Guerrero Jr. makes Triple-A debut in Buffalo

One of baseball's top prospects has a nice debut with the Bisons on Tuesday

Brayton Wilson
July 31, 2018 - 3:50 pm

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After getting called up from Double-A New Hampshire last week, Vladimir Guerrero Jr. made his long-awaited debut with the Buffalo Bisons on Tuesday.

Baseball's top minor league prospect, according to MLB.com, and the son of Hall of Famer Vladimir Guerrero went 0-for-1 with three walks, two runs scored, and a run-batted-in as the Bisons fell to the Lehigh Valley Iron Pigs, 11-8 at Coca-Cola Field.

Guerrero's lone RBI came in the sixth inning when he got Gift Ngoepe across home plate on a sacrifice fly to left field.

Outside of his appearances at the plate, Guerrero made a couple of nice plays at third base for the Bisons.

Guerrero Jr. batted third in the Bisons order in his debut, ahead of Triple-A All Star catcher Danny Jensen.

The 19-year-old was spectacular in Double-A New Hampshire, hitting .402 with 14 home runs and 60 runs-batted-in in 61 games. Guerrero Jr. signed with the Toronto Blue Jays as an international free agent on July 2, 2015.

Blue Jays director of player development Gil Kim joined Howard and Jeremy on Tuesday morning to talk more on Guerrero Jr. You can listen to the entire interview below:

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