Will the Toronto Blue Jays have more than one player at the All-Star game?
This year, the All-Star game and Home Run Derby will be taking place at Coors Field, home to the Colorado Rockies, after the league decided to move the festivities from Atlanta due to state government changes regarding Georgia’s voting laws. As per the rules of the All-Star game, each team has to have one representative selected to the respective roster but does not necessarily need to play nor be replaced by a team member if the selected individual is hurt or cannot attend. No matter what, the Blue Jays will have at least one player from the roster selected to attend the festivities in Colorado from July 11-13th later this summer.
When it comes to the Midsummer Classic player selection process (based on the 2019 format), the fans have a say in who makes the roster in terms of voting for the starting lineup, with the rest of the roster for the American and National League teams being decided by the players and league itself (to ensure the minimum one player per team representation). In total, there are 32 players selected for each league when all is said and done.
The Toronto Blue Jays have a few members who could potentially be voted into the All-Star game this year based on their performance (or by fan votes if the fans fully support their team).
Vladimir Guerrero Jr. – First Base
One of the top players on the Blue Jays roster right now, Vladimir Guerrero Jr. is the front runner to be representing the organization at this year’s All-Star game. He currently sports a .331/.440/.652 slash line with 16 home runs, 41 RBI, and a 1.092 OPS and has been a key factor in the Jays starting lineup this season.
Guerrero Jr. leads the major leagues in OPS and is tied for the lead in home runs, making him one of the most dominant hitters in the game. Not only is Guerrero on his way to playing at Coors Field this July, but he’s also garnering some attention as a potential MVP candidate early in the season.
The Toronto Blue Jays have a few players who could find themselves heading to the All-Star game in Colorado later this summer, with Vladimir Guerrero Jr., Marcus Semien, and a few other players being potential options to represent Canada’s only major league team at the Midsummer Classic.
Marcus Semien – Second Base
Signing with the Blue Jays on a one-year deal this past off-season, infielder Marcus Semien had a slow start to the year but has really turned it around in the month of May.
Struggling to a .211 average and a .290 OBP by the end of April, the righty slugger has seen a drastic improvement this past month, with his slash line climbing to .286/.351/.537 while also supporting a .888 OPS with 13 home runs, 31 RBI, and eight stolen bases on the season. Semien currently leads all second baseman in terms of OPS and is tied for the lead in both home runs and RBI with Colorado Rockies Ryan McMahon.