Sports Vlad Guerrero Jr. off to scorching start in Double-A

15:17  17 april  2018
15:17  17 april  2018 Source:   Sportsnaut

Blue Jays prospect Guerrero Jr. named Eastern League player of the week

  Blue Jays prospect Guerrero Jr. named Eastern League player of the week A new season, a new level, but the same Vladimir Guerrero Jr. The Toronto Blue Jays super prospect has started the 2018 campaign with a bang, slashing .361/.419/.639 with two home runs and 12 RBIs through his first nine games at double-A New Hampshire. That monster slash line earned him Eastern League player of the week honours.BREAKING: @EasternLeague makes easiest Player of the Week selection in 95 years. Big ups to Vlad Jr. for his MONSTER Double-A debut!— NH Fisher Cats (@FisherCats) April 16, 2018Guerrero Jr.

The Blue Jays closed out their spring with a game at Montreal’s Olympic Stadium on Tuesday, and it ended in the most dramatic fashion: a walk- off home run from Vlad Guerrero Jr ., son of the Expos legend. Vlad Jr ., who will start the season at Double - A , was wearing his father’s No. 27.

But nah, this happened tonight, and it’s Guerrero ’s kid, Vlad Jr ., who’s providing the heroics. It’s only an exhibition game, but there is definitely something very cool and time-warpy about seeing a Guerrero thrill a Montreal crowd with a dinger. Little Vlad is starting in Double - A this season

He's got his daddy's swing, for sure. © Eric Bolte-USA TODAY Sports He's got his daddy's swing, for sure.

Vladimir Guerrero Jr may not remain in Double-A for much longer with the way he’s going.

Guerrero Jr., the son of Hall of Famer Vladimir Guerrero, is 13-for-36 this season and batting .361 with four doubles, two homers and 12 RBIs in nine games. For his efforts, he was recently named the Eastern League Player of the Week.

Vlad Jr began his minor league career in 2016 as a 17-year-old in rookie ball. He was in Single-A last year and got promoted to high-A ball after a strong start. The Toronto Blue Jays began him with their Double-A team this year and will probably promote him to Triple-A before too long. It’s not out of the question for him to make a jump to the majors by the end of the year.

The 19-year-old third baseman has batted .307 with an .885 OPS during his minor league career despite being young for every level. He earned headlines recently with his walk-off home run in Montreal during an exhibition game.

Richard Griffin: Blue Jays open Cleveland series with a bang .
It was an unlikely 8-4 win for the Blue Jays in the opener of their weekend series against the Indians at Cleveland’s Progressive Field on Friday night, the kind of comeback victory they did not enjoy all of last April. A sort-of Ohio two-step that set up the Jays’ winning run in the top of the seventh inning. With Steve Pearce on second base and a 1-and-2 count, Cleveland reliever Andrew Miller threw a nasty slider to Teoscar Hernandez that seemed to catch the corner. Miller took two steps toward his dugout, and Hernandez took two steps toward his, but the umpire called it ball two.


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