Best of the Week: 4/21/2019 – 4/27/2019


Vladimir Guerrero, Jr., in 2018. Photo by Tricia Hall (courtesy of Wikipedia)

Congrats to Vladimir Guerrero, Jr., on his promotion to the Toronto Blue Jays! Vlad Jr. made his Major League debut of Friday, April 26, 2019, against the Oakland A’s.

So how did he do? We’ll, besides getting a standing ovation or two, he went 1-for-4, hitting a double in the bottom of the ninth. But the Blue Jays won the game and Vladdy has arrived, so that’s all that matters.

In fact, on Wednesday, Twitter was all excited with the announcement that Vlad Jr. was being promoted to the big leagues:

 

 

 

~ baseballrebecca

 

 

 

 

Advertisements

Stat-urday, 3/16/2019: Vlad, Jr.


File:Vladimir Guerrero Jr (29228110127) (cropped).jpg

 Vladimir Guerrero, Jr, in 2018. Photo by Tricia Hall, via Wikipedia.

Vladimir Guerrero, Jr., turns 20 today. The Blue Jays top prospect signed with Toronto in July 2015, and received a signing bonus of $3.9 million. He made his professional debut with the rookie league Bluefield Blue Jays on June 23 that same year. He spent 2016 with Bluefield before being promoted to the class A Lansing Lugnuts in 2017. After appearing in the 2017 All-Star Futures Game, he was promoted to the high-A Dunedin Blue Jays of the Florida State League.

Guerrero spent the 2017-18 off season the Leones del Escogido of the Dominican Winter League and then started 2018 with the double-A New Hampshire Fisher Cats, was promoted to the AAA Buffalo Bisons in July, and played for the Surprise Saguaros in the Arizona Fall League. Unfortunately he recently suffered an injury, ending his time in spring training with the major leaguers

Check out his stats below to see why he’s considered a top prospect.

Year Age Tm Lev G AB R H HR RBI Avg.
2016 17 Bluefield Rk 62 236 32 64 8 46 0.271
2017 18 Dunedin A+ 48 168 31 56 6 31 0.333
2017 18 Lansing A 71 269 53 85 7 45 0.316
2017-18 18 Escogido Winter 26 90 7 19 0 6 0.211
2018 19 New Hampshire AA 61 234 48 94 14 60 0.402
2018 19 Blue Jays Rk 3 9 3 3 0 0 0.333
2018 19 Dunedin A+ 1 4 1 2 0 2 0.500
2018 19 Buffalo AAA 30 110 15 37 6 16 0.336
2018 19 Surprise Fall 19 77 8 27 0 17 0.351
All Levels (3 Seasons)   321 1197 198 387 41 223 0.323

Happy Stat-urday! And happy birthday, Vlad, Jr.!

~ baseballrebecca