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Report: Guerrero Jr. to be promoted to the Bisons

One of baseball's top prospects is reported to be moving up in the Blue Jays' organization

July 11, 2018 - 8:14 am

Baseball’s top prospect, per MLB Pipeline, will reportedly play for the Buffalo Bisons in the near future.

Vladimir Guerrero Jr., the 19-year-old son of Hall-of-Famer Vladimir Guerrero Sr., will be promoted from Double-A New Hampshire to Triple-A Buffalo once he recovers from his ongoing knee injury.

Before going on the disabled list on June 6 with a strained patella tendon, Guerrero Jr. dominated Double-A baseball to the tune of a .407 batting average, 11 home runs, and 55 RBIs over just 204 at-bats. Scouts haven’t seen such a performance from such a young player like Guerrero Jr. in a long time.

Blue Jays fans have been clamoring to see their top prospect since the beginning of the season, especially with star third basemen Josh Donaldson on the disabled list since May 29. But the Jays have been patient with their super prospect, letting him improve his fielding at third base in the minors. They have no reason to rush Guerrero’s development this year when they sit at 42-48, well behind the Yankees and Red Sox in the AL East divisional race. The Jays may even be content to let Guerrero finish the season in Buffalo.

Bisons fans will be able to see baseball’s next big thing at Coca-Cola Field soon, with seven home series left on the regular season schedule. The Herd will return to the field after the All-Star break with a series at Lehigh Valley on July 12 and will be back at home July 16 against the Norfolk Tides.

As always, you can check out all of the Bisons action on our sister station, ESPN 1520.

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