Blue Jays: Vladimir Guerrero Jr. watch, latest updates
Vladimir Guerrero Jr. has a press conference later today, but we already know that it won’t be to announce his MLB promotion. For now, the watch continues.
By now I’m sure there are some of you who are getting tired of the near-daily updates about Vladimir Guerrero Jr. and when he may make his way to Toronto for his MLB debut. I suppose I can understand that, given that it’s been a hot topic around this team for well over a year now.
For the rest of you, here is the latest of the top prospect in baseball.
There were a few fans who noticed that the Blue Jays have an open spot on the 40 man roster right now (as of this writing on Thursday evening), and naturally hoped that might be a sign of the news we’ve all been waiting for. However, according to a tweet from Gregor Chisholm, it doesn’t sound like Vlad Jr. will be joining the team, at least not this weekend.
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I actually just took a look at when Guerrero Jr. may be promoted with an article yesterday and did my best to speculate on when he could arrive based on a few factors.
My guess is that the Blue Jays will bring him up to debut in Toronto at the Rogers Centre, which means the earliest that could happen is next Tuesday when the San Francisco Giants come to town. That’s just a two game series, so it’s possible they wait until Friday when they host the A’s at home and really fill up their home ball park.
Guerrero Jr. has been doing his part in Triple-A since returning from injury, and certainly looks like he’s ready for the promotion whenever it comes. His bat has never been in question, but he’s started off hot once again even after being a few weeks behind his competition and is slashing .412/.500/.824 with two home runs, a double, six RBI, and three walks in five games.
If this was supposed to serve as a tune-up, I’d say he’s ready to hit the road.
It’s just a matter of time before the young phenom makes his big league debut. Until then, well, we’ll probably keep updating you with every little tidbit of information that comes out.