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Do you think that Guerrero Jr., Biggio and Bichette can bring the Blue Jays back to the promise land?
Who would’ve thought that both Vladimir Guerrero Jr., Bo Bichette and Cavan Biggio will have made their big-league debut over the course of the 2019 season? Truthfully, a lot of fans were convinced about the last statement, but very few people believed that Guerrero Jr. would’ve eclipse records in his rookie year. What about his 91 homeruns hit at the Home Run Derby, crushing a record of 61 dingers? What about Bichette, who hit a double in nine consecutive games? What about Biggio, who has hit for an underwhelming .207 average, but has smashed 10 homeruns in 232 at-bats?
Vladimir Guerrero Jr, son of Vladimir Guerrero Sr.
In 333 at-bats this season, the 20-year-old Guerrero Jr has hit for a .272 average to go along with 13 homeruns and 52 RBI. Those numbers show evidence that Vladdy has earned his place in the MLB, and who knows, maybe Guerrero Jr. will go on to become one of the best major-league player, while shattering multiple records in the process! Even though he lost the Home Run Derby crown to Pete Alonso, Vladdy broke the record for the most dingers ever hit in such contest with 91 homeruns (including 29 in the first round alone) … as a 20-year-old rookie! With Guerrero Jr. firmly entrenched in the lineup for the next couples of years, I strongly believe that with a quality rotation in front of the young hitters like Guerrero Jr., they can bring the Jays back into playoff contention, or even better, bring back the Commissioner's Trophy on Canadian soil for the first time since 1993.
Cavan Biggio, son of Craig Biggio
The son of Hall of Famer Craig Biggo, inducted in the HOF in 2015. Cavan was promoted in the MLB on May 24 2019. After only two days spent in the majors, on May 26, the second baseman hit his first career single as well as his first big-league homerun ... in the very first game! He ended the night with three hits in four at-bats. Overall for the 2019 season, he has hit for a .207 average in 232 at-bats while having produced 31 runs, 10 of which came courtesy of his 10 long balls. The Blue Jays have high hopes for him, and they are also confidant that the 24-year-old can help the Blue Jays at the keystone position while contending for a championship.
Bo Bichette, son of Dante Bichette
Where do we start with Bo Bichette? Well, all he did in his first two weeks of service time in the MLB was to shatter an MLB record in only 66 at-bats. Indeed, the 21-year-old, who was born in Florida, had a hitting streak of nine doubles in nine consecutive games. Additionally, his hitting streak reached 11 games when it finally ended on August 8. Bichette is still on fire as of this writing, he reached base safely in his last 17 games played! Who knows, Bichette might still shatter other MLB records this season, with only seven weeks of activity left on the regular season calendar. Overall, the shortstop has hit for .364 AVG with four homeruns and eight RBI.
Vladimir Guerrero Jr., Cavan Biggio and Bo Bichette were homegrown in the Blue Jays organization. In 2018, the three studs played together in the MiLB, more precisely in the Double-A and Triple-A. They completely dominated the minor league level, with a combined batting average of .291 with 57 homeruns and 249 RBI. Those three cornerstone players can bring the franchise back on the right track. However, they need quality play from the pitching staff. As a matter of fact, Nate Pearson could very well be an asset for the team. The young hurler has a 3-4 record to go along with a 2.31 ERA in the A+ and in Double-A, which is appealing for the 22-year-old right-handed.
So, do you think that these young studs can bring the Blue Jays back to the promise land?