Blue Jays: 6 Prospects Dominating on the Farm with their Bats

Mar 24, 2016; Dunedin, FL, USA; Toronto Blue Jays shortstop Jason Leblebijian fields a ground ball against the Detroit Tigers during the eighth inning at Florida Auto Exchange Park. Mandatory Credit: Butch Dill-USA TODAY Sports
Mar 24, 2016; Dunedin, FL, USA; Toronto Blue Jays shortstop Jason Leblebijian fields a ground ball against the Detroit Tigers during the eighth inning at Florida Auto Exchange Park. Mandatory Credit: Butch Dill-USA TODAY Sports /
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Mar 2, 2017; Dunedin, FL, USA; The shadow of Toronto Blue Jays first baseman Justin Smoak (14) as he waits to bat in the fifth inning of a baseball game against the Philadelphia Phillies during spring training at Florida Auto Exchange Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Butch Dill-USA TODAY Sports
Mar 2, 2017; Dunedin, FL, USA; The shadow of Toronto Blue Jays first baseman Justin Smoak (14) as he waits to bat in the fifth inning of a baseball game against the Philadelphia Phillies during spring training at Florida Auto Exchange Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Butch Dill-USA TODAY Sports /

Vladimir Guerrero Jr- Lansing Lugnuts

Vladimir Guerrero Jr. is the most hyped Toronto Blue Jays prospect to grace their farm system in a long while and the kid is not disappointing. The 18-year old is proving he belongs with the big boys hitting .327  with 35 hits and 4 home runs in 30 games thus far with the Lugnuts.

The son of former Expos slugger Vladimir Guerrero Sr. ranks 16th on the recently updated Baseball America Prospect rankings and should break the top 10 by next season if he continues to mash.

As a 17-year old last season, Vladdy Jr. hit .271 with 8 home runs in 62 games with the Bluefield Blue Jays of the Appalachian League. The Jays are utilizing Guerrero at third base but there have been whispers he may feature better as a left fielder by the time it is all said and done.

The sky is the limit for Guerrero and there is nothing to suggest he won’t fulfill the lofty expectations as he looks as advertised thus far in his sophomore campaign.

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