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Birth Date10-20-1994
Height6' 5"
Weight225 lbs
Age24 years, 5 months, 0 days
WARP Summary

MLB Statistics

2018 TEX 23 123 428 91 18 2 16 33 121 7 1 0 .235 .306 .416 92 -2.8 1.9 1.9 0.6

Statistics for All Levels

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2012 RNG Rk AZL 52 235 .271 .351 .399 .390 99 7.1 7.3 -4.6 103 0 0.2 1.6 -7.8 -0.3
2013 HIC A SAL 49 191 .246 .313 .365 .297 98 0.8 5.4 -3.4 109 0 -1.5 -0.8 -2.5 -0.3
2014 HIC A SAL 118 492 .263 .330 .385 .270 104 -18 14.0 -8.9 64 0 -9.8 -1.5 -26.5 -3.4
2015 HIC A SAL 24 104 .257 .322 .374 .338 98 2.9 2.9 -1.8 118 0 -0.6 -0.2 0.1 0.0
2015 HDS A+ CAL 107 452 .266 .330 .411 .343 120 -1.1 12.2 -7.8 87 0 0.0 -1.2 -16.5 -1.4
2015 SUR Wnt AFL 7 29 .000 .000 .000 .318 0.0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2016 FRI AA TEX 102 416 .251 .312 .380 .331 103 15.1 11.2 -7.2 128 0 4.0 -2.5 3.9 1.0
2016 ROU AAA PCL 25 95 .265 .330 .425 .281 95 -4.8 2.6 -1.7 67 0 -1.6 -1.6 -4.4 -0.7
2016 TOR Wnt DWL 13 25 .000 .000 .000 .222 0.0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2017 ROU AAA PCL 125 527 .266 .332 .418 .342 95 15.2 15.6 -10 117 0 -1.6 -0.3 5.5 0.9
2018 TEX MLB AL 123 428 .245 .311 .406 .299 107 -3.3 12.0 -7.6 92 8 1.9 1.9 -2.8 0.6
2018 ROU AAA PCL 5 21 .254 .317 .379 .538 93 3 0.6 -0.4 149 0 0.0 0.6 1.0 0.2
2018 GIG Wnt DWL 3 14 .000 .000 .000 .333 0.0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0

Statistics For All Levels

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2012 RNG Rk AZL 235 212 29 68 15 3 1 92 33 19 42 7 1 .321 .374 .434 .113 3 0
2013 HIC A SAL 191 173 17 47 8 0 4 67 26 11 27 0 0 .272 .325 .387 .116 3 0
2014 HIC A SAL 492 445 46 97 32 0 6 147 63 37 107 6 3 .218 .283 .330 .112 5
2015 SUR Wnt AFL 29 27 2 7 1 0 0 8 0 2 5 1 0 .259 .310 .296 .037 0 0
2015 HDS A+ CAL 452 422 54 117 25 7 9 183 73 27 101 3 0 .277 .319 .434 .156 3 0
2015 HIC A SAL 104 97 10 30 3 0 3 42 14 6 15 2 0 .309 .346 .433 .124 1 0
2016 FRI AA TEX 416 375 51 108 16 5 15 179 56 33 82 2 1 .288 .348 .477 .189 3 1
2016 TOR Wnt DWL 25 24 2 4 1 1 0 7 1 1 6 0 0 .167 .200 .292 .125 0 0
2016 ROU AAA PCL 95 88 9 19 5 1 1 29 11 6 23 0 1 .216 .266 .330 .114 0 0
2017 ROU AAA PCL 527 470 78 140 22 3 12 204 62 47 85 4 1 .298 .372 .434 .136 1 0
2018 GIG Wnt DWL 14 12 3 2 0 0 0 2 1 2 6 0 0 .167 .286 .167 .000 0 0
2018 TEX MLB AL 428 387 46 91 18 2 16 161 58 33 121 1 0 .235 .306 .416 .181 1 0
2018 ROU AAA PCL 21 17 5 7 2 0 0 9 1 4 4 0 0 .412 .524 .529 .118 0 0

Plate Discipline

YEAR Pits Zone% Swing% Contact% Z-Swing% O-Swing% Z-Contact% O-Contact% SwStr% CSAA
2018 1717 0.4630 0.5055 0.7005 0.6742 0.3601 0.8414 0.4729 0.2995 0.0000

Injury History  —  No longer being updated

Last Update: 12/31/2014 23:59 ET

Date On Date Off Transaction Days Games Side Body Part Injury Severity Surgery Date Reaggravation
2013-03-15 2013-03-15 Minors 0 0 Left Knee Surgery Meniscus - -


Year Team Salary
2018 TEX $
2017 TEX $


Service TimeAgentContract Status
0 y 171 dOctagon1 year (2018)

  • 1 year (2018). Re-signed by Texas 2/18.
  • 1 year/$0.535M (2017). Contract selected by Texas 11/18/16. Re-signed by Texas 2/17.
  • Signed by Texas 7/2/11 as an amateur free agent from the Dominican Republic. $3.45M signing bonus.

