ster invitee in Spring Training this year"WhiteFanposts Sections News & RumorsAnalysisPodcastsProspects & DraftGame CoverageFull ArchiveMasthead Social Marlins Players on TwitterFish Stripes on InstagramMarlins Media Members Fish Stripes Best of 2018 Marlins StoriesScheduleRosterStatsCommunity Guidelines StubHub iami Marlins Analysis2019 Marlins Season Preview2019 Marlins Season Preview: Gabriel GuerreroNew Randy Johnson Jersey ,17commentsPotentially the most interesting non-roster invitee in Spring Training this yearESTShareTweetShareShare2019 Marlins Season Preview: Gabriel GuerreroVia Marlins/TwitterThere comes a moment in Spring Training when a non-roster invitee creates enough waves for people to start speculating that he force his way onto the Opening Day active roster. These moments come in different forms: a breakout game, a game-defining play, or a clubhouse presence that makes them indispensable to the team (i.e. Curtis Granderson). Or maybe...it is the moment when Fish Stripes writes a season preview on that player. Gabriel “Gabby” Guerrero is a 25-year-old outfielder from the Dominican Republic. As a means of satisfying the necessary requirement of any Guerrero-related article, I should add that he is the nephew of the great VladimirGuerrero, and that Blue Jays phenom Vlad Guerrero Jr. is his cousin. Baseball runs through Guerrero’s veins.How did he get here? Signed to a minor league deal in December 2018 with Spring Training invite2018 MiLB Stats: .293/.328/.474, 19 HR, 81 RBI, 123 K, 30 BB in 502 AB2019 ZiPS Projection: .230/.268/.355 A. J. Pollock Jersey , 12 HR, 51 RBI, 143 K, 27 BB in 512 ABGuerrero’s mechanics and overall game—not to be confused with his talent level—is a spitting image of his uncle. Scouts poke fun at the fact that he resembles his uncle more closely than Vlad Jr. does! However, his cousin’s insane minor league production sets them vastly apart as prospects.Gabby Guerrero is a power prospect through and through. At the plate, his plus-plus power is in the rare category; in the outfield, he has a cannon for an arm. Unlike his uncle, he lacks a knack for making consistent contact with the ball, and his plate approach is aggressively wild.Guerrero doesn’t take many walks (single-season high of 34 BB in 2014 and 2017). You can count on him to either hit the ball 400 feet or the ball being tossed back to the mound as he exits stage left following another strikeout. A true all-or-nothing player at the plate.Thus far in Spring Training http://www.diamondbacksfanproshop.com/authentic-zack-greinke-jersey , he has put together a .308/.357/.538 slash, with a crunch-time home run, and solid defensive play in the two corner outfield spots. Staying true to his prospect profile, he has also struck out 6 of his 13 at-bats. Guerrero, in my opinion, is the most interesting non-roster invitee in the camp, if not in all of baseball. His offensive ceiling is tantalizing, and with proper changes to his approach, he could become a regular for the 2019 Marlins. Nonetheless Shelby Miller Jersey , he will first have to force his way onto the big league club. Curtis Granderson is virtually locked in to a roster spot, to receive plenty of playing time in the outfield corners. Already on the 40-man, Garrett Cooper and Peter O’Brien are each candidates for work in right field.Getting a Fish Stripes preview article is a good start! We’ve got over a month remaining to debate the roster and overreact to Spring Training games."WhiteFanposts Fanshots Sections Diamondbacks Farm TeamsGameday ThreadsDiamondbacks NewsDiamondbacks Game ReportsFang FoodSnake ESTShareTweetShareShareSnake various players could see them on the brink of the playoffs again, but under performance and/or a slew of injuries could result in a very poor season. In tinkering with the roster as opposed to a drastic overhaul, he has given himself a window to evaluate the ballclub with the flexibility to make more moves based on results later in the season.Around the League[MLB Trade Rumors] Tony Clark Responds To Rob Manfred’s Recent Comments On Free Agency - [Yahoo Sports] Giants manager Bruce Bochy to retire after 2019 season - Bruce Bochy has joined CC Sabathia on the Farewell Tour of 2019. Bochy needs 74 more wins to reach 2,000 for his career, and is one of ten managers to win three World Series Championships. I expect Bob Brenly impersonations of the longtime San Francisco Giants manager to be plentiful and obnoxious this season.