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Vladimir Guerrero Jr.

Born: 03/16/1999 (Age: 18)
Bats: Right Throws: Right
Height: 6' 2" Weight: 250
Primary Position: 3B
Physically large, already muscular at current age, worried somewhat about how body will look in a few years with added development.
Evaluator Steve Givarz
Report Date 07/19/2017
Dates Seen 07/12-07/14
Affiliate Dunedin Blue Jays (High A, Blue Jays)
MLB ETA Risk Factor OFP Video
2018 Moderate 60 No
Tool Future Grade Report
Hit 60 Hits from an even, balanced stance, loads with a leg lift, features premium bat speed and incredible wrists, recognizes pitches early, but will often take most pitches in early counts. Uses the whole field and works with what pitchers are throwing at him. Hands work well and can catch up to velocity and premium off-speed pitches. Future plus hitter.
Power 60 Already features plus-plus raw power, which is rare at such a young age, could be 80 raw by the time he fully matures. Has incredible strength and wrists, can take the ball out from LF-CF, will only get stronger. Doesn't play much over the fence now because of age, but could hit 30+ HRs at full.
Baserunning/Speed 40 Below-average runner, 4.39 is best time. Will likely lose a step or more as he matures and ages.
Glove 50 Mobility is limited at third, first-step quickness is lacking, but when he is on his feet he moves well and can play the ball as needed. He doesn't charge well and lacks accuracy on throws from uncomfortable spots. Could see trying the outfield before moving to first. Still project a move to first though.
Arm 55 Above-average arm strength, has good line and carry on throws. Can play on the left side, and in the outfield if needed.

Featuring premium power, advanced feel to hit, and good arm strength, the only question with Guerrero is where he is going to play. He could improve himself to be a fringe-average 3B, but could be more playable in either an OF corner or 1B. Do have to watch weight somewhat as he ages but shouldn't be a major concern. See as a quality regular at 1B/COF.

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