Vladimir Guerrero Jr.
1B,DH - TOR
Vladimir Guerrero Jr. is absent from the lineup for the Toronto Blue Jays against the Tampa Bay Rays Sunday.
Guerrero Jr. will receive the afternoon off for general rest, with Cavan Biggio filling in at first base and batting fifth against the Rays Sunday.
Vladimir Guerrero Jr. (knee) returns to the lineup for the Toronto Blue Jays against the Tampa Bay Rays Friday.
Guerrero Jr. is back after missing the last two games due to right knee discomfort, although the slugger entered as a pinch-hitter Thursday night, occupying the designated hitter spot and batting third against the Rays Friday night.
Blue Jays first baseman Vladimir Guerrero Jr. will miss his second straight game versus the New York Yankees Thursday.
Guerrero was a late scratch from Wednesday's starting lineup due to a right knee issue and he will get an MRI to examine the extent of his injury. It's been a disappointing season by his standards as Guerrero is hitting .264 with 24 home runs and a .782 OPS across a team-high 644 plate appearances.
Vladimir Guerrero Jr. continued his impressive season with a standout performance in Friday's game against the Red Sox.
The 24-year-old first baseman went 2-for-4 at the plate, including a towering home run that accounted for all three of the Blue Jays' runs in their 3-0 win. With this performance, Guerrero Jr. now has 23 home runs and 89 RBI on the season, solidifying his status as one of the league's top power hitters. His consistent production and ability to drive in runs make him a valuable asset in fantasy baseball leagues.
Vladimir Guerrero Jr. had a mixed performance in Thursday's game against the Rangers.
While he managed to hit a home run and drive in two runs, he also struggled with strikeouts, striking out twice in four at-bats. This inconsistency has been a recurring theme for Guerrero this season, as he has shown flashes of power but has also struggled to make consistent contact. With a batting average of .263 and a strikeout rate of 0.149, Guerrero will need to work on improving his plate discipline in order to maximize his fantasy value going forward.