Brandon Guyer

Brandon Guyer #5

  • LF
  • B/T: R/R
  • 6' 2"/200
  • Age: 30


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Brandon Guyer Stats

.318 5 13 1 .959

Brandon Guyer MLB Career Stats

.268 19 71 17 .765

Brandon Guyer Bio

  • Full Name: Brandon Eric Guyer
  • Pronunciation: GUY-er
  • Born: 1/28/1986 in West Chester, PA
  • Draft: 2007, Chicago Cubs, 5th rd. (157th overall)
  • College: Virginia
  • Debut: May 6, 2011
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2016 Stats 107 19 34 5 13 1 .318 .417 .959
MLB Career Stats 746 116 200 19 71 17 .268 .350 .765

Brandon Guyer 2016 Splits

Last 7 Games 31 6 9 1 2 3 6 1 .290 .371 .484
Last 15 Games 62 10 19 3 9 4 14 1 .306 .397 .581
Last 30 Games 106 19 34 5 13 6 21 1 .321 .421 .547
Last 7 Games
Last 15 Games
Last 30 Games
Last 3 Games AB R H HR RBI BB SO SB
5/23 @ MIA 5 3 3 1 1 0 0 0
5/24 @ MIA 3 0 0 0 0 2 0 0
5/25 vs MIA 3 0 1 0 0 1 2 0
Last 3 Games
5/23 @ MIA
5/24 @ MIA
5/25 vs MIA
2016 Games by Position: LF (12) CF (6) RF (6)

Brandon Guyer Statcast Averages

Year Team LG PA HIP Avg Launch Speed (mph) Avg Distance (feet) Avg Gen Velocity (mph) Avg Launch Angle (deg) Avg Height (feet)
2016 Rays AL 127 65 89.79 216.21 73.76 10.77 35.26
MLB Avg - - - - 88.46 210.61 69.27 11.36 34.90


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Brandon Guyer Stats

*Since 2006

Brandon Guyer Advanced Stats

*Since 2006
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Brandon Guyer Statcast Events


Brandon Guyer 2016 Projections

Rest of Season
60 234 30 62 62 13 1 6 25 15 1 46 5 2 .265 .333 .406 .739
91 341 49 96 120 22 1 11 38 21 2 67 6 3 .282 .361 .449 .810
Rest of Season

Brandon Guyer News

Brandon Guyer Fantasy News

May 23, 2016 at 11:47 PM ET

Guyer doubles, homers, scores three times

Rays left fielder Brandon Guyer went 3-for-5 with a double, a solo home run, and three runs scored against the Marlins on Monday.

May 22, 2016 at 3:21 PM ET

Rays to mix and match while Kiermaier is out

Life must go on for the Rays without arguably the best defensive player in baseball, center fielder Kevin Kiermaier.


