He led the league in home runs last year, with 48, and was in the top 3% hitters in max exit velocity, average exit velocity, and hard-hit rate (percentage of balls hit at 95 mph or more).
He was a complete offensive machine besides the 48 homers, with a .311 average, a .401 OBP, 123 runs, and 111 RBI.
Guerrero actually led a fascinating stat in the opening weekend in the league: he hit the longest home run.
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Obviously, he is well-equipped to send the ball to the moon, and the numbers back that up.
His 467 feet blast bested Carlos Correa‘s by nine feet.
467 feet is a very, very long distance to cover, but Vladdy makes it look easy, as if he was a video game character.
The Blue Jays’ Star Will Probably Hit Longer Homers In The Season
The best part of all is that the home run will probably not be the longest of his season.
He hit it against Texas Rangers pitcher Spencer Howard.
It left the bat at 117.9 mph, with a launch angle of 18 degrees.
Poor Howard: his 85-mph cutter didn’t cut it, at least against a hitter of Guerrero’s caliber.
He should be, once again, the leader of a very talented Blue Jays’ offense.
His team missed the playoffs last year by just one game.
This time, however, the Jays are looking like early-season favorites in the American League East.
They will likely go as far as Guerrero can take them in 2022.