Toronto Blue Jays designated hitter Vladimir Guerrero Jr. is a Canadian-Dominican professional baseball player. He is the son Vladimir Guerrero Sr., a former MLB player. He made his major league debut on April 2019.
While the Blue Jays were unable to sign him during the offseason, the Blue Jays still viewed him as one of their top prospects. Guerrero spent the first half season with the Double-A New Hampshire Fisher Cats. He led the Eastern League in runs batted in and batting average. He was named the Eastern League Player of The Month on June 4. Guerrero was sickened during a game against Akron RubberDucks.
Guerrero’s hand was covered in blood. He had just hit his third home run when a Yankee runner spiked him. The injury was not serious. But, in this game, Guerrero almost single-handedly carried the Toronto Blue Jays to a 6-4 victory. Guerrero slugged three home runs off New York Yankees ace Gerrit Cole and drove in four runs. The win helped Toronto move into a tie for first place in the AL East.
During his early career, the Blue Jays’ first baseman was criticized. He’s used it to his benefit. He’s hitting hard this year and is starting to show signs of being a top-ranked player. He’s not satisfied with the results. And he’s looking for another year to prove himself. The Toronto Blue Jays are confident that Guerrero Jr. will finally make his way into the Hall of Fame.
Guerrero could be free in 2026, with only four years left on his contract. But the Blue Jays have not made a formal offer. Instead, Guerrero’s agent and the team have been negotiating for many years before they make a formal offer. These discussions were put on hold due to the MLB lockout, which has prevented players from communicating with teams.
Guerrero is already a top-ranked power hitter in major leagues. He hit four home runs in a six-game road trip, earning the American League Player of the Week award and becoming the youngest Blue Jay to win the award. The home runs that Guerrero hit this year will surely keep him in the Hall of Fame. This young man is too valuable to be missed.
After missing a day due to a minor foot injury, Guerrero returned to the lineup on Thursday. Guerrero hit a three-run homer in the loss to Jose Urquidy. The Blue Jays’ offense has been sparked by Guerrero’s power. And as his teammates have grown used to his greatness, the young slugger is showing no signs of slowing down.
Guerrero is well on his way to surpassing his father’s record. Guerrero is also not prone free-swinging at home plate and has the plate discipline of a veteran. Guerrero’s on-base percentage was a.400 last season. He is a top prospect. To compete, the Toronto Blue Jays need their pitching. Guerrero Jr. is poised to provide support for his teammates and improve their pitching.