Brandon Guyer Awards Organization All-Star

Year Team League
2010 Chi Cubs NL
2011 Tampa Bay AL
2013 Tampa Bay AL

INT Mid-Season All-Star

Year Team League
2011 Durham INT

INT Player of the Week

Week Team League
06/20/2011 Durham INT

Topps Double-A All-Star

Year Team League
2010 Tennessee SOU

SOU Player of the Week

Week Team League
08/02/2010 Tennessee SOU

SOU Post-Season All-Star

Year Team League
2010 Tennessee SOU

Brandon Guyer Leaderboards

Hit by Pitch

Season HBP Rank
2014 11 4th in AL
2015 24 1st in AL

Brandon Guyer Latest Transactions

Team Date Transaction
June 19, 2014 Tampa Bay Rays activated LF Brandon Guyer from the 15-day disabled list.
June 14, 2014 Tampa Bay Rays sent LF Brandon Guyer on a rehab assignment to Durham Bulls.
May 26, 2014 Tampa Bay Rays placed LF Brandon Guyer on the 15-day disabled list. Fractured left thumb
November 4, 2013 Tampa Bay Rays activated LF Brandon Guyer from the 60-day disabled list.
September 17, 2013 Tampa Bay Rays transferred LF Brandon Guyer from the 15-day disabled list to the 60-day disabled list. Fractured right middle finger.
August 25, 2013 Tampa Bay Rays sent LF Brandon Guyer on a rehab assignment to Durham Bulls.
August 23, 2013 Tampa Bay Rays sent LF Brandon Guyer on a rehab assignment to Durham Bulls.
August 2, 2013 Tampa Bay Rays recalled LF Brandon Guyer from Durham Bulls.
July 26, 2013 Brandon Guyer roster status changed by Durham Bulls.
March 16, 2013 Tampa Bay Rays optioned LF Brandon Guyer to Durham Bulls.
November 1, 2012 Brandon Guyer roster status changed by Tampa Bay Rays.
May 29, 2012 Tampa Bay Rays transferred RF Brandon Guyer from the 15-day disabled list to the 60-day disabled list.
May 16, 2012 Tampa Bay Rays placed RF Brandon Guyer on the 15-day disabled list retroactive to May 13, 2012. Left shoulder strain.
May 9, 2012 Tampa Bay Rays recalled Brandon Guyer from Durham Bulls.
May 4, 2012 Brandon Guyer roster status changed by Durham Bulls.
May 1, 2012 Durham Bulls placed RF Brandon Guyer on the 7-day disabled list retroactive to April 27, 2012.
March 18, 2012 Tampa Bay Rays optioned RF Brandon Guyer to Durham Bulls.
September 30, 2011 Brandon Guyer roster status changed by Tampa Bay Rays.
September 1, 2011 Tampa Bay Rays recalled Brandon Guyer from Durham Bulls.
September 1, 2011 Brandon Guyer roster status changed by Tampa Bay Rays.
August 13, 2011 Brandon Guyer roster status changed by Durham Bulls.
July 27, 2011 Durham Bulls placed RF Brandon Guyer on the 7-day disabled list.
July 11, 2011 Tampa Bay Rays optioned RF Brandon Guyer to Durham Bulls.
July 10, 2011 Tampa Bay Rays recalled Brandon Guyer from Durham Bulls.
May 8, 2011 Tampa Bay Rays optioned Brandon Guyer to Durham Bulls.
May 6, 2011 Tampa Bay Rays recalled Brandon Guyer from Durham Bulls.
March 11, 2011 Tampa Bay Rays optioned Brandon Guyer to Durham Bulls.
January 8, 2011 Hudson Valley Renegades Traded LHP Zac Rosscup to Boise Hawks; Tampa Bay Rays Traded CF Fernando Perez and RHP Matt Garza to Chicago Cubs; Peoria Chiefs Traded SS Hak-Ju Lee to Bowling Green Hot Rods and Chicago Cubs Traded RF Brandon Guyer, RHP Chris Archer, C Robinson Chirinos and LF Sam Fuld to Tampa Bay Rays.
November 19, 2010 Chicago Cubs selected the contract of Brandon Guyer from Tennessee Smokies.
May 29, 2010 Brandon Guyer roster status changed by Tennessee Smokies.
May 15, 2010 Tennessee Smokies placed RF Brandon Guyer on the 7-day disabled list.
May 10, 2010 Tennessee Smokies activated RF Brandon Guyer from the 7-day disabled list.
April 29, 2010 Tennessee Smokies placed RF Brandon Guyer on the 7-day disabled list.
March 12, 2010 RF Brandon Guyer assigned to Chicago Cubs.
September 1, 2009 RF Brandon Guyer assigned to Tennessee Smokies from Daytona Cubs.
June 13, 2009 Brandon Guyer assigned to Daytona Cubs from Tennessee Smokies.

Brandon Eric Guyer Bio Info

Selected by the Chicago Cubs in the fi fth round of the 2007 June Draft...signed by Billy Swoope…Acquired by the Tampa Bay Rays along with RH Chris Archer, C Robinson Chirinos, OF Sam Fuld and INF Hak-Ju Lee from Chicago in exchange for RH Matt Garza, OF Fernando Perez and LH Zach Rosscup, January 8, 2011.


