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Born in Venezuela, Gutierrez moved to the Dominican Republic so that he could train at the Amaury Nina Academy that produced Rafael Devers and Eloy Jiménez. He originally planned to wait an extra year and sign with the Nationals, who had more money for him in their 2023 international pool, then changed his mind and joined the Rangers for $1,997,500 in January 2022. He opened last year as the youngest position player (age 18) in the Single-A Carolina League, where he slashed .259/.326/.338 with 30 steals in 78 games while missing time with wrist and finger injuries, as well as time on the developmental list to hone his approach.

Gutierrez might have four plus tools and solid speed once he's a finish product, though for now he's still raw at the plate -- understandable given his age and aggressive assignment. With his relatively compact right-handed stroke, significant bat speed and projectable strength, he's equipped to hit for average and power. He has good bat-to-ball skills but presently tinkers too much at the plate, chases too many sliders outside of the zone and produces too much suboptimal ground-ball contact.

Gutierrez has solid speed and plays quicker than that, taking long and gliding strides once underway, while showing aptitude for stealing bases. He gets good reads and jumps in center field and tracks the ball well in all directions. Should he slow down too much as he fills out his 6-foot-3 frame, his plus arm would fit well in right field.

Round Rock Express (AAA)
Round Rock, TX | Pacific Coast League
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Frisco Roughriders (AA)
Frisco, TX | Texas League
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Hickory Crawdads (Hi A)
Hickory, NC | South Atlantic League
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Down East Wood Ducks (Lo A)
Kinston, NC | Carolina League
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