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Guti is "death to flying things"—well anywhere but at the plate.
A travesty offensively, Guti has just a .242 slugging percentage as power has seemingly been sapped of his swing; maybe by the serious stomach ailment to start the season.
That bug gave him essentially a free pass for a couple months for everyone's favorite center fielder, but after a while the fact remained that he could not even pass the Mendoza line.
Where does Guti fit into the future?
It's tough to say. Even if you completely discount this year, he's had one great and one mediocre season in an M's uniform.
His acrobatic catches have spoiled us and give new meaning to the old adage "a run saved is a run scored," but batting .199 he has collared an offense that has produced in spite of him.
Ideally, a team that is competing would like to have Guti as a fourth infielder—one that can be utilized mainly for his defense. The only reason why he's still the starting center fielder is there hasn't been any competition for his spot.
Not yet; the Mariners are reportedly calling up Trayvon Robinson from Triple-A Tacoma in place of Greg Halman, which may very well be the push to force better results from Guti.
His glove is among the best in baseball, so he will still be a part of the future if he can swing the bat decently well—only time will tell.