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.