Despite previous reports saying that Vladimir Guerrero Jr would be making his MLB debut this Tuesday at the Rogers Centre, it is now confirmed those reports were false.
The much-anticipated call up of top prospect Vladimir Guerrero Jr.will have to wait.
A report from Hector Gomez, a sports journalist from the Dominican Republic, surfaced on Saturday saying that Guerrero Jr. would be called up this Tuesday to make his MLB debut against the Giants.
It is now confirmed by USA Today’s Bob Nightengale that this report is indeed false, and Blue Jays fans will have to wait to see Vladdy Jr in the major leagues.
Although Blue Jays fans everywhere are itching to see Guerrero Jr. in the majors and are almost certainly disappointed by this news, Tuesday probably wouldn’t have been the best day to have him make his debut.
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On Tuesday, the Maple Leafs are in Boston to take on the Bruins for Game 7 of the first round of the NHL playoffs, and the Raptors are at home with a chance to eliminate the Orlando Magic from the NBA playoffs. With all that’s going on in the city that night, it’s better to have him make his debut when everyone can be watching the Jays game without channel flipping.
Between his time in AAA last year and this year, baseball’s top prospect is making an absolute mockery of the pitching. In a combined 35 games at minor leagues highest level, Vladdy is hitting an insane .374 to go along with an absurd .457 OBP, .694 SLG, and 1.151 OPS.
Although it’s disappointing that us Jays fans will have to continue to wait for Guerrero Jr.’s call up, Bob Nightengale also reported that the eventual call up for the 20-year-old is “awfully close.”
Hang in there Blue Jays fans, he’ll be up soon.