MLB writers have big plans for Vladimir Guerrero Jr.’s future

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Vladimir Guerrero Jr. has had the spotlight on him since a very young age. Being the son of a Hall of Famer will do that to you. Guerrero Jr., now 24, has brought the spotlight upon himself with a terrific start to his young and promising career. So promising, in fact, that it has asking an intriguing question -- could Guerrero eclipse the 500 home run mark in his career?

Only 28 players have hit 500 home runs in their career, and after Tigers star Miguel Cabrera retires at the conclusion of this 2023 season, there will likely be zero active players on this impressive list. The current closest is Nelson Cruz with 461.

Guerrero is, as mentioned, only 24 years-of-age and already has 106 home runs in his young career. If he keeps hitting big flies at the rate he is, it's going to take the Blue Jays first basemen approximately 1,918 more games to reach this impressive mark.

Vladdy, who is currently in the midst of his fifth season in the major leagues, is one of 11 current players thinks could join this elusive club one day. Other notable names on this list include Mike Trout, Aaron Judge, Nolan Arenado, and Juan Soto. According to them, Guerrero's "top-of-the-scale power that even (Juan) Soto doesn't possess" is just one reason why he's likely to join this list one day. They also believe he will "fly past his dad", who finished his playing days with 449 home runs.

The Montreal, Quebec native came into the big leagues with sky-high expectations and is reaching more and more of them with each season that passes. Already with two All-Star game nods, a Gold Glove, a Silver Slugger, and an All-Star Game MVP under his belt, it's safe to say his résumé of individual accolades is already quite impressive. And if his hot start to the 2023 season is any indication, albeit a small sample size, it looks like Guerrero could be in store for the type of season he put up in 2021.

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