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.
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).
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.