Vladimir Guerrero Jr. And Bo Bichette Deliver On Hype

Blue Jays Final Report

Best Players: 3B Vladimir Guerrero Jr. and SS Bo Bichette

There's no correct choice between Guerrero and Bichette for the best player in the Blue Jays system. Each enjoyed a spectacular year both developmentally and statistically.

The teenagers opened at low Class A Lansing together, appeared in the Futures Game together and then were promoted to high Class A Dunedin together, helping the team become co-champion of the Florida State League. But there was growth well beyond the cumulative slash lines Guerrero (.323/.425/.485) and Bichette (.362/.423/.565) delivered.

"We've been equally, maybe even more impressed with how much they're focusing on developing as defenders, as baserunners, as teammates, and that's really shown up in a lot of different ways," vice president of baseball operations Ben Cherington. "Both guys have become leaders on the two teams they've been on . . . so that's really a credit to them."

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