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Taylor Guerrieri | Starting Pitcher

Team: Tampa Bay Rays
Age / DOB:  (22) / 12/1/1992
Ht / Wt:  6'3' / 195
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
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Rays prospect RHP Taylor Guerrieri has been promoted to Double-A Montgomery.
He posted a 2.14 ERA, 1.14 WHIP and 44/11 strikeout-to-walk ratio over 42 innings (12 appearances/10 starts) at High-A Charlotte. The 22-year-old right-hander also held opposing hitters to a .237 batting average and is yet to allow a home run in 2015. Once viewed as arguably the top prospect in Tampa Bay’s system, Guerrieri logged just 76 1/3 innings between the 2013-14 seasons as a result of Tommy John surgery and a 50-game suspension for a drug of abuse. Jul 28 - 1:48 PM

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Rays prospect right-hander Taylor Guerrieri (elbow) pitched one inning with the GCL Rays on Tuesday.

It was his first appearance since undergoing Tommy John surgery last July. Guerrieri, 21, owns a 1.59 ERA over his first 26 starts in pro ball and still has plenty of long-term promise.
Tue, Jul 1, 2014 02:56:00 PM

Rays pitching prospect Taylor Guerrieri has been suspended 50 games for a second positive test for a drug of abuse.

The drug he tested positive for is believed to be marijuana. Guerrieri switched schools in high school due to a drinking incident, which led to him sliding a bit in the 2011 draft because of perceived character concerns. He had a 2.01 ERA and 51/12 K/BB ratio in 67 innings this season but is due to miss most, if not all, of 2014 while recovering from Tommy John surgery. The righty can serve the suspension while injured.
Fri, Oct 18, 2013 05:13:00 PM

Taylor Guerrieri will have Tommy John surgery Wednesday.

Guerrieri sprained the UCL in his right elbow during a mid-July start with Low-A Bowling. He had to drop out of the Futures Game and will now be sidelined for at least the next 12 months. The 20-year-old had a 2.01 ERA and 51/12 K/BB ratio in 67 innings this season.
Wed, Jul 24, 2013 04:25:00 PM

Rays top prospect RHP Taylor Guerrieri exited during the third inning of his start on Monday for Low-A Bowling due to elbow soreness.

It's not good news for the 20-year-old, especially considering that he skipped his previous start due to shoulder fatigue and turned down the opportunity to pitch in the All-Star Futures Game. He'll be re-evaluated on Tuesday. According to Sam Dykstra of MiLB.com, Guerrieri grimaced while throwing a pitch and then signaled for his catcher (and obviously the coaching staff) to join him on the mound. Before leaving the game, the right-hander tossed two scoreless frames to bring his streak of consecutive scoreless innings to 24. Overall, he owns a 2.01 ERA with 51/21 K/BB in 67 innings.
Source: MiLB.com
Tue, Jul 16, 2013 02:43:00 AM

Rays prospect Taylor Guerrieri has withdrawn from the 2013 Futures Game for the purpose of rest.

Guerrieri, the No. 24 overall pick in last year's draft, is pitching in his first full minor league season and the Rays want to give him a mid-summer break. The 20-year-old right-hander has a 1.62 ERA, 0.89 WHIP and 95/16 K/BB ratio over his first 117 innings of pro ball. He cracked Baseball America's midseason Top 50.
Mon, Jul 8, 2013 01:32:00 PM

Taylor Guerrieri has been pitching very well through his first 12 starts with Class-A Bowling Green, posting a 5-2 record, 2.29 ERA, 0.98 WHIP and 47/11 K/BB ratio through 59 innings.

Guerrieri, the Rays' first round selection from the 2011 draft, is just another in a long line of tremendous pitching prospects from their organization. He's still a year or two away from joining the rotation, but his future certainly looks bright, and he should be on the radar in keeper leagues.
Thu, Jun 27, 2013 11:44:00 PM

Rays agreed to terms with first-round pick RHP Taylor Guerrieri.

Guerrieri took $1.6 million from the Rays rather than attend the University of South Carolina. The 18-year-old right-hander slipped to 24th in the draft due to makeup concerns, but has a mid-90s fastball and a curveball with plus-potential.
Tue, Aug 16, 2011 01:02:00 AM

The Rays drafted RHP Taylor Guerrieri, OF Mikie Mahtook and SS Jake Hager with their three first-round picks.

Most thought Guerrieri would go higher. A high school righty with a mid-90s fastball and a plus curve, he possesses an awful lot of potential. Mahtook is a line-drive hitter with very good doubles ability. It's iffy whether he'll stay in center. If he can, he might be a very good regular someday. He wouldn't project quite so well in left. Hager looks like a reach, but we wouldn't bet against the Rays there. They are a bit shallow in the middle infield, and it wouldn't be surprising to see them add another shortstop early with all of their picks.
Mon, Jun 6, 2011 10:14:00 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Rene Rivera
2Curt Casali
3J.P. Arencibia
4Luke Maile
1B1James Loney
2Richie Shaffer
2B1Logan Forsythe
SS1Asdrubal Cabrera
2Tim Beckham
3B1Evan Longoria
LF1Desmond Jennings
2Daniel Nava
3Joey Butler
CF1Kevin Kiermaier
2Mikie Mahtook
RF1Steven Souza
2Brandon Guyer
3Grady Sizemore
DH1John Jaso
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Chris Archer
2Jake Odorizzi
3Drew Smyly
4Erasmo Ramirez
5Matt Moore
6Alex Cobb
7Burch Smith
8Grayson Garvin
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Brad Boxberger
2Jake McGee
3Alex Colome
4Jeff Beliveau
5Steve Geltz
6Brandon Gomes
7Xavier Cedeno
8Matt Andriese
9Enny Romero
10C.J. Riefenhauser
11Kirby Yates
12Nate Karns