3 Blue Jays who should receive All-Star Game considerations, but may not make it

The competition for being selected to the All-Star Game has been stiff, likely leaving these three stars off the final roster
Houston Astros v Toronto Blue Jays, Jordan Romano, George Springer
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With the second round of voting for the 2023 MLB All-Star Game concluding Thursday, the starters have been selected for both the American and National Leagues. To the unfortunate luck of the Toronto Blue Jays, all five of their finalists (Vladimir Guerrero Jr., Bo Bichette, Whit Merrifield, Matt Chapman, and Kevin Kiermaier) were denied a starting spot for the Midsummer Classic. This marks the first time in three years that the Jays will not feature a positional starter that was voted in by the fans.

Despite that, both Guerrero and Bichette appear to still have a decent shot at getting into the game as a reserve. In addition, the announcement for the All-Star Game’s pitchers, who are not part of the fan voting process, has yet to be made, making Jays’ ace Kevin Gausman as one of the favourites to potentially make the squad, perhaps even as the All-Star Game starter for the American League.

In addition to the aforementioned trio, many other Blue Jays have had strong productive seasons so far and are more than deserving to be part of the conversation for the final spots on the All-Star roster. However, with the massive competition from their fellow players around the league this year, they may all fall victim to the numbers game and  unfortunately may not make it in the end.

Here, we take a look at three Blue Jays’ players that have been dominant this year and that probably would have made the All-Star Game under normal circumstances, but will most likely be getting a well-deserved break instead for this year festivities.