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Posts tagged ‘Juan Gutierrez’

Roster Moves – Week 18 – August 3rd, 2010

Up:

  • C Ronny Paulino
  • MI Cristian Guzman
  • OF Roger Bernadina (to UT)
  • RP Drew Storen

Down:

  • C Chris Iannetta
  • MI Luis Castillo
  • OF Matt Diaz
  • SP Edinson Volquez

Notes:

  • SS Cristian Guzman was traded to the Texas Rangers on July 29th in a deadline deal.  He’ll start at 2B while Ian Kinsler is on the DL (expected until the end of August).
  • RP Drew Storen has seen his path to saves become a bit clearer.  Nationals closer Matt Capps was dealt to the Twins in a July 27th trade.  For now, Storen, fellow RoadRunner Tyler Clippard, and Sean Burnett will rotate for saves, though Burnett got the save last night. Update: It was a 1-2/3 inning save after Burnett entered to face a lefty.  Storen had pitched 2 innings Sunday.
  • RP Joel Hanrahan is also in a position for more saves, with the trade of Pirates closer Octavio Dotel to the Dodgers on July 31st.  He and Evan Meek will vie for ninth-inning duties.
  • The Braves acquired Royals OF Rick Ankiel, who will be added to the LF/CF mix, so Matt Diaz will likely see a decrease in ABs.
  • The Shoeless Jews picked up former 2010 RoadRunner Chris Volstad, who was called up from AAA two weeks ago.  Volstad isn’t really protectable at $10.
  • Misogynistic Padres picked up former 2010 RoadRunner Juan Gutierrez.  Gutierrez is blowing the majority of the save opportunities for new Diamondback’s manager Kirk Gibson.  Seriously, he’s 0-6 with 3 saves and an ERA of 6.69, which is down from earlier this year.
  • Goodfellas took advantage of a RoadRunner mistake, picking up MI Omar Infante of the Braves for a $1 FAAB bid (I had bid $0).  Infante was released last week in the Luis Castillo gambit, but will now be the starting 2B with Martin Prado on the DL.  Goodfellas has Prado, so perhaps it was just a case of picking up the backup.
  • In the first FAAB bidding since the MLB trade deadline, bids were fast and furious.  The only player I bid on was new Dodgers OF Scott Podsednik, who came over from the Royals.  Here was the bidding:  $93 (X-Men), $75 (Misogynistic Padres), $47 (Goodfellas), $29 (Get Off Kong), $16 (AaRr), $5 (Pi Train)

Say Goodbye To: Diaz, Gutierrez, Hawkins

Braves OF Matt Diaz was protected by the Roadrunners for 2010 based on his ability to hit .300, and register 10+ homers and steals in a platoon arrangement. Well, like the rest of the Braves this season, he has faltered. Diaz hasn’t cracked the Mendoza line, and only rookie Jason Heyward has provided any punch in the outfield. Making matters worse, utility man Eric Hinske has been playing left field, and Diaz went and injured his thumb, to the point where it became infected, required surgery, and had to be placed on the 15-Day DL.

AaRr Stats – 2010 AVG R HR RBI SB
Active Weeks 0-5 .178 4 0 5 2
Reserved Week 6 .333 1 0 0 0

 

Juan Gutierrez was a 9th-round minor league selection in 2010 by the Roadrunners. He saved 8 games in September of 2009 when Diamondbacks closer Chad Qualls was out with a knee injury, but he hasn’t been himself this season. He has 1 save (in minors) and multiple blown saves. Manager A.J. Hinch finally lost his patience with his struggling bullpen. Hinch said over the weekend “all bets are off” regarding relief roles after both right-handers Juan Gutierrez and Chad Qualls were charged with blown saves in a 6-5 loss in Atlanta on Friday. “I want everybody to be ready all the time,” Hinch said. “I don’t think there should be any expectations down there at this point. I think they should be ready to go after the starter and we’ll do our best to patch it together.” Gutierrez has one save and two blown saves with a 9.20 ERA so far this season, and has 4 losses and two blown saves.

AaRr Stats W ERA WHIP K S
Active – Weeks 0, 1, 6 0 13.50 1.800 3 0
Reserve – Weeks 2-5 0 7.94 1.418 9 1

 

LaTroy Hawkins was a 11th-round minor league selection in 2010 by the Roadrunners. He saved 1 games in 2009 when Astros closer Jose Valverde was out with a knee injury, but he hasn’t been himself this season. He was unable to take advantage of closer Trevor Hoffman’s woes, and is now on the 15-Day DL with a bum shoulder. He will be limiting the stress on his shoulder until he undergoes a strength test on Monday, restricting his activity to conditioning work and shoulder strengthening exercises. This makes it likely that Hawkins will not be ready to rejoin the Brewers on May 22, the day he is eligible to be activated. Hawkins has been battling this shoulder issue since spring training, which would explain his ineffectiveness this season. Looking at the active/reserve splits below, you can see why I like him, but am tired of him as well – bad timing.

