01/15/2010 - Under Armour Preseason All-America - 2010
Eric is a solid 2-way player with good baseball instincts at both positions. At 1B, Eric has a strong / accurate arm and good footwork around the bag. He makes plays on balls hit his way, and with lighter feet, and by fielding the ball further out in front of his body, defensive skills can improve. On the mound, Eric's FB touched 85 MPH, and he creates a downhill throwing plane. He keeps the ball down in the zone and keeps hitters off balance. Eric gets good extension on his pitches, and with better balance and more use of his lower 1/2, pitching can continue to improve. Offensively, Eric has good balance and bat speed. He has a good load, can hit to all fields, and has pop in his bat. With looser actions, improved barrel accuracy, and better rotation, already solid hitting numbers can get even better.
01/16/2009 - Under Armour Preseason All America - 2009
Eric is a two way player at 1B and on the mound as a LHP with a solid, athletic looking body that is well suited for the positions. Foot speed is above average as indicated by his 7.19 60 time. He utilizes his quick, athletic feet well displaying proper footwork around the bag and shows range as he moves well laterally. Glove actions are solid as he makes the plays and utilizes his large frame well in presenting a good target. Arm strength is solid average and he does need to get on a strict long toss program to aid in building more arm strength. At the plate, hitting abilities are solid average with near above average power. He has strength to all fields as he keeps hands inside and through the baseball displaying plus extension. He was 2 for 5 at the event, consistently showing the ability to find the barrel. On the mound, fastball shows arm side run on a downhill plane, creating tough angles to hitters. Breaking ball is near above average displaying an 1/7 shape, plus tight spin, with late breaking action. He throws a split finger that is average showing some sinking action. His stock on the mound will rise as more arm strength is developed. Gutierrez has abilities with a lot of room to further develop.