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Blue Jays: The legend of Vladimir Guerrero Jr. continues to grow

MIAMI, FL - JULY 09: Vladimir Guerrero Jr.
MIAMI, FL - JULY 09: Vladimir Guerrero Jr. /
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The legend of Vladimi Guerrero Jr. continues to grow each and every day, this time the larger than life prospect hit a 450-foot moonshot off a New York Yankees farmhand at minor league camp.

Literally, a day after Marcus Stroman anointed both Vladimir Guerrero Jr. and Bo Bichette major league ready, the third baseman proceeded to hit a majestic home run in a minor league spring training game. The best part of it may be the lack of reaction or movement from the left fielder who knew it was an instant adios off the bat.

The 19-year old has made one official appearance in Grapefruit League action this spring notching 4 hits in 5 at-bats. He also saw action versus the Canadian Junior National team over the weekend where he pocketed a couple more knocks however that game is considered an Exhibition game.

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In all likelihood, both Guerrero and his teenage partner in crime Bichette will begin the season in Double-A New Hampshire with the Fisher Cats. There is no telling where they could end up if the recreate last season’s heroics in Double-A. However, the Blue Jays will surely try to stall their major league service time clock if at all possible.

It would not be surprising to see the duo make the trip with the big club to Montreal for their yearly two-games in La Belle Province, especially considering the past relationship with the elder Guerrero and the Expos.

The Blue Jays are the only MLB team with two prospects ranked in the Baseball America Top 10 and whether he wants to be or not, Vladdy may be the only person who can help Blue Jays fans forget about Josh Donaldson when the former MVP ends up walking via free agency this offseason.

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Big pressure to put on a 19-year old but then again this isn’t any old regular 19-year old kid we’re talking about. The legend of Vladimir Guerrero Jr. is just beginning but remember all good things come to those who wait. In due time Blue Jays fans, in due time.

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