Luis Guillorme

Position: SS
Level: Double-A
Affiliate: Binghampton Rumble Ponies
League: Eastern League
Born: 09/27/1994 (Age: 29)
Height: 5'9"
Weight: 190
B/T: Left / Right
Acquired: 10th Rd., 2013 MLB First-Year Player Draft (NYM

Prospect Spotlight

Guillorme is a non-flashy, steady defensive player with overall average-graded defensive tools with solid first-step quickness and range. He is spending his time in Binghamton equally at second base and shortstop, and playing each position effectively, with just three errors, all at shortstop, in 144 chances to-date. He shows overall average footwork, agility, and actions from either side of second base, and can make all the all the plays. He has soft hands with good fielding actions and overall average fielding ability. His arm is also average, showing quick arm speed, with a good unload, and also with the ability to throw from angles with good carry and accuracy.

Offensively, Guillorme is more of a singles- and doubles-type hitter, with just six of his 39 hits going for doubles, though he is sporting a .320 batting average and .382 on-base percentage over his first 137 plate appearances, which are nice improvements over his 2016 High A numbers of .263/.332.

He looks for the fastball and looks to cheat to the pitch, and gears up to pull most everything, though with limited leverage and lift to his swing, the game power simply is absent the profile. He’s shown he can work the count, and he has a dead start hitting approach, getting the barrel out front and generating line drives regularly. He needs to learn to go the other way more often, and there is no power potential in the profile to speak of, so the hit tool, overall, projects as below average.

His run times of 4.36-to-4.48 seconds from home to first are below average to well-below average, though he does run better once underway. Guillorme has enough defensive ability up the middle to have a ceiling as a light Role 40 utility infielder, but there’s not enough in the offensive profile to be much more than a defensive-minded utility player at the major league level.