Sitting down Vlad Guerreo Jr. is the top priority for the Chicago White Sox.
The first baseman and DH for the Blue Jays slimmed down this offseason, losing over 40 pounds while also working on his defense. Guerrero is batting .333 on the season, producing a slash line of .333/.436/.662 with an OPS of 1.098.
He has driven in 47 runs and is also the MLB leader in home runs this season, sitting at 18 and being the main catalyst for the Blue Jays’ success this year. He is also the team leader in hits for them with 68. Guerrero has said that he feels quicker on his feet and can get his bat around faster and the league has started to take notice.
The 22-year-old has also gotten significant All-Star recognition early on in the season and will be a front runner for a spot on the team if he continues his hot streak. Guerrero flew through the minor leagues and came into the MLB a little unpolished but has taken the necessary strides to fit the hype surrounding him.
Guerrero produces runs, has power, and is showing that he can hit for average as well. The slugger has hit almost everything he sees and the White Sox staff needs to be careful pitching to a player like him.