Vladimir Guerrero Jr is a Canadian-Dominican professional baseball first baseman and designated hitter for the Toronto Blue Jays of Major League Baseball (MLB).
Rick Porcello of the Boston Red Sox struck him out with a fastball on May 22. Against the Colorado Rockies on May 31, Guerrero hit his sixth home run of the month, surpassing the MLB record for the most home runs in a month.
Against Joc Pederson in the Home Run Derby semifinals on July 8, he hit a total of 40 home runs, breaking the record for the most home runs in a single round.
In addition, he hit 91 home runs in the derby, breaking the previous record set by Pete Alonso, who went on to win. During the course of the season, Guerrero hit 15 home runs and racked up 69 RBI in 464 at-bats.
He smacked the hardest ball hit by a major league batter in 2019 (with an exit velocity of 118.9 mph). The COVID-19 pandemic pushed the start of the 2020 campaign back until July of that year.
Manager Charlie Montoyo of the Blue Jays made the announcement on July 10 that Guerrero would mostly play first base, but that he would also serve as the team’s designated hitter as needed.
What Is Vladimir Guerrero Jr. Salary: How Much Does Vladimir Guerrero Jr. Make?
Vladimir Guerrero Jr takes home an annual average salary of $7.9M as a professional baseball first baseman and designated hitter for the Toronto Blue Jays.