With Vladimir Guerrero Jr.'s call up to the big leagues likely looming, baseball's top prospect spoke to reporters on Friday and offered his thoughts about potentially playing in the majors soon.
"I’m not frustrated," Guerrero said of still playing with the Triple-A Buffalo Bisons, according to MLB.com's Matt Kelly. "It’s out of my hands. I just continue to play 100 percent, and when the time comes to get the call, I’ll welcome it."
The 20-year-old suffered a left oblique injury during spring training, but he's shown no signs that issue will slow him down.
In nine minor-league games since his injury, he's hit .344/.432/.594 with two homers and seven RBIs in 32 at-bats. He also made a major impression during his first Triple-A game of 2019, crushing an extremely deep home run.
"You can see, it’s obvious that I’m ready," Guerrero said. "I can’t control what happens, I can only control what I can do myself."
His arrival date in the majors remains unknown, and it won't be happening this weekend in Oakland, according to MLB.com's Gregor Chisholm.
Following the series in Oakland, Toronto is off Monday before beginning a two-game set at home against the San Francisco Giants on Tuesday.
Guerrero Jr. said he doesn't care if he debuts at home in front of Blue Jays fans or on the road. He just wants to get the call.
"I’ve been waiting for the call to the majors my whole life," he said. "I’ll continue to play 100 percent, just like in (Class) A ball, Double-A and here in Buffalo."