Brandon Guyer

Brandon Guyer #5

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

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Brandon Guyer Stats

AVG HR RBI SB OPS
.265 8 28 10 .771

Brandon Guyer MLB Career Stats

AVG HR RBI SB OPS
.260 14 58 16 .731

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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Year AB R H HR RBI SB AVG OBP OPS
2015 Stats 332 51 88 8 28 10 .265 .359 .771
MLB Career Stats 639 97 166 14 58 16 .260 .338 .731

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)
2015 Rays AL 385 221 88.55 212.28 0.34 11.45 33.76
MLB Avg - - - - 89.28 210.08 0.43 8.96 33.38
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2015
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January 14, 2016 at 3:39 PM ET

Rays avoid arbitration with three key players

The Rays came to terms on one-year deals with left-hander Jake McGee, righty Alex Cobb and outfielder Brandon Guyer on Thursday, avoiding arbitration with the three players, according to MLB Network insider Jon Heyman.

October 8, 2015 at 1:08 AM ET

Guyer posts solid campaign

Rays outfielder Brandon Guyer finished the 2015 regular season with a .265 average, eight homers, 28 RBIs, 51 runs scored and 10 steals.

Awards

Brandon Guyer Awards

MiLB.com 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

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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

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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

Brandon is married to Lindsay Murphy, a sports anchor for Fox 5 in Washington, D.C. ...they met when she came to interview him after his 26-game hitting streak at the University of Virginia was snapped...after the interview, he won a bet with his teammates over whether he would ask her on a date...He spent most of the offseason rehabbing his left shoulder, although he escaped for a couple UFC fights in January...saw Rampage Jackson's last fight in Chicago...he took Lindsay to see several fights in Las Vegas during Super Bowl Weekend...Brandon, born near Philly, grew up an Eagles fan in the heart of Redskins country...Two of his three career home runs have been hit at Camden Yards-roughly an hour away from the Guyer home-but Lindsay has missed both of them...on May 6, 2011 she drove an hour to Camden Yards following her shift on the 6:00 news, and had just pulled into the parking lot when she heard his homer on the radio...on May 12, 2012, she was in New York covering Game 7 of the Rangers-Capitals NHL playoffs. His father, Ray, is a former semi-pro tennis player who now works for Exxon Mobil.

2014

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.

2013

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 day...in 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 Yards...in 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 1...in 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.