Vladimir Guerrero Jr. makes his Triple-A debut Tuesday night with the Buffalo Bisons. Here are five reasons you might want to make a trip to see him before the season ends.
He's No. 1. The 19-year-old third baseman is ranked the overall No. 1 prospect in Minor League Baseball, according to both Baseball America and MLB.com. "It’s not like anything we’ve seen before," Bisons GM Mike Buczkowski said.
He's a "generational" player. That's the phrase that Bisons manager Bobby Meacham used Monday. Another player like Guerrero, at his young age, might not come through Buffalo again.
His numbers are impressive. He has dominated at Double-A, playing with the New Hampshire Fisher Cats while being the youngest player in the Eastern League. In 61 games, he has a batting average of .402 with 19 doubles and 14 home runs while driving in 60 runs.
He'll be here for a while. The Bisons have 16 remaining home games through Aug. 27 and then finish on the road. It's likely Guerrero is here for all of them. (Here's how you can see him this week.)
His home runs can be insane. Guerrero has hit some monstrous home runs this season, including one in which he hit a hotel beyond the left field fence. The scoreboard at Coca-Cola Field could be in danger.
— Ben Badler (@BenBadler) May 8, 2018