Adrian Gutierrez

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Adrian Gutierrez

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Biographical Information[edit]

Catcher Adrian Gutierrez played professionally from 2012 to 2019. Although born in Mexico, he went to high school and junior college in the United States and was signed by the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim before the 2012 season. He played for three different teams that year, the AZL Angels, the Orem Owlz of the Pioneer League, and the Arkansas Travelers of the AA Texas League for 5 games in what was likely a fill-in for another injured catcher. He aggregate batting line was .222/.242/.333.

He was released after his only season in the Angels system, and did not show up again in organized baseball until 2016, when he played 22 games with the Olmecas de Tabasco in the Mexican League, batting .379. On May 18th, he played a key role in a historic game, a 6-5 win over the Rojos del Aguila de Veracruz that had started the previous inning and was still ongoing in the 23rd inning, with the two teams tied at 5-5 since the 7th. He scored the winning run on a single by Uriak Marquez off Manuel Nunez, who was making his professional debut as a reliever for Veracruz. His run ended the game after 7 hours and 34 minutes and the 23 innings tied a record set on two previous occasions, in 1977 and 2001.

Adrian played for Tabasco until 2019, with a high of 51 games in the 2018 season that was split into two halves. He hit .259 that year. In 2019, after 4 games with Tabasco, he played 76 games for the Algodoneros de Union Laguna, batting .250 with 11 homers and 47 RBIs in what has his most productive season. He then appeared in the Arizona Fall League after the season, with the Aguilas de Mexicali, an entry consisting of players from La Liga, going 0 for 3 in 2 games. The 2020 COVID-19 pandemic brought his career to an end as he did not return when the Mexican League resumed play in 2021.

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