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Brandon Guyer RFRays

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2014 Rest-of-Season Projections (seasonal age 28)
PA AVG HR R RBI SB TAv WARP
1 .265 0 0 0 0 .273 0.0
Birth Date1-28-1986
Height6' 2"
Weight195 lbs
Age28 years, 8 months, 25 days
BatsR
ThrowsR
2010
-0.02011
0.12012
2013
1.62014
+proj
WARP Summary

Standard

YEAR TEAM AGE G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR TB BB SO HBP SF SH RBI SB CS AVG OBP SLG TAv VORP FRAA WARP
2011 TBA 25 15 43 41 7 8 1 0 2 15 1 9 0 0 1 3 0 0 .195 .214 .366 .220 -0.3 -0.0 -0.0
2012 TBA 26 3 7 7 2 1 0 0 1 4 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 .143 .143 .571 .329 1.2 -0.0 0.1
2014 TBA 28 97 294 259 37 69 15 1 3 95 16 52 11 1 7 26 6 1 .266 .334 .367 .273 13.4 1.4 1.6
Career11534430746781616114176211183061.254.315.371.26814.31.31.7

Advanced

'opp' stats - Quality of opponents faced - have been moved and are available only as OPP_QUAL in the Statistics reports now.
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YEAR Team Lg G PA TAv oppAVG oppOBP oppSLG oppTAv BABIP BPF BRAA repLVL POS_ADJ FRAA BRR BVORP BWARP VORP WARP
2007 BOI A- 19 88 .257 .250 .333 .372 .258 .275 108 -0.3 2.4 -0.3 -0.5 -0.3 2.8 0.2 2.8 0.2
2007 CUB Rk 17 81 .241 .262 .339 .366 .256 .273 96 -1.7 2.5 0.2 -0.4 -1.2 2.0 0.2 2.0 0.2
2008 PEO A 88 363 .299 .249 .322 .371 .260 .295 96 14.3 10.1 -1.8 2.9 1.6 25.7 3.0 25.7 3.0
2009 DAY A+ 73 305 .321 .252 .323 .361 .251 .393 100 19.4 8.7 -2.5 -4.1 0.7 26.0 2.3 26.0 2.3
2009 TEN AA 57 205 .224 .253 .336 .373 .267 .223 94 -8.1 6.0 0.5 -3.5 -2.7 -3.8 -0.8 -3.8 -0.8
2010 TEN AA 102 410 .335 .264 .337 .393 .265 .368 103 35.1 12.7 -3.1 10.2 -0.7 50.8 6.2 50.8 6.2
2011 TBA MLB 15 43 .220 .256 .330 .407 .261 .200 101 -1.7 1.2 -0.4 -0.0 0.4 -0.3 -0.0 -0.3 -0.0
2011 DUR AAA 107 443 .305 .257 .325 .393 .253 .360 95 23.4 13.7 -2.7 6.7 1.5 38.7 4.3 38.7 4.3
2012 TBA MLB 3 7 .329 .257 .311 .419 .265 .000 106 0.5 0.2 0 -0.0 0.0 1.2 0.1 1.2 0.1
2012 DUR AAA 22 97 .295 .256 .321 .373 .247 .324 103 3.8 2.9 -0.7 1.3 1.0 6.1 0.7 6.1 0.7
2013 DUR AAA 98 405 .285 .259 .329 .392 .257 .346 109 11.2 11.6 -2.3 3.5 0.7 22.9 2.7 22.9 2.7
2014 TBA MLB 97 294 .273 .257 .316 .399 .265 .322 98 3.7 7.6 -1.6 1.4 3.5 13.4 1.6 13.4 1.6
2014 DUR AAA 5 26 .399 .276 .355 .406 .266 .500 109 4.1 0.8 -0.4 0.0 0.2 4.8 0.5 4.8 0.5

