Vladimir Guerrero Jr. is an exceptionally talented player who inherited his abilities from his hall of fame father, Vladimir Guerrero Sr. There’s no doubt that he will be in the league for a long time and with the Blue Jays for at least the next few seasons. The question many of us want to know is, will Vlad Jr. win a batting title in 2022?
If I had to bet, I would say that it will happen either in the 2022 or 2023 season. Bo Bichette might be the second Blue Jays player on the list to win a batting title, but my money is on Guerrero Jr. The 22-year-old finished last season with a .311 batting average, 48 homers, and 111 RBIs.
Guerrero put up a good fight to win the American League MVP, but Shohei Ohtani took home the award. Vlad Jr. must bounce back and prove to everyone that the 2021 season wasn’t a fluke. Deep down, he carries a lot of pride and a chip on his shoulder into the new season. We are seeing the beginning of greatness coming to the North.
After an impressive 2021 campaign, will Toronto Blue Jays’ first baseman Vladimir Guerrero Jr. win the 2022 batting title?
Former Blue Jays’ first baseman John Olerud is the only player in Jays history to win a batting title. He won it in 1993. Surprising, huh? What about Roberto Alomar? Carlos Delgado? Jose Bautista? They were great hitters and very much appreciated in the city of Toronto, but they never won a batting title in a Jays uniform. Sooner or later, Olerud will have some company.
Of course, the Blue Jays have much bigger goals in mind. They are trying to win a championship. The Jays need to fill in some voids with their bats and gloves – a second baseman, a third baseman and bolster their starting pitching. Regardless, we can’t simply ignore how exciting it will be to see Vlad Jr and his vengeance for the 2022 campaign. All eyes are on this team next season.