A former Top 30 overall prospect within the Miami Marlins organization, right-hander Jorge Guzman has signed with the San Francisco Giants where the 26-year-old has been assigned to Triple-A Sacramento.
Former Miami Marlins prospect Jorge Guzman signs with the San Francisco Giants
A former signing by the Houston Astros back in June of 2014 out of the Dominican Republic, Guzman was originally acquired by the Marlins back on December 11, 2017 from the New York Yankees as part of Miami’s return in the Giancarlo Stanton trade. Coming off a phenomenal 2017 season that included a 2.30 ERA across 15 starts in Low-A of the Yankees organization, Guzman would join the Marlins organization as one of the club’s most-exciting young arms.
After posting a 4.03 ERA across 21 starts in High-A during the 2018 season, Guzman would finish the year rated as the club’s No. 4 prospect in 2018 according to MLB Pipeline. Going on to post a 3.50 ERA across 138.2 IP in 2019 (the largest single season sample-size of his professional career), Guzman would finish the year as the club’s No. 10 prospect.
Despite no minor league season, as well as never having pitched above Double-A, the right-hander would make his MLB debut during the shortened 2020 season, pitching one inning of relief.
Rated as Miami’s No. 26 prospect entering the 2021 season, Guzman would make two more appearances in the major leagues this past season, but would struggle allowing six earned runs across 1.2 IP. A season shortened by injuries as well, Guzman would only make nine relief appearances with Triple-A Jacksonville in 2021, a stretch that included a 3.52 ERA, four saves, and a 9:20 BB:K across 15.1 IP.
Guzman was sent outright to Triple-A Jacksonville back on October 27, 2021, and would elect free agency on November 7, 2021. As mentioned at the start, Guzman was assigned to Triple-A Sacramento where the 26-year-old will likely begin the 2022 season.