Statistics For All Levels

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Year Team Lg PA R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB CS AVG OBP SLG ISO TAv VORP FRAA WARP
2007 CUB Rk 81 10 16 4 1 1 5 5 16 6 2 .222 .309 .347 .125 .241 2.0 -0.4 0.2
2007 BOI A- 88 9 19 1 0 0 14 6 9 5 0 .268 .322 .282 .014 .257 2.8 -0.5 0.2
2008 PEO A 363 55 88 27 3 14 38 19 63 22 7 .269 .333 .498 .229 .299 25.7 2.9 3.0
2009 DAY A+ 305 40 92 16 3 2 32 24 34 23 2 .347 .418 .453 .106 .321 26.0 -4.1 2.3
2009 TEN AA 205 22 36 12 2 1 14 10 33 7 5 .190 .236 .291 .101 .224 -3.8 -3.5 -0.8
2010 TEN AA 410 76 127 39 6 13 58 27 51 30 3 .344 .395 .588 .244 .335 50.8 10.2 6.2
2011 TBA MLB 43 7 8 1 0 2 3 1 9 0 0 .195 .214 .366 .171 .220 -0.3 -0.0 -0.0
2011 DUR AAA 443 78 121 29 5 14 61 35 79 16 6 .312 .384 .521 .209 .305 38.7 6.7 4.3
2012 TBA MLB 7 2 1 0 0 1 1 0 1 0 0 .143 .143 .571 .429 .329 1.2 -0.0 0.1
2012 DUR AAA 97 9 25 3 1 3 13 7 15 2 0 .294 .365 .459 .165 .295 6.1 1.3 0.7
2013 DUR AAA 405 73 107 23 6 7 41 29 62 22 3 .301 .374 .458 .157 .285 22.9 3.5 2.7
2014 DUR AAA 26 8 8 2 2 0 1 6 4 0 0 .400 .538 .700 .300 .399 4.8 0.0 0.5
2014 TBA MLB 294 37 69 15 1 3 26 16 52 6 1 .266 .334 .367 .100 .273 13.4 1.4 1.6

Plate Discipline

YEAR PITCHES ZONE_RT SWING_RT CONTACT_RT Z_SWING_RT O_SWING_RT Z_CONTACT_RT O_CONTACT_RT SW_STRK_RT
2011 164 0.4817 0.5427 0.7640 0.6582 0.4353 0.9423 0.5135 0.2247
2012 17 0.5294 0.4706 0.8750 0.4444 0.5000 1.0000 0.7500 0.1250
2014 1113 0.5166 0.5076 0.7929 0.7061 0.2955 0.8424 0.6667 0.2018
Career12940.51230.51160.79030.69660.31590.85710.64840.2037

Injury History

Date On Date Off Transaction Days Games Side Body Part Injury Severity Surgery Date Reaggravation
2014-05-26 2014-06-19 15-DL 24 22 Left Thumb Fracture Diving for Ball -
2013-08-04 2013-10-09 60-DL 66 53 Right Fingers Recovery From Fracture Middle Finger HBP - -
2013-07-26 2013-08-04 Minors 9 0 Right Fingers Fracture Middle Finger HBP - -
2012-05-13 2012-10-04 60-DL 144 128 Left Shoulder Surgery Labrum 2012-05-28 -
2012-04-25 2012-05-04 Minors 9 0 Left Ankle Sprain - -
2011-07-26 2011-08-13 Minors 18 0 - Not Disclosed - -
2010-05-15 2010-05-29 Minors 14 0 Left Shoulder Subluxation -
2010-04-29 2010-05-10 Minors 11 0 Left Shoulder Subluxation - -

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2014 TBA $501,200
2013 TBA $
YearsDescriptionSalary
1 yrPrevious$0
2011Current$501,200
2 yrPvs + Cur$501,200
2 yrTotal$501,200

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
1 y 66 dSFX1 year/$0.5012M (2014)

Details
  • 1 year/$0.5012M (2014). Re-signed by Tampa Bay 3/2/14.
  • 1 year (2013). Re-signed by Tampa Bay 3/2/13.
  • 1 year (2012). Re-signed by Tampa Bay 3/3/12.
  • 1 year (2011). Contract purchased by Chicago Cubs 11/19/10.
  • Acquired by Tampa Bay in trade from Chicago Cubs 1/7/11.
  • Drafted by Chicago Cubs 2007 (5-157) (Virginia) $0.148M signing bonus.

