Guillorme has earned this spot with me before. While I don’t like to be redundant when it comes to these particular segments, it’s hard to ignore how awesome Luis Guillorme is. But let’s backtrack a bit and take a look at a small piece of what I wrote back in 2017.
Hilariously enough, a bunch of years later we’re here after Guillorme worked out a walk in an incredible 22-pitch at-bat against Cardinals right-hander Jordan Hicks.
Guillorme continues to be “The King of Spring”, however it isn’t just this year. Back in 2017, the sure-handed infielder showed off his reflexes when a bat went flying into the dugout and Guillorme swiftly snagged the bat without any facial expression… let’s take a look back.
The Venezuelan born Luis Guillorme has proven that he can carry it on over to the regular season, as well. Not just with the slick glove but he’s turning a corner offensively.
While his career slash line is at a respectable.259/.343/.341/.683, in 2020 Guillorme hit .333/.426/.439/.865 with 9 RBI’s and two stolen bases.
In 2017, I did compare the likes of Luis Guillorme to a Rougned Ordor. Guillorme will never hit 15+ HR’s a season, but is more of a well rounded hitter as he gets on-base at a much better rate.
Guillorme is in an interesting position as he’s set to back-up at shortstop, second, and third base. However, with J.D. Davis getting what seems like no love from management, Guillorme may takeover if Davis’ defense ends up being costly.
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