Vladimir Guerrero is a future Hall of Famer, and his son, Vladimir Guerrero Jr., seems to following in his dad's footsteps.
Look, he just turned 18 years old last month, so who knows what kind of player he'll be at the big-league level, if he gets there down the road. But he's off to a torrid start in his first seven games at Single-A Lansing.
Vladimir Guerrero Jr. off to a good start in the Midwest League. 2 HR, 1.182 OPS for #BlueJays' 18-year-old top prospect.— Ben Nicholson-Smith (@bnicholsonsmith) April 13, 2017
In 28 plate appearances, Guerrero Jr. is slashing .364/.500/.682 with 2 home runs and 4 RBI's. Even more impressive, the kid is showing discipline at the plate, as he has only 6 strikeouts to go along with 3 walks.
Perhaps the most impressive thing about Vladimir Guerrero, Jr. so far? His plate discipline. Two walks today, making 5 BB / 1 K in 4 games.— Jesse G-S (@jgoldstrass) April 9, 2017
Age will not be a factor when the Jays start to make decisions on how fast they want to move him through their system. Guerrero Jr. has all the tools to be a star at the major-league level very soon.
As long as he keeps hitting like pops that is.