2014 Preseason Forecast

Last Update: 3/11/2014 05:35 ET

PCT PA R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB CS AVG OBP SLG TAv VORP FRAA WARP
90o 330 45 91 15 4 9 40 23 54 13 3 .313 .376 .488 .318 26.8 LF 8, RF 0 3.8
80o 307 40 81 14 3 8 36 21 52 12 3 .296 .358 .462 .303 20.5 LF 7, RF 0 3.0
70o 290 37 74 12 3 8 33 19 50 11 2 .285 .345 .444 .292 16.4 LF 7, RF 0 2.6
60o 275 34 68 11 3 7 30 17 49 10 2 .275 .334 .428 .283 13.1 LF 7, RF 0 2.2
50o 262 32 62 11 2 6 28 16 47 9 2 .266 .324 .414 .275 10.3 LF 6, RF 0 1.8
40o 249 29 58 10 2 6 26 15 45 8 2 .257 .314 .399 .266 7.7 LF 6, RF 0 1.5
30o 234 27 52 9 2 5 24 13 43 8 2 .248 .303 .384 .257 5.2 LF 6, RF 0 1.2
20o 217 24 47 8 2 5 21 12 41 7 1 .236 .291 .366 .246 2.5 LF 5, RF 0 0.9
10o 194 20 40 7 2 4 18 10 37 6 1 .221 .273 .342 .231 -0.5 LF 5, RF 0 0.5
Weighted Mean2693366113729174892.271.329.421.27911.7LF 7, RF 02.0

Diagnostics

Breakout Rate Improve Rate Collapse Rate Attrition Rate MLB %
3% 14% 10% 22% 33%

Long-Term Forecast (Beyond the 2014 Projections)

Playing time estimates are based on performance, not Depth Charts.
Year Age PA R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB AVG OBP SLG TAv WARP VORP BRR POS_ADJ REP_ADJ RAA FRAA
2015293514182163941216611.260.319.417.2682.615.61.1-1.612.33.88.6
20163044651991831047308713.248.314.383.2572.512.31.1-2.114.9-1.711.0
2017316027013826515673811617.254.317.403.2653.416.11.3-3.014.92.914.8
2018326287214027515684112116.247.311.390.2582.911.31.0-3.314.9-1.315.5
2019336136913525413633911815.244.309.375.2522.47.40.7-3.414.9-4.815.1
2020346227013625314653911513.243.305.375.2502.35.50.0-3.714.9-5.815.3
2021356307114024314664011211.247.309.376.2522.35.6-0.4-3.914.9-5.015.5
202236605691342331464371109.247.307.379.2522.25.4-0.9-3.914.9-4.714.9
202337615681322331363381137.239.300.364.2451.70.5-1.1-4.114.9-9.215.1

Upside By Year

2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 PEAK 5
8.15.60.32.93.1119.9

Comparable Players (Similarity Index 75)

