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Franklin Gutierrez
Birthdate: 2/21/1983 (34 y, 1 m, 8 d)     Bats/Throws: R/R     Height/Weight: 6-2/195     Position: OF
Contract: $2.6M / 1 Years (2017)
RotoWire News: Gutierrez went 1-for-2 with with a walk, a double and a run scored in Monday's loss to the White Sox. (3/28/2017)
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Profile: The last time Gutierrez played a full season, the world was still arguing over how to pronounce "Ke$ha" and Michael Cera was a leading man in Hollywood. Safeco Field's sure-handed Shop-Vac patrolled center doing just enough with his bat to warrant consideration as a bench-worthy player in standard leagues. What a quaint time. On a per-plate-appearance basis, Gutierrez has shown he can still be productive, posting strong hard-hit rates and elite home run-to-fly ball percentages. His park-adjusted offense in limited time was 14% better than average in 2016 and 67% better in 2015. Still, he swings and misses too often, and his improved chase rates over the last two seasons are offset by swinging less frequently in the zone. Regardless, Gutierrez is essentially a platoon player at this point in his career and sadly, as a right-handed hitter, that means he occupies the platoon's short side. (Rylan Edwards)

The Quick Opinion: Gutierrez's Fabergé-like fragility precludes him from making regular appearances in the starting lineup. He has no value in standard leagues.

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