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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 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

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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

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

Depth Charts

C1Hank Conger
2Curt Casali
1B1Logan Morrison
2Steve Pearce
2B1Logan Forsythe
SS1Brad Miller
2Tim Beckham
3B1Evan Longoria
LF1Desmond Jennings
CF1Kevin Kiermaier
RF1Steven Souza
2Brandon Guyer
DH1Corey Dickerson
Starting Pitcher
S1Chris Archer
2Jake Odorizzi
3Drew Smyly
4Erasmo Ramirez
5Matt Moore
6Alex Cobb
7Chase Whitley
Relief Pitcher
R1Brad Boxberger
2Alex Colome
3Xavier Cedeno
4Enny Romero
5Ryan Webb
6Steve Geltz
7Dana Eveland
8Jhan Marinez