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Vladimir Guerrero Jr. Continues His Assault on Poor Defenseless Baseballs

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There’s never been a worse time to be a baseball in Dunedin, Florida. Not only do they have to deal with the onslaught from the Blue Jays’ Major League hitters, baseballs also have to worry about being obliterated by the club’s emerging prospects.

No one is punishing those poor baseballs more than Vladimir Guerrero Jr. He hasn’t received much TV time during his playing time in Spring Training, so instead, we’ve had to rely on behind-the-fence footage captured by fans and evaluators.

These videos don’t show the true distance of his home runs, but what they lack in HD quality they make up for in demonstrating the sheer power of young Vlad. For his first trick, here he is taking his teammate Chris Rowley deep (via Daniel Jarrett).



Next up from Dan Carrier, it’s Guerrero going up against fellow Blue Jays prospect Nate Pearson and his triple-digit fastball. Facing pitches at 100 miles per hour wasn’t an issue for Vlad, though.

Lastly, from earlier this week, Jason Woodell captured Guerrero hitting a bomb to the deepest part of the ballpark. After watching this video a dozen times, I still can’t tell whether the *whoosh* sound right after the ball made contact was somebody gasping or the baseball’s soul exiting its body.

Rumour has it that Guerrero along with Bo Bichette will travel with the Blue Jays to Montreal for their exhibition games against the St. Louis Cardinals next Monday and Tuesday. If that’s the case, fans may get their first true dose of Vlad demonstrating his monstrous swing on primetime television.

Ian has been writing about the Toronto Blue Jays since 2007. He enjoyed the tail-end of the Roy Halladay era and vividly remembers the Alex Rodriguez "mine" incident. He'll also retell the story of Game 5 of the 2015 ALDS to his kids for the next 20 years.


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2 Comments

  1. Wally Sambirsky

    March 22, 2018 - 4:29 pm

    over the years, there has been several 19 year old that starred in MLB: Junior, ARod, Vida Blue, Doc Gooden, and many others, Joe Nuxhall(as a 16 year old); but because of the FA rules, they’ll keep Vlady Jr. and Bichette down till May at the earliest

    1. Voidhelix

      March 22, 2018 - 9:32 pm

      Yes they will. Wasting a year of eligibility, would be pretty stupid.

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