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Taylor Guerrieri | Starting Pitcher | #44

Team: Toronto Blue Jays
Age / DOB:  (25) / 12/1/1992
Ht / Wt:  6'2" / 210
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
College: None
Drafted: 2011 / Rd. 1 (24) / TB
Contract: view contract details

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Blue Jays claimed RHP Taylor Guerrieri off waivers from the Rays.
A first-round pick in the 2011 Draft, Guerrieri has had injury issues in the minors, having had Tommy John surgery back in 2013 and being limited to just two starts in 2017 due to more elbow issues. He's been productive when able to take the mound with a 2.51 ERA on the farm, although he hasn't missed many bats (279 strikeouts over 361 2/3 innings). Guerrieri will turn 25 next month and looks to be worth a gamble by Toronto. Mon, Nov 6, 2017 04:09:00 PM

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Rays pitching prospect Taylor Guerrieri has no structural damage in his right elbow.

Guerrieri is probably still going to miss a couple of months, but rest and rehab should do the trick for the 2011 first-round pick. He's posted promising numbers in the minors when healthy, but 2016 was his first season of more than 80 innings. Guerrieri had Tommy John reconstructive elbow surgery in 2013.
Tue, Apr 25, 2017 07:30:00 PM

Rays pitching prospect Taylor Guerrieri left Thursday's start for Triple-A Durham in the fourth inning with a right elbow injury.

The former first-round pick had Tommy John surgery back in 2013, although it's unclear at this point if this injury might be that serious. The Rays should have more on Guerrieri's status later Friday.
Fri, Apr 14, 2017 10:55:00 AM

Rays optioned RHP Taylor Guerrieri to Triple-A Durham.

Prior to the 2016 season, Guerrieri ranked as Baseball Prospectus' No. 84 overall prospect. He remains a few steps away from the majors, having split last season between High- and Double-A ball. In 78 minor league frames a year ago, he posted a 1.85 ERA, 1.07 WHIP and 72/19 K/BB ratio. He will continue his development in the minors this coming season.
Wed, Mar 15, 2017 04:30:00 PM

Rays pitching prospect Taylor Guerrieri needed stitches to close a cut near his right eyebrow after hitting his head on a bathtub Saturday.

Guerrieri felt lightheaded and passed out, hitting his head on the edge of the tub. He's unsure what caused him to faint, but Guerrieri doesn't expect the incident to affect his pitching schedule. The former first-round pick was not ranked by Baseball America among the Rays' top 10 prospects.
Sun, Mar 5, 2017 12:31:00 PM

Rays RHP prospect Taylor Guerrieri twirled six shutout innings Tuesday in a no-decision for Double-A Montgomery.

Guerrieri had been limited to four innings or fewer in his previous four outings so Tuesday represented a nice bounce-back effort for the 23-year-old. He scattered three hits and two walks Tuesday while recording four strikeouts. The former first-round pick has logged the fifth-most innings in the Southern League this year. He's also tied for the league-lead with 12 victories.
Wed, Aug 24, 2016 01:22:00 PM

Rays optioned RHP Taylor Guerrieri to Double-A Montgomery.

Guerrieri was knocked around this spring, but he wasn't going to make the Opening Day roster no matter how well he pitched. The top prospect could potentially push for a promotion by the end of 2016.
Tue, Mar 15, 2016 04:37:00 PM

Taylor Guerrieri allowed four runs in 2 2/3 innings Sunday in a loss to the Blue Jays.

Guerrieri is a candidate to reach the majors this year after returning from Tommy John surgery last season, but he hasn't done anything to help himself this spring. He's given up seven runs in 5 2/3 innings thus far, and it's quite possible he won't start again before being sent to minor league camp.
Sun, Mar 13, 2016 06:06:00 PM

Rays purchased the contract of RHP Taylor Guerrieri from Double-A Montgomery.

That makes the 22-year-old right-hander protected from the Rule 5 draft. He had a spectacular 2015 season between High-A Charlotte and Double-A Montgomery, registering a 1.85 ERA, 1.08 WHIP and 72/19 K/BB ratio across 78 innings.
Fri, Nov 20, 2015 07:25:00 PM

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.
Tue, Jul 28, 2015 01:48:00 PM

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, 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.
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

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