2019 Preseason Forecast

Last Update: 1/27/2017 12:35 ET

90o 524 64 129 24 3 18 67 43 112 1 0 .275 .344 .454 107 10.1 1B 0 0.7
80o 507 60 120 22 3 17 62 40 111 1 0 .263 .331 .436 100 6.9 1B 0 0.5
70o 494 57 114 21 3 16 59 38 110 1 0 .256 .323 .424 95 4.8 1B 0 0.3
60o 484 54 109 20 3 15 56 36 109 1 0 .249 .315 .411 91 3.0 1B 0 0.2
50o 474 52 104 19 3 15 54 34 108 1 0 .242 .307 .405 87 1.5 1B 0 0.1
40o 464 49 99 18 3 14 52 33 107 1 0 .235 .298 .391 83 -0.1 1B 0 0.0
30o 454 47 94 18 2 13 49 31 105 1 0 .228 .290 .375 79 -1.6 1B 0 -0.1
20o 441 44 88 17 2 12 47 29 104 1 0 .218 .280 .360 74 -3.3 1B 0 -0.2
10o 424 41 80 15 2 11 43 27 102 1 0 .206 .265 .339 67 -5.6 1B 0 -0.4
Weighted Mean4765210620315543510810.246.312.411881.81B 00.1

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2019-03-15 16:00:00 (link to chat)Who do you have in a 24 team 20 keeper dynasty league Jake Junis or Ronald Guzman? in a 10x10 category including fielding percent. Have too pick one.Cheers Mark
(boatman44 from Liverpool)
I think I'm the low guy, so I'd take Guzman by default, but I do like Guzman a little this year as a guy who should significantly improve last season's numbers. Good luck down the stretch with the title chase! (Mark Barry)
2018-04-13 12:00:00 (link to chat)At what point do we start talking about Peter Alonso as being the Mets best 1B prospect and potential top 100 guy?
(Sam from Ny)
Jarrett has been beating this drum since last year. I was slower to come around as my Penn League looks were awful, and I thought he needed major swing changes. Well, he got them, and he's unlocked the 70 raw power in there. The R/R first base profile is a rough one (and his defense there isn't great) but we ranked Ronald Guzman, so if he mashes Double-A this year, it would be difficult to leave him off even if I don't see a ton of upside in the profile. (Jeffrey Paternostro)
2018-02-05 12:00:00 (link to chat)Thanks for the chat. You guys seem pretty high on Ronald Guzman. He seems like a high floor, low ceiling guy, which seems to buck your trend on 'toolsy guys'. What am I missing on Guzman?
(Paul Meison from Miami)
I don't think much. We think he'll hit enough to be a solid regular. Not much more to it than that. 80-150 or so can be more heavily pref based. (Top 101 with Jeffrey Paternostro)
2018-01-23 23:00:00 (link to chat)Who are your favorite breakout prospect candidates this year?
(Chris from Dallas)
He already sort of started to, but in terms of ceiling dudes Heliot Ramos is going to fly up ranks this year. Brent Rooker from last summer's draft, too.

