The Blue Jays plan to start top prospect Vladimir Guerrero Jr. in their spring training game on Sunday against the Baltimore Orioles, team manager Charlie Montoyo told the media on Friday.
Sunday's game would mark Guerrero's first ever spring start with the big-league team. He won’t, however, be in the lineup for Toronto's first spring game on Saturday against the Detroit Tigers.
Looking past Sunday's game against the Orioles, Montoyo says he envisions his 19-year-old Guerrero hitting out of the No. 3 spot in the Blue Jays' batting order.
“Probably third. If he is what he’s supposed to be, I’d love to hit him third, for sure," Montoyo said.
Guerrero hit 20 combined home runs and 78 RBIs between Double-A and Triple-A last season en route to being named the Baseball America Minor League Player of the Year.