It’s not easy to follow in the footsteps of a nine-time All-Star, but as you’ll see in the video below, 15-year-old Vladimir Guerrero, Jr. is showing flashes of his dad.
No batting gloves. That swing. The apple, or baseball in this case, doesn’t fall far from the tree. By the way, the description of the video (written by Matthew Ball) says that he’s already listed at 6-foot-2 and 220 pounds. Not your average 15-year-old. Guerrero won’t be eligible to sign with a major league team until next summer, but he has already worked out for Yankees, Angels, and Blue Jays.
While Vlad’s son looks promising, we could hear from his nephew, Gabriel Guerrero, even sooner. The 20-year-old outfielder hit .307/.347/.467 with 18 home runs, 96 RBI, and 18 stolen bases over 131 games this season with High-A High Desert and participated in this July’s Futures Game.
Hat-tip to MLB Fan Cave for the link.