Vladimir Guerrero Jr is a Canadian-Dominican professional baseball first baseman and designated hitter for the Toronto Blue Jays of Major League Baseball (MLB).
At Yankee Stadium on September 6, Guerrero became the second father-son duo in MLB history to each have a 40-home run season with a home run against his father.
It had previously been the case that Cecil Fielder and his son Prince were the only father and son to have done so, both of whom were active during the career of the elder Guerrero.
It was Guerrero who finished the 2021 season with the most home runs (48), the most runs scored (123), and the most total bases in baseball with a batting average of.313/.401/.601 (363).
Aside from his two American League MVP awards in 2021 (the Hank Aaron and Tip O’Neill), Hank Aaron was the American League’s MVP nominee in 2018.
By signing a $7.9 million contract with the Blue Jays on March 22, 2022, Guerrero avoided the risk of salary arbitration. At the first base in an April 13, 2022, game against the New York Yankees, he got his hand caught by Aaron Hicks after a home run off Gerrit Cole.
The injury didn’t stop him from hitting two more home runs, bringing his batting average to 4-for-4 with three home runs and four RBIs.
To follow up on his historic three-home run game on April 13, Guerrero became the first player in Major League history to also walk at least four times the following game (April 14). (April 14).
Vladimir Guerrero Jr. Contract
As a result of his one-year deal, Guerrero Jr. will be the 163rd-highest-paid player in 2022, making him a free agent. Only 25th in total value and 16th in AAV ($29.7M) are George Springer’s six-year, $150 million deal with the Toronto Blue Jays.
Vladimir Guerrero Jr. Salary
Vladimir Guerrero Jr. takes home an annual average salary of $7.9 million as a professional baseball player.
Vladimir Guerrero Jr. Net Worth
Vladimir Guerrero Jr has a net worth of $5 million.