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Even in Triple-A, Vladimir Guerrero still swings at and makes contact with almost everything.

You'd think the Pacific Coast League would be filled with players who hadn't learned how to take a walk. You'd also think that PCL pitchers would be so intimidated to see Vladimir Guerrero that they'd pitch around him. Because of both of those things, you'd probably think that at some point in his first 30 appearances for the Blue Jays' Triple-A affiliate, the Las Vegas 51s, Vladimir Guerrero would have walked, and that he wouldn't have the lowest walk rate of any PCL player who'd made that many trips to the plate.

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May 16, 2006 12:00 am

Prospectus Today: Road Game


Joe Sheehan

A week after catching the Dodgers and Brewers, Joe takes in a game between the Triple-A affiliates of the two teams.

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Cubs fans: meet your new leadoff hitter, Neifi Perez. Also: the Reds last week cut two players and two chairs, and some announcers sound off about why it's OK to root for the home team.

"The first thing that I told him [was], 'I didn't do anything.' Because every time you go to the manager's office, something's wrong."
--Perez, on being called into the manager's office (Chicago Sun-Times)

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