PORTLAND, ME – Is Vladimir Guerrero Jr. already good enough for the big leagues? It seems he’s certainly good enough for the Eastern League if the past few weeks have been any indication.
On Monday, the Eastern League announced that Guerrero has been named as Eastern League Player of the Week.
The announcement marked the second time that Guerrero won the award so far this season, also earning the honor for the week of April 16.
Coming into May 7, Guerrero leads the Eastern League in batting average (.398), RBI (30), hits (37), is second in on-base percentage (.455) and total bases (58), is third in OPS (1.079), is fourth in slugging average (.624).
Over the past ten games, he’s hit .514 with 15 RBI and seven extra-base hits. In his 24 appearances so far this year, he’s recorded at least one hit in all but three of them, with a hitting streak currently at 11 games.