Players that Played for Mets and Blue Jays

10 Baseball Players who Played for Mets and Blue Jays

There is a good chance that if you’ve found this page then you’re playing the Immaculate Grid.

That also means that today’s grid has asked for players that have played for both the New York Mets and the Toronto Blue Jays.

And, it also means that you’re probably stuck on this particular box and you’re looking for a little help. Sound about right so far?

Well, good news, you’re in the right place.

I’ve done some research and have found 6 players who played for both the Mets and the Blue Jays.

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Roberto Alomar

Roberto Alomar is the quintessential Immaculate Grid player. Not only did he play for 7 different teams (Blue Jays, Padres, Indians (now Guardians), Orioles, Mets, White Sox and Diamondbacks) he played in All-Star games for 4 of them!

Alomar was an exceptional all-around player, earning 12 All-Star selections, 10 Gold Glove Awards, and 4 Silver Slugger Awards. He amassed over 2,700 hits, scored over 1500 runs and stole over 450 bases.

Alomar was also instrumental in the Blue Jays’ back-to-back World Series championships in 1992 and 1993, and was inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in 2011.

Jose Reyes

Jose Reyes, known for his speed and ability at the plate, was one of the most exciting players in Major League Baseball during his prime. Reyes started his career with the New York Mets in 2003, where he developed into a star, leading the National League in stolen bases three times and in triples four times.

A four-time All-Star with the Mets, Reyes won the NL batting title in 2011 with an impressive .337 average. He later had stints with the Miami Marlins, Toronto Blue Jays, and a brief return to the Mets, before retiring after the 2018 season.

Over his 16-year career, Reyes stole 517 bases, notched 2138 hits, and achieved a career batting average of .283.

Reyes Key Stats

  • All-Star (Mets)
  • 200+ Hit Season (Mets)
  • 30+ Stolen Base Season (Mets, Marlins, Blue Jays)

Marcus Stroman

Marcus Stroman was selected in the first round of the 2012 MLB Draft, 22nd overall, by the Toronto Blue Jays. He made his MLB debut in 2014 and quickly established himself as a dynamic and effective pitcher. Standing at only 5 feet 7 inches, Stroman’s stature belies his ability to throw a powerful mix of pitches.

Stroman’s highlights include being named the MVP of the 2017 World Baseball Classic, where he helped lead Team USA to victory. He’s also been an MLB All-Star and has recorded several seasons with double-digit wins.

His career has included stints with the Blue Jays, Mets and Cubs. Stroman’s energetic style and competitive nature have made him a fan favorite, and he continues to be a key figure in the starting rotations of the teams he plays for.

Stroman Key Stats

  • All-Star (Blue Jays, Cubs)
  • Gold Glove (Blue Jays)

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John Olerud

Personally, I’ll always remember John Olerud in a Blue Jays uniform wearing his helmet out at first base. However, Olerud played with four other teams including some quality seasons with the Mets and Mariners.

A skilled first baseman and accomplished hitter, Olerud maintained a .295 career batting average, amassing over 2,200 hits, 1,200 RBIs and 500 doubles.

In 1993, he won the American League batting title with a .363 average. Olerud was a two-time All-Star and won three Gold Glove Awards for his defensive prowess. Finally, he was a key member of the Blue Jays’ back-to-back World Series championships in 1992 and 1993.

Jose Bautista

Jose Bautista, who played from 2004 to 2018, is best known for his time as an outfielder with the Toronto Blue Jays. However, he also played for the Pirates, Royals, Mets, Rays, Phillies, Braves and Orioles.

Bautista was a prolific power hitter, amassing over 1496 hits and 344 home runs in his career. He was a six-time All-Star and won three Silver Slugger Awards (all with Blue Jays). His breakout season came in 2010 when he led the major leagues with 54 home runs.

His dramatic bat flip in the 2015 playoffs is one of the most iconic moments in Blue Jays history.

Bautista Key Stats

  • All-Star (Blue Jays)
  • Silver Slugger (Blue Jays)
  • 40+ Home Run Season (Blue Jays)
  • 100+ RBI Season (Blue Jays)

Frank Viola

Frank Viola, also known by his nickname “Sweet Music”, had a 15-year career in Major League Baseball, primarily as a starting pitcher. He began his career with the Minnesota Twins in 1982, and played with them until 1989. He then played for the Mets, Red Sox, Reds, and Blue Jays.

During his career, Viola recorded a win-loss record of 176-150, an earned run average (ERA) of 3.73, and struck out 1844 batters.

One of the highlights of his career came in 1987 when he led the Twins to a World Series victory and was named the World Series Most Valuable Player (MVP). He also won the Cy Young Award in 1988.

Viola Key Stats

  • Cy Young (Twins)
  • All-Star (Twins, Mets)
  • 20+ Win Season (Twins, Mets)

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Rickey Henderson

Rickey Henderson was one of my favorite baseball players growing up. In fact, somewhere in a closet, I have a baseball card binder with over 150 Rickey Henderson baseball cards.

Most of us probably remember Henderson as an Oakland A, back in the late 80s playing on the same A’s teams as the Bash Brothers.

But, he played for an incredible 25 years in the majors and played on 9 different teams during that span.

Rickey played 14 years with the A’s, but he also played for the New York Yankees, San Diego Padres, New York Mets, Boston Red Sox, LA Dodgers, Anaheim Angels, Seattle Mariners and Toronto Blue Jays.

So, not only is he an acceptable answer for a player who played for both the Mets and the Blue Jays, but Rickey Henderson is a very versatile Immaculate Grid answer that you can use quite often.

In fact, he also had over 1400 career stolen bases, over 2200 runs and over 3000 hits (all of which could appear as possible categories).

Jeff Kent

Jeff Kent was a powerhouse from 1992 to 2008. Like me, most of you probably think of him as a San Francisco Giant, but Kent also played for the Mets, Dodgers, Astros, Indians (now Guardians) and Blue Jays.

A second baseman with serious pop in his bat, Kent earned the MVP title in 2000 with the Giants. He had 33 home runs that year with 125 RBIs.

Over his career, he hit over 370 home runs, racked up more than 1,500 RBIs, and had an impressive 560 doubles. Kent was selected for the All-Star game five times.

Steve Traschel

Steve Trachsel, who pitched from 1993 to 2008, is most recognized for his time with the Chicago Cubs and New York Mets. Trachsel had a steady career, compiling 143 wins, a career 4.39 ERA, and striking out 1591 batters.

Although never an overpowering pitcher, he was known for his durability and consistency. His best season arguably came in 1996 with the Cubs when he posted a 13-9 record and a 3.03 ERA with 132 strikeouts, helping him to his lone All-Star appearance.

Known for his methodical pace on the mound, which earned him the nickname “The Human Rain Delay”, Trachsel carved out a long and successful career as a reliable starter.

Daniel Vogelbach

Daniel Vogelbach was selected by the Chicago Cubs in the second round of the 2011 MLB Draft. He is a first baseman but has primarily filled the role of designated hitter, who has played for the Mariners, Brewers, Blue Jays, Pirates and Mets.

In his MLB career, Vogelbach has shown power at the plate, highlighted by his All-Star selection in 2019 while with the Mariners. In that season, he hit 30 home runs and drove in 76 runs, batting .208 with a .341 on-base percentage.

Vogelbach has been known for his strong batting eye and home run ability. His defensive limitations have often led him to be used as a designated hitter in the American League.

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