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Friday, November 08, 2019

Vlad Guerrero Jr. ‘pushing himself hard’ during offseason workouts

Blue Jays CEO Mark Shapiro told Toronto’s 590 The Fan this morning that Vladimir Guerrero Jr. “couldn’t be pushing himself harder” in offseason workouts. He’s apparently trying to trim down and strengthen that large-ish frame of his.

Touted as the top prospect in baseball, Guerrero hit .272/.339/.433 with 15 home runs and 69 RBI over his first 123 major league games and played a less-than-great third base. He’s obviously super talented and one strongly suspects that, even if he did not do anything to get in better shape, he’ll be an excellent hitter in the big leagues for a long time. His track record in the minors speaks for itself.

Still, baseball history is loaded with would-be studs who petered out early or never panned out entirely due to poor conditioning or what have you. Sounds like Vlad is determined not to have that happen to him, and that’s a good thing.

 

 

QLE Posted: November 08, 2019 at 12:15 AM | 11 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
  Tags: best shape of his life, vladimir guerrero jr.

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   1. Don August(us) Cesar Geronimo Berroa Posted: November 08, 2019 at 09:09 AM (#5899647)
so, he's going to be in the best shape of his life?! Seems too early in the offseason for such articles.
   2. Nasty Nate Posted: November 08, 2019 at 10:29 AM (#5899680)
so, he's going to be in the best shape of his life?! Seems too early in the offseason for such articles.
Offseason best-shape-of-his-life articles are in the best shape of their life!
   3. Lassus Posted: November 08, 2019 at 10:39 AM (#5899684)
I am not in the best posting shape of my life. Third!
   4. The Mighty Quintana Posted: November 08, 2019 at 01:18 PM (#5899746)
Ummm, shouldn't he have already been in the best shape of his life? He's 20.
   5. The Yankee Clapper Posted: November 08, 2019 at 01:24 PM (#5899751)
Ummm, shouldn't he have already been in the best shape of his life? He's 20.
He looked a bit thick-waisted last season, at least to me, which was a bit of a surprise given his age and how highly touted he was.
   6. The Good Face Posted: November 08, 2019 at 01:27 PM (#5899755)
Ummm, shouldn't he have already been in the best shape of his life? He's 20.

He looked a bit thick-waisted last season, at least to me, which was a bit of a surprise given his age and how highly touted he was.


You're being kind; dude was overweight. And yeah, it's a bit worrisome to see that on a 20yo athlete.
   7. Don August(us) Cesar Geronimo Berroa Posted: November 08, 2019 at 01:32 PM (#5899757)
Ummm, shouldn't he have already been in the best shape of his life? He's 20.


Maybe his best shape is a sphere?
   8. Howie Menckel Posted: November 08, 2019 at 07:46 PM (#5899870)
106 OPS+ in 514 PA with meh defense is not anyone's idea of a great player.

so he's slipped into "still, this was excellent for a 20-year-old in MLB" status.

which is not the worst place to be.
   9. eric Posted: November 09, 2019 at 11:22 AM (#5899951)
It's a shockingly similar age-20 rookie season to this guy, up and down the counting stat line.
   10. Pasta-diving Jeter (jmac66) Posted: November 09, 2019 at 11:40 AM (#5899959)
The Blue Jays' 3 top position players in WAR are all sons of major leaguers
   11. Joyful Calculus Instructor Posted: November 09, 2019 at 07:09 PM (#5900100)
Baseball player works out during the offseason. Stop the presses!

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