Jesse Barfield

Barfield owned perhaps the best outfield arm of the 1980s. Though few runners dared to even challenge him, he led AL outfielders in assists each year from 1985 to 1987 and won Gold Gloves in 1986 and ’87. Barfield could also produce at the plate, where he topped 20 home runs six times, including a career-best and major-league leading 40 in 1986, when he also set career highs with 107 runs and 108 RBIs. Barfield was the first Blue Jay to hit a pinch grand slam, and the first to hit 20 homers and steal 20 bases in the same season. With George Bell and Lloyd Moseby, he starred in what many considered the best outfield of the 1980s, but in early 1989 he was traded to the Yankees for young southpaw Al Leiter. Barfield knocked 25 home runs for New York in 1990, but never produced like the club had hoped. He retired after hitting just .137 in 30 games in 1992.