The Blue Jays have plenty of big-name stars, but they’ve also received some very important contributions from some unsung heroes in 2022.
It’s easy to forget about some of the lesser names when a roster includes stars like Vladimir Guerrero Jr., George Springer, Alek Maoah, Bo Bichette, Teoscar Hernandez, Kevin Gausman, and more. For the Blue Jays, they’ve experiencing a few disappointing seasons from a few of the names I’ve listed above, but they’ve also had some pleasant surprises from other members of the 26-man and 40-man rosters.
As is the case most seasons, it takes more than 26 players to get through a long 162 game campaign, and the Jays have a few players that are currently in Triple-A that deserve some credit for their current playoff position as well. They haven’t always received strong reinforcements, but Ross Atkins and company have had to turn to the farm system more than I’m sure they wanted to.
Add it all up and it’s been a true team effort for the Jays to scratch and claw their way to their current position. It hasn’t been the feature film type of season that many of us thought it might be during Spring Training, but all is not lost with 41 games remaining, and this team is still in a postseason spot.
Like many teams, the Blue Jays’ fate will be greatly impacted by the performance, and the health of their star players. However, it’s hard to imagine where they’d be without some of the more unsung heroes on their 40-man roster. Let’s take some time to highlight some of those guys.