3 Blue Jays players with the best chance at making the All-Star Game

The Blue Jays were heavily featured in the first round of All-Star Game voting, but which three players are likeliest to make it into the event?

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First baseman Vladimir Guerrero Jr.

While Vladimir Guerrero Jr.'s popularity is doing a lot to push him towards a third All-Star Game selection, he is absolutely backing this up on the field this season.

Guerrero continues to be a durable and dynamic player on the field for the Blue Jays. In 79 games, he has 18 doubles, 12 home runs, 51 runs batted in, a .281 batting average, .809 OPS and 126 OPS+. Fans are still waiting for him to return to his 2021 form when he nearly won the AL MVP, and there's reason to believe that this is still coming for him.

Up against some of the stiff competition at first base around the AL, Guerrero is currently tied for second in home runs, second in RBI, third in batting average, fifth in OBP and fourth in SLG. While these numbers weren't enough to earn him a starting spot in the All-Star Game, they should still be more than enough to get him in the show as a reserve.

One thing that has held Vladdy back this year is his performance at home, but he is finally beginning to turn things around, as he hit the first two homers of his season at Rogers Centre just this past weekend against the Oakland A's. After that series, he's up to a .256 average with 21 RBI and a 90 OPS+ at home, but his away numbers (.299 AVG, 144 OPS+) are much, much more impressive.

A resurgent Vlad would go a long way to helping the Jays continue their path to the top of the American League East. So far this season, he's been hitting the ball as hard as anyone in the league and his Baseball Savant page is a sea of red (as in red-hot), so it feels like it's only a matter of time before we suddenly see the big slugger breaking out at the plate.