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).
Vladimir Guerrero Jr. DID IT AGAIN!!
He hit another massive, absolute no doubt home run during a minor league spring training game today!
— Daniel Jarrett (@ProspectD2J) March 22, 2018
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.
— Dan Carrier (@dan_carrier) March 20, 2018
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.
— Jason Woodell (@JasonAtTheGame) March 18, 2018
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.