Vlad Guerrero, Jr. hits fastest home run of career (Video)

Vladdy already has a very-impressive career best in Year 2

Guerrero is sitting pretty in the middle of the surging Blue Jays lineup, although the hype around this Toronto him and the son of a Hall-of-Fame slugger has yet to fade. Guerrero, Jr. set a personal best on Friday night, hitting the fastest home run of his young career, per statcast.

We’d like to report that no cardboard fans were hurt in the making of this highlight (we think).

What does 116 MPH off the bat look like? Oh we’ve got you covered.

The Blue Jays curious Friday night lineup is already proving manager Charlie Montoyo correct. Regardless of whether he merely picked some names out of a hat, the way the Jays are hitting, it doesn’t matter who’s hitting 1-9.

The Blue Jays are red hot right now

What is a home stadium, anyway? The Blue Jays are winners of five straight games and are not over the .500 mark, with over a 50 percent chance of making the postseason per baseball-reference. In a season where truly anything can happen given the truncated format, the Jays lineup powered by Vlad, Jr. and Bo Bichette is proving to be the lightning rod necessary to get Toronto (or Buffalo) playing to their full potential a bit earlier than expected.

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