Rank Score Name Year TAv Trend
1 87 Jorge Padilla 2008 .000 DNP
2 86 Matt Watson 2007 .000 DNP
3 84 Jordan Parraz 2013 .000 DNP
4 83 Drew Locke 2011 .000 DNP
5 83 Cole Gillespie 2012 .000 DNP
6 82 Ronnier Mustelier 2013 .000 DNP
7 80 Matt McBride 2013 .000 DNP
8 80 Matt Miller 2011 .000 DNP
9 80 Chad Huffman 2013 .000 DNP
10 80 Jordan Czarniecki 2009 .000 DNP
11 79 Bronson Sardinha 2011 .000 DNP
12 79 Brian Bogusevic 2012 .232
13 79 Jerad Head 2011 .181
14 79 Lou Montanez 2010 .104
15 79 Trent Oeltjen 2011 .257
16 78 Jermaine Mitchell 2013 .000 DNP
17 78 Kevin Thompson 2008 .000 DNP
18 78 Brian Stavisky 2009 .000 DNP
19 78 Alejandro De Aza 2012 .271
20 78 T.J. Bohn 2008 .306
21 77 Prentice Redman 2008 .000 DNP
22 77 Joe Mather 2011 .212
23 77 Drew Sutton 2011 .273
24 77 Ben Copeland 2012 .000 DNP
25 77 Cole Garner 2013 .000 DNP
26 77 Bill Rhinehart 2013 .000 DNP
27 76 Brandon Jones 2012 .000 DNP
28 76 Dustin Martin 2012 .000 DNP
29 76 Doug Deeds 2009 .000 DNP
30 76 Chris Denorfia 2009 .332
31 76 Val Majewski 2009 .000 DNP
32 76 Mark Hamilton 2013 .000 DNP
33 76 Jeff Salazar 2009 .083
34 76 Brian Barton 2010 .000 DNP
35 76 Marquez Smith 2013 .000 DNP
36 75 Jordan Brown 2012 .000 DNP
37 75 Sandy Madera 2009 .000 DNP
38 75 Scott Cousins 2013 .121
39 75 Josh Satin 2013 .283
40 75 Jamie Hoffmann 2013 .000 DNP
41 75 Cyle Hankerd 2013 .000 DNP
42 75 Mike Baxter 2013 .227
43 74 Carlos Ruiz 2007 .248
44 74 Adam Boeve 2008 .000 DNP
45 74 Jesus Guzman 2012 .275
46 74 Adam Heether 2010 .000 DNP
47 74 Paul McAnulty 2009 .000 DNP
48 74 Sergio Pedroza 2012 .000 DNP
49 74 Aaron Bates 2012 .000 DNP
50 74 Chris Carter 2011 .000 DNP
51 74 Bubba Bell 2011 .000 DNP
52 74 Eric Patterson 2011 .228
53 74 Daniel Nava 2011 .000 DNP
54 74 David Smith 2009 .000 DNP
55 74 J.R. House 2008 -.002
56 74 Sergio Garcia 2008 .000 DNP
57 74 Robinson Chirinos 2012 .000 DNP
58 74 Travis Buck 2012 .215
59 74 Deik Scram 2012 .000 DNP
60 73 Matt Carson 2010 .223
61 73 Caleb Stewart 2010 .000 DNP
62 73 Josh Rodriguez 2013 .000 DNP
63 73 Luke Allen 2007 .000 DNP
64 73 John Bowker 2012 .000 DNP
65 73 Stephen Smitherman 2007 .000 DNP
66 73 Chris Rahl 2012 .000 DNP
67 73 Ty Wright 2013 .000 DNP
68 73 Chip Ambres 2008 .249
69 73 Matt Murton 2010 .000 DNP
70 73 Jeffrey Corsaletti 2011 .000 DNP
71 72 Max Ramirez 2013 .000 DNP
72 72 Brett Carroll 2011 -.027
73 72 Archie Gilbert 2012 .000 DNP
74 72 David Cook 2010 .000 DNP
75 72 Mike Paulk 2012 .000 DNP
76 72 Nate Schierholtz 2012 .273
77 72 Ray Sadler 2009 .000 DNP
78 72 Stefan Gartrell 2012 .000 DNP
79 72 Keith Reed 2007 .000 DNP
80 72 Adam Loewen 2012 .000 DNP
81 72 Reid Gorecki 2009 .168
82 72 Micah Hoffpauir 2008 .349
83 72 Johan Limonta 2012 .000 DNP
84 72 Edwar Gonzalez 2011 .000 DNP
85 72 Joel Guzman 2013 .000 DNP
86 72 Clint Robinson 2013 .000 DNP
87 71 Chris Aguila 2007 .000 DNP
88 71 James Van Ostrand 2013 .000 DNP
89 71 Jared Goedert 2013 .000 DNP
90 71 Jason Bourgeois 2010 .206
91 71 Brent Clevlen 2012 .000 DNP
92 71 Garrett Jones 2009 .311
93 71 Steve Holm 2008 .261
94 71 Scott Moore 2012 .276
95 71 Vinny Rottino 2008 .006
96 71 Stephen Vogt 2013 .255
97 71 Tommy Everidge 2011 .000 DNP
98 71 Leonard Davis 2012 .000 DNP
99 71 Rashad Eldridge 2010 .000 DNP
100 71 Elliot Johnson 2012 .253

