Vladimir Guerrero Jr. is currently not only in the fight to reach the playoffs with the Toronto Blue Jays, but he’s also in full swing in the fight for the MVP of the American League with the Japanese Shohei Ohtani and the Venezuelan Salvador Pérez, who fight side by side for the most prestigious award. However, Vladdy is also fighting for the Triple Crown, that if he gets it, it would give him a great chance of winning the MVP.
The truth is that the last to achieve the Triple Crown of batting and the MVP in the same campaign was the legendary Venezuelan, Miguel Cabrera, who achieved it in the 2012 campaign and knows what the pressure is to reach such high levels, And as he mentioned in an interview for El Extrabase, he believes he can get both the Most Valuable and the Triple Crown.
He has a great chance and I think he will. I would not want to be in their shoes because it is a pressure that is experienced daily. As a Latino, as a brother of his father who played against him, I have already known him since I was little. I would like him to accomplish that feat this year.
Vladdy Jr. has the opportunity to make history as a Triple Crown by being first in AVG with .317 until this September 17, tied for the top of home runs with Salvador Pérez, both with 45 and third in RBI’s with 103.