D-Backs on Deck – Gabriel Guerrero

Gabby GuerreroPOSITION:

OF

TEAM:

Reno Aces (AAA)

ETA:

2017

AGE:

22

Mike Bell, D-Backs Director of Player Development:

“He is definitely a free swinger. He has big raw tools. Can hit the ball a long way, throws the ball hard, he runs well, he’s a five-tool guy, he’s a big man but it was raw last year. In the Fall League it started to click for him a little bit. He didn’t miss his pitch, he laid off some tough pitches and he is really maturing as a player.”

2016 STATS:

June (Mobile): 21 games, 25 H, 14 R, 8 2B, 2 3B, 1 HR, 11 RBI, 20 Ks, 5 BB, .305 AVG, .829 OPS

Season (Reno): 9 games, 7 H, 3 R, 1 2B, 1 3B, 1 HR, 9 Ks, 2 BB, .241 AVG, .730 OPS

Season (Mobile): 68 Games, 61 H, 34 R, 14 2B, 4 3B, 7 HR, 39 RBI, 55 Ks, 14 BB, 4 SB, .252 AVG, .720 OPS

2015 STATS:

126 games with Jackson (part of Mark Trumbo trade) & Mobile (AA), 102 H, 51 R, 7 HR, 47 RBI, .222 AVG, .602 OPS

Notes:

(Updated 7/5) Guerrero followed up a rough May with a fantastic June hitting over .300 for the month and getting the call up to Reno. His home run numbers are down as of now on the season but his doubles, batting average and walk rate is way up. All the signs of a talented hitter who is beginning to mature and have a better eye and mentality at the plate. If he continues to progress like this, he could be a big impact player for the Diamondbacks in the coming years. And oh by the way, his one home run with Reno was in walk-off fashion during his first game with the Aces and can be seen below.

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