Jorge (George) Guzman...enjoys hunting and swimming...has a small farm in the Dominican Republic.
Made career-high 21 starts for Single-A Jupiter, posting 0-9 record, a 4.03 ERA (96.0 ip/43 er), and a career-high 101 strikeouts... Ranked ninth in Florida State League in strikeouts...Tied single game career-high 10 strikeouts on two separate occasions: over 5.2 shutout innings on June 11 at Lakeland and over 5.0 innings on August 23 at Florida...Allowed two-or-fewer runs in six consecutive starts to begin season, with an ERA of 2.23 (24.2/6)...Did not allow more than four earned runs in any start, reaching that mark just four times; allowed two-or-fewer in 12 of his starts...Held opponents to a .239 average, including a .206 (36x175)mark by left-handed hitters...Opponents hit just .209 (23x110) against him with runners in scoring position, and just .174 (8x46) with RISP and two outs...Struck out 31 batters in 110 at-bats with RISP (28.2 percent), and 12 of 46 with RISP and two outs (26.1)...Named Midseason All-Star after making 10 first-half starts, posting a 2.44 ERA (48.0/13) and striking out 47...Participated in the SiriusXM All-Star Futures Game and had one strikeout in 0.2 scoreless inning...Had an ERA of 2.92 (24.8/8) with 31 strikeouts and nine walks in five June starts. Best monthly marks for ERA and strikeouts of season (min. two starts)... Did not allow an earned run in two consecutive starts June 6-11 over a combined 11.2 innings. Walked six and struck out 16 during that stretch.