If you are expecting me to write about anything other than Vladimir Guerrero Jr. joining the Blue Jays tomorrow, you can forget it. Im as excitable as a badger with its butt on fire.
Suffice to say there is a lot of hullabaloo about Vlad joining the Jays at last. Not just in Toronto but around the Majors as well- it seems only right that we look at some of those thoughts and feelings.
Firstly, his dad posted this sweet image:
My son! The country that saw you as a child will now see you turn into a big one.— Vladimir Guerrero (@VladGuerrero27) April 25, 2019
Working hard everything can be done. I’m proud of you!
Love you! ❤️ pic.twitter.com/WJyLBVKWoR
It would be great if he had a career as good as his dad:
And lets be honest, there have been some great father and son duos in MLB history .
Vlad signed off in style from the Minor Leagues:
And these are his eye watering final pre-call up numbers:
Update with Vlad Jr.'s final pre-callup numbers:— Kelsie Heneghan (@Kelsie_Heneghan) April 25, 2019
.331 AVG, 44 HR, 209 RBI, 150 BB, 139 K in 288 G https://t.co/eT1eHyx4GE
And Lansing Lugnuts said goodbye with a special article in their magazine by Jesse Goldberg-Strassler:
In case you hadn't heard, a certain Vladdy Jr.'s getting the call to Toronto on Friday... which means you've got time first to read the cover story of our 2019 magazine!— Lansing Lugnuts (@LansingLugnuts) April 25, 2019
Now that he has reached the big leagues - what can we expect? (see link in tweet)
We've watched him grow from Vlad's little boy to a heralded signing to @MLB’s No. 1 prospect.— MLB Pipeline (@MLBPipeline) April 25, 2019
What can we expect now that he's finally reached #MLB? @goldensombrero breaks it down: https://t.co/2E3vw7H0X0 pic.twitter.com/4oGKNGqh9f
We know he has the talent but what will he produce? Projecting Vlad Jr.’s first 10 seasons
And no doubt Friday will be a special (and much hyped day) but what were the other most hyped Blue Jays debut in history?
And as a little taster, here are Vlad’s Top 10 Minor League Moments.