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Offline BrandonK

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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


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Re: Follow the Prospects: Kelvin Gutierrez, 3B
« Reply #1: May 02, 2016, 01:09:40 PM »
Kid's still raking in Hagerstown. OBP is lower, but AVG/SLG is nice. 5 errors at 3B

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Re: Follow the Prospects: Kelvin Gutierrez, 3B
« Reply #2: May 06, 2016, 09:27:41 AM »
Hitting .337 so far.

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Re: Follow the Prospects: Kelvin Gutierrez, 3B
« Reply #3: May 16, 2016, 01:32:48 PM »
Still raking. Hit his first dinger on Sat., too!

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Re: Follow the Prospects: Kelvin Gutierrez, 3B
« Reply #4: May 16, 2016, 01:45:58 PM »
Still raking. Hit his first dinger on Sat., too!

If he develops game power as his frame suggests, he could be a guy.

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Re: Follow the Prospects: Kelvin Gutierrez, 3B
« Reply #5: May 16, 2016, 01:47:29 PM »
If he develops game power as his frame suggests, he could be a guy.

Still waiting for someone to send back some thoughts on his defense at 3B too!

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Re: Follow the Prospects: Kelvin Gutierrez, 3B
« Reply #6: June 14, 2016, 11:17:56 AM »
Named to MiLB.com's "prospect team of the week"

.303/.342/.419 for the season. BB:K is still way too high (17:42). 14 errors on the season too (still looking for a report!).

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Re: Follow the Prospects: Kelvin Gutierrez, 3B
« Reply #7: August 05, 2016, 11:04:23 AM »
"Best Defensive 3B" http://www.baseballamerica.com/minors/low-class-best-tools/#VuG2ydG4UMBlkOpB.97

Wow. Add in the fact that he's hitting the ball well, and this guy should be a riser next year.

.304/.352/.420 in 312 ABs in HAG. 5 3B, 3 HR, 23:53 BB:K

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Re: Follow the Prospects: Kelvin Gutierrez, 3B
« Reply #8: August 27, 2016, 07:35:07 PM »
Another dinger!

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Re: Follow the Prospects: Kelvin Gutierrez, 3B
« Reply #9: August 28, 2016, 01:10:25 PM »
He was promoted to high-A Potomac the other day.

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Assigned to Potomac.  Decent start to the year - 148 ABs, .297 / .358 /.432, 2 HR, 2 SB 14 BB.  still hitting the ball on the ground (2:1 GO/AO), so maybe that "improve his swing plane" still applies. 


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Re: Follow the Prospects: Kelvin Gutierrez, 3B
« Reply #12: June 22, 2018, 08:23:53 AM »
traded in the Kelvin Herrera deal.  A rare Kelvin for Kelvin swap.