Abrahan Gutierrez Signs With Philadelphia Phillies

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Abrahan Gutierrez
TAMPA, FL - APRIL 24: Kris Medlen of the Braves delivers a pitch to the plate during the Extended Spring Training game between the Braves and the Yankees on April 24, 2017, at the New York Yankees Minor League Complex in Tampa, FL. (Photo by Cliff Welch/Icon Sportswire)

One of the prospects lost by the Atlanta Braves, catcher Abrahan Gutierrez has agreed to a contract with the Philadelphia Phillies worth $550,000.

Abrahan Gutierrez Signs With Philadelphia Phillies

Gutierrez’s Career Profile

Gutierrez, as previously mentioned, was one of the 13 prospects put onto the free agent block by the league from the Braves. The reason for this was due to the Braves breaking several international signing rules. Gutierrez is the third prospect to find a new home after being released. The first was shortstop Kevin Maitan, who joined the Los Angeles Angels, and the second was pitcher Yefri Del Rosario, who joined the Kansas City Royals. Gutierrez, at the young age of 18 made his debut in pro baseball playing for the Gulf Coast Braves in the Gulf Coastal League. Through the year Gutierrez stats were a remarkable .264 batting average with one home run and 12 RBI.

Some of the things that have been highlighted by some in his scouting report include things such as his incredible prowess on defense as a 17 year old, his arm strength, his pop time, and his ability to handle just about any pitch.

The Impact Of The Signing

For the Phillies, though this may seem like a minor move, this builds on an incredible off-season so far. With the additions of Carlos Santana, Tommy Hunter, and Pat Neshek this season, along with the prospect from the Freddy Galvis trade to the San Diego Padres, Enyel De Los Santos, this has been a great off-season for the Phillies. Not to mention now adding a prospect that was part of one of the best farm systems in MLB today.

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Carson Babbini is a sophomore student at the University of Minnesota studying Journalism specifically focusing on Broadcasting with a minor in Sports Management. Carson is a Minnesota sports fan and a sports enthusiast in general. He started writing for Last Word on Baseball on September 21st, 2017. On February 12th, 2018, Carson accepted an editor position as well as writing for the site. Carson is always looking forward to getting the latest news and getting it out to the public.

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