Baseball Prospect Journal

Vladimir Guerrero Jr. called up by Blue Jays

Vladimir Guerrero Jr.

Vladimir Guerrero Jr. is headed to the major leagues, the Toronto Blue Jays announced Wednesday.

He’s the top-ranked prospect in baseball. He will play his first game against the Oakland Athletics on Friday in Toronto.

The 20-year-old right-handed hitting third baseman posted a .325 average with two home runs and eight RBIs in 40 at-bats in the minors this season.

He’s been one of the most productive hitters in the minor leagues since beginning his professional career in 2016. He’s a native of the Dominican Republic and the son of the Hall of Famer Vladimir Guerrero.

Guerrero fills a big need for the Blue Jays, who’s third basemen have hit a combined .215 this season.

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