Miami Marlins Prospect Watch: Left Fielder Albert Guaimaro
Albert Guaimaro led the Batavia Muckdogs in 2018 with 54 base hits.
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Albert Eduardo Guaimaro is a 6′, 180 lb. outfielder and catcher from Barlovento, Venezuela, population 1,886. If Guaimaro makes it to the major leagues, he will be the first Barlovento native to get that far.
Guaimaro’s first contract was signed with the Boston Red Sox on July 2nd, 2015. In 23 games with their rookie-level DSL Red Sox2, in the Dominican Summer League in 2016, he went 22-for-88 with 10 doubles and 13 RBI. On July 1st, in the middle of the DSL campaign, Guaimaro elected free agency, and the Miami Marlins signed him six days later.
After signing, Guaimaro didn’t go very far geographically. He was assigned to the DSL Marlins, and appeared in 19 games for them through the end of the season. A .194 average with three runs scored, only two extra base hits (both doubles), and nine RBI were credited to Guaimaro.
In 2017, Guaimaro was laterally promoted to the rookie-level, Florida-based GCL Marlins in the Gulf Coast League. He played in 41 games, and put up a .234/.291/.370 slash line in a team-leading 172 plate appearances. Guaimaro scored 24 runs and collected a team-high eight doubles, a team-high five triples, and a homer for 16 RBI while with the club. He also ranked second on the team with eight stolen bases in 12 attempts. Defensively, he appeared exclusively in the outfield, registering a .967 fielding percentage with three errors and three assists in 347 innings. Here’s Guaimaro hitting in 2017, courtesy of Baseball Census.
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Guaimaro was promoted to the short-season-A Batavia Muckdogs in the New York-Penn League for the 2018 campaign. He slashed a .257/.319/.338 line over 57 games, while struggling defensively. He turned in a .932 fielding percentage with five errors in 439 1/3 innings, mostly in right and left field.
Guaimaro had 11 multi-hit games for Batavia, including five three-hit affairs. On July 3rd, he batted fifth in the order and collected three singles and three RBI in a 5-4 victory against the West Virginia Black Bears.
Currently still rostered with the Muckdogs, Guaimaro will probably open the 2019 campaign with the single-A Clinton LumberKings in the Midwest League.
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