The Toronto Blue Jays may be adding a star for 2019 without spending a single dime in free agency.
One of the most hyped prospects in recent memory — Vlad Guerrero Jr. — is expected to get his first taste of major league action in 2019, and according to projections, he's about to take the league by storm:
These projections may seem gaudy, but after looking at his numbers in 2018, they actually appear to be right on the money.
Last season, Guerrero Jr. split time across four levels of Toronto's system and slashed .381/.437/.636 with 20 home runs, 78 RBI and just 38 strikeouts in 408 plate appearances. Those are the numbers of a guy with serious star potential and he's expected to be the centerpiece of the Blue Jays' franchise moving forward.