Full name is Kelvin Manuel Gutierrez…resides in San Francisco de Macorís, Dominican Republic during the offseason.
Spent a majority of the year with Omaha (AAA), but made his Major League debut on April 27 and played in 20 games with the Royals, batting .260 (19-for-73) with two doubles, a triple, a homer and 11 RBI ... Became the third Royals position player to wear No. 47, joining Tom Goodwin (1994) and Sean Berry (1990-91)… No. 47 has been worn by 14 Royals pitchers, most recently by Peter Moylan (2016-17) ... Recorded his first Major League hit in his debut, with a two-run single in the Royals' six-run third inning off Jaime Barria, also recording his first RBI ... Hit his first Major League home run in Game 2 of the May 1 doubleheader, off Tampa Bay's Blake Snell…became the second Royal to hit his first homer off a reigning American League Cy Young Award winner, joining Royals Hall of Famer Amos Otis, who hit his first homer in 1970 off Baltimore's Mike Cuellar ... Had a career-high four hits on May 4 at Detroit, becoming the first Royals rookie with a four-hit game since Christian Colón on Sept. 20, 2015…Gutierrez was the second Royal to have a four-hit effort within his first eight career games, joining Bo Jackson, who did it in his fifth game in 1986 ... He recorded at least one RBI in eight of his first 11 games, which is tied with several others for the second most games with an RBI through 11 games in history, one shy of the Brooklyn Dodgers' George Shuba, who had an RBI in nine of his first 11 games in 1948 ... His 11 RBI trailed only Mark Quinn (16 RBI) for most by a Royal through 11 big league games ... His 11 hits through eight career games are fourth most by a Royal, trailing Mike Kingery (13), Irving Falu (13) and Whit Merrifield (12) ... Started the season with Omaha (AAA), where he reached safely in each of his first 18 games-in which he hit .333 (22- for-66) before being recalled to Kansas City on April 26 ... Recalled for his second Major League stint from June 4-12, in which he hit .250 (3-for-12) in four games ... Did not play after Aug. 17 and was placed on 60-day Injured List with a fractured right toe on Sept. 12.
Acquired by the Royals from Washington, along with OF Blake Perkins and RHP Yohanse Morel, in exchange for RHP Kelvin Herrera on June 18...Between Harrisburg (AA) and Northwest Arkansas (AA), batted .275/.329/.400 (130-for-472) with 14 doubles, six triples, 11 homers and 66 RBI in a careerhigh 123 games…also collected 20 steals in 24 attempts...Batted .304 (35-for-115) over his final 32 games, which included posting a .393 on-base percentage in that span...Established a career-high with five RBI and matched a season high with seven total bases (triple, homer) vs. Arkansas on July 25...Entered the season with the "Best Infield Arm" in Washington's minor league system according to Baseball America…also named the Royals' No. 17 prospect by MLB.com Pipeline following the season...Played in 18 games for Gigantes del Cibao in the Dominican Winter League.
Hit .278 with 13 doubles, seven triples, two homers, 17 RBI, five stolen bases and 40 runs scored in 68 games between Potomac and the GCL...Was a Carolina League mid-season All-Star...Following the season, hit .350 (14-for-40) with a triple, homer, nine RBI, seven walks and six runs scored in 13 games for the Mesa Solar Sox of the Arizona Fall League.
Hit .296 with 23 doubles, six triples, four homers, 56 RBI, 25 stolen bases and 70 runs scored in 115 games between Hagerstown, Auburn and Potomac...His .296 average ranked fourth among Nationals farmhands...The .300 batting average he posted with Hagerstown was good for fifth in the league...Was named a South Atlantic League mid-season and post-season All-Star.
Ranked among New York-Penn League leaders in doubles (T1st, 21), hits (3rd, 73) and batting average (5th, .305)...His .305 average ranked third among Nationals farmhands...Was named a New York-Penn League All-Star.
In his first domestic season, hit .286 with six doubles and three triples in 53 games with the GCL Nationals.
Appeared in 60 games for the DSL Nationals in his first professional season.