Big name prospect should mean big business for Bisons

Posted at 11:25 PM, Jul 31, 2018

Vladimir Guerrero Jr: the son of a Hall of Famer, a 19-year-old from the Dominican Republic,
and now, the newest Buffalo Bison.

Fans waited around Coca-Cola-Field some seven hours before first pitch, hoping for an autograph from the young slugger. They weren't the only ones willing to spend time and money to watch who MLB.com says is the best prospect in all of baseball.  Plenty of Western New Yorkers and Canadians filled the stands to see Guerrero Jr.

According to the general manager of the Bisons about 25% of ticket sales come from across the border.

”We never had a guy, in my time, my 30 years, that's come up from AA with this much fanfare,” said Mike Buczkowski the general manager of the Bisons.

Coming from AA New Hampshire, Guerrero Jr. tore the cover off the ball, hitting over .400.

“I don't feel any pressure. I just try to get better every day. I just try to do my job, try to the things that I need to do every day to get better said Guerrero through a translator.

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