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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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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

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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

Brandon Guyer went 3-for-4 with a walk and a solo home run as the Rays lost to the Red Sox on Monday.

Guyer led off the game with a home run off of Eduardo Rodriguez. He would single and score in the top of the eighth inning as the Rays retook a temporary lead. The outfielder has homered in back-to-back games and is hitting .269/.358/.416 on the year along with eight homers and 27 RBI.
Mon, Sep 21, 2015 11:21:00 PM

Brandon Guyer hit a game-tying home run in the ninth inning, setting the Rays up to beat the Orioles on Sunday.

The Rays entered the ninth inning trailing 6-5. Guyer led off the inning, pinch-hitting for John Jaso. He sacked closer Zach Britton with a rare blown save, swatting a game-tying solo home run to center field. It's number seven on the year for Guyer. He's hitting .262/.352/.402 with 26 RBI as well.
Sun, Sep 20, 2015 04:43:00 PM

Brandon Guyer went 4-for-5 with an RBI double and three runs scored as the Rays trounced the Orioles on Tuesday.

Guyer singled and scored in the fourth inning, knocked in a run with a double and later scored in the fifth, and singled and scored in the seventh. The 29-year-old is hitting .279/.377/.415 with six home runs, 25 RBI, and 37 runs scored in 303 plate appearances.
Tue, Sep 1, 2015 10:23:00 PM

Brandon Guyer went 3-for-4 with a solo home run as the Rays took down the Royals on Sunday.

Guyer led off the bottom of the first inning with a single and later scored. He added a solo home run in the third inning to tie the game at two apiece. The outfielder has had a sneakily solid year for the Rays, batting .270/.372/.407 with six home runs, 24 RBI, 34 runs scored, and 10 stolen bases in 293 plate appearances.
Sun, Aug 30, 2015 04:27:00 PM

Brandon Guyer connected for a solo homer in Friday's win over the Astros.

The Rays put two on the board against Collin McHugh in the sixth inning and Guyer went deep in the seventh for some insurance. It was his first home run against a right-handed pitcher this season. The 29-year-old is batting .260/.355/.376 in part-time duty this year.
Fri, Jul 10, 2015 09:45:00 PM

Brandon Guyer stroked a three-run homer after pinch-hitting for David DeJesus in the sixth inning of Friday's win over the Rangers.

Guyer smoked the three-run shot off Alex Claudio to help open up what had been a 2-0 lead. The Rays went on to win 8-2. The outfielder also added a single to finish 2-for-2 with two runs scored and three driven in. In 60 at-bats, he's slashing .283/.389/.483 with a pair of home runs and 10 RBI.
Fri, May 8, 2015 11:48:00 PM

Brandon Guyer made the most of a spot start Sunday, homering and driving in four runs in a win over the Blue Jays.

Starting in place of the injured Desmond Jennings (knee), Guyer took Mark Buehrle deep in the first inning, hit a sacrifice fly in the fourth and singled in another run in the sixth. Guyer plays pretty regularly versus lefties but could see some more time against righties if Jennings' injury lingers.
Sun, Apr 26, 2015 04:04:00 PM

Brandon Guyer will bat leadoff against the Orioles on Tuesday.

Rays manager Kevin Cash announced Saturday that Guyer was going to be his leadoff hitter against lefties and he's doing exactly that with Wei-Yin Chen on the hill for Baltimore on Tuesday. He's an appealing option in daily leagues. The full lineup: Guyer LF, Steven Souza RF, Asdrubal Cabrera SS, Evan Longoria 3B, Desmond Jennings CF, Logan Forsythe DH, James Loney 1B, Rene Rivera C, Tim Beckham 2B.
Tue, Apr 7, 2015 03:18:00 PM

Rays manager Kevin Cash announced Saturday that Brandon Guyer will bat out of the leadoff spot against left-handed pitching to begin the season.

John Jaso will occupy the top slot against right-handed pitching, but will sit against southpaws with Logan Forsythe sliding to the DH spot and Tim Beckham starting at second base. It should be enough at-bats for Guyer to deliver value in AL-only leagues, especially in daily leagues.
Sat, Apr 4, 2015 10:16:00 AM

Brandon Guyer hit a grand slam off Anibal Sanchez as the Rays beat the Tigers 11-5 on Friday.

Guyer has missed time this spring with oblique and ankle injuries, but he's hit .393 in the 10 games in which he's played. The Rays will continue to utilize him against left-handers this season, probably either as a left fielder or a DH.
Fri, Apr 3, 2015 04:44:00 PM

Brandon Guyer (ankle) returned to Grapefruit League action on Thursday.

Guyer missed a few days with a sprained ankle. The outfielder is set to see ample playing time versus southpaws this season.
Fri, Mar 27, 2015 12:10:00 PM

Brandon Guyer is out of the Rays' Grapefruit League lineup on Monday due to an ankle sprain.

It's believed to be a minor sprain. Guyer will take several at-bats in a minor league game Wednesday and should be fine for the start of the regular season. He'll get a good amount of playing time against left-handed pitching this year for Tampa Bay.
Mon, Mar 23, 2015 10:08:00 AM

Brandon Guyer (oblique) will start in center field Wednesday.

Guyer suffered a strained oblique about a week and a half ago, but he's ready to return to action and should have plenty of time to get ready for the season. The 28-year-old projects to see at-bats on the weak side of a platoon in 2015, which should make him relevant in AL-only fantasy leagues.
Wed, Mar 18, 2015 10:38:00 AM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Hank Conger
2Curt Casali
3Rene Rivera
4Luke Maile
1B1James Loney
2Steve Pearce
3Kyle Roller
2B1Logan Forsythe
SS1Brad Miller
2Tim Beckham
3B1Evan Longoria
2Richie Shaffer
LF1Corey Dickerson
2Desmond Jennings
3Jaff Decker
CF1Kevin Kiermaier
2Mikie Mahtook
RF1Steven Souza
2Brandon Guyer
3Taylor Motter
DH1Logan Morrison
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Chris Archer
2Jake Odorizzi
3Drew Smyly
4Erasmo Ramirez
5Matt Moore
6Alex Cobb
7Chase Whitley
8Jacob Faria
9Taylor Guerrieri
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Brad Boxberger
2Alex Colome
3Danny Farquhar
4Xavier Cedeno
5Steve Geltz
6Enny Romero
7Matt Andriese
8Andrew Bellatti
9Dana Eveland
10Jhan Marinez
11Tyler Sturdevant
12Neil Wagner
13Jonny Venters
14Justin Marks