Guzman, 21, is hitting .300/.363/.502 with 14 home runs and a 70:31 K:BB in 338 at-bats for Double-A Frisco. Famously inked to a $3.45 million bonus as part of the same 2011 J-2 class that netted Nomar Mazara, Guzman has lagged behind Mazara in terms of development, but things seem to be clicking this year. His previous career-high slugging percentage was .434 last year at High-A, so the strides he has made in the power department are pretty impressive. As a first base-only prospect, Guzman's bat will need to continue to shine if he hopes to profile as a regular, but he has done enough in 2016 to re-establish himself as one of the more intriguing prospects at the position in the upper levels of the minors.
Guzman, 21, is batting .356/.420/.594 with five home runs and 18 RBI through 27 games for Double-A Frisco. Guzman's stock now appears to be trending back in the right direction. He is on pace to shatter his previous career high of 12 home runs, and is also hitting for average. If he can put together an entire season like this, he would be back on the prospect radar, particularly due to his youth.
Guzman, 21, is batting .381/.435/.524 with one home run and three RBI through five games for Double-A Frisco. Guzman's prospect life still has a pulse after he hit .283/.324/.434 with 12 home runs and 87 RBI between Low-A and High-A in 2015. However, his power stroke has not developed as hoped, and he does not walk much. This is a crucial season in terms of his development and future path.
Two Rangers minor-leaguers have received promotions. According to the Fort Worth Star-Telegram, first baseman Ronald Guzman and pitcher Jefri Hernandez are moving from low Class A Hickory to high Class A Desert. Guzman is hitting .309 with three home runs thus far. Hernandez is 2-0 with a 4.50 ERA and 1.000 WHIP.
Rangers first base prospect Ronald Guzman has been ordered to remain in the Dominican Republic after his involvement in a fatal car accident in which his SUV collided with a motorcycle in his hometown of La Vega on Tuesday, killing the driver. The investigation could take up to six months, per Baseball America, which would sideline him for spring training and beyond. Guzman is the ninth-ranked player in the Texas system, according to Baseball America.
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