Established career highs across the board as he enjoyed his first fully healthy season in the majors, playing in 128 games, 79 starts (39-LF, 17-CF, 20-RF, 3-DH)...started all 53 games against lefties, 52 of those at leadoff…His 24 HBP led the American League and were most by any AL player since ANA David Eckstein in 2002 (27)...ranked 2nd in the majors to CHC Anthony Rizzo (30) and had 9 more than any other AL player (CWS Jose Abreu and TEX Shin-Soo Choo)...shattered the club record previously held by Sean Rodriguez (18 in 2011), passing him on Sep 19 vs. BAL...became the first Ray to lead the AL in HBP…Nineteen of his 24 HBP came against left-handed pitchers, most by any major league player since splits are first available (1914)...PHI Chase Utley held the previous record of 16 in 2007...his last 13 HBP in a row (and 18 of his last 19) came against lefties…With only 385 PA, averaged 1 HBP every 16.04 PA, the highest mark in American League history (min. 20 HBP) and a mark topped by only one player in the modern era (since 1900) 1971, MTL Ron Hunt averaged 12.76 PA/HBP when he absorbed a modern-era-record 50 HBP in 638 PA...became the first player in 125 years with 24 HBP in 400 PA or less, since Chief Roseman (29 in 369 PA) in 1890 for the St. Louis Browns and Louisville Colonels…Hit .271/.387/.457 (51-for-188) vs. LHP, and .257/.318/.354 (37-for-144) vs. RHP...has a career .362 OBP vs. LHP, compared to .311 vs. of his 8 HR in 2015 (and 11 of 14 in his career) came against LHP...only homer vs. a righty was July 10 vs. HOU (Collin McHugh)…Led the team with 52 starts at leadoff, and the Rays went 29-23 in those games...his .379 OBP from the leadoff spot ranked 3rd in the AL (min. 150 PA), behind teammate John Jaso (.404) and CLE Jason Kipnis (.385)…Was one of three AL players to start at least 15 games at all three OF positions, along with HOU Colby Rasmus and KC Jarrod Dyson...his .994 fielding pct. ranked 4th among AL outfielders, behind NYY Jacoby Ellsbury (1.000), LAA Mike Trout (1.000) and TOR Kevin Pillar (.996)…According to Stats LLC, led all major league outfielders with a .960 zone rating, which measures a player's efficiency in fielding balls hit into his typical defensive was the 2nd-highest zone rating recorded by an outfielder since they began measuring it in 1987, behind CAL Devon White in 1989 (.961)…Became the first player in club history with multiple pinch-hit (2) and leadoff HR (3) in the same season...was the first Ray with 3 leadoff homers since Matt Joyce (3) in 2013…Two of his 3 leadoff homers came in back-to-back games at Fenway Park (Aug 2 off Wade Miley, Sep 21 off Eduardo Rodriguez), making him the third visiting player since data is available (1974) to hit 2 leadoff homers in a season at Fenway Park, joining NYY Chuck Knoblauch (1999) and MIL Paul Molitor (1983)…His first career pinch-hit homer came May 8 vs. TEX...his 9th-inning homer on Sep 20 vs. BAL (off Zach Britton) was the first pinch-hit, game-tying homer by a Ray since Dan Johnson's celebrated homer in "Game 162" (Sep 28, 2011 vs. NYY)...the Rays won on a walk-off single by Kevin Kiermaier later in the frame…His 43 PA as a pinch-hitter were the most in the AL in one season since TOR Tony Fernandez had 45 in 2001...his 10 pinch-hits tied the club record (Travis Lee in 2005) and were 2nd in the AL to CLE/LAA David Murphy (11)...his 9 RBI tied Murphy for the AL lead…Tied his career high with 2 SB twice: May 21 vs. OAK and June 27 vs. BOS...on both occasions, stole 2B and 3B in the 7th inning…Was hit by a pitch in a club-record 4 straight games Aug 4-8, the first AL player to do so since CWS Carlos Quentin (6, Aug 7-14, 2008)…Had 2 outfield assists on Sep 22 at BOS, the first two of his career…Tied a major league record when he drew 3 HBP in a game, Oct 2 vs. TOR, all by Mark Buehrle...was the first player with 3 HBP in a game since STL Matt Carpenter (June 4, 2013 vs. ARI, 14 innings), and the first in a 9-inning game since CLE Austin Kearns (July 5, 2010 at TEX)...was the second in Rays history to do so, joining Jonny Gomes (Aug 15, 2005 vs. NYY)...incidentally, the last time a player was plunked 3 times by the same pitcher was another Rays-Blue Jays game, on April 7, 2006 in Toronto (TOR Reed Johnson facing TB Casey Fossum).


