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Vladimir Guerrero Jr. won’t stop hitting in the AFL

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MLB: Toronto Blue Jays at Tampa Bay Rays Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports


In three games in the Arizona Fall League, Vladimir Guerrero Jr. has picked up just where he left off this season.

Over 15 plate appearances, the 19-year-old third baseman is hitting an amazing .643. He’s collected three hits in each of his outings, including four doubles total, and after a walk Wednesday, he boasts an OBP of .667.

And even though it’s only three complete games, he refuses to relent, collecting an RBI single in his first at-bat of yesterday’s game against the Glendale Desert Dogs, and chipping in another in his 4th at bat. He now has 6 RBI in the early going. Minor league competition is nothing to Guerrero.

Just listen to the sound of this hit.

Guerrero isn’t the only attraction from Toronto on the roster of the Surprise Saguaros (a very good team name). Nate Pearson, who started yesterday’s game, hit 100 MPH on the radar gun early on in his outing. It was his first start since a comebacker fractured his right forearm in May.

Here he is striking out Yankees’ prospect Estevan Florial.

The Saguaros, managed by Stubby Clapp (might not be the last time he manages a team with Blue Jays on it...), also feature outfielder Cavan Biggio, shortstop Santiago Espinal, reliever Jackson McClelland and former Blue Jay Conner Greene (traded to St. Louis as part of the Randal Grichuk trade).