January 24, 1987 |
|Bats: Right||Throws: Right|
Benjamin James Guez (born January 24, 1987) is an American minor league baseball outfielder in the Detroit Tigers organization. Guez was drafted by the Tigers in 2008 and has played in Detroit's minor league system for five seasons.
Guez played college baseball at William and Mary. In 2007, as a sophomore, he posted a .270 batting average, 2 home runs and 24 runs batted in. The following year, his average jumped to .390 and he hit 13 homers while driving in 51 runs. In June 2008, he was taken by the Tigers in the 19th round of the draft.
Minor league career
Guez was a member of the West Michigan Whitecaps, Detroit's affiliate in the Midwest League, for the 2009 season. In 104 appearances, he batted .275 with 12 homers and 64 RBI. A right hamstring strain caused him to take a trip to the disabled list from June 10–25. He rebounded to earn Midwest League Player of the Week honors after batting .440 with 2 homers and 6 runs batted in from July 13–19. Guez's performance during August, a month in which he hit .355, homered 4 times and drove in 16 runs, led to him being named the Tigers Minor League Player of the Month.
In 2010, Guez started the year with the Lakeland Flying Tigers. After making only nine appearances with Lakeland, he was promoted to the Toledo Mud Hens, Detroit's top minor league team. On June 3, Guez returned to Lakeland and remained there for three weeks before joining the Erie Seawolves on June 24. He once again rejoined Lakeland on July 6. Ten days later, he was moved to Toledo and he finished the minor league season with the Mud Hens. Overall, Guez made 105 appearances with the three clubs, batting .249, homering 10 times and driving in 43 runs.
Guez split the 2011 season between Erie and Toledo. He appeared in 38 games with the Seawolves, batting .299 with 4 homers and 24 RBI. In 95 appearances for the Mud Hens, his average was .278, he homered 3 times and he drove in 32 runs.
As was the case the year before, Guez played with both Erie and Toledo in 2012. He batted .308 for Erie over the course of 26 games, while homering 3 times and getting 11 runs batted in. He appeared in 82 games with Toledo and posted a .284 average, 6 home runs and 37 RBI with the Mud Hens.
- Career statistics and player information from Baseball-Reference (Minors)