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32. Franklin Gutierrez

32. Franklin Gutierrez
  1. General
  2. Awards
  3. Career Stats
  • Born: February 21, 1983 in Caracas, Di Venezuela
  • Weight: 200 lbs.
  • Height: 6'2"
  • Bats: R
  • Throws: R
  • Debut: August 31, 2005
  • Final Game: June 24, 2017
  • Gold Glove - 2010
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Franklin Gutierrez was not a superstar in the Majors, but his best years by far were his time in Seattle.

The Venezuelan Outfielder arrived as part of a three-team trade from the Cleveland Indians, and he would have the best year of his career.  Offensively, he had career-bests with 160 Hits, 18 Home Runs, and a .283 Batting Average.  Defensively, the Centerfielder was spectacular, leading the American League in Defensive bWAR.  He should have won the Gold Glove that year but did win it in 2010 while having a 139 Hit year with a career-high 25 Stolen Bases.

Gutierrez’s play would decline, but he remained with the team until 2016.  He signed with the Los Angeles Dodgers for the 2017 season, and he would have 557 Hits for the Mariners.

The Bullet Points

  • Position: Outfield
  • Acquired: Traded from the Cleveland Indians as part of a three-team trade. Seattle traded Sean Green, J.J. Putz, and Jeremy Reed to the New York Mets. Seattle sent Luis Valbuena to the Cleveland Indians. New York sent Mike Caro, Ezequiel Carrera, Endy Chavez, Miakel Cleto, Aaron Hellman, and Jason Vargas to Seattle. New York sent Joe Smith to Cleveland 11/11/08.
  • Departed: Signed as a Free Agent by the Los Angeles Dodgers 2/20/17.
  • Games Played: 635
  • Notable Statistics: 268 Runs
    557 Hits
    99 Doubles
    5 Triples
    74 Home Runs
    268 Runs Batted In
    61 Stolen Bases
    .257/.312/.409 Slash Line
    12.8 bWAR
  • Major Accolades and Awards:

    Gold Glove (2010)
    Highest Defensive bWAR (2009)
    Most Putouts by a Centerfielder (2009)
    Most Total Zone Runs by a Centerfielder (2009)
    Highest Fielding Percentage by a Centerfielder (2010)

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