Full name is Kelvin Manuel Gutierrez…resides in San Francisco de Macoris, Dominican Republic during the offseason.
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.