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Portrait of Carlos Gutierrez

Carlos Gutierrez P

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Career Summary
Years G IP W L SV ERA WARP
3 0 0.00 0
Birth Date9-22-1986
Height6' 3"
Weight230 lbs
Age30 years, 9 months, 5 days
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WARP Summary

MLB Statistics

Historical (past-seasons) WARP is now based on DRA..
cFIP and DRA are not available on a by-team basis and display as zeroes(0). See TOT line for season totals of these stats.
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YEAR Team Lg G GS IP W L SV H BB SO HR oppTAv PPF H/9 BB/9 HR/9 K/9 GB% BABIP TAv WHIP FIP ERA cFIP DRA DRA- WARP

Statistics for All Levels

'opp' stats - Quality of opponents faced - have been moved and are available only as OPP_QUAL in the Statistics reports now.
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YEAR Team Lg G GS IP W L SV H BB SO HR oppTAv PPF H/9 BB/9 HR/9 K/9 GB% BABIP TAv WHIP FIP ERA cFIP DRA DRA-
2011 ROC AAA 43 0 62.3 2 3 0 60 31 57 2 .254 100 8.7 4.5 0.3 8.2 63% .309 .248 1.46 3.46 4.62 107 8.17 122.9
2012 ROC AAA 10 0 16.0 2 2 0 13 3 20 2 .254 94 7.3 1.7 1.1 11.2 55% .289 .229 1.00 3.03 5.06 80 3.41 93.7
2013 DAY A+ 3 0 6.0 0 0 1 3 2 3 0 .254 105 4.5 3.0 0.0 4.5 72% .167 .148 0.83 3.24 1.50 98 4.58 105.6
2013 TEN AA 2 0 3.7 0 0 1 3 3 2 0 .245 106 7.4 7.4 0.0 4.9 62% .231 .251 1.64 4.27 0.00 112 6.33 117.0
2013 CUB Rk 1 0 2.0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 .256 100 0.0 4.5 0.0 4.5 100% .000 .152 0.50 4.50 0.00 101 4.79 108.1

Plate Discipline

YEAR PITCHES ZONE_RT SWING_RT CONTACT_RT Z_SWING_RT O_SWING_RT Z_CONTACT_RT O_CONTACT_RT SW_STRK_RT

Injury History  —  No longer being updated

Last Update: 12/31/2014 23:59 ET

Date On Date Off Transaction Days Games Side Body Part Injury Severity Surgery Date Reaggravation
2013-04-05 2013-06-24 Minors 80 0 Right Shoulder Recovery From Surgery Labrum 2012-07-20 -
2012-06-19 2012-09-05 Minors 78 74 Right Shoulder Surgery Labrum 2012-07-20 -
2012-04-14 2012-05-27 Minors 43 39 Right Shoulder Soreness - -
2011-07-14 2011-08-02 Minors 19 19 - Not Disclosed - -
2007-03-01 2007-03-01 Coll 0 0 Right Elbow Surgery Tommy John Surgery 2007-03-01

Compensation

Year Team Salary

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
0 y 0 d1 year (2012)

Details
  • 1 year (2012). Contract purchased by Minnesota 11/18/11. Re-signed by Minnesota 3/3/12. Claimed by Chicago Cubs off waivers from Minnesota 10/24/12. Sent outright to Triple-A by Chicago Cubs 11/20/12.
  • Drafted by Minnesota 2008 (1-27) (Miami). Signed 7/4/08, $1.29M signing bonus.

2017 Preseason Forecast

Last Update: 1/27/2017 12:35 ET

PCT W L SV G GS IP H BB SO HR BABIP WHIP ERA DRA VORP WARP
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Comparable Players (Similarity Index )

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BP Annual Player Comments

YearComment
2013 Former Twins first-rounder Carlos Gutierrez and his big-league-ready sinker were waived in October after he underwent arthroscopic shoulder surgery in July, and the Cubs snatched him up.
2012 This 2008 first round pick out of the University of Miami underwent Tommy John surgery in 2007, and has had the kid-glove treatment since, never throwing more than 126 innings or making more than 16 starts in a season. His 92-mph sinker has been described as "a bowling ball" given batters' difficulty elevating the pitch, and his groundball rates have always been insanely high. Unfortunately, Gutierrez gets so much movement on the sinker that he sometimes tinkers with his release point and loses the strike zone. His other pitches (changeup and slider) are just average. His shift to the bullpen went reasonably well save for a higher walk rate; his strikeout rate jumped, and his K/BB ratio was his best since his 2008 debut. Ron Gardenhire sang his praises in spring training last year, so it's not unreasonable to expect him to play a part in 2012.
2011 Gutierrez has failed to impress since being a first-round draft pick in 2008, but the Twins haven't done him any favors by flip-flopping on his role, moving him from starting to relief and back again. Finally settled into the bullpen, he has made progress harnessing his stuff in shorter stints. In terms of velocity and movement, his sinker is one of the best in the minor leagues, a 95-mph bowling ball, but but his inability to command it is what has held him back so far. He's the kind of pitcher who looks like he can pitch in the big leagues one night and a candidate for release the next. His inconsistency drives scouts mad; Ron Gardenhire will get a chance to join the Frustrated with Gutierrez Club this spring.
2010 Gutierrez was the talk of the Florida State League during the first half of the year, but a promotion to Double-A proved to be too much too soon, as he ran out of gas and pancaked. A closer in college, the fact that Gutierrez tired with less than 100 innings under his belt almost assures him an eventual return to a relief role, but he could end up as a darn good penman. When Mauer was rehabbing in Fort Myers, he called Gutierrez' sinker the best he's seen at any level, and his ridiculous ratio of 4.5 grounders for each fly backs up the assertion. He's the definition of worm-killing machine, and could take off once Minnesota puts him in the right role.

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  Title Author Date
2016 Prospects: Minnesota Twins Top 10 ProspectsChristopher Crawford2016-03-08
2016 Prospects: Minnesota Twins Top 10 ProspectsBP Prospect Staff2016-03-08
Baseball ProGUESTus: What Happened to the Twins?Elliot Mann2013-12-10


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PITCHf/x Pitcher Profile

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Although he has not thrown an MLB pitch in 2017, Carlos Gutierrez threw 170 pitches that were tracked by the PITCHf/x system between 2010 and 2011, including pitches thrown in Spring Training and Fall/Winter Ball. In 2011, he relied primarily on his Sinker (91mph), Slider (83mph) and Fourseam Fastball (91mph).