Mets Land Vlad Guerrero's Younger Son to Open International Signing Period

The 16-year-old Guerrero will look to join his older brother, Vladimir Guerrero Jr., in the majors one day.
Jul 2, 2022; Toronto, Ontario, CAN; Montreal Expos former player Vladimir Guerrero Sr. stands for
Jul 2, 2022; Toronto, Ontario, CAN; Montreal Expos former player Vladimir Guerrero Sr. stands for / Nick Turchiaro-USA TODAY Sports

Opposing pitchers will have another son of Vladimir Guerrero Sr. to worry about over the next few years. Baseball America reported on Monday that the Mets signed 16-year-old Vladi Miguel Guerrero, who is the son of Guerrero Sr. and brother of Vladimir Guerrero Jr.

Vladi Miguel Guerrero is among the many international prospects being signed on Monday, which is the official opening of the signing period. Mike Mayer of reported in November that the Mets were expected to sign the 16-year-old Guerrero.

Mets News: How Does Vladi Miguel Guerrero Project to MLB?

Will Sammon of The Athletic spoke with some scouts about how Guerrero projects to the majors and believes he will be an outfielder/first baseman. The scouts also said Guerrero is “a physical left-handed hitter with the potential to hit in the middle of the lineup.”

Sammon also noted that some scouts believe that Vladi Miguel Guerrero is the better player than Pablo Guerrero, who signed with the Texas Rangers last season and is another son of Vladimir Guerrero Sr. 

Pablo played in the Dominican Summer League for the Rangers this past season and hit .224 with four home runs and 20 RBI.

While this is an exciting international signing for the Mets, when you think about the raw power that the 16-year-old slugger has, he’s still some years away from being in the majors.

It wouldn’t be surprising to see him start in the DSL this year as his brother Pablo and hopefully continue to work his way through the Mets’ farm system.

Thus far in the international signing period, New York has signed nine prospects, including catcher Yovanny Rodriguez, who is MLB Pipeline's sixth-best international prospect and was inked to a $2.85 million signing bonus.