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Brandon Guyer | Outfielder | #6

Team: Cleveland Indians
Age / DOB:  (30) / 1/28/1986
Ht / Wt:  6'2" / 200
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
College: Virginia
Drafted: 2007 / Rd. 5 (0) / CHC
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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. Aug 1 - 2:55 PM

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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.
Aug 1 - 2:45 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.
Jun 29 - 3:11 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.
Jun 28 - 11:04 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.
Jun 28 - 9:59 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.
Jun 25 - 4:42 PM

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

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Yan Gomes
2Roberto Perez
3Chris Gimenez
4Adam Moore
1B1Mike Napoli
2Jesus Aguilar
2B1Jason Kipnis
SS1Francisco Lindor
3B1Jose Ramirez
2Erik Gonzalez
LF1Abraham Almonte
2Brandon Guyer
3Michael Martinez
4Michael Brantley
CF1Tyler Naquin
2Rajai Davis
RF1Lonnie Chisenhall
2Coco Crisp
3Marlon Byrd
DH1Carlos Santana
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Corey Kluber
2Carlos Carrasco
3Danny Salazar
4Josh Tomlin
5Trevor Bauer
6Mike Clevinger
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Cody Allen
2Andrew Miller
3Bryan Shaw
4Zach McAllister
5Jeff Manship
6Dan Otero
7Ryan Merritt
8Joseph Colon
9Cody Anderson
10Kyle Crockett
11Shawn Armstrong
12Austin Adams
13Perci Garner
14Adam Plutko