There has never been any doubt that Vladimir Guerrero Jr. could hit. Back in February MLB pipeline gave the kid their first ever 80-grade hit tool, an honor Mike Trout or Bryce Harper never received. We’ve been excited about VJ for a while now, and he just keeps getting better.
In 6 games this past week Guerrero hit an unholy .550 with 10 RBIs hahaha. It was the continuation of a dominant first showing at the Double-A level by him. Through his first 19 games in the Eastern League Vladdy Jr. is batting .373 with two homers, 25 RBIs, and more walks than strikeouts. Oh yeah, and he also has more extra base hits than strikeouts as well.
With Ronald Acuña and Gleyber Torres recently called up to the majors, VJ is now considered the best prospect in the sport. He just turned 19, so the Blue Jays absolutely will take their time with his development. Guerrero is so good I’m giving it an outside chance he forces their hand and plays in Toronto this season, but it’s a long shot. For now we’ll have to settle for him destroying minor league pitching.