2020 MLB Draft Guide Player Profile: Vladimir Guerrero Jr.
Greg Jewett takes a closer look at Vladimir Guerrero Jr. and tells fantasy baseball owners what to expect from the Blue Jays third baseman during the 2020 MLB season.
Top prospects flourishing in the majors makes investing in talented rookies alluring. In last year’s average draft position, Vladimir Guerrero Jr. ranked among the top five third basemen taken in live drafts. Fantasy owners ignored the possibility Guerrero Jr. faced a possibility of losing time for team control purposes which worked itself out during a preseason oblique injury insuring he would miss at least the first 15 games of 2019. Guerrero Jr. made his much-anticipated debut with Toronto on April 26th with a double in four at-bats.
Guerrero Jr. appeared in 126 games with the Blue Jays. He scored 52 runs with 15 home runs, 69 RBI and a .272/.339/.433 slash line. Not quite worth a top-50 pick in many drafts. Beneath his surface statistics, Guerrero Jr. recorded an 8.9 walk percentage, 17.7 strikeout rate and .162 isolated power.
Using his batted ball data on Fangraphs, Guerrero Jr. finished with a 17.3 line drive percentage, 49.6 ground ball percent and 33.1 fly ball rate....