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The Dominican first baseman for the Toronto Blue Jays, Vladimir Guerrero Jr., who is chasing the triple AL batting crown, something that only Venezuelan Miguel Cabrera has achieved in the last 52 years, has seen Venezuelan catcher Salvador Pérez, he has approached him in contention to win the top prize in both major leagues.
Vladimir Guerrero Jr
The Dominican continues in the races to achieve the Triple Crown in batting and to win the Most Valuable Player (MVP) award in the American League. Guerrero Jr. (.320, 46 homers and 105 RBIs) is first in hitting and home runs and fourth in RBIs. But “Vladdy” is also the leader in hits (178), scored (119), OBP (.410), Slugging (.614) and OPS (1,024).
Fernando Tatis Jr.
Tatis Jr. receives pressure from Bryce Harper in the battle for the National League MVP, after three months walking the road in relative comfort. Tatis Jr. leads his league in home runs (39) and Slugging (.620); He’s second in steals (25), third in OPS (.988) and scored (94) and sixth in RBIs (92). “El Niño” is hitting .285 with 28 doubles and .368 OBP.
The Venezuelan set the record for home runs for receivers in Major League history. Better still, the Kansas catcher has control of two legs of the Triple Crown (46 homers and 115 RBIs), something amazing for a player in his position, and he has also retired 45% of the running backs who tried to steal bases from him.
The receiver has surprised with his performances with the Kansas City Royals during the 2021 MLB season, since in recent days he has been on fire with the wood.
His performance has been so consistent that it underpins him as one of the main candidates to stay with the very complicated Triple Crown of Batting that until a few days ago only Vladimir Guerrero Jr. would have been in the conversation.
Undoubtedly, these last days of the regular calendar of the 2021 MLB season will be vital in determining whether Salvador Pérez will make history with the Kansas City Royals and displaces Vladimir Guerrero Jr. with the triple crown.