AaRr Stats W ERA WHIP K S
Active – Weeks 0, 2, 5 0 29.70 4.200 4 0
Reserve – Weeks 1, 3-4, 6 0 1.08 0.720 11 0

Roster Moves – Week 6 – May 11th, 2010

FAAB Acquisitions:

  • OF Jody Gerut, Brewers ($0 bid) – Add to Actives

Up:

  • RP Juan Gutierrez

Down:

  • RP LaTroy Hawkins
  • OF Matt Diaz

Cut:

  • RP Takashi Saito

Notes:

  • Jody Gerut re-joins the Roadrunners for 2010.  Gerut had been on the 2008 squad (and was a great pickup) and the 2009 squad (protected from 2009), but was released following his trade to Milwaukee in May of 2009.
  • Gerut was originally drafted in the 2010 minor league draft by Stanimals, as a 10th-round minor league selection, and was subsequently released on April 13th, 2010.
  • First choice FAAB OF Cole Gillespie of the Diamondbacks was selected with a $0 FAAB bid by Goodfellas, who won the tie-break due to standings. Gerut was the contingency.
  • On Sunday morning (5/9/2010) RP LaTroy Hawkins was placed on the 15-Day DL with shoulder weakness.
  • Originally, MI Cristian Guzman was going to be activated at OF for Matt Diaz, as he has 18 games at SS, 9 games at 2B, and 3 games at OF – just meeting the 10% positional eligibility rule.  However, late last night the Brewers placed OF Carlos Gomez on the 15-day DL with a rotator cuff strain, so Gerut should see some at-bats.

Gutierrez Gives up Five Runs in 7th Inning Against Padres

Juan Gutierrez struggled again against the Padres and Chase Headley, giving up the decisive two-run double in the Padres’ five-run seventh inning. Gutierrez came on with the score tied and a runner on second. After walking Adrian Gonzalez to get to Headley, Headley doubled to score two and then scored himself on an error. Gutierrez might have pitched himself out of closer contention, at least over the short-term, with his performances this weekend. (CBS Sports)

Gutierrez Blows Save and Closer Opportunity

Getting a chance to close in place of a resting Chad Qualls, Juan Gutierrez gave up four runs in the ninth Friday to blow a save and take a loss to the Padres. Gutierrez did well filling in for Qualls last season, but he missed a big chance to capitalize on Qualls’ early failures to open 2010. He gave up the tying run on a David Eckstein and, after an intentional walk to Adrian Gonzalez, surrendered a walkoff homer to Chase Headley. Batting left-handed, Headley drove a 1-1 pitch from Gutierrez (0-1) down the right-field line for his first home run of the season. With the Padres trailing 3-2, Nick Hundley opened the inning with a walk and was sacrificed by Jerry Hairston Jr. After Everth Cabrera struck out, David Eckstein doubled over left fielder Gerardo Parra’s head to bring in Hundley with the tying run. Adrian Gonzalez was intentionally walked to bring up Headley. It was Gutierrez’s first blown save in as many chances. Gutierrez was tagged for four runs, two hits and two walks before his night ended. It was a real shame too since he hadn’t allowed a run in his first four innings. He also allowed just one hit in that span. Gutierrez showed Friday that he isn’t ready to close out games. He is still a decent middle reliever in Fantasy as a setup man, and could secure the closer’s role if Qualls continues to falter. So stash him in larger formats, if you choose. (CBS Sports, Rotoworld)

Gutierrez Hot in Front of Faltering Qualls

Juan Gutierrez struck out one and recorded his fourth straight scoreless outing on Thursday against the Dodgers. Chad Qualls blew a save chance for the second straight game, and while the D-Backs will probably give him a little bit more leash, Gutierrez’s effectiveness and Qualls’ lack of a track record in the ninth inning prior to last season could ultimately lead to a switch if he’s unable to right the ship in his next opportunity. On both Wednesday and Thursday, Gutierrez pitched a scoreless inning while keeping the Diamondbacks one run ahead going into the final frame. He has not given up a run in four innings so far this season. As a minor leaguer, he has shown the ability to strike out batters and exhibit decent control, even as a starting pitcher. In his first full season in the majors last year, Gutierrez converted nine of ten save chances. He’s already a worthwhile pickup in deeper NL-only leagues for his strikeout potential, and now he should be considered as a reserve slot stashee in all NL-only leagues and deeper mixed league formats. (Rotowire, CBS Sports)

Roster Moves – Week 2 – April 12th, 2010

Up:

  • RP LaTroy Hawkins
  • RP Nick Masset
  • RP Tyler Clippard
  • MI Cristian Guzman

Down:

  • RP Takashi Saito
  • RP Brian Bruney
  • RP Juan Gutierrez
  • MI Omar Infante

Notes:

  • Bid $0 FAAB on new starting C Chris Snyder for the Diamondbacks, but he was acquired by Stanimals for $3.

