- Full name Yeltsin Eduardo Gudino
- Born 01/17/1997 in Maracay, Venezuela
- Profile Ht.: 6'0" / Wt.: 150 / Bats: R / Throws: R
Organization Prospect Rankings
Gudino was the No. 8 prospect in the 2013 international class, which included Eloy Jimenez, Gleyber Torres and Rafael Devers. Gudino received a $1.29 million bonus after signing out of Carlos Guillen's Venezuelan academy. He has a long, lean frame he is growing into, having gained about 30 pounds since signing. Gudino's best attribute is his hands, which play at the plate in terms of basic bat-to-ball skills, and in the field, where he's smooth with the glove. While he has an average arm, he has good footwork and instincts. He's shown infield actions and adjusted to the speed of the game at short-season Vancouver after a slow start both in the field and at the plate. Overwhelmed early with a 5-for-36 start, Gudino settled in and showed contact ability as well as patience. His swing is geared for contact, and he has well below-average power. He is an average runner. Gudino's impact will have to come with his glove, as the second half of the Northwest League season was the first time he's shown life at the plate. He could play shortstop for low Class A Lansing in 2017, but if the Jays stick with Bo Bichette there, Gudino will defer as the lesser prospect.