MLB: Is the Triple Crown within reach of Vladimir Guerrero Jr.?

The first baseman of the Toronto Blue Jays, Vladimir Guerrero Jr, came to the majors as a highly publicized prospect with a Hall of Fame name. In 2021, it is making a name for itself.

Guerrero’s great season has the Blue Jays chasing the AL Wild Card and Guerrero in the AL MVP race against the Japanese. Shohei Ohtani of the Los Angeles Angels. One thing that might tip the balance in your favor: a Triple Crown:

While batting average, home runs, and RBIs may not have the same resonance they once did, it is still a great achievement for a player to lead the American League or the National League in all three categories, especially in this era of 30 teams featuring a broad and international pool of talents.

Venezuelan Miguel Cabrera (2012 Detroit Tigers) is the only player to do so for the past 53 seasons, but Guerrero, who has drawn some comparisons to Miggy, has a chance. Here’s a look at their progress, as well as some historical context:

Where it stands:

• Batting average: .319, first in the American League (four points ahead of Michael Brantley of the Houston Astros).

• Home runs: 42, tied for second in the American League (one behind Shohei Ohtani).

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• RBIs: 100, fourth in the American League (four behind Cuban first baseman José Abreu and Venezuelan catcher Salvador Pérez).

Rafael Martinez

I am fond of the King of Sports, especially the Boston Red Sox in MLB and in general all of Mexican baseball. This profession has given me the opportunity to cover major events such as the Caribbean Series, LMB All Star, LMP (uninterrupted since 2009), signings of important players. I had the chance to attend the 2013 World Classic in Arizona, USA, albeit as a fan. Apart from this beautiful sport, I love basketball, where I have also narrated games and even an NBA friendly 10 years ago, but I carry baseball in my veins. Bachelor of Communication Sciences from the Autonomous University of Sinaloa (UAS) , from which I graduated in 2011. I was born in Mazatlán, Sinaloa and started in the world of sports journalism in 2004 in the newspaper El Sol de Mazatlán, where I was a baseball columnist and reporter at the same time. In January 2009 I came to El Debate as a journalist reporter and it was almost six years (in the first stage), until in November 2014 I emigrated to the radio providing my services in Línea Directa-Grupo RSN. My cycle there ended in July 2019 and after a few days, El Debate gave me another opportunity to work and opened the doors for me again. That is how I came to Al Bat, where I have been since 2019 as a web journalist.

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