The MLB playoff race is heating up and teams are competing at a high level to vie for position. There are several MLBbros positioned to be in the playoffs this year. Aaron Judge, Michael Harris II, Triston McKenzie, JP Crawford, Josh Bell, Trent Grisham and Mookie Betts are MLBbros that seemed destined to play big roles in October.
And while we can’t wait to watch these fantastic players lead their teams in the pursuit of a World Series championship, we also proudly recognize some of the exciting MLBbros whose teams are trending toward missing the postseason through no fault of their own.
Jazz Chisholm Jr.
Chisholm was one of the most dynamic and captivating MLB players and his absence is a huge loss to the game’s desire to connect with the younger generation.
Jazz Chisholm (@j_chisholm3) Was Voted A Starter For NL 2022 All-Star Squad | But The “Bahamian Blur” Can’t Participate @1stladyofsports goes First to Third in todays Clean Up spot on https://t.co/DG3CFNUEBb pic.twitter.com/DF5ZI9sVYS
— MLBbro.com (@MLBbrodotcom) July 18, 2022
Jazz was a constant catalyst in the Miami Marlins lineup and the team has struggled mightily without him. A lower-back strain has kept him out since June 28 and has caused the Marlins to be one of the worst run producing teams in the league since. With Chisholm in the lineup the offense was much more threatening, and with their stellar pitching they were at least competing for a Wild Card spot. Marlins fans will have to hope for better health from their All-Star second baseman as the franchise pursues playoff ball next year.
MLBbro Tim Anderson is one of the top contact hitters in baseball. A charismatic and colorful player, he could be an exciting part of the postseason. However, his team, the Chicago White Sox is running out of time to surpass Minnesoita and Cleveland for the American League Central division. Not making the playoffs would not only be a blow to Anderson, but also to his team as there were high expectations for them entering the season. A return from the IL could help the MLBbro shortstop and his team make a late charge. If not, fans of Anderson can take some solace in the fact that the MLBbro will join Team USA in the WBC this offseason.
This is probably the most disappointing entry in this article. The Texas Rangers spent a lot of money this offseason on their infield, and part of the included signing MLBbro Marcus Semien. He was brought in to help bring them back to relevance and perhaps back into the postseason. This has not come to fruition, due to many things going wrong for the club this season
Semien got off to a slow start with a .225 batting average over the first couple of months in the early season. He has since gotten on track posting 20 home runs and 20 stolen bases, the latter a new career high. This is far from what the Rangers envisioned when signing him fresh off a career year but it’s a step in the right direction. His balance of speed, power and experience are still valuable traits that will be missed this postseason.