Through his first 64 games in the majors, it’s been a tale of three seasons for Vladimir Guerrero Jr. There were his first two weeks with the Blue Jays when he barely got a pitch to hit, the eight-game span in May when he collected five home runs and everything since then.
Vladdy hasn’t looked lost at the plate per se, but as of late, he’s missing that light tower power from the minors which elevated him into baseball folklore last year. His majestic moon shots have been replaced with a smattering of singles to the outfield.
He quelled many of those concerns with his Herculean display at the Home Run Derby last week, but after demolishing the minor leagues the last two years, Guerrero hasn’t produced consistently at the Major League level.
Should there be a concern for a hitter like Vladdy who’s hit one home run over the last 32 games? Of course, it’s an alarming trend, but outside of the major counting stat like home runs and RBI’s, Guerrero is essentially the same hitter through his first 32 games as he was in the following 32.
Author: Ian Hunter / Blue Jays Nation