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Jesus Guzman

29-Year-Old Outfielder – Houston Astros

2014 Stats

AVG

.200

HR

2

RBI

3

R

3

SB

0

2014 RotoWire Projections

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2014 Fantasy Baseball Outlook

Guzman was predictably more adept at hitting left-handers (.245/.309/.381) than righties, but the line was well below his career marks of .311/.387/.509 against southpaws heading into last season. As ...

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LEAGUE: Majors   40 MAN: YES   BATS: R   THROWS: R   HT: 6' 1"   WT: 201   DOB: 6/14/1984   BORN: Sucre, Venezuela   COLLEGE: None   DRAFTED: No   Show ContractHide Contract

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Jesus Guzman Contract Information:

Agreed to a one-year, $1.3 million contract with the Astros in January of 2014, avoiding arbitration.

April 9, 2014  –  Jesus Guzman News

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Jesus Guzman Stats
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Year Age Lg Tm G PA AB R H XBH 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO SH SF HBP AVG OBP SLG OPS
2005 21 AA SAN 119 514 453 61 118 36 18 9 9 53 6 11 45 101 11 1 4 .260 .332 .400 .732
2006 22 AA SAN 115 471 408 57 105 30 18 3 9 55 7 3 46 74 9 4 4 .257 .335 .382 .717
2007 23 A Hig 130 568 518 102 156 68 38 5 25 112 3 3 50 85 0 0 0 .301 .370 .539 .909
2008 24 R AZL 5 15 15 2 7 4 3 0 1 3 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 .467 .529 .867 1.396
2008 24 AA MID 80 376 341 57 124 37 21 2 14 76 5 2 33 56 1 1 0 .364 .419 .560 .979
2008 24 AAA SAC 15 65 59 5 14 4 2 0 2 9 0 2 4 13 1 1 0 .237 .281 .373 .654
2008 24 AAA SAC 1 4 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 .250 .250 .250 .500
2009 25 AAA FRE 79 342 309 51 102 37 21 5 11 53 0 2 24 55 1 3 5 .330 .384 .537 .921
2009 25 AAA FRE 115 500 452 75 145 47 26 5 16 71 0 2 37 82 1 3 7 .321 .379 .507 .886
2009 25 MAJ SFO 12 20 20 0 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 .250 .250 .250 .500
2010 26 AAA Fre 125 492 445 66 143 47 28 1 18 72 6 4 38 68 3 3 3 .321 .376 .510 .886
2011 27 AAA Tuc 63 286 244 40 81 31 22 1 8 57 4 4 34 42 2 1 5 .332 .423 .529 .952
2011 27 MAJ SD 76 271 247 33 77 29 22 2 5 44 9 2 22 43 0 1 1 .312 .369 .478 .847
2012 28 MAJ SD 120 321 287 32 71 29 18 2 9 48 3 3 29 71 1 2 2 .247 .319 .418 .737
2013 29 MAJ SD 126 318 288 33 65 26 17 0 9 35 3 0 27 79 1 0 2 .226 .297 .378 .675
2014 30 MAJ HOU 10 37 35 3 7 3 1 0 2 3 0 0 2 12 0 0 0 .200 .243 .400 .643
2014 RotoWire Projections MAJ   Subscribe now to see our 2014 projections for Jesus Guzman
3-Year Averages MAJ   107 302 274 32 71 27 19 1 7 42 5 1 26 64 0 1 1 .259 .325 .412 .737
Career  (View All) MAJ   344 967 877 101 225 87 58 4 25 130 15 5 80 208 2 3 5 .257 .321 .417 .739

Age is determined on July 1st of each season.       Jump To:     ▼ Advanced Stats      ▼ Batter vs. Pitcher Stats     ▼ Games By Position

