New Kid in Town

A promotion worth noting: Switch-hitting infielder Jesus Guzman was bumped up from Double-A to Triple-A Sacramento and has started the past two games at third for the River Cats.  Guzman, 24, signed in November as a free agent from the Mariners’ organization.  He busted out for 25 homers and 112 RBI in Single-A ball in 2007 after not posting double-digit HR totals in any of his first six professional seasons. He began this season on a tear in Double-A and was hitting .359 with 13 homers and 69 RBI when he was promoted. The A’s are trying to find a third base prospect to groom for the future, so surely the front office is watching Guzman closely. 

Joe Stiglich

  • Steve Toomajian

    It will be interesting to see if the A’s are serious about giving Guzman a shot in The Show. Guzman and Gregorio Petit both are from Venezuela, a haven for talented infielders. Guzman is so intriguing because his power numbers are shocking for a man of average physical stature. Could he turn into Billy Beane’s next miracle, a steal from Seattle’s minor league system?

  • AsFan

    Another super utility infielder like Scutaro? Or everyday starter?
    Sounds like a win-win to me!
    His splits are great too! Looks like an everyday player already!