Biographical

Portrait of Cristian Guzman

Cristian Guzman SSTwins

Twins Player Cards | Twins Team Audit | Twins Depth Chart

Career Summary
Years PA AVG OBP SLG DRC+ WARP
13 5785 .271 .307 .383 72 9.0
Birth Date3-21-1978
Height6' 0"
Weight180 lbs
Age41 years, 3 months, 26 days
BatsB
ThrowsR
WARP Summary

MLB Statistics

YEAR TEAM AGE G PA H 2B 3B HR BB SO HBP SB CS AVG OBP SLG DRC+ DRAA BRR FRAA BWARP
1999 MIN 21 131 456 95 12 3 1 22 90 3 9 7 .226 .267 .276 29 -41.4 4.4 2.2 -1.5
2000 MIN 22 156 690 156 25 20 8 46 101 2 28 10 .247 .299 .388 65 -28.8 8.0 1.3 1.1
2001 MIN 23 118 527 149 28 14 10 21 78 5 25 8 .302 .337 .477 90 -4.3 1.5 7.1 2.7
2002 MIN 24 148 656 170 31 6 9 17 79 2 12 13 .273 .292 .385 67 -24.0 1.9 -7.3 -0.2
2003 MIN 25 143 585 143 15 14 3 30 79 5 18 9 .268 .311 .365 73 -17.5 1.2 -3.1 0.4
2004 MIN 26 145 624 158 31 4 8 30 64 1 10 5 .274 .309 .384 75 -18.5 5.6 -0.1 1.4
2005 WAS 27 142 492 100 19 6 4 25 76 1 7 4 .219 .260 .314 53 -27.8 1.4 -6.5 -1.2
2007 WAS 29 46 192 57 6 6 2 15 21 1 2 0 .328 .380 .466 100 0.7 1.1 -4.2 0.6
2008 WAS 30 138 612 183 35 5 9 23 57 5 6 5 .316 .345 .440 99 0.8 -0.4 8.3 3.5
2009 WAS 31 135 555 151 24 7 6 16 75 1 4 5 .284 .306 .390 79 -12.6 2.7 3.7 1.7
2010 TEX 32 15 50 7 1 0 0 3 10 0 0 0 .152 .204 .174 73 -1.5 -1.2 -0.3 -0.2
2010 WAS 32 89 346 90 11 4 2 17 53 5 4 2 .282 .327 .361 72 -10.7 0.8 6.6 0.7
Career14065785145923889622657833112568.271.307.38372-185.427.07.99.0

Statistics for All Levels

'opp' stats - Quality of opponents faced - have been moved and are available only as OPP_QUAL in the Statistics reports now.
Minor league stats are currently shownClick to hide.
YEAR Team Lg LG G PA oppAVG oppOBP oppSLG BABIP BPF BRAA repLVL POS_ADJ DRC+ DRC+ SD FRAA BRR DRAA BWARP
1997 GRB A SAL 0 522 .000 .000 .000 .339 0.0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1997 TAM A+ FSL 0 15 .000 .000 .000 .308 0.0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1998 NBR AA EAS 0 588 .000 .000 .000 .344 0.0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1999 MIN MLB AL 131 456 .276 .347 .438 .282 100 -36.8 12.7 6.6 29 8 2.2 4.4 -41.4 -1.5
2000 MIN MLB AL 156 690 .274 .345 .440 .281 88 -8.9 21.7 9.9 65 5 1.3 8.0 -28.8 1.1
2001 MIN MLB AL 118 527 .272 .337 .436 .343 101 5 15.7 7.2 90 8 7.1 1.5 -4.3 2.7
2002 MIN MLB AL 148 656 .266 .330 .427 .298 97 -14.1 18.9 8.6 67 7 -7.3 1.9 -24.0 -0.2
2003 MIN MLB AL 143 585 .266 .331 .424 .307 100 -8.5 15.9 7.9 73 8 -3.1 1.2 -17.5 0.4
2004 MIN MLB AL 145 624 .271 .334 .440 .295 101 -15 18.6 8.5 75 10 -0.1 5.6 -18.5 1.4
2005 WAS MLB NL 142 492 .262 .325 .415 .254 90 -26.5 14.2 6.5 53 10 -6.5 1.4 -27.8 -1.2
2007 WAS MLB NL 46 192 .275 .336 .426 .359 94 10.2 5.7 2.6 100 15 -4.2 1.1 0.7 0.6
2008 WAS MLB NL 138 612 .263 .331 .413 .337 95 16.1 17.7 8.1 99 9 8.3 -0.4 0.8 3.5
2009 WAS MLB NL 135 555 .262 .331 .417 .322 96 -5 16.0 6.9 79 7 3.7 2.7 -12.6 1.7
2010 TEX MLB AL 15 50 .260 .320 .419 .194 102 -6.2 1.4 0.1 73 10 -0.3 -1.2 -1.5 -0.2
2010 WAS MLB NL 89 346 .260 .325 .405 .331 93 -4.5 9.5 0.2 72 10 6.6 0.8 -10.7 0.7
2010 FRI AA TXS 4 16 .270 .320 .382 .333 94 1.3 0.5 0.1 158 0 -0.1 -0.3 0.9 0.1

