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Vladdy Jr. keeps destroying the minor leagues and has another huge game

We will see him in the Majors really soon

Vladdy Jr. keeps destroying the minor leagues and has another huge game

Vladdy Jr. keeps destroying the minor leagues and has another huge game

Vladdy Jr. keeps destroying the minor leagues and has another huge game

Vladdy Jr. keeps destroying the minor leagues and has another huge game

Vladimir Guerrero Jr. continues to make Blue Jays fans clamor for his callup.

The No. 2 prospect in baseball, Vlad Jr. continued his onslaught on Eastern League pitching Wednesday afternoon, crushing his seventh home run of the season for Double-A New Hampshire in the Fisher Cats' 7-1 win over the Hartford Yard Goats. The home run was one of four hits on the day for the Blue Jays' top prospect, who is now batting .415, a mark that ranks second among all Minor League players.

Just 19 years old, Guerrero is the youngest player in all of Double-A baseball and is five years younger than the average player in the Eastern League. He has a 1.155 on-base plus slugging percentage and 40 RBIs in 35 games for the Fisher Cats. His 40 RBIs rank second in the Minors.

 

Vlad Jr.'s teammate, Cavan Biggio -- son of Astros Hall of Famer Craig Biggio -- tripled and hit his 12th homer of the season (tied for fourth-most in the Minors) to raise his season average to .315 and OPS to 1.171. The 23-year-old 2016 fifth-round pick is fourth in all of MiLB in OPS, while Guerrero is fifth.

New Hampshire starting pitcher Jordan Romano entered Wednesday 6-0 with a 2.23 ERA before firing six-plus no-hit innings to drop his ERA to 1.94. The 25-year-old right-hander struck out five and walked two but left the game when he injured himself while facing the first batter of the seventh. He threw a few pitches in front of the coaching staff before they decided his day was done.

 

Guerrero flashed some leather in the eighth inning, too, keeping the Fisher Cats' no-hit bid alive with a defensive gem at the hot corner before Hartford's Ryan Metzler ended the no-hitter and shutout with a two-out solo homer.

 Oliver Macklin MLB.com