Made his first Opening Day roster and spent his first full season in the majors...appeared in 97 games, including 60 starts (51-LF, 5-CF, 4-DH)-42 against lefties, 18 vs. righties...missed 22 games due to a left thumb fracture...saw his first big league action in CF...Guyer and teammate Logan Forsythe were the only two players in the majors to start a game in all nine slots of the batting order...B.J. Upton in 2007 was the only other Ray to do this...according to the Elias Sports Bureau, they became the first teammates to do it since Pete Mackanin and John Castino for the 1980 Twins...Sustained a club-high 11 HBP, tied with CWS Jose Abreu for most among major league rookies and tied for 4th in the AL, in only 294 PA...Had 7 bunt singles, tied for 5th in the AL and 2nd on the team to Desmond Jennings (9)...Led the team (min. 50 AB) with a .323 (20-for-62) batting avg. with RISP...ranked 2nd on the club with a .297 (33-for-111) avg. against lefties, after Ben Zobrist (.340)...Among AL rookies with at least 250 AB, ranked 4th with a .266 batting avg. and 5th with a .334 OBP...was batting only .196/.212/.275 (10-for-51) through May 23, but after that hit .284/.362/.389 (59-for-208) through the end of the season, ranking 3rd among major league rookies during that span in OBP after CWS Jose Abreu (.413) and BOS Mookie Betts (.368)...Had 4 hits on May 24 vs. BOS, tying the Rays rookie record...was the first to do that since Desmond Jennings on Aug 28, 2011 at TOR...On May 25 vs. BOS, suffered a left thumb fracture while diving for a double hit by Grady Sizemore in shallow CF...was placed on the DL the next day...activated June 19...Set a Rays rookie record with 3 doubles on June 27 vs. BAL (G1)...on Aug 21 vs. DET against David Price, had his first career triple in the 1st, the Rays only hit of the game, scoring Ben Zobrist (reached on E6) in a 1-0 win...on Sep 21 vs. CWS, broke up John Danks' no-hit bid with a 1-out double in the 6th...His last 2 HR came off right-handed pitchers Miles Mikolas (Aug 13 at TEX) and Anthony Ranaudo (Aug 29 vs. BOS)...prior to that all 4 of his career HR had come vs. lefties...Selected as the 2014 Al Lopez Award winner for most outstanding Rays rookie during spring training...batted .302 (13-for-43) with 1 HR, 3 RBI, 3 2B and 5 runs in a team-high 22 games.


Spent the season at Triple-A Durham and singled in his last at-bat of the season to get his average over the .300 mark…his .301 mark was 5th best in the International League and .001 ahead of Vince Belnome for the club lead…was the second time he has finished 5th in the IL in batting (also 2011)... Missed 27 games after he fractured his right middle finger when he was struck by a pitch from Gwinnett's Cody Martin on July 25…didn't return until Aug 23... Started at all three positions in the outfield (28-LF, 27-CF, 37-RF)... On April 9, became the first Durham player to hit 2 HR in an inning since the team joined Triple-A in 1998, pacing the Bulls to a 12-8 win over the Gwinnett Braves…the Bulls scored 10 runs in the 1st inning, with Guyer plating half of those runs on two blasts…also became the 12th IL player in 70 years to hit 2 HR in an inning, and the first since Kelly Shoppach of Pawtucket in 2005... Hit his first home run of the season on April 7 off Norfolk's Freddy Garcia, a 156-game winner in the big leagues... Has spent most of the last three seasons in Durham, batting a combined .305/.378/.487 with 24 HR, 115 RBI, 55 2B and 40 SB in 227 games.

