Guthrie appears for the first time in the league

Gainesville, Florida – Former Florida baseball player Dalton Guthrie became the 81st player to make his Major League baseball debut Tuesday night, receiving a start on the field for the Philadelphia Phillies against the visiting Miami Marlins.

Guthrie finished 0-for-3 at the plate in his first taste of MLB work, even though he scored a pair of games on two defensive chances.

Guthrie received his first professional promotion to MLB on Sunday afternoon, as the Phillies picked his contract from Triple-A Lehigh Valley after placing defensive back Nick Castellanos on his 10-day injury list. After Monday’s team finale, Guthrie secured a spot on Philadelphia’s first starting lineup since his promotion to The Show.

With his MLB debut now in rear view, Guthrie holds the spot as the 81st Gator to debut in MLB and 29th to do so under Head Coach Kevin O’Sullivan. Guthrie is the fourth Florida player to reach the major tournaments in 2022 alone, after Mark Colozvari (April 20 – Cincinnati Reds), Alex Faido (May 4, Detroit Tigers) and Danny Young (May 9 – Seattle Mariners).

Philadelphia picked Guthrie with the 173 overall pick in the sixth round of the 2017 MLB Draft. Since then, the Sarasota, Florida native has played in parts of five minor league seasons, hitting .261/.317/.390 with 27 home players and 78 Doubles and 36 stolen bases across 371 games. Things clicked for Guthrie in the Triple-A this year, making solid .302/.363/.476 runs with 10 home runs, 27 doubles, 64 runs, 52 RBI and 21 steals in 92 games.

Guthrie proved incredibly versatile during his climb up the ranch system in Philadelphia, clocking in all three outdoor locations as well as over 500 runs each in second base, third base and short.

Gator Guthrie fans will likely remember him well from his stellar run at Gainesville from 2015-17, during which he made 201 starts to help boost Florida to 156 wins and a three-way College World Series berth. Having been named a rookie All-American in his junior campaign, the player went on to collect several accolades such as the two-time SEC All-Defensive Team, 2016 All-SEC Second Team, 2016 All-South Region and a mention in the 2017 Watch List Golden Nails.

Over his three years at Orange & Blue, Guthrie posted a .289/.360/.362 hitting streak with seven Homer, 37 doubles, 141 rounds, 71 RBI and 25 steals. While being a key player in the middle Gator area, he provided a career field ratio of 0.970 via 845 defensive opportunities.

Guthrie is the thirteenth player from the 2015 Florida squad to make it into the MLB, equaling 37.1% of the 35-player roster that year.

Below is a complete list of the Gators who will make their MLB debuts under O’Sullivan.

MLB players under O’Sullivan
player Forged (round) MLB debut Team
1 Nick Marand 2011 (III) September 2, 2012 Los Angeles Angels
2 Paco Rodriguez 2012 (II) September 9, 2012 Los Angeles Dodgers
3 Mike Zunino 2012 (1st – 3rd overall) June 12, 2013 Seattle Mariners
4 Kevin Chapman 2010 (fourth) August 9, 2013 Houston Astros
5 Matt Dun Decker 2010 (V) August 29, 2013 New York Mets
6 Anthony Disclavani 2011 (sixth) May 14, 2014 Miami Marlins
7 Cole Figuero 2008 (sixth) May 16, 2014 Tampa Bay Rays
8 Preston Tucker 2012 (seventh) May 7, 2015 Houston Astros
9 Brian Johnson 2012 (1st – 31st overall) July 21, 2015 Boston Red Sox
10 Nolan Fontana 2012 (II) May 22, 2017 Los Angeles Angels
11 Austin Maddox 2012 (III) June 17, 2017 Boston Red Sox
12 Harrison Bader 2015 (III) 25 July 2017 St. Louis Cardinals
13 Bobby Boehner 2015 (14th) March 31, 2018 Boston Red Sox
14 Justin Schaeffer 2014 (8th) August 19, 2018 Toronto Blue Jays
15th Eric Hanhold 2015 (sixth) 4 September 2018 New York Mets
16 Richie Martin 2015 (1st-20th overall) March 28, 2019 Baltimore Orioles
17 Alonso’s house 2016 (second) March 28, 2019 New York Mets
18 Shawn Anderson 2016 (third) May 15, 2019 San Francisco Giants
19 AJ Book 2016 (1st-6th overall) August 21, 2019 Auckland Athletics
20 Brady Singer 2018 (1st-18th overall) 25 July 2020 Kansas City Royals
21 Dan Dunning 2016 (1st – 29th overall) August 19, 2020 Chicago White Sox
22 jonathan india 2018 (1st – 5th overall) Thursday April 1, 2021 Cincinnati Reds
23 Jackson Quar 2018 (1st – 33rd overall) Monday 7 June 2021 Kansas City Royals
24 Taylor Joshua 2014 (fourth) Wednesday 30 June 2021 Chicago Cubs
25 Kirby Snead 2016 (tenth) Wednesday 28 July 2021 Toronto Blue Jays
26 Mark Kolosvary 2017 (seventh) Wednesday 20 April 2022 Cincinnati Reds
27 Alex Faido 2017 (1st-18th overall) Wednesday 4 May 2022 Detroit Tigers
28 Danny Young 2015 (eighth) Monday 9 May 2022 Seattle Mariners
29 Dalton Guthrie 2017 (sixth) Tuesday 6 September 2022 Philadelphia Phyllis

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