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
Houston Astros v Toronto Blue Jays, Jordan Romano, George Springer / Vaughn Ridley/GettyImages
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OF George Springer

For someone that has always brought their A-game each time out and has proven to be as consistent as one could be over the years, George Springer uncharacteristically came out of the gate struggling for the start of the 2023 season. Up until May 13th, in a span of 37 games, Springer hit only .219, with a .591 OPS, 18 runs scored, one double, four home runs, 14 RBI, 12 walk and 28 strikeouts, Despite the struggles, he was still able to maintain some positive impact on the game with his speed, with six stolen bases, and with his defense. Adding to his woes included a bout against a viral illness that practically sapped all of his power and energy for a couple weeks near the beginning of May.

However, since then, Springer was back to being his prolific self again and has been tearing up the league like he used to in the following month and a half, hitting .304, with an OPS close to .875, with 28 runs scored, 10 doubles, one triple, seven home runs, 20 RBI, 17 walks, 29 strikeouts, and another six stolen bases (bringing to a total of 12 on the season) in the next 44 games. In doing so, as he had done many times in the past, he has helped brought the Jays back to life, after a miserable May, putting them directly in the thick of things for the playoff chase.

His overall cumulative stats and numbers may not be up to the level produced by his main competition up until now, which include the likes of Adolis García, Yordan Alvarez, Luis Robert Jr. and others, likely leading to his omission from the event this year, but his recent significant impact on the ballclub has proven once again that his veteran leadership can work wonders for a young team with lofty aspirations.