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Jesus Guzman Game Log    (View Full Game Log)
# of Days To Display:    Show 7Show 7    Show 14Show 14    Show 30Show 30
DATE OPP AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB CS HBP SF E AVG OBP SLG OPS
Apr. 19 @Oak 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 .200 .243 .400 .643
Apr. 18 @Oak 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .226 .273 .452 .725
Apr. 17 KC Did not play.
Apr. 16 KC 4 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 .233 .258 .467 .725
Apr. 15 KC Did not play.
Apr. 13 @Tex 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .269 .269 .538 .807
Apr. 12 @Tex Did not play.
Apr. 11 @Tex Did not play.
Apr. 10 @Tor Did not play.
Apr. 9 @Tor Did not play.
Apr. 8 @Tor 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 .261 .261 .565 .826
Apr. 7 LAA 3 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .263 .263 .632 .895
Apr. 6 LAA 4 1 2 0 0 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .250 .250 .625 .875
Apr. 5 LAA 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .167 .167 .417 .584
Apr. 4 LAA 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .250 .250 .625 .875
Apr. 3 NYY Did not play.
Apr. 2 NYY Did not play.
Apr. 1 NYY 4 1 1 0 0 1 2 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 .250 .250 1.000 1.250
Last 7 Days 12 1 1 0 0 0 0 2 4 0 0 0 0 0 .083 .214 .083 .297
Last 14 Days 27 2 5 1 0 1 1 2 9 0 0 0 0 0 .185 .241 .333 .574
Last 30 Days 35 3 7 1 0 2 3 2 12 0 0 0 0 0 .200 .243 .400 .643

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Jesus Guzman: MLB Games Played By Position

Year C 1B 2B 3B SS OF LF CF RF DH
2014 8 2 2
2013 38 1 3 40 35 5
2012 19 4 58 52 7 1
2011 53 7 6 1 4
2009 3 1

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Jesus Guzman Split Stats    (View Full Split Stats)

Vs. Left

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2013139184163.245.381.691
2012122176221.303.541.942
20119392133.333.505.892

Vs. Right

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2013149155190.208.376.661
2012165153262.206.327.580
2011154243316.299.461.820

Home

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
201313411092.164.209.457
2012145124210.241.414.726
2011107194234.346.551.963

Away

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2013154229261.279.526.865
2012142205273.254.423.748
2011140141215.286.421.757
Jesus Guzman Advanced Stats
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Year Age Lg Tm PA AB Walk Rate Strikeout Rate BB/K Ratio Contact Rate BABIP Isolated Power
2005 21 AA SAN 514 453 8.8% 19.6% 0.45 78% .318 .140
2006 22 AA SAN 471 408 9.8% 15.7% 0.62 82% .295 .125
2007 23 A Hig 568 518 8.8% 15% 0.59 84% .321 .238
2008 24 R AZL 15 15 0% 6.7% 0.00 93% .462 .400
2008 24 AA MID 376 341 8.8% 14.9% 0.59 84% .406 .196
2008 24 AAA SAC 65 59 6.2% 20% 0.31 78% .273 .136
2008 24 AAA SAC 4 4 0% 50% 0.00 50% .500 .000
2009 25 AAA FRE 342 309 7% 16.1% 0.44 82% .374 .207
2009 25 AAA FRE 500 452 7.4% 16.4% 0.45 82% .364 .186
2009 25 MAJ SFO 20 20 0% 15% 0.00 85% .294 .000
2010 26 AAA Fre 492 445 7.7% 13.8% 0.56 85% .348 .189
2011 27 AAA Tuc 286 244 11.9% 14.7% 0.81 83% .376 .197
2011 27 MAJ SD 271 247 8.1% 15.9% 0.51 83% .362 .166
2012 28 MAJ SD 321 287 9% 22.1% 0.41 75% .300 .171
2013 29 MAJ SD 318 288 8.5% 24.8% 0.34 73% .280 .152
2014 30 MAJ HOU 37 35 5.4% 32.4% 0.17 66% .238 .200
2014 Projections MAJ   Subscribe now to see our 2014 projections for Jesus Guzman
3-Year Averages MAJ   302 274 8.6% 21.2% 0.41 77% .315 .153
Career MAJ   967 877 8.3% 21.5% 0.38 76% .311 .160

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2014 Stat Review for Jesus Guzman    As compared to the top 200 hitters in 2013 (min 400 PA)

Contact

Good contact skills often lead to better fantasy stats.

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.200 AVG
TERRIBLE
66% Contact Rate
TERRIBLE
.238 BABIP
LOW
Power

SLG and ISO are useful indicators of power.

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.400 SLG
WEAK
.200 ISO
GREAT
Plate Discipline

Patience at the plate often leads to positive outcomes.

