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Get excited: Vladimir Guerrero Jr. is MLB's No. 2 international prospect

Vladimir Guerrero Jr. is MLB's No. 2 int. prospect

We'll just say it: We miss Vladimir Guerrero. We miss his swing in the batter's box, we miss his trebuchet arm in the outfield and we miss seeing his name in starting lineups on a regular basis. Thankfully, this year's list of MLB's top international prospects brings a familiar name: Vladimir Guerrero ...


As's Jesse Sanchez reports, Guerrero Jr. -- Vladdy's son -- is the No. 2-ranked prospect behind only Jhailyn Ortiz, and according to scouts, Guerrero might be the best hitter of the bunch. But really, it comes down to a mere seven words:

"He reminds some scouts of his father."

We. Are. In.

We know the 16-year-old can crush baseballs and, just like his father, "Vlad Jr. has shown the ability to hit a pitch almost anywhere it is thrown."


And though he might not stick to the outfield, it's good to see a Guerrero out there in action:


With international signing opening on July 2, it might not be too long before a Vladimir Guerrero is once again suiting up in the Majors. That, friends, will be a good day. 

Bonus: Vlad Jr. isn't even the only Guerrero on this year's international prospects list: Vladimir Sr.'s nephew, Gregory Guerrero, ranks 14th. And if you're looking for more MLB lineage, Fernando Tatis Jr. is 25th overall.