Baltimore Orioles: Vladimir Guerrero Jr. Is Quickly Becoming An Orioles Killer
The Baltimore Orioles have had a lot of trouble slowing down Blue Jays rookie sensation Vladimir Guerrero Jr.
Blue Jays third basemen Vladimir Guerrero Jr.’s arrival to major league baseball was among the most hyped for any prospect in the history of the game. The son of former Baltimore Orioles designated hitter Vladimir Guerrero, Guerrero Jr. has the potential to be just as good if not better than his hall of fame father.
Despite some expected rookie struggles Guerrero has been as good as advertised in his first major league stint. He is slashing .268/.343/.455 with 13 home runs and 48 RBI’s in 80 games this season. He also took the baseball world by storm with an incredible home run derby as he broke the single-round home run record with 29 long-balls.
In his early carer, he has been a thorn in the Baltimore Orioles side. In 21 at-bats against the Orioles so far this season Guerrero has slashed .429/.458/.857 with two home runs and five RBI’s.
Guerrero opened this weekend’s four-game series against the Orioles by going 3-5 with two home runs and four RBI’s Thursday night. Friday Guerrero again inflicted pain on his new rival as he went 1-3 with an RBI and a walk.
Though would could argue Guerrero’s numbers are high against the Orioles in 2019 due to Baltimore’s poor pitching staff it’s hard not to give credit to the rookie. Big league pitching is on another level than the minors even if it’s the pitchers on the mound are having rough seasons statistically.
Guerrero has found a way to have success and seems very comfortable hitting in the majors, especially against the Orioles.
Hopefully, for Baltimore’s sake, he’s not another Gleyber Torres who’s slashing .404/.500/.979 with eight home runs and 11 RBI’s in just 47 carer at-bats against the Orioles current pitching staff. However, Guerrero seems to be well on his way to joining the Yankees star infielder on a list of young Oriole killers.