Right now, it’s hard to say that anyone aside from the Toronto Blue Jays’ Vladimir Guerrero Jr. is the American League Most Valuable Player. Consider what he did on Tuesday night in the Bronx against the surging New York Yankees. Single-handed, he helped the Blue Jays end their long losing streak in a 6-2 win.
Furthermore, he hit another opposite field home run which was as hard as a human being can hit a baseball off Corey Kluber who is not long off a no-hit performance.
The blast was Guerrero Jr.’s 16th home run of the season. Later in the game he would add an additional hit and a walk. Certainly he’s making a run at the Triple Crown, and carrying the Blue Jays on his back.
It seems like he could put together an Albert Pujols or Miguel Cabrera type season pretty easily by just staying steady. This guy is a monster, and he’s as fun to watch hit as anyone in the game currently.
Not lost on all of this is Steven Matz, who probably came up with the pitching performance of the year against the Bombers in striking out 10 Yankees on the night.
The Blue Jays have some work to do, and they need to get George Springer back. However, Guerrero Jr. is as dominating an offensive player as baseball can offer. Therefore if you like offense and guys hitting the ball extremely hard, soak it in right now with this kid. He won’t be a young pup forever.