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0.17 BB/K
TERRIBLE
5.4% BB Rate
POOR
32.4% K Rate
TERRIBLE
OPS/OBP

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.643 OPS
TERRIBLE
.243 OBP
TERRIBLE

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Career Batter vs. Pitcher Stats    (View All Matchup Data)

Best Matchups for Jesus Guzman (by OPS, min 3 AB)

Batter Team AB H HR RBI BB K SB AVG SLG OPS
Tom Gorzelanny MIL 4 3 1 3 0 0 0 .750 1.750 2.500
Dan Hudson AZ 5 3 1 3 1 0 0 .600 1.400 1.971
Jeremy Affeldt SF 6 3 1 2 1 1 0 .500 1.167 1.738
Alex White HOU 3 2 0 2 0 0 0 .667 1.000 1.667
Jordan Zimmermann WAS 3 2 0 0 0 1 0 .667 1.000 1.667
Heath Bell TB 5 2 1 1 0 2 0 .400 1.200 1.600
John Lackey BOS 5 2 1 1 0 2 0 .400 1.200 1.600
Drew Pomeranz OAK 4 1 1 3 3 1 0 .250 1.000 1.571
Jeff Francis CIN 9 4 1 2 0 1 1 .444 1.111 1.556
CC Sabathia NY-A 5 2 1 2 1 1 0 .400 1.000 1.500

Worst Matchups for Jesus Guzman (by OPS, min 3 AB)

Batter Team AB H HR RBI BB K SB AVG SLG OPS
Francisco Liriano PIT 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
Kameron Loe KC 3 0 0 0 0 2 0 .000 .000 .000
Brandon Lyon ANA 3 0 0 0 0 2 0 .000 .000 .000
Tyler Lyons STL 3 0 0 0 0 2 0 .000 .000 .000
Jean Machi SF 3 0 0 0 0 1 0 .000 .000 .000
J.J. Putz AZ 3 0 0 0 0 1 0 .000 .000 .000
Chad Qualls HOU 3 0 0 0 0 2 0 .000 .000 .000
Sandy Rosario SF 3 0 0 0 0 1 0 .000 .000 .000
Julio Teheran ATL 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
Randy Wolf AZ 3 0 0 0 0 2 0 .000 .000 .000

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Jesus Guzman: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Guzman will bat third and start at first base Tuesday against the Blue Jays.

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Guzman will bat fifth and start in left field Monday against the Angels.

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Guzman will hit cleanup and start in left field Saturday against the Angels, Evan Drellich of the Houston Chronicle reports.

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Guzman homered in his first at-bat as an Astro against the Yankees on Tuesday.

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Guzman will bat fifth and start at first base in Tuesday's regular season opener against the Yankees, CSN Houston's Julia Morales reports.

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Guzman started at third base Saturday against the Tigers, Brian McTaggart of MLB.com reports.

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Guzman will work primarily at first base this spring but will get some outfield reps too, Evan Drellich of the Houston Chronicle reports.

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Guzman signed a one-year, $1.3 million contract with the Astros on Friday, avoiding arbitration, Joel Sherman of the New York Post reports.

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Guzman was traded to the Astros on Wednesday in exchange for infielder Ryan Jackson.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2014

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2013

Guzman's 2012 season was a bit of a disappointment to owners as he was coming off such a promising 2011 campaign. One reason for the slump in his numbers is the fact that he produced a BABIP of just .297. That was well below the BABIP rates he produced in the minors and in 2011, when he hit .312/.369/.478 with a .360 BABIP. Luck aside, he made less contact (75.8%) and struck out more (22.1%) than in his 2011 season, which is a bigger problem than just his BABIP. If these issues persist, his 2012 season may be the norm and not the outlier when compared to his 2011 season. It would likely be best for all in 2013, if Guzman was used in a platoon so as to mask his weakness against righties (career .252/.304/.390) and promote his strength against lefties (.311/.387/.509). Look for him to see part-time duty primarily in the outfield, with an occasional start at first base if Yonder Alonso needs a day off.

2012

Guzman was given the chance to play first base last year and he certainly didn't waste the opportunity. In 271 plate appearances over 76 games, he posted a triple slash line of .316/.369/.478 with five home runs, 44 RBI and 9 stolen bases. While a .360 BABIP certainly contributed to his sound level of productivity, it should be noted that he's posted high BABIP totals throughout his time in the minors and has supplemented it with a K% under 16% over the last three seasons. His growth as a hitter has been steady and he will be given the chance to compete with newly acquired Yonder Alonso for the first base job.

2010

Guzman had a big year in the minors last season but was never given much of a chance with San Francisco, as he got just 20 at-bats in the majors. His bat possesses legitimate power, but his glove would play best as a designated hitter in the AL. He certainly canít be counted out playing for a team desperate for a run producer, but Guzman is due to open 2010 once again with Triple-A Fresno.