Blue Jays’ Guerrero Jr., cracks Top 3 on MLB Pipeline prospect 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.

The hype keeps rising for Toronto Blue Jays prospect Vladimir Guerrero Jr.

Less than a week after being named Baseball America’s third-best prospect, the third baseman also took home bronze on the MLB Pipeline rankings. Two-way Japanese star Shohei Ohtani of the Los Angeles Angels and Atlanta Braves prospect Ronald Acuna earned the top two spots on the list.

The 18-year-old Guerrero slashed .323/.425/.485 with 13 home runs and 76 RBIs across two minor-league levels in 2017. He also impressively posted more walks than strikeouts.

Toronto’s other highly touted prospect, shortstop Bo Bichette ranked 14th. The 19-year-old, ranked eighth by Baseball America, posted a line of .362/.423/.565 with 14 home runs and 74 RBIs 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.

Outfielder Anthony Alford was the only other Blue Jays player to make the list, coming in at No. 47.

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