Blue Jays’ Guerrero Jr., Bichette crack Top 10 on Baseball America list

Bo Bichette talked about playing tennis in his younger years but always wanting to play baseball more, and touched on the rabid Blue Jays fan base north of the border.

Vladimir Guerrero Jr. and Bo Bichette rank among the Top 10 prospects in baseball, according to Baseball America‘s list of Top 100 Prospects. The Toronto Blue Jays had four players on the list, including outfielder Anthony Alford (60) and right-hander Nate Pearson (91).

Guerrero placed third on the list behind Braves prospect Ronald Acuna and the Angels’ Shohei Ohtani. The third baseman slashed .323/.425/.485 with 13 home runs, 76 RBI and more walks than strikeouts across two minor-league levels in 2017.

Bichette came in at eighth, skyrocketing up from his mid-season ranking of 44th. The 19-year-old shortstop posted a line of .362/.423/.565 with 14 home runs and 74 RBI last season in Dunedin and Lansing. He also contributed 22 stolen bases on the year.

Both Guerrero and Bichette participated in the 2017 MLB Futures Game.

Check out the full Baseball America rankings here.

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