José Guanchez

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Argimirio José Guanchez

  • Bats Left, Throws Left
  • Height 6' 0", Weight 170 lb.

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José Guanchez pitched for several seasons in the minor leagues.

Guanchez had a strong pro debut in 2000 with San Joaquin in the Venezuelan Summer League, going 5-2 with a 1.39 ERA; had he qualified, he would have led the league in ERA. In 2001, he fell to 4-6, 4.36 for San Joaquin. The next year, José had a 3-3, 4.19 record for Ciudad Alianza.

Coming stateside in 2003, Guanchez went 5-0 with 8 saves and a 1.95 ERA for the GCL Red Sox despite over a hit per inning. He was one win shy of the Gulf Coast League lead and one save shy of the lead as well. He was named the All-Star relief pitcher in the GCL; the All-Star starting pitcher was Matt Capps.

The Valencia native spent 2004 with the Augusta Greenjackets (4-5, 3 Sv, 4.95, .314 opponent average) and the GCL Red Sox (0-1, 3 R in 3 2/3 IP). In 2005, he pitched for the Greenville Bombers (8 R, 7 BB, 6 H in 3 1/3 IP) and the Lowell Spinners (1-4, 8 Sv, 4.25). That ended his run in the Boston Red Sox chain.

The southpaw was with the Venezuelan national team for the 2007 Pan American Games, allowing one run in 2 2/3 IP. He took the loss against Cuba.

In 2008, Guanchez pitched for the Ottawa Rapides (1-3, 5.25) and Les Capitales de Quebec (0-1, 9 R in 2 IP).

He signed with CB Sant Boi in Spain for 2010 as did another former Venezuelan national team member, Junior Guerra. He made his debut with the club on March 6 versus El Llano. As a starter, he went 5 innings, fanning 10 and walking six and giving up two runs in a win.