Statistics For All Levels

Minor league stats are currently shownClick to hide.
Year Team lvl LG PA AB R H 2B 3B HR TB RBI BB SO SB CS AVG OBP SLG ISO SF SH
1997 TAM A+ FSL 15 14 4 4 0 0 0 4 1 1 1 0 1 .286 .333 .286 .000 0 0
1997 GRB A SAL 522 495 68 135 21 4 4 176 52 17 105 23 12 .273 .310 .356 .083 0 0
1998 NBR AA EAS 588 566 68 157 29 5 1 199 40 21 111 23 14 .277 .304 .352 .074 0 0
1999 MIN MLB AL 456 420 47 95 12 3 1 116 26 22 90 9 7 .226 .267 .276 .050 4 7
2000 MIN MLB AL 690 631 89 156 25 20 8 245 54 46 101 28 10 .247 .299 .388 .141 4 7
2001 MIN MLB AL 527 493 80 149 28 14 10 235 51 21 78 25 8 .302 .337 .477 .174 0 8
2002 MIN MLB AL 656 623 80 170 31 6 9 240 59 17 79 12 13 .273 .292 .385 .112 6 8
2003 MIN MLB AL 585 534 78 143 15 14 3 195 53 30 79 18 9 .268 .311 .365 .097 4 12
2004 MIN MLB AL 624 576 84 158 31 4 8 221 46 30 64 10 5 .274 .309 .384 .109 4 13
2005 WAS MLB NL 492 456 39 100 19 6 4 143 31 25 76 7 4 .219 .260 .314 .094 2 8
2007 WAS MLB NL 192 174 31 57 6 6 2 81 14 15 21 2 0 .328 .380 .466 .138 2 0
2008 WAS MLB NL 612 579 77 183 35 5 9 255 55 23 57 6 5 .316 .345 .440 .124 4 1
2009 WAS MLB NL 555 531 74 151 24 7 6 207 52 16 75 4 5 .284 .306 .390 .105 1 6
2010 WAS MLB NL 346 319 44 90 11 4 2 115 25 17 53 4 2 .282 .327 .361 .078 2 3
2010 FRI AA TXS 16 13 1 4 0 0 0 4 3 3 1 1 0 .308 .438 .308 .000 0 0
2010 TEX MLB AL 50 46 4 7 1 0 0 8 1 3 10 0 0 .152 .204 .174 .022 0 1

Plate Discipline

YEAR Pits Zone% Swing% Contact% Z-Swing% O-Swing% Z-Contact% O-Contact% SwStr% CSAA
2008 1879 0.4795 0.4513 0.8785 0.5960 0.3180 0.9479 0.7588 0.1215 0.0064
2009 1784 0.4972 0.4725 0.8470 0.5953 0.3512 0.9375 0.6952 0.1530 0.0001
2010 1346 0.4777 0.4391 0.8291 0.5739 0.3158 0.8970 0.7162 0.1709 0.0187
Career50090.48530.45560.85400.58980.32920.93050.72470.14600.0075

