Full name: GUILLERMO ANTONIO QUIROZ...Wife, Irosca...Two kids, Guillermo Dennis and Antonella...Pronounced \GEE-air-mo KEY-rose.
Spent the 2016 season with the Triple-A Columbus Clippers, hitting .264 (72-273) with 17 doubles, 11 home runs and 38 RBI in 75 games (.314/.447/.761) after signing a Minor League deal with Cleveland in February. He appeared in 55 games behind the plate and 12 games at first base for the Clippers and hit .455 (5-11, 2B, HR, 2 RBI) in the AAA Postseason... Hit .327 (18-57) in May with 6 HR & 12 RBI in 16 games, including 2 HR, 3 RBI on May 15 vs. Louisville.
Made the Giants' Opening Day roster as a non-roster invitee after hitting .282 (11-for-39) in Spring Training...Hit just .186 (16-for-86) with one HR and six RBI in 43 games for San Francisco...Made 19 starts and went 9-for-67 (.134) with four RBI in those starting assignments...Threw out 6-of-17 attempted base stealers...Recorded his first career walk-off hit on May 4, hitting a game-winning solo home run off the Dodgers' Brandon League in the 10th inning to give the Giants a 10-9 win...Was designated for assignment on August 8 and signed to a minor league contract on November 15...Appeared in 14 games for triple-A Fresno and hit .294 (10-for-34) with eight RBI.
Hit .278 (84-for-302) with 15 doubles, 15 homers and 52 RBI in 89 games for triple-A Tacoma in 2012...Was named a Pacific Coast League mid-season All-Star...Acquired by Boston in a minor league deal on Sept. 3, 2012 for cash considerations...Made his Red Sox debut on Sept. 19, 2012 at Tampa Bay as a defensive replacement behind the plate in the seventh inning.
Spent entire season with AAA Tucson in the San Diego organization ... hit .240 (60x250) with 18 doubles, 2 triples, 5 home runs and 44 RBI in 76 games ... batted .261 (43x165) with 4 home runs prior to the All-Star break, and only .200 (17x85) after ... made pro pitching debut in 24-3 loss to Tacoma on June 6 (1.0,3,5,5,4,0,HR); allowed a grand slam to Mike Carp.
Split the season between the Mariners, Triple-A Tacoma
and Double-A West Tennessee.
... Appeared in two games with Mariners, batting .286 (2-for-7)...with
hits in both games, extended hitting streak to six-games dating back
... Selected from West Tennessee on 9/14.
... Appeared in 28 games (27 starts) at catcher for Tacoma...appeared
in 68 games, including starts at catcher (59), and designated hitter (7) at West Tennessee.
... Combined to hit .286 (93-for-325) with 22 doubles, two triples, seven home runs and 46 RBI in 96 games between Tacoma
and West Tennessee.
... Combined to hit .314 (61-for-194) with 25 runs, 13 doubles, two triples, six home runs, 30 RBI before the minor league
All-Star Break; hit .244 (32-for-131) with 12 runs, nine doubles, one home run, 16 RBI after the break.
... On minor league disabled list with a left knee sprain, 5/6-13.
Split the season between West Tennessee (AA), Tacoma (AAA) and the Mariners...
selected from AA West Tennessee on May 26 (Johjima DL)...designated for assignment
on June 19 and outrighted to AAA Tacoma June 23...made Mariners debut May 31 at
LAA (1x4, 2 RBI)...made 4 starts at catcher for the Mariners...club went 2-2 in his starts
behind the plate...recorded a hit in all 4 starts...batted .286 (4x14) with 2 RBI...appeared
in 47 games in 2 stints with AA West Tenn (.242/38x157, 5 HR, 255 RBI)...in 13 games
with AAA Tacoma, batted .250 (12x48, 2B, HR, 5 RBI)...signed with Seattle as a minor
league free agent on April 18...was in spring training with Baltimore (released on 3/20).
Played in a 56 games
in his first season with the Orioles, logging a career-high 134 at-bats...caught 9 of 39
attempted base stealers (23.1%)...hit his first career HR in G#1 of April 26 doubleheader
at CWS, a 2-run shot off John Danks...recorded season-high 3 hits (BB, R and 2 RBI)
June 26 at Chicago Cubs and July 27 vs. LAA.
the season at Oklahoma (AAA) before his contract was purchased by Texas on Sept. 3...
batted .400 (4x10) with 2 RBI in 9 games for the Rangers...collected an RBI double in his
first Rangers at-bat in the first game of a doubleheader Sept. 11 at Detroit......threw out
13 of 68 attempted base stealers (19.1%) with Oklahoma.
Split the season between Seattle, Tacoma (AAA) and San Antonio
(AA) in the Seattle organization...combined to bat .267 (54x202) with 11 doubles, 6 home
runs and 37 RBI in 54 minor league games...saw action in one big league game with the
Mariners, making a start on April 9 vs. Oakland (0x2, 2 K's)...designated for assignment
on April 12...recorded at least one hit in 28 of 38 games for Tacoma...hit a grand slam on
June 11 at Las Vegas...played for Lara in the Venezuelan Winter League.
