Preston Blake Guilmet (pronounced GIL-met)...Twitter: @Pguilmet11...played high school baseball at Oakmont (CA) High School...played college baseball at the University of Arizona...named 2007 Pac-10 Pitcher of the Year his sophomore season at Arizona...also earned first-team All-American by Collegiate Baseball and Baseball America.
Began season with Triple-A Memphis (St. Louis) ... 18 of his 21 appearances at Memphis were scoreless, posting a 0.93 ERA (29.0 IP, 3 ER) with just five walks and 35 strikeouts ... Selected by the Cardinals June 5, pitching in two games before being designated for release or assignment June 7 ... Claimed off waivers by Toronto June 9, pitching in six games before being designated for release or assignment again July 4; cleared waivers and reported to Triple-A Buffalo ... Pitched in just three games for the Bisons, spent two different stints on the 7-day disabled list in most of July and all of August with a left shin contusion, followed by right elbow impingement ... Combined to go 0-1, 11.70 ERA (10.0 IP, 13 ER) in eight games at the major league level between St. Louis and Toronto.
Pitched for the Yakult Swallows of the Japanese Central League...Made 28 appearances with four games started and posted a 1.17 WHIP with a 9.38 strikeouts/9 IP rate.
Made a career-high 65 appearances for Triples-A Toledo (Detroit) in his first season in the Tigers organization...tied for the International League lead in appearances (65) with Pedro Beato (Norfolk) which also tied for the overall Minor League lead...led all International League relief pitchers with 1.19 BB/( IP ratio, while ranking in the top five in strikeouts/9 IP (10.80, 2nd) and fewest baserunners/9 IP (11.20, 4th).
Was at one part a member of the Blue Jays, Rays, Dodgers and Brewers organizations making stops for six different clubs but just two stops in the major leagues with only Tampa Bay and Milwaukee...appeared in 44 games between the minors and majors...recorded four saves and posted a 2.15 ERA and 1.01 WHIP in 39 appearances in the minor leagues, while surrendering only one home run to 201 total batters faced.
Appeared in 10 games out of the bullpen from May 12-July 20 for BAL... Was his first season in the Orioles system after five with Cleveland. Did not allow a run over his first five outings totalling 6.0IP. Posted 10 saves at Norfolk and now has recorded 100 minor league saves. Struck out 12 and walked just two in his 10.1 IP at the Major League level and 54 in 48.1 for Norfolk (AAA). Held LH to a .211 average and now a .205 mark (57-278) over the last three seasons.
Guilmet spent most of the season at Triple-A Columbus where he went 5-4 w/20 saves and a 1.68ERA in 49 relief appearances (64.1IP, 43H, 19R/12ER, 72K, .182AVG)...Ranked 3rd in the International League in saves and limited Triple-A right-handed hitters to a .165 (22-133) average against for the season...From June 29 until the end of his tenure with the Clippers he posted an ERA of 0.33 over his last 18 outings (27.1IP, 13H, 1ER, 30K) and did not allow a run after July 31 (13.0IP)...On the year at AAA batters hit .218 (22-101) off him with runners on base and .191 (13-68) with RISP as he fanned 10.1 batters per 9.0IP and walked just 1.96 walks per 9.0IP. ?e has appeared in 2 games with the Indians over 2 stints with Cleveland in July and August (10.80ERA, 3.1IP, 6H, 4R/ER) and made his MLB debut on July 10 vs. Toronto (0.2IP, 0H, 0R, 0BB, 1K-Kawasaki)...Was with Cleveland from July 7-10, August 8 and from Sept. 1 thru the end of the season...Allowed runs in 2 of his 4 Major League outings and in September he appeared in 2 games (2.0IP, 2H, 2ER, 9.00ERA).
Spent entire season at AA Akron where he led all Indians farmhands with 24 saves in 29 chances and was an org MiLB.com all-star.. Tied for Eastern League lead w/24 saves (T2nd in games)...Led league with 39 games finished...Named to EL postseason All-Star team...Held EL hitters to a .211 avg against for the year (41-194) w/4HR in 52.2IP...Lefties hit just .200 (16-80, 0HR)...Recorded 17 straight scoreless outings over 18.0IP (10H) from June 10-July 19 to lower his ERA from 3.32 to 1.70...Combined in May/June his ERA was 1.02 (17.2IP, 12H, 2R/ER)...Batters hit .216 (11-51) off him with RISP... Posted 5 saves in 5 chances in the Eastern League playoffs for the EL champs (6.1IP, 3H, 0R, .143AVG).
Ranked T1st in Indians PDS in saves with 35 in 36 chances... Also led Carolina League in saves, games finished (48), appearances (52), BB/9IP (1.54) and baserunners/9IP (8.33) and ranked 3rd in batting average against (.202) and 4th in SO/9IP (9.26)... Named to Carolina League midseason and postseason All-Star teams...Did not allow a run over his first 16.2IP on the season (15G)... Did not allow a run in 11 August games (13.0IP, 8H, 0R)...RHH batted .186 (24-129) off him...Named to Arizona Fall League "Rising Stars" game after the season...Carolina League midseason and postseason All-Star.
Ranked 3rd among all Indians minor leaguers in saves (11).