against the Blue Jays' big AL East rival, I think we can call this Bautista's biggest impact at the plate. It has been weird to see the great Jose Bautista no longer being unquestionably the top hitter on the Jays, but he's still one of the league's top hitters and a great pleasure to watch.
This is without a doubt Bautista's hardest hit home run this season. Boy, Jose crushing balls out of the park never gets old. And he seems to like hitting against the Angels, does that mean we should root for them to win the Wild Card?
Josh Donaldson has made a bit of a habit of hitting walk-off shots, but Encarnacion is no stranger to the big hit, either. This bomb off Marlins closer A.J. Ramos was huge. Ramos has a solid 2.37 ERA on the season, unfortunately for him Edwin Encarnacion does not care one bit about who he's facing.
I don't feel like you could describe this home run in words if you ever had to tell someone about that time that Encarnacion took Brian Matusz deep.
With three of the major league's top hitters in the lineup, it's only fitting that all three of them have hit one home run that just blows your mind. Which is your favourite Blue Jay bomb?