The only remaining Canadian franchise in Major League Baseball, the Toronto Blue Jays have been a consistent above-average team for the better part of the last three decades. According to Baseball Reference, 14 players have contributed more than 100 home runs to the Jays including four with more than 200. The Toronto Blue Jays all-time home run leaders include four great outfielders and an elite first baseman who have totaled more than 1,000 combined homers for Toronto.
1. Carlos Delgado: 336 home runs
Carlos Delgado is the Toronto Blue Jays all-time home run leader. Delgado was one of the top lefty bats and first basemen in the Major Leagues for more than a decade. He came up through the Blue Jays system and played his first 12 ML seasons with the team as an elite power bat and run-producer. He clocked 40-plus home runs three times in Toronto and holds five of the ten highest home run totals in Blue Jays history, per Baseball Reference. Though he never won a home run crown, Delgado was always among the league leaders and ranks 30th in Major League history with 473 round-trippers.
2. Vernon Wells: 214 home runs
A member of the organization for his entire career to date, center fielder Vernon Wells ranks second among the Toronto Blue Jays all-time home run leaders. Wells has had his ups and downs offensively, but he has had a strong career overall, thus far notching six seasons of better than 20 home runs. He has been the Jays’ starting center fielder for the last nine years, earning spots on three AL All-Star teams in that time.
3. Joe Carter: 203 home runs
A leader on the team’s two World Series Championships in 1992 and 1993, right fielder Joe Carter is the third leading home run hitter in Toronto Blue Jays history. After trading for Carter in 1991, the Jays enjoyed four straight All-Star performances from the right fielder. Carter jacked 30 homers in four of seven years with the Jays, driving in 100 RBI six times during his tenure. He was a pure power-hitter, often hitting for a mediocre average and reaching base at a lowly .306 clip for his career, but he retired just four homers shy of 400.
4. George Bell: 202 home runs
Left fielder George Bell was a great run-producer for Toronto in the 1980s and he sits fourth on the list of Toronto Blue Jays all-time home run leaders. Bell rang 20-plus home runs in six separate years for the Blue Jays while driving in 100 or more RBI three times. He was the American League’s MVP Award winner in 1987 with a career high 47 homers and league leading 134 RBI. According to Baseball Reference, with his MVP-winning 47 homer performance, George Bell still holds the Blue Jays single-season home run record.
5. Jesse Barfield: 179 home runs
The team’s starting right fielder for most of the 1980s, Jesse Barfield ranks fifth among the Toronto Blue Jays all-time home run leaders. Barfield was a consistently good power-hitter for nine seasons with the Blue Jays, hitting 18 or more home runs seven times. He had one outstanding season in 1986 when he took home the American League’s home run crown with a career high 40 jacks. Jesse Barfield took home a pair of Gold Glove Awards and reached All-Star team in his Blue Jays career.