Texas A&M Baseball: Evaluating the Lineup Before the Start of SEC Play

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. Freshman. Third Base. 7. JORGE GUTIERREZ. A

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2017 Stats

Hip Hip Jorge, as some have grown accustomed to calling him, has 9 starts and 28 at bats this year. He leads the team in slugging percentage and owns a .321/.513/.714 slash line. Gutierrez has walked 9 times and struck out 10 times. He has 1 triple, 3 home runs, and 8 RBI with one stolen base on one attempt.

How He Fits

There was plenty of buzz about Braden Shewmake headed into the spring. Not much was said about fellow fish Jorge Gutierrez. That was until he had the chance to speak for himself. Gutierrez let his bat do the talking, depositing balls over the fence in his first two official at bats as an Aggie. That’ll turn some heads.

The utility man out of Sugarland, Texas seems to have found a home at third base. He hasn’t yet revealed George Janca’s penchant for spectacular grabs, but he makes the routine plays. If he can swing the bat for average and play solid defense he’ll do just fine in the back half of the Texas A&M order. More importantly, his ability to rotate around the diamond gives Childress flexibility with lineup decision late in games. That’s a huge plus for him in the battle for playing time.