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Follow the Prospects: Kelvin Gutierrez, 3B
« Topic Start: April 24, 2016, 01:19:50 PM »
Kelvin Gutierrez, 3B



Height: 6'3"
Weight: 185
DOB: August 28, 1994
Hometown: Pimentel, Dominican Republic
Signed: (unknown -- played for the Nats' DSL in 2013)
Position: 3B/SS/1B
Prospect rank: #11 FanGraphs -- first mention in a prospect listing

BA's 2016 Prospect Handbook: "Sleeper: Signed as a shortstop out of the Dominican Republic, he has outgrown the position but has developed as a hitter."

FanGraphs' Dan Farnsworth: "11. Kelvin Gutierrez, 3B, VIDEO, Low-A

I like Gutierrez’s actions at the plate and at third base, but he really has to improve his swing plane to tap into his raw power. If he hits the same way he does now, he could challenge for the league lead in ground-ball percentage. I think physical development will help his batting average, but it won’t do much for his power unless he creates more lift with his swing. Regardless, I like his chances of being at least a platoon/fringe starting option at third, with upside as a regular if he makes even slight adjustments.

Hit: 30/45+/50 Power: 25/40/45 Run: 45/45/45 Field: 50/50+/55 Throw: 60/60/60
Overall: 25/45/50+"

Very solid numbers, to me, while playing at/under league average in age. No power yet, but with that frame, you'd expect him to fill out more and develop some power. If anyone gets to Hagerstown this season, I'd love to hear back with a write-up!

http://www.baseball-reference.com/register/player.cgi?id=gutier000kel