Diamondbacks Prospects

Diamondbacks Prospects Review: Second Baseman

Peter Smith
Diamondbacks Prospect and Auburn shortstop Ryan Bliss takes a throw too late as Alabama base runner Jim Jarvis (10) steals
Diamondbacks Prospect and Auburn shortstop Ryan Bliss takes a throw too late as Alabama base runner Jim Jarvis (10) steals / Gary Cosby Jr. via Imagn Content
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Arizona Diamondbacks Prospects Jeison Guzman
Arizona Diamondbacks prospect Jeison Guzman / Chris Coduto/GettyImages

Jeison Guzmán

Scouting Report: Hit: 50, Game Power: 40, Raw Power: 45, Speed: 55, Fielding: 60, FV: 40+
ETA: 2022
Fangraphs Ranking: Diamondbacks 18th best prospect.
MLB Pipeline Ranking: Diamondbacks 27th best prospect.

Originally part of the Royals organization, Jeison Guzmán was able to elect free agency at the end of last season, when he got picked up by the Diamondbacks. Going into 2021, he was ranked ninth by Fangraphs in the Royals organization. The highest level he's played at was AA this past season, where he slashed .216 / .263 / .328 for a suboptimal wRC+ of 57. However, in High-A last season, he held a slash line of .289 / .352 / .465. Much better. At the tail end of last year he was assigned to AAA Reno, so look forward to seeing him at his highest level yet right out of the gate.

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