Blue Jays: How to play with Vladimir Guerrero Jr. on MLB the Show 19

TORONTO, ON - APRIL 27: Vladimir Guerrero Jr. #27 of the Toronto Blue Jays celebrates their victory during MLB game action against the Oakland Athletics at Rogers Centre on April 27, 2019 in Toronto, Canada. (Photo by Tom Szczerbowski/Getty Images)
TORONTO, ON - APRIL 27: Vladimir Guerrero Jr. #27 of the Toronto Blue Jays celebrates their victory during MLB game action against the Oakland Athletics at Rogers Centre on April 27, 2019 in Toronto, Canada. (Photo by Tom Szczerbowski/Getty Images) /
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For the video game enthusiasts out there, Vladimir Guerrero Jr. can now be used on MLB the Show 19, and here’s how you can add the exciting young player.

It’s been a lot of fun watching Vladimir Guerrero Jr. at the big league level this weekend, and his arrival has certainly helped inject some energy into the Toronto Blue Jays to close out the month of April.

He’s not doing the damage alone of course, and Brandon Drury made a case for AL player of the week with his hitting against Oakland, but it’s exciting to see the top prospect in baseball playing at the highest level, especially because we’ve been anxiously awaiting his arrival for so long.

As fun as it is watching him in real life, it’s also pretty entertaining to play with him on your video game screens, and you can now do that on MLB the Show 19, the only real baseball game left in the video game world as far as I’m concerned (no disrespect intended, RBI Baseball).

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Some of you may not care at all about video games (why are you reading this then?), but for those of you who do, let me help you add Vladimir Guerrero Jr. to your television screens in video game form as well, and at last we don’t have to “Create a player” in order to get him in the Blue Jays’ lineup.

There are a few different modes that you can use “Count Smackula” (I heard it from a caller on the post-game show on Saturday, and I laughed hard enough that I’m using it here and hoping it sticks), even if he’s not just universally available across the game.

First, you can go into the DAILY CALENDAR and play any of the games that happened recently exactly as they were lined up in real life. For those of you looking for a quick game, that’s a really easy way to play with MLB the Show’s version of Guerrero, who is already rated pretty high (he was an 81 on Sunday, April 28th, for example).

If you wanted to add him to your “franchise mode” team, unfortunately you won’t be able to add him to a season you’ve already started, or by even just starting a new season with the rosters on the game. However, if you save a version of the Live Rosters, you can start a new season with the current version of the Blue Jays, and it doesn’t even stick guys like Ryan Borucki or Devon Travis on the injured list.

If you’re the type that likes to play in Dynasty Mode on the game, his card became available on Friday, and he was rated at a 95 on the “Future Stars” function, which is… well, it’s pretty good. He is also available in the Live Series card form as well, where they gave him a gold rating to start out. Youtube user Koogs46 put together a pretty great video explaining how he’s rated, and even took him for a test run.

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I have to hand it to MLB the Show for getting Vladimir Guerrero Jr. into the game pretty much immediately after he was called up, and giving video game fans exactly what they’ve been waiting for. I’ll admit it, I bought the game this year, pretty much only because I couldn’t wait to play with the young kid. I don’t care if I’m a grown man, video games are still fun, and so is Vladimir Guerrero Jr’s presence pretty much anywhere that baseball is relevant.

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