Far as some lower ceiling dudes I like on this planet, he's basically fully cooked and should compete for a gig as soon as spring training, and I think Brian Anderson's going to gain some fans this year - unheralded rise through the ranks, but kid can hit and as some pop. Sort of like folks started getting wise to Matt Chapman during the years last year, think Anderson's got a shot to be that guy in 2018. Jeimer Candelario will be in the thick of that race, too. Ronald Guzman's a guy I didn't get a very good eval on back in the day, but I've come around on him as a nice little undervalued asset that can make his managers some money as soon as this year. (Wilson Karaman)
2017-05-22 23:00:00 (link to chat)Yo Wilson, I've been holding onto Derek Fisher, AJ Reed & Ronald Guzman in my 16 team dynasty. Could I finally be rewarded soon for my patience in them or are there performances at AAA fools gold?
(David from Atlantis)
I've always liked Fisher more as a fantasy guy than a real-world guy, and my love affairs with Reed's bat is well documented on his player page. Guzman I was *not* a fan of when I saw a bunch of him in the Cal, but he looked to have made legit improvements by the time I caught him again in SD for Future's. I'd probably have 'em Reed, Fisher, Guzman, but all three are appropriately tiered together here, yeah. (Wilson Karaman)
2017-02-21 13:00:00 (link to chat)What are your thoughts on Ronald Guzman? I need to add him to my 40 man but I have 3 other 1B in Pujols, AJ Reed, & Dan Vogelbach. Should I add him as I know depends on the player I would be dropping. Thanks
(Igor from At a Bar)
First, I'm not Craig Goldstein. He's our foremost expert on all things Guzman. I'd definitely keep Reed & Vogelbach for now. I gotta tell you, I'm terrified of Pujols. There's a chance he's just done at any point because of the foot. (George Bissell)
2017-02-16 20:00:00 (link to chat)Hey Kate thanks for the chat. It seems Ronald Guzman has been a good example of a prospect journey not being linear. Do you think he will spend the entire 2017 season in AAA taking over 1B in 2018? Is it outrageous to think his potential is a role 6 player with a max output of 25-30 home runs? Thanks for your input
(Jerry from Earth)
I think that's a likely landing space for him, even while we don't have much of a roadmap for where players will be assigned. His emergence through 2016 is exactly why we as evaluators shouldn't be overly quick to label any player "a bust," because while there's a general way that development goes, not every prospect is the same. There's ups and downs within the timeline of a career, and no two players will have the same struggles - and we have to be aware of that, and incorporate it into our thought processes when evaluating anyone. (Kate Morrison)
2016-12-08 23:00:00 (link to chat)Rank these prospects for 5x5 keep forever dynasty?: Ian Happ, Ronald Guzman, Willie Calhoun, Ramiel Tapia, and Yusniel Diaz
(terps993 from Maryland)
Tapia, Happ, Calhoun, Diaz, Guzman. Note that I think I might like Diaz better'n Willie at their peaks, but Diaz's path is longer enough than it costs him the rankings edge. (Wilson Karaman)
2016-08-15 22:00:00 (link to chat)Has Ronald Guzman turned the corner? Is he a T100 prospect? Is 60 hit/60 power that far fetched?
(Monkeyepoxy from Texas)
I'll admit that I've been surprised by his production. I didn't see it last year (report linked below). He was tinkering to the max with his swing, the physicality/body control/fluidity wasn't there yet, and he really struggled to unlock his pull power and cover the inner third. He looked a *lot* more mature, both physically and with his swing mechanics/approach, when I saw him at the Future's Game last month. The raw strength is there for plus power, and he's added notable loft to start tapping into it. He finally settled on a flow and launch that lets him engage his hips and get open more consistently. It's been real development that backs up the numbers. (Wilson Karaman)
2016-07-05 19:00:00 (link to chat)Hi Kate. Seems Ronald Guzman is starting to come along after everyone patiently waiting since he signed. Is his performance this season for real or should we still be reluctant? Am I crazy to put a ceiling of role 6 for him?
(Jerry from Earth)
You're not crazy, as that's literally the grade I put on him in the stands in Frisco the other night. I think this is real improvement - some guys just are late bloomers. He's got a really good feel for the zone, and the power is developing. All in good time, with him. (Kate Morrison)
2016-06-09 13:00:00 (link to chat)Thanks Chris. It seems like Ronald Guzman has taken a leap forward this year. How high do you put his ceiling?
(Keith from Farmington, CT)
I think he can be a starting first baseman. I'm not sure if we're looking at, like, an all-star or anything, but a starting first baseman. Didn't look like that not too long ago, so, that's good. (Christopher Crawford)
2016-06-09 13:00:00 (link to chat)Chris, with the article on state of the First Base position this morning, can you talk about the position as it currently sits in the minor leagues? It seems like there are some promising bats coming up, but do any fit the traditional first base profile? I'm thinking guys like Dom Smith, Josh Naylor, Dan Vogelbach, Rowdy Tellez, Ronald Guzman, Casey Gillaspie, Josh Ockimey, etc... Thanks!!
(Matthew from KY)
It's definitely in a better place than before. I'm not sold on guys like Vogelbach and Tellez, but I love Smith, I really like Gillaspie and Ockimey is really intriguing. Not a position I love being "loaded" because, well, first base, but it's nice to see some prospects there. (Christopher Crawford)
2016-06-16 21:00:00 (link to chat)I might be going somewhat obscure with this question & apologize in advance but if you could have 1 of these 1B's, OF's, & SP's in a dynasty league who would you want & why: Josh Ockimey or Ronald Guzman, Brayan Hernandez or Brayan Emery, Christopher Acosta or Roniel Raudes?
(Max from In an Uber)
Guzman over Ockimey. Emery over Hernandez. Raudes over Acosta. (Bret Sayre)
2016-05-16 23:00:00 (link to chat)Can we get your thoughts on some diverse group of prospects: Yohander Mendez, Ronald Guzman, Jacob Faria, Tyler O'Neill, & Max Fried? Can we see any of them this year in the show & should we be buying or concerned in there early season performance?
(Bob from Northern Hemisphere)
I've had High Desert come to town twice already and managed to miss both Mendez and Luis Ortiz both times. Very good reports on Mendez though, his performance has been legit. Guzman's doing things this year that I did not think he was going to get to a place to do. My report on him from last year is below. He spent most of his season lost last year, was tinkering with his setup every time I saw him & never showed any signs - in BP, in games - of an ability to turn on the ball with authority. O'Neill looks like Mr. Universe and has some requisite stiffness in his swing, but effort so far's confirming that it wasn't all Bakersfield's toy store dimensions last year. I don't have any updates on Fried from this spring, sorry. David Lee was lukewarm on Faria in a recent writeup.

