Guerrero Jr. Wins May Player of the Month

New Hampshire third baseman Vladimir Guerrero Jr. hit .438 in 29 games during the month of May. (Terrance Williams/MiLB.com)

By Bill Rosario / Eastern League | June 4, 2018 1:00 PM ET

Portland, ME - The Eastern League is pleased to announce New Hampshire Fisher Cats third baseman Vladimir Guerrero Jr. has been selected as the Eastern League Player of the Month for the month of May.

Guerrero Jr. hit .438 (49-for-112) with 10 doubles, nine homers, 28 RBIs, 29 runs scored, three stolen bases, a .480 on-base percentage, and a .768 slugging percentage in 29 games during the month. The 19-year old reached base in 28 of the 29 games he played in during the month of May and had multiple hits in 16 of those games, including going 4-for-4 with a two-run walk-off homer in the bottom of the seventh inning of a 6-5 win over Binghamton in the opening game of a doubleheader on May 20th.

The 6'1", 200 lb. slugger led all Eastern League players in batting average (.438), runs scored (29), hits (49), extra-base hits (19), total bases (86), RBIs (28), on-base percentage (.480), slugging percentage (.768), and OPS (1.248) during the month of May. He also tied for the league lead in home runs (9) and tied for third in doubles (10).

In addition to winning this award, Vladimir is also a two time winner of the Eastern League Player of the Week Award this season. He has taken home the award for the periods of April 5th-April 15th and April 30th-May 6th.

Guerrero Jr., who is a native of Montreal, Canada, has a league-best .409 batting average in 51 games for the Fisher Cats this season. He also currently leads the league in RBIs (54), hits (81), slugging percentage (.677), and total bases (134).

Vladimir, who is currently rated by Baseball America as the top prospect in the Toronto organization and the best prospect in all of Minor League Baseball, was signed by the Toronto Blue Jays as an International Free Agent on July 2, 2015.

Vladimir Guerrero Jr.'s Stats - May 2018

G
AVG
AB
H
2B
3B
HR
RBI
R
SB
BB
SLG
29
.438
112
49
10
0
9
28
29
3
9
.768


Vladimir Guerrero Jr.'s Stats - 2018 Season

G
AVG
AB
H
2B
3B
HR
RBI
R
SB
BB
SLG
51
.409
198
81
18
1
11
54
44
3
20
.677

 

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