Blue Jays’ Vladimir Guerrero Jr. goes yard for Buffalo Bisons
The future face of the Blue Jays franchise commonly known as Vladimir Guerrero Jr. went deep for the first time as a member of the Buffalo Bisons last night.
Vladimir Guerrero Jr. connected for three hits including his first Triple-A home run pacing the Bisons offence to a 6-1 victory over the Gwinnett Stripers at Coca-Cola Field. The 19-year old is batting .455/.581/.682 with 10 hits and 8 walks in his first eight games with the herd.
Vladdy began the three-hit affair by doubling in his first at-bat and then aggressively taking advantage of a miscue by the right fielder who slipped while attempting to field the ball. Guerrero slid around the second baseman to avoid the tag and put himself into scoring position.
In his second at-bat, the phenom would make history by crushing a 2-0 offering from Kyle Wright over the centrefield wall for his first Triple-A round-tripper. Vladdy would later add a single to round out the hit trifecta and finish the evening with a pair of runs scored and two runs batted in.
Guerrero has already impressed Bisons manager Bobby Meacham who recently gushed about the slugger’s approach and baseball IQ.
"“We always talk about hitters going up to the plate and getting a good pitch to hit. Good hitters go up there and talk about that every day [and] that’s kind of what he does. He just simplifies things, looks like he’s really under control of his own swing, he knows what he wants to go up there and hit and if they don’t give it to him he just lets it go.”"
The young third baseman has even impressed defensively since the promotion to Triple-A even though many feel that will be his Achilles Heal and will eventually lead to a position change. For now, Vladdy is putting the work in at third base and the results appear to be paying off for the teenager.
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Through 73 minor league games this season Guerrero his batting .405/.461/.669 with 109 hits, 24 doubles, 15 home runs and only 30 strikeouts. You would be hard pressed to match those numbers playing a video game. Absolutely insane and he is only going to get better.
The future is exceptionally bright in Blue Jays land.