Faria: (Wilson Karaman)
2016-05-12 13:00:00 (link to chat)Can we get your thoughts on some diverse group of prospects: Joe Musgrove, Ronald Guzman, Jacob Faria, Tyler O'Neill, & Max Fried? Can we see any of them this year in the show & should we be buying or concerned in there early season performance?
(Bob from Northern Hemisphere)
Well, that certainly is a diverse group of prospects. The only one I would say is going to make an impact in 2016 is Musgrove, he was just promoted to Triple-A after dominating in Corpus Christi. Really impressed with O'Neill's start, the approach has improved a lot over this first month. Fried is struggling to throw strikes (common theme!) but like Fedde, some rust to shake off there, he needs to just stay healthy. But yeah, the guy who is gonna make an impact in 2016 is Musgrove. I was too low on him this preseason. (Christopher Crawford)
2016-05-18 19:00:00 (link to chat)Can we get your thoughts on some diverse group of prospects: Rowdy Tellez, Ronald Guzman, Jake Gatewood, Tyler O'Neill, & Ti'Quan Forbes? Should we be buying or concerned from there early season performance?
(Bob from Northern Hemisphere)
I'm a huge Tellez guy. He's 21 and I think the power is coming. I also like the approach at the plate, he's walked nearly as many times as he's struck out this season. Obviously he's a big dude, so that's going to be something to monitor but the swing and approach are there for me. (George Bissell)
2016-04-25 23:00:00 (link to chat)Who do you see moving up to occupy the top tier of Rangers position prospects once the big-3 of Brinson, Mazara, and Gallo graduate to the bigs? Guys like Cordell, Ronald Guzman, Andy Ibanez, etc. have looked good to start the season.
(Kristen from Canada)
I think Tate's start to the year has to be seen as very encouraging. Leody Taveras is only 17, but initial reports have been intriguing. I missed Jairo Beras last week, he was out with an injury, but look forward to seeing what him in the next few weeks, and it's supposed to be an interesting bat. I liked some of the things Travis Demeritte can do, though the hit tool's a big question mark. I'll have notes up on him this week. Michael De Leon's glove is outstanding, and Josh Morgan shows interesting versatility and skills.

Basically you're going to see the system morph from a troika of 60+ OFP guys at the top to one that's more balanced around arms and positional depth. (Wilson Karaman)
2016-04-25 23:00:00 (link to chat)Any chance you can hit us with some knowledge on some Low Minor prospects from the Rangers system in Ronald Guzman, Travis Demeritte, & Jairo Beras? What about from the Brewers in Monte Harrison & Isan Diaz?
(David from Atlantis)
Sure! I filed a report on Guzman last summer, you can find that here:

Wasn't a fan. Would it shock me if he turned into a good hitter with moderate power? No. He was really searching for it when I saw him though. Some pleasant elements to his swing, but I didn't love his physicality and he showed no ability to hold himself together when he tried to turn on balls.

