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Kelvin Gutierrez

Kelvin Gutierrez

3B | B/T: R/R | 6' 3" 215 | Age: 24
Pimentel, Dominican Republic
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Stats

PA AB R H HR RBI SB AVG OBP SLG OPS
2019 79 73 4 19 1 11 1 .260 .304 .356 .660
1 Season 79 73 4 19 1 11 1 .260 .304 .356 .660
AVG HR RBI SB OPS
2019 .260 1 11 1 .660
1 Season .260 1 11 1 .660

Standard MLB Batting Statistics

SeasonTmLGGPAABRH2B3BHRRBIBBSOSBCSHBPAVGOBPSLGOPS
2019 KC AL 20 79 73 4 19 2 1 1 11 5 24 1 0 0 .260 .304 .356 .660
*: All Star Season, Rankings AL/NL: Top 5 10 15 20      Click for Chart.

Advanced MLB Batting Statistics

SeasonTmLGPATBLOBSACSFBABIPXBHGIDPGIDPONPP/PAK/PAHR/PABB/KISOROEWO
2019 KC AL 79 26 35 0 1 .367 4 2 10 314 3.97 .304 .013 .208 .096 .096 0

Scouting Report

Scouting grades: Hit: 50 | Power: 45 | Run: 50 | Arm: 65 | Field: 55 | Overall: 45

The Royals got three members of their 2019 Top 30 list when they decided to trade reliever Kelvin Herrera to the Nationals last June. Gutierrez is the highest ranked of the trio, and the only one on the 40-man roster. Signed a bit older than most international amateurs at age 18, he entered the 2019 season just about ready to knock on the big league door and he knocked it down with his first big league callup in late April.

Gutierrez has always hit from the right side of the plate, showing a knack for making hard contact to all fields. What hasn't shown up consistently yet is his power, but the Royals think there's more in there. Much of it has to do with his hitting philosophy. Because of his advanced bat-to-ball skills, Gutierrez would often catch the ball too deep in the zone and not get his bat head enough. There could be more over-the-fence power if he can find a better point of contact.

An uptick in power would let him profile well at third because there is no question he can defend there. He's more agile than you'd think given his size and he could be a plus defender with a plus arm. His perceived ceiling might be higher were he 21 with his tools, but Gutierrez might just be a late bloomer who still turns into an every day player at the hot corner.


Statcast - Batting

Season Pitches Batted Balls Barrels Barrel % Exit Velocity Launch Angle XBA XSLG WOBA XWOBA XWOBACON Hard Hit % K % BB %
2019 314 50 2 4.0 89.8 -2.2 .201 .283 .286 .244 .316 40.0 30.4 6.3
ALL 314 50 2 4.0 89.8 -2.2 .201 .283 .286 .244 .316 40.0 30.4 6.3
MLB 38792 6.3 87.5 11.1 .251 .409 .318 .318 .370 34.4 21.6 8.3

Transactions

Team Date Transaction
06/13/2019 Kansas City Royals optioned 3B Kelvin Gutierrez to Omaha Storm Chasers.
06/04/2019 Kansas City Royals recalled 3B Kelvin Gutierrez from Omaha Storm Chasers.
05/31/2019 Omaha Storm Chasers activated 3B Kelvin Gutierrez from the 7-day injured list.
05/22/2019 Omaha Storm Chasers placed 3B Kelvin Gutierrez on the 7-day injured list retroactive to May 19, 2019.
05/17/2019 Kansas City Royals optioned 3B Kelvin Gutierrez to Omaha Storm Chasers.
04/26/2019 Kansas City Royals recalled Kelvin Gutierrez from Omaha Storm Chasers.
03/12/2019 Kansas City Royals optioned 3B Kelvin Gutierrez to Omaha Storm Chasers.
10/13/2018 3B Kelvin Gutierrez assigned to Gigantes del Cibao.
10/02/2018 Kansas City Royals recalled Kelvin Gutierrez from Northwest Arkansas Naturals.
06/21/2018 Northwest Arkansas Naturals activated 3B Kelvin Gutierrez.
06/18/2018 Kansas City Royals traded RHP Kelvin Herrera to Washington Nationals for 3B Kelvin Gutierrez, CF Blake Perkins and RHP Yohanse Morel.
06/18/2018 3B Kelvin Gutierrez assigned to Northwest Arkansas Naturals.
03/09/2018 Washington Nationals optioned 3B Kelvin Gutierrez to Harrisburg Senators.
12/05/2017 3B Kelvin Gutierrez assigned to Gigantes del Cibao.
11/20/2017 Washington Nationals selected the contract of Kelvin Gutierrez from Potomac Nationals.
09/27/2017 Potomac Nationals activated 3B Kelvin Gutierrez from the 7-day disabled list.
08/21/2017 Potomac Nationals sent 3B Kelvin Gutierrez on a rehab assignment to GCL Nationals.
06/10/2017 Potomac Nationals placed 3B Kelvin Gutierrez on the 7-day disabled list.
03/03/2017 3B Kelvin Gutierrez assigned to Washington Nationals.
08/25/2016 3B Kelvin Gutierrez assigned to Potomac Nationals from Hagerstown Suns.
07/15/2016 Hagerstown Suns activated 3B Kelvin Gutierrez from the 7-day disabled list.
07/01/2016 Hagerstown Suns sent 3B Kelvin Gutierrez on a rehab assignment to Auburn Doubledays.
06/11/2016 Hagerstown Suns placed 3B Kelvin Gutierrez on the 7-day disabled list.
04/06/2016 3B Kelvin Gutierrez assigned to Hagerstown Suns from Auburn Doubledays.
06/19/2015 3B Kelvin Gutierrez assigned to Auburn Doubledays from GCL Nationals.
06/19/2014 3B Kelvin Gutierrez assigned to GCL Nationals.
04/10/2013 Washington Nationals signed free agent SS Kelvin Gutierrez to a minor league contract.