Mariners Top 20 Prospects – #16 – Guillermo Pimentel
This is a series in which I’ll be going over my personal top 20 Seattle Mariners 2010 Prospects. As you can see, I’ll be counting them down, starting at 20, and I’ll try to do them, well, whenever I get the chance. Keep in mind that almost all of these are completely debatable, and reflect only my personal opinions.
Guillermo Pimentel is a 17 year old left fielder out of the Dominican Republic. He was signed by the Mariners as an international free agent in 2009, and while he is still quite raw, he has excellent tools and excellent potential.
Although we haven’t gotten the chance to see what Pimentel can do in the minor leagues, the talent is there. He has excellent left-handed power, an approach at the plate that is quite advanced for a player of his age, solid pitch recognition, and a mechanically sound swing. While we won’t know for a few months how well this raw offensive talent will translate into professional ball, he certainly has the tools to succeed.
The reason he isn’t higher on this list than #16 is the same reason that this report is only going to be a few short paragraphs long. There isn’t all that much info on him. There’s absolutely a chance that he deserves to be higher up on this list, but I have a really hard time placing him in the top 15 when he hasn’t even had a taste of the minor leagues yet. With the type of raw ability that he has at such a young age, though, I expect big things.