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Prospect Profile: Alex Guerrero – Catcher

Catcher Alex Guerrero was selected by the Yankees in the 18th round of the 2018 First-Year-Player Draft out of Eagles High School in Idaho.  The young backstop quickly signed his first professional contract and reported to Tampa to begin his career in the minors.

2018

The 2018 season was Guerrero’s professional debut season.  He spent in Tampa, Florida as a member of the Gulf Coast League Yankees East team.  The GCL Yankees had a multitude of catchers, which means he did not see much playing time, appearing in just 23 games.  In 61 at-bats he slashed just .164/.239/.164 with just two RBIs.  His season was cut short due to suffering a broken finger in August.  But after resting and rehabbing he saw some action towards the end of the 2018 Instructional League.

Scouting Report

When drafted Guerrero was said to be a solid defender behind the plate but his strong bat was his calling card.  He possesses good raw power and has a good head on his shoulders.

2019 Outlook

Even though he saw limited action in 2018 and suffered an injury he will likely open the 2019 season in Extended Spring Training before reporting to Pulaski to play for the Pulaski Yankees of the Appalachian League.