Vladimir Guerrero Jr. is impressed with what Michael Chavis has done since being called up to the big leagues.
The Red Sox rookie has nine home runs since making his debut on April 20 and hasn't shown any signs of slowing down any time soon. Guerrero, who was the consensus pick before the season to be the American League Rookie of the Year, knows Chavis will be stiff competition for the award.
The Blue Jays phenom raved about Chavis to Pete Abraham of The Boston Globe.
Vladimir Guerrero Jr. on Red Sox infielder Michael Chavis:— Pete Abraham (@PeteAbe) May 22, 2019
"First of all, Chavis is a great human being. He’s a good player, an excellent hitter. If he keeps working hard he could be Rookie of the Year.”
Winning the award definitely won't be a cakewalk for Vlad Jr. with Chavis lurking, but he's been on a tear lately as well. The 20-year-old slugger has five homers in his last seven games.
Regardless of who takes home the hardware at the end of the year, one thing is for sure: there's some serious young talent in the American League East.
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