Gutierrez, a 22 year-old righty, has a 1.65 ERA in 27.3 High A ball innings this year. Coming into the season he was ranked the Royals' #7 prospect by Baseball America and #6 by Kevin Goldstein of Baseball Prospectus. Why has Gutierrez pitched so little this year? In part due to a shoulder injury, and in part due to off-field issues and a disagreement with the Royals (Schaum tells me).
Pina is a Double A catcher with a .259/.313/.393 line, while Smith hit .309/.380/.439 at the same level.