Originally Posted by dougdirt
Guillon was always a pitcher with the Reds. Some teams believed that he could have been a position player since they thought he was a good hitter, but the Reds signed him and he has pitched for them since day 1.
You are correct. I knew that he had only pitched for the Reds, but had forgotten that other teams, and not the Reds, had seen him as a first baseman or corner outfielder because they liked his bat but not his pitching delivery, which they viewed as carrying a high injury risk. At that time he was reported as throwing 88-92 as a 16 year old. He signed in the same year as Y Rod when the Reds were spending big on Latin prospects. Given his recent success, is it fair to say that the Reds have revised his mechanics? If so, where does his velocity sit today?