One year ago, most projection models predicted Vladimir Guerrero Jr. would be the biggest contributor for the Blue Jays in 2019. In actuality, Cavan Biggio led all Blue Jays position players with 2.4 fWAR last season. Vladdy finished tenth on the team with 0.4 WAR.
2020 is a new season and a fresh opportunity for the Blue Jays’ franchise third baseman to make some improvements. Dan Szymborski’s ZIPS projections for the Blue Jays will be unveiled soon, but in the meantime, the 2020 Steamer projections have been released.
Not only does it look like Vladdy will have a bounce-back season, one teammate might equal his total, with a few other Blue Jays nipping at their heels.
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Both Guerrero and Bo Bichette are tied with 3.6 WAR projected WAR for the 2020 season, with most of Vladdy’s value coming on offense, while Bo’s WAR projection is evenly weighted on offense and defense this coming season.
The shortstop position in Major League Baseball is extremely top-heavy, and despite Bichette’s strong showing in the …
Author: Ian Hunter / Blue Jays Nation