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Brandon Guyer | Outfielder | #5

Team: Tampa Bay Rays
Age / DOB:  (30) / 1/28/1986
Ht / Wt:  6'2" / 200
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
College: Virginia
Drafted: 2007 / Rd. 5 (0) / CHC
Contract: view contract details
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Brandon Guyer (hamstring) will begin a rehab assignment with High-A Charlotte on Saturday.
Guyer will serve as the DH on Saturday. He was placed on the disabled list three weeks ago with a strained hamstring. The Rays' outfield is pretty banged up right now with injuries to Steven Souza (hip), Mikie Mahtook (hand) and Kevin Kiermaier (hand), so it will be a welcome sight when Guyer returns sometime next week. Jun 25 - 4:42 PM

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Brandon Guyer (hamstring) could begin baseball activities on Friday.

Guyer has been sidelined for a little over two weeks with a left hamstring strain, but he has increased his running in recent days and could take some swings against rehabbing right-handers Alex Cobb and Chase Whitley later this week. He appears on track to return in the early part of July.
Jun 21 - 9:32 AM

Rays placed OF Brandon Guyer on the 15-day disabled list, retroactive to June 4, with a left hamstring stain.

And now we know why he hasn't been in the lineup the last two days. Guyer figures to be out until late June, at the very least. Nick Franklin has assumed his spot on the Rays' roster.
Jun 5 - 11:22 AM

Brandon Guyer is not in the Rays' lineup Sunday.

It's Guyer's second straight day on the bench, although there doesn't appear to be an injury he's dealing with. The Rays are using Mikie Mahtook in center field, Corey Dickerson in left and Steve Pearce in the designated hitter spot.
Jun 5 - 10:39 AM

Brandon Guyer went 3-for-5 with a solo homer and three runs scored in Monday's loss to the Marlins.

Guyer's blast in the second inning off of Wei-Yin Chen tied the game at the time in a contest that ended up being back-and-forth all night. Once known as a lefty masher, Guyer is playing against lefties and righties now and has settled in as the Rays' leadoff hitter since Logan Forsythe (shoulder) went down. He's batting .327/.410/.564 on the season.
May 23 - 11:00 PM

Brandon Guyer had himself a game in Sunday's 7-6 loss to the A's, rocking a pair of home runs and finishing with five RBI.

Guyer tortured A's starter Sonny Gray in the early going, cracking a solo home run in the first inning and a three-run tater in the second. Those accounted for four of his five RBI. The other came more modestly, via a fourth-inning sacrifice fly. For the season, the 30-year-old outfielder is hitting .338/.448/.577 with four homers and 11 RBI over 71 at-bats. Sunday's big performance was nice, but there is nothing in Guyer's history that would suggest that he could be in for a fantasy-relevant season.
May 15 - 4:26 PM

Brandon Guyer went 2-for-5 with two RBI and a run scored Saturday against the Athletics.

Guyer had his fifth double of the year in the game, but it was his two-run single in the eighth that did the damage. Guyer has hits in six of his last eight games, including four multi-hit games in that span. It all adds up to a .328/.451/.493 line in 22 games.
May 14 - 9:13 PM

Brandon Guyer singled twice and was hit by pitches three times Thursday in the game against the Red Sox.

Guyer's HBPs were all game-changers, and in none of them did he make any effort at all to get out of the way of the pitch. In fact, he moved into the second of them, which was a borderline strike from David Price. Of course, it's Guyer's M.O. He lead the league with 24 HBPs last year, even though he totaled just 385 plate appearances. He's averaged an HBP every 19 plate appearances in his career, easily the highest rate in major league history. In fact, he's racking up HBPs at about 2.3 times the rate of Craig Biggio, the career leader in HBPs.
Apr 21 - 6:02 PM

Brandon Guyer went 4-for-4 with an RBI single in Sunday's win over the White Sox.

No extra-base hits for Guyer on Sunday, but singles are cool, too, especially when they drive in runs. Guyer notched his RBI base knock in the third inning off White Sox starter Jose Quintana. A sign of early season fun -- with his four hits, the 30-year-old outfielder raised his average from .154 to .353.
Apr 17 - 4:42 PM

Brandon Guyer hit his first home run of the season in Saturday's win over the White Sox.

The outfielder batted leadoff against southpaw John Danks, and he got to Danks for a solo shot in the third inning. He also walked twice, reaching base in three of his four plate appearances. Guyer hits lefties well enough and sometimes gets prime real estate at the top of the Rays' lineup, but for fantasy purposes he's nothing more than a DFS play on the right day.
Apr 16 - 9:45 PM

Brandon Guyer is batting second and starting in left field Wednesday versus the Blue Jays.

Logan Morrison, Corey Dickerson, and Brad Miller will all take a seat against Blue Jays left-hander J.A. Happ. Guyer has a bit of power and a bit of speed. He makes sense as a spot play or a DFS bargain dive.
Apr 6 - 10:19 AM

Brandon Guyer went 2-for-3 and homered off the Twins' Ervin Santana to give the Rays their lone run Friday.

It's entirely realistic that Guyer would serve as a quality regular if given the chance and equally unrealistic that he'll ever get that chance in Tampa Bay. A trade would be ideal. As is, he'll start almost exclusively against lefties while everyone is healthy.
Mar 25 - 3:35 PM

Brandon Guyer went 3-for-3 with a solo homer and three RBI as the Rays beat the Orioles 10-3 on Thursday.

We'd still like to see what Guyer could do as a starting outfielder, but it's probably never happening with the Rays. The team could trade him this month, particularly with Steve Pearce around to replace him against left-handers. However, they'll hang on to him as a platoon guy unless someone wants to give up something substantial for him.
Mar 3 - 4:17 PM

Rays and OF Brandon Guyer avoided arbitration by agreeing to a one-year, $1.185 million contract.

This was his first year of arbitration eligibility. Guyer posted a cool .265/.359/.413 batting line with eight home runs and 10 stolen bases in 128 games last season as part of the Rays' outfield rotation. He deserves attention in AL-only fantasy leagues.
Jan 14 - 2:56 PM

Brandon Guyer will hit leadoff Tuesday against the Marlins.

Standard operating procedure against a left-hander, as the Rays are facing Adam Conley on Tuesday. Guyer has an .833 OPS vs. southpaws and makes for an appealing DFS play.
Tue, Sep 29, 2015 03:13:00 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Hank Conger
2Curt Casali
1B1Steve Pearce
2Logan Morrison
2B1Logan Forsythe
2Taylor Motter
3Nick Franklin
SS1Brad Miller
2Tim Beckham
3B1Evan Longoria
LF1Brandon Guyer
2Desmond Jennings
3Jaff Decker
CF1Kevin Kiermaier
2Mikie Mahtook
RF1Steven Souza
2Oswaldo Arcia
DH1Corey Dickerson
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Chris Archer
2Jake Odorizzi
3Drew Smyly
4Matt Moore
5Blake Snell
6Matt Andriese
7Alex Cobb
8Chase Whitley
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Alex Colome
2Brad Boxberger
3Xavier Cedeno
4Enny Romero
5Ryan Webb
6Tyler Sturdevant
7Erasmo Ramirez
8Ryan Garton
9Danny Farquhar