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Deolis Alexander Guerra

  • Bats Right, Throws Right
  • Height 6' 5", Weight 250 lb.

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Deolis Guerra reached AAA in 2010, at age 21.

Guerra originally signed with the New York Mets in 2005 at age 16. The scout was Rafael Bournigal. The right-hander made his pro debut with the Hagerstown Suns in 2006, going 6-7 with a 2.20 ERA and .208 opponent average. Promoted to the St. Lucie Mets, he was 1-1 with a 6.14 ERA in two late-season starts. Baseball America rated him as the #11 prospect in the South Atlantic League, right after Dexter Fowler. Had he qualified, Guerra would have been second in the SAL in ERA behind Matt Maloney.

The young Venezuelan spent 2007 with the St. Lucie club, going 2-6 with a 4.01 ERA. Baseball America rated him the #2 Mets prospect and #8 overall in the Florida State League between Ian Kennedy and Jose Tabata. He pitched for the World team in the 2007 Futures Game, allowing one homer to John Wittleman in the 5th and retired the other two batters he faced before being replaced by Franklin Morales.

Deolis was part of a blockbuster deal that winter, traded with Kevin Mulvey, Philip Humber and Carlos Gomez to the Minnesota Twins for Johan Santana. He was assigned to the Fort Myers Miracle, where the big right-hander was 11-9 with a 5.47 ERA.

Turning 20 years old in 2009, Guerra split time between Fort Myers (6-8, 4.69), the New Britain Rock Cats (6-3, 5.17) and the Navegantes del Magallanes (2-0, 5.63).

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