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6 Interesting Things About Vladimir Guerrero Jr.

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1999 born Canadian-Dominican Vladimir Guerrero Jr. is a professional baseball third baseman for the Toronto Blue Jays of Major League Baseball (MLB). He is the son of former MLB player and Hall of Famer Vladimir Guerrero Sr. The athlete who walks in the footsteps of his father made his major league debut in April 2019. Here are some cool things about him: 

6 Things To Know About Vladimir Guerrero Jr.

1. How much does Vladimir Guerrero Jr make?

According to Wikipedia, Forbes, IMDb & Various online resources, the famous baseball player Vladimir Guerrero Jr.’s net worth is $1-5 Million at the age of 21 years old. He received a $3.9 million bonus as an amateur and his father, Hall of Famer Vladimir Guerrero, made over $125 million during his playing days. Vlad Jr. may be happy (and already have the financial security) to go year-to-year and maximize his earning potential through arbitration and later free agency. 

2. Who is Vladimir Guerrero Jr’s mother?

Guerrero with his grandmother at their home in Toronto shortly before he had to leave for a home game. PC: The New York Times

Guerrero is the son of Vladimir Guerrero Sr, who was elected to the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum in January 2018, after a 16-year career with the Montreal Expos, Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim, Texas Rangers and Baltimore Orioles. 

As of 2012, Guerrero had a total of eight children with five different women. He spends $25,621 a month on child support. With all the money these pro athletes make, you’d think they’d be able to afford protection as the $25,621 a month might sound like a lot. That being said, according to TMZ.com, reports that Vlad has $25 million in stocks and bonds have been revealed. He accumulated it over his MLB career.

So we’re not sure who the mother of Vladimir Guerrero Jr is. His son Vladimir Guerrero Jr’s was born in Montreal while he was playing for the Montreal Expos, and is a Canadian citizen. 

3. What language does Vladimir Guerrero Jr speak?

It is rather fitting that Guerrero is a member of the Blue Jays organization. Although he was raised in the Dominican Republic, he was born in Montreal and speaks fluent French. The Canadian even has a signature moment already in Canada, hitting a walk-off home run in a spring training game that was played in Montreal’s Olympic Stadium, where his father used to play as a member of the Expos. 

But even though the 21-year-old baseball star was born in Montreal he grew up speaking Spanish in the Dominican Republic, and doesn’t use English in public. Fans that get featured in his ads are Canadian, and don’t necessarily speak Guerrero’s language. Players like Guerrero recognize the importance of learning English as they adjust to Toronto, but the city is also picking up Spanish as it welcomes its new star.

“Every day I’m improving a little more,” Guerrero said in a recent interview. “I’m learning more words, trying to learn the basics well and (eventually) talk to the press in English.”

4. He’s a prankster

Guerrero Jr. fooled many fans last year when he posted a photo of himself on Instagram geotagged at JFK airport. His followers thought he was being called up to join the Blue Jays, who were in New York to play the Mets at the time. Now if this was real or not, know that it was intentional, Guerrero had sent fans into a frenzy, but they had to wait another year. 

5. What year did Vladimir Guerrero Jr get drafted?

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Eligible for free agency in 2015, Baseball America ranked Guerrero as the top international free agent by the MLB. The MLB.com also ranked him the fourth-best. Here is a snippet of their scouting report:

Guerrero is an elite, generational-type hitter who stands out as much for his physical tools at the plate as his approach and capacity for making adjustments. His swing is both explosive and efficient, a combination of electric bat speed, physical strength and off-the-charts barrel control, and it makes him adept at crushing both heaters and secondary pitches to all parts of the field. He has 80-grade raw power and hit a career-high 20 home runs in 2018, but it’s widely agreed that Guerrero is merely scraping the surface of his power ceiling. His pitch recognition and feel for the strike zone belie his age and experience, as he absolutely punishes mistakes, seldom expands his zone and rarely strikes out … Guerrero is set to become one of baseball’s premier hitters, with the ceiling of a perennial MVP candidate.

This could be why Guerrero is seen as a top prospect due to his exceptional hitting ability, which scouts have often graded an 80, the highest possible mark on baseball’s 20-to-80 scouting scale and the first 80 given to a prospect for his hitting. 

He signed with Toronto on July 2, 2015, for $3.9 million. Guerrero was assigned to extended spring training camp to open the 2016 minor league season. 

The athlete rose to fame as a member of the Toronto Blue Jays organization. Guerrero hit his first professional home run on June 24, a two-run shot in a 4–2 loss to the Bristol Pirates. On August 12, Guerrero recorded his first multi-home run game, hitting two solo shots in an 18–5 win against the Pulaski Yankees. Later in August, he was named the Appalachian League’s All-Star at third base. Guerrero played in 62 games for Bluefield in 2016, and hit .271 with eight home runs, 46 runs batted in (RBI), and 15 stolen bases. On January 24, 2017, MLB named Guerrero the third best prospect at third base heading into the 2017 minor league season. He was signed by the Toronto Blue Jays that year, and debuted for the club in June 2015.

6. What bat does Vlad Jr use?

Vladimir Guerrero Jr’s bat of choice is a Louisville Slugger C243 with a flashy neon green Lizard Skin bat grip, the go-to grip at the Big League level. The 243 turning model is one of baseball’s most popular weapons ever, currently swung by Cody Bellinger and Daniel Murphy among others.  It’s considered the original power bat.

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