Sunday, July 24, 2011

Round 17: Esteban Guzman, RHP, San Jose State

San Jose State Bio

One sentence analysis: The big righty struck out almost 1 batter per inning at San Jose State.

More analysis and notes: roundup: "The 6-foot-4 Guzman struck out 74 batters over 75 2/3 innings with a 3.33 ERA."
Guzman sounds ecstatic to be drafted and says he'll likely sign, according to Paul Farmer of the Fairfield Daily Republic (6/7/2011). Farmer quotes Guzman as saying, "There’s a great chance I’ll probably sign and start my career this summer," as well as "Obviously it’s a dream come true. I get to start my pro career, but it’s just a start." In the same article, his coach Jason Chatham described him as a pitcher: "The kid lives in the low 90s. He’s got a great breaking ball. He’s got excellent poise on the mound."
SJSU's website had a nice getting-to-know-you interview with him last year.

Surprisingly, Guzman has not signed with the Nats yet.

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