Article by: Zach Henley
Legends like Carl Yastrzemski, Vladimir Guerrero, Craig Biggio and Danta Bichette all made their marks in the game of baseball. Decades later, their own counterparts are looking to do the same.
1. Mike Yastrzemski
Mike Yastrzemski made his major league debut on May 25, 2019 for the San Francisco Giants. He went hitless but scored a run in the team’s loss against the Diamondbacks. Through August 12, 2019, the rookie has 12 home runs along with 38 RBI’s. 6 days later, the rookie tallied his first home run of his career. Mike Yastrzemski is the grandson of former Boston Red Socks great, Carl Yastrzemski. Mike has already passed his grandfather in their rookie home run totals and his stats now show potential to be a consistent player for years to come.
2. Vladimir Guerrero Jr.
Free swinging Vladimir Guerrero started his career in Canada just like his son. Guerrero Jr. has started his career with the Toronto Blue Jays and has shown why he deserves all the hype that's surrounded him. After a somewhat slow start to his career, Vlad Jr. connected for his first home run of his career against the Giants. In the same game, he hit his second career home run and showed the league that he was here, and here to stay. In July, it was announced that Vlad Jr. would participate in the Home Run Derby. After setting the record for most home runs hit in the derby, he would lose to Mets rookie Pete Alonso. Vlad has shown that he his just like his father and looks to become the same type of player.
3. Cavan Biggio
Cavan Biggio is the son of hall famer Craig Biggio. Shortly after Guerrero Jr. made his debut, Biggio was called up and made his debut on May 24, 2019. His first hit didn’t come until 2 days later against the San Diego Padres. Later that game, he tallied his first big league home run. Biggio was selected in the 5th round of the 2016 draft. After great years in the minors, including Eastern League Rookie of the Year and Most Valuable Player, Biggio has shown that he has the talent to become an all star and make a name for his self in the game's highest level.
4. Bo Bichette
Bo Bichette has already broken records in his short time in the majors. Through August 6th, he became the first player to record 10 extra base hits within his first 9 games. He also became just the third player to record a double in 8 straight games while setting the Blue Jays record for the most hits by a rookie in his first 10 games. He also had an 11-game hit streak which also set the record in Blue Jays history.
Although these names might bring back some old memories, these guys are a part of the new generation of talent in the MLB. These guys might have legendary last names, but they're here to write their own story, and prove that they can play on baseball's biggest stage.