Vlad, Jr. Report

Wow, this is high praise for Vladimir Guerrero, Jr.


Highly suspect but I do like Vlad. 80 hit and 80 power seems like hyperbole of the highest order.

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Continued high praise for Vlad, Jr.

BP just had their Jays top 10 released today. Vladito was well liked:

Offensively he looks like a potential monster, but man…the body.

103 wRC+ projection for a 19 year old is nuts but there are few nitpicks:

Don’t love the GB rate (48% last year in A+)
Don’t love that it’s almost inevitable he moves across the diamond
Don’t love the power given a potential move (.161 ISO in A+)

Yeah, those are minor things, and he’s freaking 18, but a thing to keep an eye on that could prevent how from being an elite hitter instead of very good one (still a great outcome).

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I’ve seen enough scouting info to suggest he could be pushed to right field, too, which would be a better outcome than 1B. But either way scouts seem to agree his offensive profile is strong enough to succeed even as 1B-only, which seems possible too, considering the reports on his defense.

Great recent article on scouting Vlad, Jr.