The Dominican first baseman came close to reaching important historical records within the only Canadian MLB team last season.
Toronto blue jays became one of the most interesting teams of the last season of the Big leagues And although at this time, the central discussion in professional baseball in the United States is centered on the league and its players’ association returning to the dialogue table to sign a new Collective Bargaining Agreement, the projections for the next campaign remain one of the most important elements of 2022.
With the season of Blue jays Defining itself on the last day of the regular season in 2021, the expectations for the team will remain high for the following season and with these, the possibility that several team records (good and bad) will be reached. Figure of Vladimir Guerrero Jr. It is the one that is most associated with possible records, after having the best offensive season among all the players who achieved awards at the end of the year.
The first team record that Guerrero Jr. could reach is that of wRC + (Weighted Runs Created Plus or Weighted Runs Created Plus in English) established by Jose Bautista in 2011. This is a new generation statistic that seeks to know the total runs that each batter contributed offensively to his team. Baptist set a record of 180 that has only been reached eleven times from 2011 to date.
In the case of Guerrero Jr., His wRC + was 166 in 2021, so if he has a similar season to the previous one, especially to the first half where he placed an 187, before his “slump”Mid-season, could set a new record.
Further, Guerrero Jr. chases the home run record set by Baptist in 2010 with 54. The Dominican managed to be co-leader in 2021 with 48, which indicates that he has the power to achieve the number and impose a new mark for the Blue jays.
In the same way Guerrero Jr. it is one of the candidates to exceed the AVG + mark of the equipment. The record is 136, set by John Olerud in 1993, while the Dominican reached 127 in 2021, followed by 121 of Bo bichette and 120 of Teoscar Hernandez.
Other records that could be reached by players in 2022 are related to pitchers. Regarding “Holds”, The mark is 26 and was established by Scott downs in 2010. Tim Mayza had 18 as a reliever in 2021 (as in 2019).
Finally, there’s the infamous hitters hit mark, equaled by Alek manoah in 2021 (imposed by Chris carpenter in 2001). Manoah only started 20 games last year, so it would be easy for him to set a new record in a full season.