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Brandon Guyer | Outfielder | #6

Team: Cleveland Indians
Age / DOB:  (31) / 1/28/1986
Ht / Wt:  6'2" / 210
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
College: Virginia
Drafted: 2007 / Rd. 5 (0) / CHC
Contract: view contract details
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Brandon Guyer will start in right field Tuesday against the Astros.
No surprise with left-hander Dallas Keuchel on the hill for Houston. Guyer will hit seventh and makes for a useful option in daily formats. Apr 25 - 2:35 PM

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Brandon Guyer slugged a two-run homer in Friday’s win over the White Sox.

Guyer has two specialities, specifically getting hit by pitches and mashing lefties. He did the latter on Friday, taking Jose Quintana deep in the fourth inning to collect his first home run and RBI of the season. The 31-year-old is a useful piece for Terry Francona to have around, but he’s unlikely to play enough to warrant attention in most fantasy leagues.
Apr 22 - 12:16 AM

Brandon Guyer was scratched from the Indians' starting lineup on Saturday due to illness.

Guyer was in the club's original lineup but is battling the flu and will sit this one out. Expect him to return to game action in a couple of days.
Mar 11 - 12:34 PM

Brandon Guyer (hamstring) will serve as the Indians' designated hitter on Saturday in his Cactus League debut.

Guyer has been slowed by a right hamstring injury in camp, but he's back up to speed now. Manager Terry Francona said that the outfielder has been cleared to play the field, but the club wants to exercise caution.
Mar 3 - 12:06 PM

Brandon Guyer didn't participate in conditioning sprints Saturday after tweaking his hamstring while running on a treadmill last week.

It doesn't sound like anything that will keep him out long. Guyer is in line to play regularly against left-handed pitching for the Tribe this season after being acquired at last year's trade deadline from the Rays.
Feb 19 - 10:00 AM

Indians and OF Brandon Guyer avoided arbitration by agreeing to a two-year, $5 million contract with a club option for 2019.

Guyer will make $2 million in 2017 and $2.75 million in 2018 while the 2019 option is worth $3 million and carries a $250,000 buyout. The deal buys out his final two years of arbitration and the option could cover his first free agent year. Guyer, who turns 31 later this month, played well after being picked up by the Rays last season and batted .266/.372/.423 with nine homers and 32 RBI over 101 games on the year. This included a league-leading 31 hit-by-pitches. Guyer owns an .861 OPS against southpaws in his career and should continue to provide value in a part-time role.
Jan 18 - 10:38 AM

Brandon Guyer requested $2.3 million and was offered $1.9 million by the Indians when arbitration figures were exchanged on Friday.

Seemingly, there is a nice mid-point at $2.1 million that should appease both sides. MLBTradeRumors.com projected that Guyer would earn $2 million through the arbitration process, which is also in the gap between the figures that the two sides submitted. After coming over from the Rays in a deadline deal, Guyer hit .333/.438/.469 with two homers and 14 RBI in 96 plate appearances down the stretch for the American League Champion Indians.
Jan 13 - 9:19 PM

Brandon Guyer is starting in right field and batting seventh for the Indians on Sunday in Game 5 of the World Series.

The Indians also have Carlos Santana back in left field and Mike Napoli at first base after Santana played first in Game 4. Rajai Davis is again leading off and in left field, while Lonnie Chisenhall is on the bench for the first time in the series. The Tribe's full lineup is as follows: Davis CF, Jason Kipnis 2B, Francisco Lindor SS, Napoli 1B, Santana LF, Jose Ramirez 3B, Guyer RF, Roberto Perez C, Trevor Bauer P.
Sun, Oct 30, 2016 03:47:00 PM

Brandon Guyer went 3-for-4 with an RBI and a pair of runs scored as the Indians trampled the Red Sox in Game 2 of the ALDS in Cleveland on Friday.

Guyer got the scoring started with a run-scoring single in the second inning, then came around to score on the three-run homer by teammate Lonnie Chisenhall. He also singled and scored the club's final run on Rajai Davis' sacrifice fly in the sixth inning. He's a platoon player who will see most of his action against left-handed pitching, but Guyer certainly delivered when called upon in a big spot on Friday.
Fri, Oct 7, 2016 08:01:00 PM

Indians acquired OF Brandon Guyer from the Rays for OF Nathan Lukes and RHP Jhonleider Salinas.

Guyer owns a .283/.384/.464 batting line in 472 career plate appearances against left-handed pitching, as well as experience at all three outfield positions. He's a solid addition for the first-place Indians. Guyer will be arbitration-eligible for the second time this winter.
Mon, Aug 1, 2016 02:55:00 PM

Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports that the Rays are trading outfielder Brandon Guyer.

No word yet on where he's headed, but Guyer could be a useful piece for most contenders. The 30-year-old owns an .848 OPS against lefties in his career and is capable of playing all three outfield spots.
Mon, Aug 1, 2016 02:45:00 PM

Brandon Guyer (hamstring) returned from the disabled list by going 2-for-4 with a homer and an RBI double in Wednesday’s win over the Red Sox.

Guyer took former teammate David Price deep for a solo shot in the second inning before plating another run with a double in the third. The 30-year-old is now batting .277 with seven homers and an .868 OPS in 41 games this season. He still does most of his damage against southpaws, but he’s capable of providing some value in deeper mixed leagues.
Wed, Jun 29, 2016 03:11:00 PM

Rays activated OF Brandon Guyer from the 15-day disabled list.

Given the extent of the injuries the Rays have suffered in the outfield, Guyer should see all of the playing time that he can handle. He has been sidelined since June 4 with a hamstring strain.
Tue, Jun 28, 2016 11:04:00 PM

Brandon Guyer (hamstring) could be activated from the disabled list on Wednesday.

Guyer is 0-for-8 over two rehab games with High-A Charlotte. He played left field Monday for the first time since his hamstring injury. The plan calls for him to be evaluated Tuesday to see if he's ready to rejoin the Rays or needs another rehab game.
Tue, Jun 28, 2016 09:59:00 AM

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.
Sat, Jun 25, 2016 04:42:00 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Yan Gomes
2Roberto Perez
1B1Edwin Encarnacion
2B1Jason Kipnis
SS1Francisco Lindor
3B1Jose Ramirez
LF1Michael Brantley
2Michael Martinez
CF1Lonnie Chisenhall
2Austin Jackson
RF1Abraham Almonte
2Brandon Guyer
DH1Carlos Santana
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Corey Kluber
2Carlos Carrasco
3Danny Salazar
4Josh Tomlin
5Trevor Bauer
6Cody Anderson
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Cody Allen
2Andrew Miller
3Bryan Shaw
4Zach McAllister
5Dan Otero
6Boone Logan
7Nick Goody