2012 Missed the last four months of the season after undergoing surgery to repair a torn labrum in his left shoulder on May 31...the surgery was performed by Dr. James Andrews in Birmingham, Ala...Recalled from Triple-A Durham on May 9 and played in three games (two starts, both in LF) before going on the DL on May 16...His lone hit was a home run in his last game, May 12 at BAL, a solo shot off LH Brian Matusz in a 5-3 loss...has hit two of his three career home runs at Camden Yards...all three of his homers have come against left-handed pitchers...Opened the season with Durham and played in 22 games, primarily in RF and CF...also appeared in LF and at DH...batted .294 (25-for-85) for Durham, including a .421 (16-for-38) mark over his last 10 games beginning April 18, raising his avg. from .191...On April 19 at Pawtucket (Red Sox) went 5-for-6 with three RBI and fell a double short of the cycle. 2011 Saw three stints in the majors, his first big league experience, and spent the remainder of the season in Triple-A Durham...his first two stints lasted one day each, May 6 at BAL and July 10 at NYY...was recalled on Sep 1 and remained with the Rays for the duration of the regular season...was not on the postseason roster...Started 12 games for the Rays (9-RF, 2-LF, 1-DH) including 10 of 24 after his September callup...9 of the 12 starts came against left-handed starters...Made his major league debut on May 6 at BAL before he was optioned to Durham the next his first ML plate app hit a 2-run homer off Zach Britton joining pitcher Esteban Yan (June 4, 2000 at NYM) as the only Rays to homer in their first ML plate app...Became the first ever to homer in his first at-bat at Camden fact, since the ballpark opened in 1992, no other player (visitors or Orioles) had ever homered there in his major league debut...was the 108th in major league history to homer in his first ML at-bat...Hit his second home run on Sep 7 vs. TEX off Derek Holland...Named to the International League midseason All-Star Team...batted .312 (121-for-388) in 107 games for Durham, finishing 5th in the IL batting race and 3rd among Rays minor leaguers...played all 3 outfield positions (55-RF, 36- CF, 17-LF)...Ranked 4th in the IL in OBP (.384), 5th in SLG (.521), 6th in OPS (.905) and tied teammate Russ Canzler for 2nd in the IL with 78 runs scored...Ranked by Baseball America as the No. 11 prospect in the Rays system entering 2012. 2010 Was named the Cubs Minor League Player of the Year after spending the entire season at Double-A Tennessee ... hit .344 (127-for-369) with 13 HR and 30 SB...played all three outfield positions, seeing the most action in right field and left field. ... Has improved his batting average in each of his four seasons: .245 in 2007, .269 in 2008, .282 in 2009 and .344 in 2010. ... Led the Southern League in slugging pct. (.588) and ranked 2nd in batting avg., 3rd in doubles (39), 4th in extra-base hits (58) and 5th in OBP (.398). ... Following the season was named the No. 10 prospect and Best Defensive Outfielder in the Cubs organization by Baseball America, a Topps Double-A All-Star and a Southern League All-Star. ... Was successful in 30 of 33 (91 percent) stolen base attempts ... has a career rate of 83 percent (93 of 112). ... After the All-Star break led the Southern League with a .424 avg. (72-for-170), 26 doubles and a .724 slugging pct. ... Posted a career-high 18-game hitting streak, July 26-Aug 18, batting .471 (33-for-70) with 5 HR, 24 RBI, 9 doubles and 21 runs scored. 2009 In 2009 compiled a .282 avg. (128-for-454) with 62 R, 28 2B, 46 RBI and 30 SB in 130 games between Tennessee and Class-A Daytona...played mostly RF for Daytona and CF for Tennessee...Began the year with Tennessee and was sent down to Daytona on June 13...returned to the Smokies on Sep his first stint hit .173 (29- for-168) with 1 HR and 11 RBI...hit .333 (7-for- 21) in the second stint. 2008 Spent the entire 2008 season with Class-A Peoria...was limited to 88 games after missing the first month and a half due to a right elbow injury. 2007 Began his professional career in 2007 in the Arizona League...was shelved July 2-21 with a dislocated left shoulder...was promoted to Short-A Boise on Aug 17.