Vladimir Guerrero Jr...Son of nine-time All-Star and 2004 AL MVP Vladimir Guerrero, who was inducted into the Hall of Fame in 2018 with Vladimir Jr. in attendance...Nephew of former Major Leaguer Wilton Guerrero...Signed by the Toronto Blue Jays as a 16-year-old on July 2, 2015...Was ranked 4th on MLB.com's Top 30 International Propects list at the time...Ranked as the 3rd-best prospect by both Baseball America and MLB prior to the 2018 season...Ranked 4th by Baseball Prospectus...Listed as the top overall prospect heading into the 2019 season by MLB, Baseball America and Baseball Prospectus...Was rated with an 80 hit tool for the second straight year, the highest ever given out by MLB Pipeline
Among AL rookies, ranked 1st in hits (126), T-1st in doubles (26), T-3rd in extra-base hits (43), 3rd in walks (46), 3rd in RBI (69) and T-7th in home runs (15)...His .272 batting average was the highest by a qualified Toronto rookie since Eric Hinske hit .279 in 2002...Recorded 12 three-hit games, the most among AL rookies and 3rd most by a Blue Jays rookies all-time (Bob Bailor - 15 in 1977; Alfredo Griffin - 14 in 1979)...His 69 RBI for the season were 3rd most by a rookie in franchise history and 3rd most by a Canadian-born player while with the Blue Jays (Russell Martin - 77 in 2015 and 74 in 2016)... Finished 7th in AL Rookie of the Year voting...Was named to Baseball America's All-Rookie Team...Had his contract selected on April 26...Made his MLB debut that night vs. OAK and doubled in his final at-bat (1-for-4)... At 20 years and 41 days old, became the 5th youngest Blue Jays player to make his MLB debut and the 4th youngest Toronto player to record a hit...May 4 at TEX, singled to collect his 1st career RBI...Drove in Justin Smoak, who collected his 1st career RBI on April 27, 2010 with a sac fly to score Vladimir Guerrero Sr...Hit a 118.9 MPH single on May 11 vs. CWS, the hardest hit ball by a Blue Jay in the Statcast era (since 2015)...Went 2-for-2 with two walks for his 1st career multi-hit game...At 20.056 years old, became the youngest player in team history to reach base four times in a game, and the 2nd youngest with a multi-hit game (Brian Milner - 18.221 on June 26, 1978 vs. BAL)...Opened the scoring with his 1st career home run on May 14 at SF...At 20 years and 59 days old, became the youngest player in franchise history to hit a home run, 18 days younger than Danny Ainge (June 2, 1979 at SEA)...Connected for another home run in the 6th, a three-run blast...Became the youngest in team history with a multi-HR game, ahead of Travis Snider (21.070 on April 13, 2009 at MIN) and the 15th youngest (19th time) all-time with a multi-HR effort (last: Juan Soto - 3x in 2018)...His home runs had exit velocities of 111.3 and 113.7 MPH, making him the 1st Blue Jay in Statcast history (since 2015) to hit two homers of at least 110 MPH in the same game...Added a single for his 1st career three-hit game... Became the 2nd youngest Blue Jay with a three-hit effort, behind Brian Milner (18.221 on June 26, 1978 vs. BAL)...His 1st four-RBI night made him the 26th youngest all-time to drive in 4+ runs in a game, and the youngest in team history as well, ahead of Lloyd Moseby (20.202 on May 25, 1980 vs. NYY)....Notched his 4th homer of the season on May 19 at CWS, all on the same six-game road trip...Claimed AL Player of the Week for May 13-19...Went 7-for-21 (.333) in six games, with four home runs, nine RBI and 3BB/1K for a 1.321 OPS...Hit the 5th homer of his career and his 1st at home on May 22 vs. BOS…Became the 4th player in Blue Jays history at the time to hit 5+ HR in his first 21 career games (Carlos Delgado - 8; Devon Travis - 6; Brett Lawrie - 5)...Later in the year, Bo Bichette became the 5th with seven homers in his first 21 games...Became the youngest player to ever take part in the Home Run Derby...Connected for 29 home runs in the 1st round, surpassing Josh Hamilton (28 in 2008) for the most all-time in a single round...Then hit another 29 bombs in the 2nd round, and needed extra time and a swing-off to best Joc Pederson, giving him 69 homers through two rounds of competition...Guerrero Jr.'s 22 home runs in the final were topped by Pete Alonso's 23...The 20-year-old's 91 home runs on the night were 30 more than any player had ever produced in a single Home Run Derby (Giancarlo Stanton - 61 in 2016)...• Belted his 1st career grand slam on July 20 at DET...At 20 years and 126 days old, became the youngest Blue Jay to hit a grand slam (Brett Lawrie - 21.204)...On July 30 at KC, became the 2nd Blue Jays rookie all-time hit 2nd grand slams in a season, joining Rowdy Tellez who did so earlier in the year...Became the youngest player in MLB history to hit his first two grand slams...Also set a career high with five RBI, becoming the 4th youngest player (20.136) in AL history with a five-RBI game, behind Mike Trout in 2011 (20.023), Rougned Odor in 2014 (20.110) and Al Kaline in 1955 (20.119)...Homered twice and doubled while driving in four runs on Aug. 1 at BAL...Became the 3rd youngest player in AL history with two multi-HR games, behind Ken Griffey Jr. (1989) and Manny Machado (2012)...Became the 3rd youngest player in AL history with 10+ total bases in a game, trailing Buddy Lewis (1936) and Al Kaline (1955)...Gave him 16 RBI over five games, making him the youngest player in MLB history with 16+ RBI over any five-game span...Collected 17 RBI in a six-game stretch from July 27-Aug. 2, joining Mel Ott (1929) as the only 20-year-olds in MLB history to accomplish the feat...Was the 2nd most RBI in a six-game span in team history (Edwin Encarnacion - 20 in 2015)...ook AL Player of the Week for July 29-Aug. 4, becoming the 1st rookie in team history with two Player of the Week Awards (also May 13-19)...Went 13-for-26 (.500) over six games, with three doubles, three home runs and 11 RBI (1.497 OPS)...Strung together a season-long nine-game hitting streak from July 27-Aug. 5, in which he hit .463 (19-for-41) with five doubles, four homers and 18 RBI...Recorded his 1st career triple on Aug. 10 vs. NYY, driving in two runs in the 7th inning to put the Jays up, 5-4...Hit his 14th home run of the campaign on Aug. 16 vs. SEA…His 54 RBI at the time tied for 2nd most all-time by a Blue Jay in his first 92 career games (Josh Phelps - 62, Eric Hinske - 54, Devon Travis - 54)...Connected for his 15th home run and his 10th on the road on Aug. 22 at LAD...• Batted .310 (67-for-216) with 13 doubles, two triples, seven home runs, 43 RBI, 18 walks and 40 strikeouts over his last 56 games (.851 OPS)...His .310 AVG from July 19 through the end of the season was 11th best in the AL...Went 11-for-30 (.367) with a double, three home runs and eight RBI over eight games for Triple-A Buffalo (.700 SLG, 1.124 OPS)...Batted .267 (4-for-15) with a double and an RBI in four rehab games for Advanced-A Dunedin.