Was recalled from Syracuse (AAA) on
Aug. 26 and played that night vs. CLE... Was his 1st ML appearance
since Oct. 3, 2004 vs. NYY... For Toronto, made
12 starts (10-C, 2-DH) batted .194 (7-36) with two doubles
and four RBI... Sept. 10 at TB recorded his first hit of the season
with a single off S. Kazmir... Sept. 11 at TB collected his
1st RBI of the season (2B off C. Fossum), had two RBI in the
game... Vs. LH pitchers batted .095 (2-21) with two RBI...
Vs. RH pitchers batted .333 (5-15) with two RBI... At Rogers
Centre batted .143 (4-28) with a double, three runs scored
and two RBI... On the road batted .375 (3-8) with a double
and two RBI... BEHIND THE PLATE: Caught 85.0 innings...
Threw out two of 13 attempted base stealers (15.4%)... Blue
Jays pitchers posted a 4.98 ERA with Quiroz behind the
plate... IN THE MINORS: Was placed on the disabled list
from April 7 through July 12 with a right shoulder strain...
During his stint on the disabled list also suffered a collapsed
lung... Was activated on July 12 at Dunedin (A) of the Florida
State League... Spent 11 games with Dunedin, batting .237
(9-38) with a double, four runs scored, two home runs and
six RBI... Was promoted to Syracuse (AAA) of the International
League on July 24... At Syracuse batted .229 (19-83)
with six home runs and 19 RBI in 25 games.
Was recalled by Toronto from Syracuse
(AAA) on Sept .3... Made his MLdebut in a start as theDHon
Sept. 4 at SkyDome vs.OAK(2-4)... Recorded his first MLhit
in that game on a single off Mark Mulder... Recorded his first
ML RBI on a sacrifice fly off Jeff Nelson on Sept. 10 at TEX...
Drove in a career high two RBI on two occasions (Sept. 19
vs. TB and Oct. 1 vs. NYY)... Appeared in 17 games, 15
starts (13 as C and 2 as DH)... In those 17 games with Toronto,
batted .212 (.263 OBP) with two extra base hits (2-2B)
and six RBI... All six of his RBI came against southpaws...
BEHIND THE PLATE: Threw out two of seven attempted
base stealers (28.6%)... As catcher, Blue Jays pitchers
posted a 5.34 ERA... IN THE MINORS: Appeared in 76
games with the SkyChiefs (AAA) and batted .227 (58-255)
with eight home runs and 32 RBI... Put together a 10-game
hit streak from Aug. 15-25 while batting .350 (14-40) with
one home run and eight RBI... Was placed on the disabled
list on May 6-Jun. 29 with a fracture of the left hand... Batted
.226 with seven home runs and 25 RBI vs. RH pitching... Vs.
southpaws hit .234 with one home run and seven RBI... Had
his most productive month in August after hitting .242 with
four home runs and 14 RBI.
Named as both a mid and postseason
All-Star in the Eastern League... Also chosen to participate
in the 2003 Radio Shack All-Star Futures Game as a member
of the World Team alongside his teammate Alexis Rios...
Led the Ravens and finished fourth in the Eastern League
with 20 home runs... Led the Ravens to a 14-8 season-opening
win over New Britain on April 6, hitting a pair of home
runs... Both home runs came in the sixth inning... Also enjoyed
a two-home run game on July 23 in a 9-8 loss at
Altoona... Hit safely in a season-high 11 consecutive games
between July 17-28, batting .356 (16-45) over that stretch of
games... Ranked third among all catchers in minor
league baseball by Baseball America in its annual projections
of the top prospects by position... Ranked fourth
by the magazine in its year-end listing of the top 20 prospects
in the Eastern League and ranked as the 3rd best
prospect in the Blue Jays organization.
Spent the entire season with Double-A New Haven ... Posted career highs in home runs (20), RBI (79), BA (.282), SA (.518) and OBP (.372).
Posted the fifth-highest caught-stealing percentage (45%) of any Catcher in the Class-A South Atlantic League.
Split time between Single-A Hagerstown of the South Atlantic League and Class-A
Queens of the New York-Penn League. Went 3-for-5 with two RBI and three runs scored against Augusta on June 12, his
most prolific, statistical game for Hagerstown. Joined Queens in late June and went 6-for-12 in his first three games. RBI on
four occasions and had 13 multi-hit games, including a stretch where he had six hits in nine at-bats July 24-25;
Led Medicine Hat
with nine home runs; batted .500 (7-14)
with two doubles and a home run in first four games; had six game hit streak from July 27-August 3, batted .286 (6-21) with
six runs and six RBI; from August 25-September 1 batted .318 (7-22) in six game hit streak; road average 75 points higher
than home average; named sixth best prospect in Pioneer League by Baseball America; played for Zulia, Puerto Rican
League, batting .236 in 25 games;