The Future: Bo Bichette and Vladimir Guerrero Jr.
As the Toronto Blue Jays continue to build for the future, two young stars are poised to make their mark on the franchise’s Mount Rushmore – Bo Bichette and Vladimir Guerrero Jr.
Bo Bichette burst onto the scene in 2019 and quickly became a fan favorite. His electrifying play, exceptional hitting, and defensive skills have drawn comparisons to some of the game’s greats. Bichette’s passion for the game and infectious energy make him a player to watch in the future.
Bichette has amassed 626 hits with a .302 average in his three full years with the Blue Jays. Bichette missed the last 2.5 weeks with an injury and still leads the AL in hits (148). He’s on-pace to do that for the 3rd year in a rowIf He stays with the Jays and continues his production, he will be the Blue Jay’s all-time hit leader by the end of 2028, replacing Tony Hernandez and his 1547 hits. He should replace Alomar on the MT Rushmore by the end of his career, but longevity will be the key.
Vladimir Guerrero Jr., the son of Hall of Famer Vladimir Guerrero, is another young star with immense talent and potential. Known for his prodigious power and ability to hit for average, Guerrero Jr. has already shown glimpses of greatness. His natural ability and baseball pedigree make him an exciting player as he continues to develop and make his mark on the franchise.
Guerro has slugged 122 homers with a .281 average in five years with the Blue Jays. Barring any contract extension issues or injuries, he is on pace for 400 home runs in his career, overtaking Delgado’s 336 as a Blue Jay and likely replacing him on the franchise’s Mount Rushmore.