Gutierrez Locked Into Eighth-Inning Role

Gutierrez struck out one and walked one during a scoreless eighth inning against the Padres on Wednesday night. Manager A.J. Hinch still has some fluidity with the main parts in his bullpen, but Hinch has confirmed that Gutierrez will be his primary eighth-inning option to set up close Chad Qualls. In the event of a Qualls injury, Gutierrez is the most likely candidate to move to the ninth inning. (Rotowire)

Roster Moves – April 4th, 2010 – Week 0

(These post-draft roster moves are pre-FAAB and only for Opening Day, Monday, April 5th, 2010)

Up:

  • RP Takashi Saito
  • RP Brian Bruney
  • RP Tyler Clippard
  • RP Nick Masset
  • RP Juan Gutierrez
  • RP LaTroy Hawkins
  • C Ronny Paulino

Down:

  • SP Mat Latos
  • SP Ian Kennedy
  • SP Aroldis Chapman (AAA)
  • RP Drew Storen (AA)
  • SP Edinson Volquez (60-Day DL)
  • SP Madison Bumgarner (AAA)
  • C Buster Posey (AAA)

Notes:

  • Since the only RoadRunner given an opening-day nod was Josh Johnson, I chose to flood the team with relief pitchers for the one-day week.

Meet the New Guys – 2010 Minor League Edition

 

Christian Friedrich – Starting Pitcher – Rockies
Selection: 1st Round, 2nd Pick overall
Salary (assigned): $10
Notes: Best available prospect, was high on him coming into the draft. AAA-Colorado Springs. May be up in September 2010.

 

Chris Volstad – Starting Pitcher – Marlins
Selection: 2nd Round, 10th Pick overall
Salary (assigned): $10
Notes: Best available starter, No. 4 starter for Marlins, should be decent, possibly low strikeouts, bad peripherals.

 

Takashi Saito – Relief Pitcher – Braves
Selection: 2nd Round, 19th Pick overall
Salary (assigned): $10
Notes: Set-up guy with great numbers, may close if Billy Wagner falters.

 

Ronny Paulino – Catcher – Marlins
Selection: 4th Round, 28th Pick overall
Salary (assigned): $10
Notes: Platoon catcher with John Baker. Some pop, generally high batting average, moreso than some starters. Will play while Buster Posey is in AAA.

 

Brian Bruney – Relief Pitcher – Nationals
Selection: 4th Round, 30th Pick overall (acquired from The Pi Train)
Salary (assigned): $10
Notes: Set-up guy with chance to close in unsettled Nationals pen, espcially if Matt Capps goes wild again.

 

Cristian Guzman – Shortstop – Nationals
Selection: 5th Round, 38th Pick overall
Salary (assigned): $10
Notes: Former starter, expensive enough to get traded or playing time, depending on how Ian Desmond and Adam Kennedy do.

 

Willy Taveras – Outfielder – Nationals
Selection: 6th Round, 48th Pick overall
Salary (assigned): $10
Notes: Weak-hitting speedster, who may just platoon in right field with Willie Harris. Don’t plan on activating until he secures playing time, or if I’m desperate for steals.

 

Nick Masset – Relief Pitcher – Reds
Selection: 7th Round, 58th Pick overall
Salary (assigned): $5
Notes: Top Reds set-up pitcher for Francisco Cordero, should have good vulture opportunities with that offense behind him, some save chances.

 

Mike Jacobs – First Baseman – Mets
Selection: 8th Round, 68th Pick overall
Salary (assigned): $5
Notes: 20-HR power, with nothing else, and bad OBP, but due to injuries, may get the start on Opening Day.

 

Juan Gutierrez – Relief Pitcher – Diamondbacks
Selection: 9th Round, 78th Pick overall
Salary (assigned): $5
Notes: Top D’Backs set-up man for Chad Qualls, who is still returning from a knee injury. Got 8 saves last September, and Qualls is a free agent next year.

 

Tyler Clippard – Relief Pitcher – Nationals
Selection: 10th Round, 88th Pick overall
Salary (assigned): $5
Notes: Former Yankees starting prospect, found success in bullpen, with very good strikeout ratios, and a slight chance at saves.

 

LaTroy Hawkins – Relief Pitcher – Brewers
Selection: 11th Round, 98th Pick overall
Salary (assigned): $5
Notes: Brewers’ set-up pitcher, had 11 saves last year for Astros, and he’s backing up 40-year-old Trevor Hoffman.