Guerrero Jr. was , who has spent his entire career as a member of the Blue Jays organization, was the universally recognized MVP in baseball prior to his major league debut in 2019. While his debut season was solid for a rookie, he fell short. Meeting those lofty expectations as he shredded .271/.339/.433 (106 wRC+) across 123 games in the big leagues. The abbreviated 2020 season was the same for Guerrero Jr. It posted a WRC+110 while largely replicating its 2019 stats, with slight improvements to ISO and strike rate largely nullified by a drop in BABIP.
Guerrero Jr. has achieved. The promise of a higher prospect placement and then some in 2021. In 161 games, Guerrero Jr. has made 11 starts. 601, good for a 166 wRC+ that led the player to not only his All Star debut, but a second-place finish in MVP voting behind him. Shuhei Ohtani. After this pennant season, Guerrero Jr. returned. Fairly down to earth in 2022, though he was still a lot better than he was in the first two seasons of his career. The slash of .274/.339/.480 was good for a wRC+ of 132, a second All Star appearance, and some MVP votes in the bottom ballot.
$14.5 million agreement connects the record that I put Alonso House Earlier today for the highest salary among the referee-eligible first basemen, but Guerrero Jr. He did it in his first year of refereeing when Alonso was already in his second year of ARB eligibility. Guerrero will again be eligible for arbitration both next season and prior to the 2025 campaign, and is set to become a free agent during the 2025-26 season. Toronto will likely shut down Guerrero Jr. Prior to that, however, she is considered a champion declared He was open to a long-term extension earlier this season. Today’s agreement does not preclude a longer deal later in the off-season, although there haven’t been many grumblings that such an agreement is being worked on up to this point.
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