Blue Jays prospect Guerrero Jr. named Eastern League player of the week

Vlad Guerrero Jr talks about his walk-off home run in Montreal and how he felt the support of the fans.

A new season, a new level, but the same Vladimir Guerrero Jr.

The Toronto Blue Jays super prospect has started the 2018 campaign with a bang, slashing .361/.419/.639 with two home runs and 12 RBIs through his first nine games at double-A New Hampshire. That monster slash line earned him Eastern League player of the week honours.

Guerrero Jr. opened the season with New Hampshire after splitting 2017 between single-A Lansing and advanced-A Dunedin. He notably suited up for the big club when the Blue Jays made their annual trip to Montreal last month, hitting a dramatic walk-off home run in the stadium his father called home for eight years.

Fellow Blue Jays top prospect Bo Bichette has also enjoyed a solid start to 2018, posting a .350 batting average with four RBIs and three stolen bases through nine games for the Fisher Cats.


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