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Luis Miguel Guillorme Gonzalez (born September 27, 1994) is a Venezuelan American professional baseball shortstop for the New York Mets of Major League Baseball (MLB).

Luis Guillorme
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Guillorme with the Mets in 2018
New York Mets
Shortstop/Second Baseman
Born: (1994-09-27) September 27, 1994 (age 24)
Caracas, Venezuela[1]
Bats: Left Throws: Right
MLB debut
May 11, 2018, for the New York Mets
MLB statistics
(through August 2, 2018)
Batting average.203
Home runs0
Runs batted in5
Teams

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Early lifeEdit

Guillorme was born in Caracas, Venezuela. His grandparents immigrated from Spain and he held dual Spanish and Venezuelan citizenship.[2] As a child, he modeled his game after native Caracas infielder Omar Vizquel. In 2007, his family relocated to Davie, Florida.[1]

Guillorme attended Coral Springs Charter School in Coral Springs, Florida where, as a senior, he hit .565 with 34 runs batted in.[3] He committed to play college baseball at State College of Florida, Manatee–Sarasota.[4]

Minor leaguesEdit

He was drafted by the New York Mets in the 10th round of the 2013 Major League Baseball Draft.[5] He spent his first professional season with the Gulf Coast Mets where he slashed .258/.337/.283 with 11 RBIs in 41 games. He played 2014 with the Kingsport Mets and Savannah Sand Gnats, batting a combined .283 with 17 RBIs in sixty total games between both teams. He returned to Savannah in 2015 and was named the South Atlantic League MVP[6][7] after he batted .381 with 55 RBIs, 18 stolen bases and a .746 OPS in 122 games. In 2016, Guillorme started at shortstop for the Spanish national baseball team in the qualifying for the 2017 World Baseball Classic.[2] He spent 2016 with the St. Lucie Mets where he posted a .263 batting average with one home run and 46 RBIs, and 2017 with the Binghamton Rumble Ponies[8][9] where he batted .283 with one home run, 43 RBIs and a .706 OPS.[10]

Major leaguesEdit

The Mets added Guillorme to their 40-man roster after the 2017 season.[11] Guillorme was called up to the Mets on May 9, 2018 when Tomas Nido was optioned to the Las Vegas 51s.[12] On May 13 at Citizens Bank Park, Guillorme made his first Major League plate appearance; he singled off of Aaron Nola of the Philadelphia Phillies as a pinch hitter.[13]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b Healey, Tim (March 21, 2018). "Carjacking scare shaped Mets prospect Guillorme". Newsday. Retrieved 14 May 2018.
  2. ^ a b Rubin, Adam (April 13, 2016). "Farm Report: St. Lucie gets second helping from SAL MVP Luis Guillorme". ESPN.com. ESPN. Retrieved 14 May 2018.
  3. ^ Cabrera Chirinos, Christy (June 3, 2013). "All-County baseball Class 5A-4A-3A-2A". Sun-Sentinel. Retrieved 14 May 2018.
  4. ^ "SCF Baseball well represented in MLB Draft". State College of Florida, Manatee-Sarasota. 10 June 2013. Retrieved 14 May 2018.
  5. ^ Wagner, James (March 3, 2017). "Catch of the Year. No Ball Involved". Retrieved June 2, 2017 – via NYTimes.com.
  6. ^ "Sand Gnats' Guillorme is South Atlantic League Most Valuable Player". savannahnow.com. Retrieved June 2, 2017.
  7. ^ "Farm Report: Luis Guillorme 'a gifted defender at shortstop'". espn.com. Retrieved June 2, 2017.
  8. ^ "Heavy on shortstops, St. Lucie Mets open 2016 season Thursday at home". tcpalm.com. Retrieved June 2, 2017.
  9. ^ https://www.milb.com/milb/news/new-york-mets-luis-guillorme-grinds-out-five-hits/c-223918790/t-185364810
  10. ^ "Luis Guillorme Stats, Highlights, Bio - MiLB.com Stats - The Official Site of Minor League Baseball". MiLB.com. Retrieved February 20, 2018.
  11. ^ Mastracco, Abbey (November 20, 2017). "Mets add prospects to 40-man roster | Who did they protect from the Rule 5 Draft?". NJ.com. Retrieved 14 May 2018.
  12. ^ Carducci, Brendan (May 9, 2018). "Luis Guillorme called up, Tomas Nido sent down". Amazin' Avenue. SB Nation. Retrieved 14 May 2018.
  13. ^ Cranston, Mike (May 13, 2018). "Mets' Jacob deGrom Lasts 1 Inning In Loss To Phillies". Hartford Courant. Retrieved 14 May 2018.

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