Ranking the top 10 most important young players to the Blue Jays’ future

Bo Bichette and Vladimir Guerrero Jr.
Bo Bichette and Vladimir Guerrero Jr. / Mark Blinch/GettyImages
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No. 1 - 1B Vladimir Guerrero Jr.

Without a doubt, the most important young player in the Blue Jays current generation and the future is the one and only Vladimir Guerrero Jr. Once believed to be following in his dad’s footsteps, Guerrero has definitely come out of that shadow and has made a name for himself with his bat and play in the field. At a very young age, he was already hyped and anointed as the “next one”, and was set to take the world by storm upon his debut in MLB. Despite having a good rookie and sophomore year, it was still deemed somewhat disappointing with respect to his standards and what was expected from him (which was MVP/superstar numbers). But after his breakout 2021 season, he has certainly taken off and has never looked back.

In his short five-year career so far, Guerrero has made two All-Star appearances and finished runner-up to Shohei Ohtani for the AL MVP award in 2021. In that very same year, he led the AL in runs scored, home runs, on-base percentage, slugging percentage, OPS and total bases. In addition, he has won a Silver Slugger award as well as a Gold Glove the past couple of years, showing that he has the ability to do it all, as he could provide a major impact on both sides of the field. So what more can Jays’ fans and management ask for? Together with Bichette, the dynamic duo will continue to wreck havoc and form the main backbone for the Blue Jays ballclub for many successful years to come.