Goodbye Triple Crown? Yuli Gurriel surpasses Vladimir Guerrero Jr. in batting average

Vladimir Guerrero Jr. has undoubtedly had a huge season this 2021, so much so that he is competing for the MVP of the American League with phenomenon Shohei Ohtani, who throughout the season has been the favorite for the award, with the hope of a Triple Crown batting keeping alive the Dominican’s chances of winning the prestigious award. However, it seems that Vladito is in a small slump and his Triple Crown odds are reduced with so little time in the season.

After he went homeless in the series between the Toronto Blue Jays against the Minnesota Twins, where Vladdy Jr. had 13 plate appearances without a hit and a single walk, he saw his batting average drop from .322 at .315, which has put him in second place for the AL Batting Title.

The new leader in average of the Young Circuit is Cuban Yuli Gurriel of the Houston Astros, who passes by two thousandths to the Dominican, when he is batting for .317, while Yuli’s teammate in the Astros, Michael Brantley, also has average of .315 as did Vladdy Jr.

With that unproductive series by Vladdy Jr., it seems that he is lagging behind in the race for the Triple Crown, since he only leads in home runs tied at 46 with Salvador Pérez, in addition to being sixth with 105 in RBIs, 10 behind. Venezuelan catcher for the Kansas City Royals.

Gabriel Delgado

I started as a rookie on Al Bat in early 2018 and am going for my third season covering Major League Baseball as a web reporter. I am a fan of the San Francisco Giants, a number one defender of Barry Bonds and a critic of the Los Angeles Dodgers. Fernando Tatis Jr., Juan Soto and Ronald Acuña are the future of baseball, Mike Trout is overrated, and the Astros deserved to be taken away from the World Series for cheating. Besides baseball, I also enjoy soccer, football, basketball, and just about any other game that includes a ball or a ball. I am also an amateur musician, penniless gamer and very nerdy. Graduated in journalism from the University of Guadalajara, I graduated in 2017. Born in the shrimp capital of the world, Escuinapa, Sinaloa. I lived in Australia for a while; i survived giant spiders, tasmanian devils and fought a kangaroo and didn’t die trying.

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