Toronto Blue Jays superstar Vladimir Guerrero Jr has only participated in the Home Run Derby once but boy, was it memorable. In 2019, the Dominican slugger set a record with 29 first-round long balls and ultimately finished with 91 tanks, just one short of Pete Alonso, who ultimately took home the crown. Just seeing how electric Vladdy was in the derby, fans have wanted to see him in it again. While it’s yet to happen, 2023 could be the year.
Speaking on Thursday, Jays manager John Schneider said that Vladdy has been joking around Spring Training about participating in the Home Run Derby in July at T-Mobile Park in Seattle.