Gutierrez gets a D- mostly because giving a major league player any lower than that just feels wrong. The front office brought him over to combat their slump against left-handed pitching, but that hasn’t quite panned out.
In his 41 at-bats against left-handed pitching for the season, Gutierrez has managed just a .195 average. In June, Franklin got 21 at-bats and managed just four hits.
That accounts for barely a .190 average and four runs batted in, not exactly what they were hoping for when they signed him to a $2.6 million contract before the season. On top of that, he was placed on the 10-day DL on June 25th.
Hopefully, Gutierrez will be able to overcome some of his injuries and pains he’s been experiencing and salvage what is left of the season.
June Slash Line: .190/.261/.451