Franklin Gutierrez # - OF


  • Age: 31
  • DOB: 1983/02/21
  • POB: Caracas, Venezuela
  • Height: 6-2 Weight: 195lbs
  • Bats/Throws: R/R
  • MLB Seasons: 9
  • Signed by LA Dodgers in 2000.
  • Current Status: Gastrointestinal, restricted list, restricted list

Scouting Report

AssetsAthletically, he's the whole package: fast and agile, with a powerful bat and throwing arm. Covers a lot of ground in center field and is among the best with the glove at his position.
FlawsNeeds work on his consistency and overall approach at the plate; he strikes out too much (hurting his run production). At times, he can lack focus on a baseball field.
Career potentialExcellent defensive outfielder with offensive consistency issues.

Honours and Awards

2010AL - Rawlings Gold Glove Award
2003Florida State League (A) - All-Star Team

Transactions / Injuries / Suspensions

2014/02/13Placed on the restricted list by the Seattle Mariners.
2013/12/18Re-signed as a free agent by the Seattle Mariners to a one-year contract.
2013/11/01Seattle Mariners declined their contract option for next season.
2013/08/26Missed 52 games (strained right hamstring).
2013/06/25Strained right hamstring, 15-day DL (retroactive to June 24th, 2013).
2013/06/22Missed 54 games (strained right hamstring).
2013/06/05Transferred from the 15-day DL to the 60-day DL (strained right hamstring).
2013/04/23Strained right hamstring, 15-day DL.
2013/04/22Missed 1 game (groin).
2013/04/21Groin, day-to-day.
2013/04/20Missed 2 games (groin).
2013/04/18Groin, day-to-day.
2013/04/16Missed 2 games (groin).
2013/04/13Groin, day-to-day.
2012/10/03Missed the last 3 regular season games (groin).
2012/10/01Groin, day-to-day.
2012/09/29Missed 1 game (dizziness).
2012/09/28Dizziness, day-to-day.
2012/09/07Missed 1 game (groin).
2012/09/05Groin, day-to-day.
2012/08/27Missed 50 games (concussion).
2012/07/13Transferred from the 15-day DL to the 60-day DL (concussion).
2012/06/29Concussion, 7-day DL.
2012/06/13Missed 63 games (torn pectoral muscle).
2012/03/27Torn pectoral muscle, 15-day DL.
2011/10/31Missed the last 23 regular season games (oblique).
2011/09/05Oblique, 60-day DL.
2011/07/10Missed 1 game (illness).
2011/07/09Illness, day-to-day.
2011/05/18Missed 41 games (stomach gastritis).
2011/03/31Stomach gastritis, 15-day DL.
2010/09/23Missed 2 games (stomach virus).
2010/09/21Stomach virus, day-to-day.
2010/09/06Missed 2 games (illness).
2010/09/05Illness, day-to-day.
2010/07/28Missed 1 game (personal reasons).
2010/07/27Personal reasons, day-to-day.
2010/05/14Missed 2 games (back spasms).
2010/05/12Back spasms, day-to-day.
2010/01/08Signed by the Seattle Mariners to a four-year contract extension.
2009/07/24Missed 1 game (elbow injury).
2009/07/23Elbow injury, day-to-day.
2009/06/13Missed 2 games (left knee injury).
2009/06/11Left knee injury, day-to-day.
2009/03/02Re-signed by the Seattle Mariners to a one-year contract.
2008/12/10Acquired from the Cleveland Indians.
2008/02/28Re-signed by the Cleveland Indians to a one-year contract.
2007/05/31Recalled from Buffalo (AAA).
2007/05/19Optioned to Buffalo (AAA).
2007/05/05Recalled from Buffalo (AAA).
2007/04/13Missed 6 games (strained left hamstring).
2007/04/13Optioned to Buffalo (AAA).
2007/04/01Strained left hamstring, 15-day DL.
2007/02/28Re-signed by the Cleveland Indians to a one-year contract.
2006/09/05Recalled from Buffalo (AAA).
2006/08/25Optioned to Buffalo (AAA).
2006/08/09Recalled from Buffalo (AAA).
2006/07/13Optioned to Buffalo (AAA).
2006/06/16Recalled from Buffalo (AAA).
2006/03/24Optioned to Buffalo (AAA).
2006/03/01Re-signed by the Cleveland Indians to a one-year contract.
2005/08/31Recalled from Buffalo (AAA).
2005/03/18Optioned to Buffalo (AAA).
2005/03/03Re-signed by the Cleveland Indians to a one-year contract.
2004/11/19Contract purchased from Akron (AA).
2004/04/04Acquired from the Los Angeles Dodgers.
2004/03/19Assigned by the Los Angeles Dodgers to their minor league camp.


2008/12/10A three-team deal: the Seattle Mariners traded J.J. Putz, Sean Green and Jeremy Reed to the New York Mets; the Cleveland Indians traded Franklin Gutierrez to Seattle and the Mets traded Aaron Heilman, Jason Vargas, Maikel Cleto, Endy Chavez, Ezekiel Carrera and Mike Carp to the Mariners; New York traded Joe Smith to the Indians and Seattle traded Luis Valbuena to Cleveland.
2004/04/04Cleveland Indians traded Milton Bradley to the Los Angeles Dodgers for Franklin Gutierrez and a player to be named (Andrew Brown-May 19th.)
2000/11/18Signed as a non-drafted free agent by the Los Angeles Dodgers.

Career Stats

2003Vero BeachA110425651202852068391111754.282.345.513.858
2002Las VegasAAA21023200214000.300.364.500.864
2002South GeorgiaA9236161102184124531881343.283.344.454.798
2001GCL DodgersR5623438631604301639932.269.324.389.713


GP - games played
AB - at bats
R - runs
H - hits
TB - total bases
2B - doubles
3B - triples
HR - home runs
RBI - runs batted in
BB - walks or base on balls
SO - strikeouts
SB - stolen bases
CS - caught stealing
E - errors
AVG - average
OBP - on-base percentage
SLG - slugging perentage

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