Vladimir Guerrero is coming back. No, not the Hall of Fame outfielder. This time, it his son, Vladimir Guerrero Jr., that looks poised to make an impact in the major leagues.
Guerrero Jr. will not taste the bigs this year, but at 19-years-old, he is doing a lot of convincing to get there sooner rather than later.
The third baseman in the Toronto Blue Jays organization is currently raking for their Double-A affiliate (New Hampshire Fisher Cats). 34 games into his 2018 season, Guerrero is hitting .415 with 7 homers. Not to mention he has a video game-like OPS of 1.155.
Now I know that I shouldn’t get carried away because the guy is only playing Double-A ball, but he is only 19 and his Dad had one of the most natural swings that I’ve seen in my 20 years of life.
Guerrero is currently ranked on MLB.com as the second best prospect in the entire league. The only guy placed ahead of him is Atlanta Braves sensation Ronald Acuna, who is currently up in the show. So I guess I am not the only one that is excited about this guy.
The only thing to complain about Vlad Jr. is his shaky defense, but he has a rocket-arm just like pops and he may not even stay at third base for his whole career. The Blue Jays could decide to move Guerrero to the outfield so they can re-sign Josh Donaldson this offseason.
They could also just keep Guerrero at third, re-sign Donaldson, and slide the former AL MVP into the DH spot as he gets older. That could potentially create a very dangerous middle of the order for the Toronto Blue Jays.
Guerrero Jr.’s debut is a ways away, but get excited. This kid could be a perennial all-star and even an MVP candidate. Sucks for the American League East, but for baseball it will be great to see the son of a legend carve out a career of his own.
Oh, and here is a video of him hitting an absolute moonshot.
Vladimir Guerrero Jr. crushed a massive dinger off of the hotel 😳🔥 pic.twitter.com/ldlmtujScf
— Kent Murphy (@KentMurphy) May 9, 2018
-Jarrod Ribaudo (@Jribs53)