Platoon

SORT_FIELD PLATOON AVG OBP SLG TAv

BP Annual Player Comments

YearComment
2014 Due to publishing agreements, the 2014 player comments and team essays are only available in the Baseball Prospectus 2014 book (available in hardcopy, e-book, and Kindle).
2013 It was a rough year for Guyer. In spring training, he loaned Matt Bush the vehicle Bush subsequently drove into a DUI hit-and-run that seriously injured a motorcyclist. With remorse and a $5 million civil suit hanging over him, Guyer nonetheless hit well and got an early-season call-up from Triple-A—and soon thereafter went down for the season with a torn labrum in his non-throwing shoulder, which he originally injured shortly before he was drafted in 2007. If healthy in 2013, Guyer, a toolsy but incomplete player—iffy plate discipline, questionable routes in the outfield—could contribute as a fourth outfielder. He'll need to have a major breakthrough to earn a starting role, though.
2012 Yet another piece of the Matt Garza deal, Guyer made his mark in his first plate appearance of the season—a home run off Zach Britton in front of friends and family from southern Virginia at Camden Yards. He was rewarded for that effort with a demotion back to Durham the very next day. He hit .313/.385/.522 in Durham but had little success in 43 major league plate appearances. He is a sleeper pick to become an everyday player, but a strong candidate to occupy a reserve outfielder role on the club should the roster stay as is. Should Upton be dealt and Jennings shifted to his more natural position in center, Guyer could get a crack at the left field job.
2011 Guyer earned recognition as the minor-league system's player of the year after overcoming an early shoulder injury to help the Smokies win a franchise-record 86 games while leading the Southern League in slugging percentage. He can thank an especially blistering second half in which he hit .424/.459/.724, which—cast against early-career struggles with shoulder and elbow problems and a return engagement at Double-A—makes one wonder if this was a true breakout, or an older player beating up on familiar competition. Following up last season's campaign with some torrid hitting in winter ball argues for "breakout," which could put him on the Colvin-level fast track if there's room on the roster. His past injuries are the downside of an aggressive mentality that reflects his past gridiron experience, and contribute to the concern that he'll always be limited to a corner. There's no arguing with the other tools: quick hands, excellent plate coverage and pitch recognition, and speed on the bases.
2010 Speedy center fielder Brandon Guyer has shown he can hit, slug, and post solid OBPs, but never all three at once. Improved synchronicity would make him a real prospect.

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BP Chats

DateQuestionAnswer
2012-05-07 13:00:00 (link to chat)Does a big year from B.J. Upton in any way change the Rays plans for 2013 and beyond? He's not quite the Carl Crawford type, expected to pull in a huge deal, and the team that wanted him in center the most the last few seasons now has Bryce Harper in tow.
(Marc from The Internet)
If anything, a big year decreases his likelihood of returning. The Rays have tried extending Upton multiple times, dating back to his days in the minors. If it was going to happen, it would’ve happened by now. If Upton does have a big year, I could see a team falling in love with him as the M’s did with Adrian Beltre back in the day. People have been predicting a breakout season for Upton long enough that it might only take one big year to convince someone he’s made the leap.

As for the Rays outfield situation, I’d still anticipate Brandon Guyer being the benefactor. That could and likely will change between now and next opening day, but that’s just how the depth chart is set up right now. There are some around the league who think Guyer could become an everyday player. (R.J. Anderson)
2011-05-26 13:00:00 (link to chat)Explain why Carlos Beltran does or does not make sense for the Rays if they are still alive at the deadline.
(PMCY from Moms basement)
It depends on what their roster looks like. If Desmond Jennings and/or Brandon Guyer are up with Johnny Damon still at designated hitter, then they really don't have room for Beltran. Plus, the finances and prospect return required. I'm just not sure it's realistic at this point. (R.J. Anderson)
2011-05-09 13:00:00 (link to chat)What's your take on Brandon Guyer's future with the Rays? He gets the distinction of hitting a HR in his first MLB at-bat, but that really means very little.
(kf4ykd from Charlottesville)
He'll have a career as a second-division starter kinda guy. (Kevin Goldstein)


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