Demeritte I just saw and submitted some notes on, those'll be up this week in one of our "Notes From the Field" pieces. Beras was injured during my first look at High Desert, so have to wait on him.

I haven't seen either Diaz or Harrison in person. Was bummed the former got shipped out last winter like 146 other would've-been-great-to-watch-at-Visalia prospects. James Fisher wrote about him last week, you can find that here: (Wilson Karaman)
2014-07-07 11:00:00 (link to chat)Recognizing they weren't candidates for this list, how are Nomar Mazara and Ronald Guzman progressing?
(Rob from Alaska)
Mazara is climbing quickly; likely to be a top 101 this off-season. Very good hitter that is likely to explode in the next few seasons. (Jason Parks on the Top 50)
2014-05-13 11:00:00 (link to chat)Who has the higher ceiling: Vogelbach or Ronald Guzman?
(Frank from Texas)
Guzzie (Jason Parks)
2014-03-21 14:00:00 (link to chat)Looking for young power. Should I stash Ronald Guzman now?
(Silverback38 from VA)
How deep is your league? I'd wait and take someone out of the upcoming draft. (Ronit Shah)
2013-12-17 13:00:00 (link to chat)Do you think Ronald Guzman jumps into the top 100 prospect discussion next year?
(RyanW from Fort Worth)
It;s a tough profile, so the power will have to show up before he jumps into that discussion. I obviously like the bat, but tough value spot. (Jason Parks)
2013-11-14 13:00:00 (link to chat)I'll go ahead and apologize for the blatant fantasy question, but in a medium-deep keeper league looking for lottery tickets, which one of Gabriel Guerrero, Manuel Margot, Franklin Barreto, Amed Rosario, and Ronald Guzman would you want?
(Rob from Alaska)
You can't really go wrong with any of them if you're looking for lottery tickets. I've been particularly impressed with the reports on Rosario, but my eyes tell me Margot might be the guy I'd put my money on. (Mark Anderson)
2013-07-25 13:00:00 (link to chat)Hey Jason, who do you like more as a prospect? Nick Williams or Ronald Guzman? Thanks!
(Joe from Dallas)
Guzman has a tough profile, as he is already limited to 1B. But I really love his approach to hitting and the ease in which he does it. I've already spoken about my love for Williams as well, especially the bat-to-ball skills. But his overall game is very rudimentary, and he could flame out before bringing it all together. THe more I watch Guzman, the more Freddie Freeman I see in the swing. (Jason Parks)
2013-06-25 13:00:00 (link to chat)Do you believe Ronald Guzman will develop enough power to be 1st division at 1B?
(mikeyurk from CT)
I do. I'm a big believer in Guzman's offensive upside. (Jason Parks on the Midseason Top 50 Prospects)
2013-06-13 13:00:00 (link to chat)Do Ronald Guzman and Nomar Mazara appear to be living up to their international hype? Are they Top 100 types by the end of the season?
(jaymoff from Salem)
Probably not top 100 types this year, but they have the potential to be down the line. Living up to the hype so far, for me. (Jason Cole)
2013-05-16 13:00:00 (link to chat)Ronald Guzman had some work on his meniscus, but any report if he's close to returning?
(Sexy Rexy from New York)
He's playing in extended spring training, and should get the promotion to Hickory once its all good to go. Very natural hitter despite having the body of a young power forward. (Jason Parks)
2013-02-25 11:00:00 (link to chat)Still a long way away from top 100 contention, but have you seen Ronald Guzman in person this spring? Are the reports true about him bulking up quite a bit?
(Ryan from Dallas)
He didn't bulk up. He's lanky 18-year-old kid that added some meat to the frame. Its not crazy meat either. He is starting to fill out. It's something I expected to see at some point. He works his ass off. (Jason Parks on the Top 101 Prospects)
2013-02-05 13:00:00 (link to chat)Jairo Beras higher ceiling than Ronald Guzman?
(rangerfans2 from Fort Worth)
He has crazy power, and if you value the promise of power Beras's ceiling is higher than Guzman. I'd still tak Guzman. Yes, he's a 1B prospect and the power can't stand next to the raw coming out of Beras. But I'll take the better hitter every time. (Jason Parks)
2012-09-20 13:00:00 (link to chat)Do you think Ronald Guzman will be in the discussion for Top 50 by this time next year?
(Greg36 from Fort Worth)
It might take more time than that, but he has the potential to be in that discussion during his developmental process. (Jason Parks)

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