Video: Blue Jays' Guerrero Jr Calls Himself AL MVP

And just like that Toronto Blue Jays first baseman Vladimir Guerrero Jr made it be known to the world, the AL MVP race isn't even close and it's him that should be taking home the crown.

You have to appreciate Vladdy Jr's confidence as it's not often a superstar would voice such an opinion. It's going to be tough for the Blue Jays superstar to beat out Los Angeles Angels phenom Shohei Ohtani but the 22-year-old thinks he's done just so:

I would consider myself the MVP. But you know he's (Ohtani) obviously doing a really good job. There's (Kansas City Royals catcher) Salvador Perez too, who is also doing really well. Whatever they decide, I'll be happy, but I do consider myself the MVP. Like I told you, I came here to work. f God has it planned for me, I'll take it, but I'm here to work and I'm focused on continue winning so we can make the playoffs

In basketball the MVP is normally from a playoff team and if the MLB held up to this, Guerrero Jr would take home the crown with ease. Regardless of the hardware at the end of the season, 2021 has been a massive year for the Blue Jays superstar as he's leading the AL in all three slash categories (.323/.413/.617) and in home runs with 46, hits with 180 and runs scored with 119. He's very close to the triple crown and has certainly had a monster year deserving of some accolades. 

Here's the full interview with ESPN's Marly Rivera:

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