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David Gutierrez

position

Right Handed Pitcher

Height

6-0

Weight

150 lbs.

Class

Freshman

Hometown

Miami, Fla.

High School

Colombus HS

David Gutierrez - Baseball - University of Miami Athletics
David Gutierrez
47  David Gutierrez
Class:
Senior
Hometown:
Miami, Fla.
High School:
Columbus
Height / Weight:
6-0 / 165
Position:
RHP

PERSONAL ACCOLADES
•Drafted by the Minnesota Twins in the 37th round of the 2009 MLB Draft
•2009 NCAA Gainesville Regional All-Tournament Team

BIOGRAPHICAL NOTES
After splitting time between starter and reliever as a sophomore in 2008, spent most of the 2009 season as Miami’s Saturday starter … Has more total appearances (62) and relief appearances (42) than any other pitcher on the UM staff … Will likely move back to the bullpen in 2010 and is expected to replace departed All-America right-hander Kyle Bellamy in the closer spot … Is 11-6 with a 4.33 ERA in his career … Entering this year, has logged the second-most career innings (168.1) of any pitcher on the staff … Has command of three above average pitches … Younger brother of former UM pitcher and current Minnesota Twins prospect Carlos Gutierrez.

JUNIOR SEASON – 2009
•Owned the staff’s lowest ERA (4.38) among hurlers who tossed at least 50 innings
•Ranked second on the team in innings pitched (72), third in games started (13) and fourth in strikeouts (55).
•Was the only Miami hurler to toss a complete game during the season, recording a career-high eight strikeouts in a seven-hit shut-out of Jacksonville on May 30 at the NCAA Gainesville Regional
•Did not allow a run in 11 total innings of work at the Gainesville Regional
•Spent most of the season as Miami’s Saturday starter
•Went 3-1 with a 1.89 ERA in seven outings against non-conference foes
•Allowed just three earned runs in his first five starts (30 2/3 innings)
•Set new career-highs for starts (13), innings pitched (72) and strikeouts (55)
•Lasted at least five innings in each of his first six starts
•Had staff’s best strikeout-to-walk ratio (1-to-4.5) against non-conference opponents, striking out 27 while walking just six
•Made his only three relief appearances late in the season, allowing two earned runs in a combined 7 1/3 innings versus Georgia Tech (5/20), Boston College (5/22) and Jacksonville (5/29)
•Opponents hit .265 against him on the year

SOPHOMORE SEASON – 2008
•Started seven games and came out of the bullpen on 10 occasions
•His 17 appearances were tied for fourth on the staff, along with P.J. Fisher and Enrique Garcia
•One of three UM pitchers to record at least five wins without suffering a defeat (5-0)
•One of five Hurricane pitchers that tossed over 50 innings (53.0) on the season
•Recorded a season-high five strikeouts twice (FGCU – 4/8, North Florida – 5/13)
•Held opponents scoreless in five of 10 relief outings
•Earned only save of the season against Wake Forest (3/21), allowing one run on two hits while striking out four in three innings of work in Coral Gables
•Longest ’08 outing: 6.0 innings (FIU – 4/2, GT – 4/13, North Florida – 5/13)
•Won only ACC regular season start at Georgia Tech (4/13), allowing two earned runs on five hits while striking out four in six innings of work
•Only member of the pitching staff to start and come out of the pen at the ACC Tournament, earning the start against Virginia in the championship game (5/25) three days after a relief appearance against Georgia Tech (5/22)
•Earned the win in UM’s victory over Arizona in game two of the Coral Gables Super Regional (6/7), allowing two earned runs while striking out three in four innings of relief work
•Tossed just three wild pitches in 53 innings of work
•Opponents stole just two bases on seven attempts against him (.286) – ranking him as the most efficient pitcher on the staff in limiting opponents from stealing bases
•Lasted at least one full inning in 16 of 17 appearances and at least three innings in 10 of 17 outings
•Four of his five wins, 39 of his 53 innings and 28 of his 40 strikeouts came against non-conference opposition
•His 39.0 innings in non-conference play ranked second on the staff to only Chris Hernandez (45.1)

REDSHIRT FRESHMAN SEASON – 2007
•Appeared in 29 games for the Hurricanes, striking out 26 in 43.1 innings of work
•Picked up wins against No. 11 UCLA (2/10) and at FIU (4/11)
•Spent the latter part of the season as Miami’s set-up guy out of the bullpen to closer Danny Gil
•Made first career appearance against Mercer (2/3)
•Appeared in two of Miami’s three games at the Columbia (Mo.) Regional (6/1-3), allowing just one run in 3.2 innings in the regional
•Appeared in games against No. 19 Clemson and No. 3 Florida State at the ACC Tournament (5/23-27), striking out three and holding the opposition scoreless in 2.1 innings of work
•Made two appearances in the series against Florida State (4/27-29) and did not allow a run in 2.2 innings of work against the top-ranked Seminoles in Coral Gables
•Appeared twice in the Virginia Tech series (4/20-22) and matched a then-career high with three strikeouts in 1.2 innings in the series opener against the Hokies
•Appeared twice in the NC State series (4/13-15), striking out four on the weekend including a then-career high three in two innings of work in the series finale
•Tossed two innings and allowed two runs on two hits in his second decision of the season at FIU (4/11)
•Appeared twice in the Georgia Tech series (4/6-8) and had a season-long 3.1 inning outing in the series finale in an 8-7 win.
•Allowed just one run in four innings pitched on the weekend against No. 1 UNC (3/9-11)
•Pitched one scoreless inning in relief in earning his first collegiate win – a 1-0 shutout of No. 11 UCLA (2/10)

FRESHMAN -2006
•Red-shirted and did not pitch

PREP CAREER
•Played for Joe Weber at Christopher Columbus High School
•Compiled a 5-1 record with a 1.98 ERA and two saves as a senior in 2005
•Helped lead Columbus to a 26-5 record and a spot in the regional final in 2005
•As a senior, led team to the GMAC and District championships
•Named Miami Herald Third-Team All-Dade County in 2005
•Helped lead Columbus to a 25-5 record and a spot in the regional quarterfinal as a junior in 2004

PERSONAL
•Son of Katherine and Rafael Gutierrez
•Has one sister, Marili, and one brother, Carlos, a former UM pitcher
•Majoring in Criminology