This is Freaky, but last year’s MVP runner-up Vlad Guerrero Jr. has the exact same stats as his father did after 403 games into their careers. Dad played 16 years in the big league, so Junior has a long way to go.
Vlad Jr. is coming off a season that saw him make the all-star game and finish second in the A.L. MVP race. He batted .311 with 48 HR’s and 111 RBI’s, all with an OPS of 1.002. This year, he is off to a slower start, batting .259 with 15 HR’s and 37 RBI’s. The Blue Jays and Vlad have been heating up lately, going 14-4 in their last 18 and currently stand in the top wildcard spot of American League, 9 games back of the Yankees.
Vlad Sr. was elected to the hall of fame in 2018 after a stellar 16-year career in the majors. He made the all-star game in 9 of those seasons and swatted 449 Home runs. He was the MVP of A.L. in 2004. There is still a long way to go for the pair to catch the Bonds or Griffey families.