AL MVP Sleeper Pick: Vladimir Guerrero Jr. Hits Surprising Number

Superstar's slump sparks rare opportunity

The AL MVP race has really started to shrink lately with how insane Yankee's OF Aaron Judge has been playing, but everyone can go on a cold streak just as easily as a hot streak. Judge is currently sitting at +105 at DraftKings, which has little to no value as it stands. However, this means that we can get some other superstars at great numbers to make a comeback and steal the award away. Let's take a look at Toronto Blue Jay's star Vladimir Guerrero Jr. , and how his odds have plummeted recently to give us an opportunity to win huge money at a later date.

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As I mentioned before, the AL MVP discussion has pretty much come down to Judge and if he can continue this torrid pace that he has been on. I am willing to bet against that, and go with a guy who is at a number that most thought was unreachable just a few short months ago. It's no secret that the Blue Jays aren't quite as good as people thought they would be up to this point in the season, and that is a direct result of some disappointing play from their star players. Guerrero Jr. is no exception to that. This season, he isn’t hitting at the same torrid pace that he was at this time last year, which has hindered Toronto from reaching their potential.

The first baseman is hitting .250 with 14 home runs and 34 RBIs this year, which isn't necessarily bad, but certainly not the MVP numbers that we expected from the young star. During the month of May, he struggled mightily at the plate, hitting at just a .217 average with only three HRs and eight RBIs. That has caused his MVP odds to shoot down to a crazy +2500. He's far behind the leader in Judge, but he can make a comeback if he starts playing at the level he did last season. In June, we have seen glimpses of that already, with the slugger hitting .255 with five homers and 10 RBIs already.

We all know what Guerrero Jr. is capable of, as evidenced by his 2021 season. At 25/1 odds, it is worth a bet that he can turn things around and get better at the plate for the rest of the year. Toronto will need him playing at his best if they are to win a championship this season, and they have the pieces to do it. It isn't crazy to think this number could go lower than 10/1 soon and closer to where he started out the season.

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