After two months into the minor league season, Baseball America has decided to re-rank their Top-100 prospects, and it doesn't come as a shock that Toronto Blue Jays top prospect Vladimir Guerrero Jr. is at the very top of the list.
Atlanta's Ronald Acuna Jr. and Los Angeles' Shohei Ohtani were the top two heading into the season, but both are in the big leagues now and there's no denying what Guerrero Jr. is doing at the minor league level.
Quite frankly, Guerrero should be up with the Blue Jays playing everyday. In 49 games at Double-A, the 19-year-old phenom is slashing .414/.464/.691 with 30 extra-base hits (11 home runs) and 53 RBI.
Jose Altuve leads the major leagues in hits with 73. Pretty good.— Jeff Passan (@JeffPassan) May 28, 2018
The minor leagues started a full week after big league games, and Vladimir Guerrero Jr. has 75 hits.
Most multi-hit games in MLB: Nick Markakis with 23. Vlad Jr. has 25.
Season line: .431/.480/.713. Incredible.
For the month of May, the son of a Hall of Famer slashed .438/.480/.768 with nine home runs and 28 RBI. His home run and RBI totals for the month is more than Chicago Cubs star Kris Bryant has for the entire season.
Guerrero Jr. is unreal and already looks like he'll be one of the greatest hitters of his generation. That may be a little hyperbole on my part, but he looks like the second coming of Miguel Cabrera and he rightly deserves to be at the top of this list.