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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SP José Berríos

After having a horrendous season in 2022, among the worst of his career outside of his debut season, Jays starter José Berríos has definitely rebounded with a strong bounce back season for 2023. For someone who had struggled mightily with inconsistency all of last season, with flashes of brilliance mixed with an abundance of mediocrity, Berríos actually began the season on a similar note, leading to many people beginning to lose hope with the once-upon-a-time former ace.

However, maybe the timing happened to be just right, or maybe things was just meant to be, but after a strong message was sent by the legendary Pedro Martinez to Berríos amid his struggles, Berríos has regained his dominant form he has demonstrated since his sophomore season. In his 15 games since, Berríos is an outstanding 8-4, with a 2.96 ERA, 1.13 WHIP, giving up only 30 earned runs, with 25 walks and 83 strikeouts over 91.1 innings pitched.

Unfortunately for Berríos, he has tough competition not only against pitchers from opposing teams, but even his own teammates Gausman and Chris Bassitt for a spot on the All-Star roster. He may have to patiently wait for another season to get back into the Midsummer Classic, something he has not been a part of since his 2019 season. Nevertheless, without his turnaround season, along with the renaissance season produced by Yusei Kikuchi so far, the Jays definitely wouldn’t have survived the loss of their starter Alek Manoah to the minors.

While it is highly unlikely any of Springer, Romano, or Berríos will make the All-Star Game for 2023, with certain players already out due to injuries, along with the usual group of players that end up deciding to skip the event to maintain their health for the second half, it may be highly improbable, but not impossible that we may see one of them managing to sneak into the game by luck. If not, at least we know they will be healthy and hungry for the stretch run, something the Jays will be more than welcome to have.