Juan Carlos Gutiérrez (born July 14, 1983, in Puerto la Cruz, Venezuela) nicknamed the goot is a Major League Baseball pitcher for the Arizona Diamondbacks.
Gutiérrez was signed as an undrafted free agent by the Houston Astros on December 14, 2000. He played for Venezuelan Summer League in 2001 and 2002 before playing for their Rookie League teams in 2003 and 2004.
Gutiérrez has been a starter in the minor leagues. In the 2006 AA Texas League, Gutiérrez helped lead the Corpus Christi Hooks (Houston) to their lone Texas League championship. On August 17, 2007, he was recalled by the Houston Astros when Stephen Randolph was placed on the disabled list. On August 23, Gutierrez made his major league starting debut against the Washington Nationals, filling in for injured starting pitcher Roy Oswalt. He was sent back down to Round Rock on August 25 to make room for left-handed pitcher Troy Patton.