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
2012-03-24 2012-03-28 Camp 4 0 Right Thigh Strain Hamstring - -
2011-03-04 2011-03-04 FA 0 0 Right Shoulder Soreness - -
2010-08-14 2010-09-01 15-DL 18 17 Right Thigh Strain Quadriceps -
2010-06-27 2010-06-29 DTD 2 2 Neck Stiffness -
2010-06-11 2010-06-12 DTD 1 1 Right Hand Soreness -
2009-10-08 2009-10-08 Off 0 0 Right Shoulder Surgery Debridement 2009-10-08
2009-09-24 2009-09-24 DTD 0 0 Right Shoulder Soreness -
2009-08-28 2009-08-29 DTD 1 1 Bilateral Foot Bunion -
2009-07-17 2009-07-19 DTD 2 2 Right Foot Bunion -
2009-05-30 2009-06-02 DTD 3 2 Thumb Soreness Thumb -
2009-04-14 2009-04-29 15-DL 15 12 Left Thigh Strain Hamstring -
2009-03-10 2009-03-17 Camp 7 0 Left Laceration Little Toe -
2008-09-22 2008-09-26 DTD 4 2 General Medical Respiratory Flu -
2008-08-14 2008-08-21 DTD 7 6 Left Thumb Soreness Thumb -
2008-07-30 2008-08-02 DTD 3 3 Left Thumb Soreness Thumb -
2008-07-26 2008-07-29 DTD 3 2 Left Thumb Soreness Thumb -
2008-06-26 2008-06-27 DTD 1 0 Left Thumb Contusion Thumb -
2007-06-25 2007-09-21 60-DL 88 78 Left Thumb Surgery Ligament 2007-06-25
2007-04-03 2007-05-06 15-DL 33 29 Left Thigh Strain Hamstring -
2006-03-24 2006-10-03 60-DL 193 162 Right Shoulder Surgery SLAP Labrum Tear 2006-05-08
2006-03-10 2006-03-24 Camp 14 0 Right Shoulder Soreness -
2005-08-10 2005-08-12 DTD 2 2 Face Dermatological Issue Mouth -
2005-07-01 2005-07-14 DTD 13 10 Left Thigh Strain Hamstring -
2005-05-10 2005-05-13 DTD 3 2 Left Thigh Strain Hamstring -
2004-09-30 2004-10-01 DTD 1 1 Neck Spasms -
2004-07-20 2004-07-26 DTD 6 6 Low Back Spasms -
2004-07-15 2004-07-16 DTD 1 1 Nosebleed -
2004-02-24 2004-02-26 Camp 2 0 Right Shoulder Soreness -
2003-08-30 2003-09-02 DTD 3 3 Low Back Soreness -
2003-06-22 2003-06-24 DTD 2 1 Left Knee Soreness -
2003-06-17 2003-06-18 DTD 1 1 Foot Soreness -
2001-07-14 2001-08-17 15-DL 34 32 Right Shoulder Inflammation -
1999-05-27 1999-06-10 15-DL 14 12 Right Thigh Strain Hamstring - -

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2012 CLE $
2010 WAS, TEX $8,000,000
2009 WAS $8,000,000
2008 WAS $4,200,000
2007 WAS $4,200,000
2006 WAS $4,200,000
2005 WAS $4,200,000
2004 MIN $3,700,000
2003 MIN $2,525,000
2002 MIN $1,425,000
2001 MIN $325,000
2000 MIN $230,000
YearsDescriptionSalary
12 yrPrevious$41,005,000
12 yrTotal$41,005,000

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
11 yStan King1 year (2012)

Details
  • 1 year (2012). Signed by Cleveland as a free agent 2/21/12 (minor-league contract).
  • 2 years/$16M (2009-10). Signed extension with Washington 7/22/08. 09:$8M, 10:$8M. Acquired by Texas in trade with Washington 7/30/10 (Nationals paid Rangers about $2M as part of deal).
  • 4 years/$16.8M (2005-08). Signed by Washington as a free agent 11/04. 05-08: $4.2M annually.
  • 4 years/$9M (2001-04), plus 2005 club option. Signed extension with Minnesota 2001. 01:$0.325M, 02:$1.425M, 03:$2.525M, 04:$3.7M, 05:$5.4M club option ($0.75M buyout).

2019 Preseason Forecast

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

PCT PA R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB CS AVG OBP SLG DRC+ VORP FRAA WARP
Weighted Mean???????00??.000.000.00000.0?0.0

BP Annual Player Comments

The rest of this card is restricted to Baseball Prospectus Subscribers.

Not a subscriber? Click here for a free card so you can see what's missing.

Click here for more information on Baseball Prospectus subscriptions or to subscribe and get instant access to the best baseball content on the web.

BP Articles

Click here to see articles tagged with Cristian Guzman

BP Chats

DateQuestionAnswer
2010-08-02 13:30:00 (link to chat)Since I believe the Nats will sign Adam Dunn, I am more interested in the other 2 trades Mike Rizzo made: 1. You didn't seem terribly impressed with the Wilson Ramos trade, although you didn't pan it. Has Ramos taken a big hit to his reputation this year? 2. Folks seem a lot more impressed with Cristian Guzman than we in DC were, although he is a good enough guy. I know the Nats didn't get much for him, but I was surprised they got even 2 AA pitchers. Why the sudden love folks have for Guzman?
(HalfStreet from Fairfax VA)
I think Ramos took a hit because he's basically a batting average-dependent producer, but at his age, there's still some room for growth, and I guess I'm more depressed over what this meant for Flores' situation. It was a pretty decent flip, in that Ramos isn't going to be the next Wil Nieves, he could start and not be the worst regular catcher in baseball.

