Vladimir Guerrero Jr. dominated in the 2019 Home Run Derby and was a blast to watch, but he has decided to not participate this year.
The Toronto Blue Jays first baseman is on track to appear in his first Major League Baseball All-Star Game on July 13. Guerrero was unsure if he was going to take part in the annual event last week, but it appears Monday he made a decision.
Guerrero told reporters he will use the extra time to “regroup” and “refresh mentally for the second half of the season,” per Sportsnet’s Hazel Mae.
The 22-year-old is in the midst of a stellar year with 23 home runs and 59 RBIs.