As for Guzman, LASIK may have helped his ability to hit singles more frequently, but it didn't seem to do him any favors in the field. He's an adequate middle infielder with no power, patience, or speed, so getting worked up over him is sort of silly. He's a decent veteran placeholder, but getting him is more of an insurance move for the Rangers than cause for jubilation. (Christina Kahrl)
2010-06-28 14:00:00 (link to chat)The way I see it, there's about 10 or more contenders that could use middle infield help. Cristian Guzman, for all his flaws, hits better than most current solutions in Boston, TB, Minn, Detroit, NYMets, Cinci and all but about 3 hitters on San Diego, to name a few teams. Do you think the Nats will finally be able to move him?
(Charlie from Bethesda, MD)
The problem is that Guzman's making $8 million this year, so Washington's going to have to pick up a good chunk of the remaining bread in order to get anything of substance back for him, and even then, the fact that he's probably not going to be a Type A free agent and generate much in the way of compensation lowers the level of attraction for the team acquiring him as well. I do think there are potential fits out there - the Mets and Tigers, especially, and maybe the Bosox too now that Pedroia's down. (Jay Jaffe)
2010-01-13 13:00:00 (link to chat)It seems that Mike Rizzo has increased the credibility of the Nationals within baseball, but there are more moves to be made to increase the number of wins they will have. Should the Nats have Orlando Hudson, Adam Kennedy or Cristian Guzman at 2nd base? Which veteran pitcher should they sign? Would accomplishing both moves mean much for their record in 2010?
(HalfStreet from Fairfax VA)
There is no doubt that Mike Rizzo is extremely well respected in the game and I have no doubts he has the Nats on the right course. Normally, I'd say go with the kids in their case but they need to establish some crediblity in their market now. THus, I'd suggest they sign Hudson and Doug Davis. (John Perrotto)
2009-09-21 14:00:00 (link to chat)I don't know if a hard slide knocked his LASIK repaired cornea out of whack, but Cristian Guzman has hit .259/.289/.365 since mid-May. Should the Nats move him to 2B or just move on? It seems with Desmond at SS, they could sign or find something better at 2B than Guzman. What are your thoughts?
(Charlie from Bethesda)
I don't think the Nats are in a position where they can afford to sign a frontline free agent middle infielder (say, Orlando Hudson) AND keep Guzman around, so i suspect they'll take the path of least resistance and keep him. Guzman's performed surprisingly well (.306/.336/.425) over the first three years of a deal that was nearly universally ridiculed at the time, and the $8 million he's got coming to him looks sort of reasonable for next year.

As to how he fits into the middle infield with Desmond, I don't know enough about the latter's fielding prowess to tell you which of them should be at short; Guzman's a slightly below-average fielder there according to UZR. (Jay Jaffe)
2009-02-10 14:00:00 (link to chat)Christian Guzman... is he really going to be as good as his projections say? Are his comps all late bloomers?
(krissbeth from watertown)
I just have a very real problem with taking Cristian Guzman all that seriously, but happily, Jim Bowden keeps him locked down with the Nats, essentially making the question academic (or one for the realm of fantasy). Snark aside, he's come back better than I expected as a hitter, but his comps (Schoendienst, Julio Franco, Michael Young, and Grudz) are cause for continuing optimism. (Christina Kahrl)
2009-02-03 13:00:00 (link to chat)Same gun to your head, NL side?
(strupp from Madison)
Mets, Cubs, Diamondbacks, Braves. I'm much less confident over here. The only teams I could not possibly see making the postseason are the Padres, Pirates and the Nationals, and even the Nats could be frisky if all the young hitters click and Cristian Guzman...well, I'm not going there. (Joe Sheehan)
2008-03-25 14:00:00 (link to chat)Big logjam in the middle infield for the Nats and it appears Trader Jim's having trouble finding a taker for Lopez. What do you think will happen?
(macman from DC)
I'm not sure "big logjam" is the term I'd use, but "corpse-choked gully" would be too cruel. We're talking Ronnie Belliard and Cristian Guzman, and I wouldn't want to bank on either. The real problem is that Lopez really isn't much of a shortstop, so any proposition of using him again as the swing middle infielder to cover for whichever starter breaks first runs up against that. Teams looking for a shortstop (like the Orioles) shouldn't put too much value on Lopez, and haven't.

I guess I don't see the depth, in case they deal Lopez. Pete Orr? Willie Harris? We're talking second base types who can't really play short either. Aaron Boone can't really play third. It makes for a potentially oddly disjointed bench. (Christina Kahrl)
2008-02-28 14:00:00 (link to chat)Love your work on TA and the chats. My Nats question for this year: whither Felipe Lopez?
(Rinalro from DC)
Starting shortstop. I really don't think Cristian Guzman's back, or that he'll stay healthy. (Christina Kahrl)


BP Roundtables

No BP Roundtables have mentioned this guy.

 

PITCHf/x Hitter Profile

A Collaboration between BrooksBaseball.net and Baseball Prospectus - Pitch classifications provided by Pitch Info LLC