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Brandon Guyer LFWhite Sox

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2019 Projections (Preseason PECOTA - seasonal age 33)
PA AVG HR R RBI SB DRC+ WARP
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Birth Date1-28-1986
Height6' 2"
Weight210 lbs
Age33 years, 2 months, 26 days
BatsR
ThrowsR
1.72015
1.72016
0.12017
0.22018
0.52019
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WARP Summary

MLB Statistics

YEAR TEAM AGE G PA H 2B 3B HR BB SO HBP SB CS AVG OBP SLG DRC+ DRAA BRR FRAA BWARP
2011 TBA 25 15 43 8 1 0 2 1 9 0 0 0 .195 .214 .366 82 -0.8 0.4 -0.3 0.0
2012 TBA 26 3 7 1 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 .143 .143 .571 84 -0.1 0.0 0.5 0.1
2014 TBA 28 97 294 69 15 1 3 16 52 11 6 1 .266 .334 .367 88 -3.7 3.5 -0.6 0.6
2015 TBA 29 128 385 88 21 2 8 25 61 24 10 4 .265 .359 .413 111 6.4 1.6 -0.7 1.7
2016 CLE 30 38 96 27 5 0 2 7 13 8 1 1 .333 .438 .469 121 2.6 0.2 2.2 0.7
2016 TBA 30 63 249 51 12 1 7 12 42 23 2 1 .241 .347 .406 119 6.1 -0.8 -1.3 1.0
2017 CLE 31 70 192 39 7 1 2 15 43 8 2 0 .236 .326 .327 81 -4.0 0.3 1.3 0.1
2018 CLE 32 103 221 40 11 0 7 15 48 11 1 1 .206 .300 .371 94 -0.9 0.0 -1.8 0.2
Career5171487323725329126985228.250.339.3881015.65.3-0.74.3

Statistics for All Levels

'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 LG G PA oppAVG oppOBP oppSLG BABIP BPF BRAA repLVL POS_ADJ DRC+ DRC+ SD FRAA BRR DRAA BWARP
2007 BOI A- NWN 19 88 .250 .333 .372 .275 108 -0.3 2.4 -0.3 96 0 0.5 -0.3 -2.2 0.0
2007 CUB Rk AZL 17 81 .262 .339 .366 .273 96 -1.7 2.5 0.2 86 0 3.8 -1.2 -8.5 -0.3
2008 PEO A MDW 88 363 .249 .322 .371 .295 96 14.3 10.1 -1.8 135 0 8.0 1.6 9.1 2.8
2009 DAY A+ FSL 73 305 .252 .323 .361 .393 100 19.4 8.7 -2.5 159 0 -5.4 0.7 12.2 1.4
2009 TEN AA SOU 57 205 .253 .336 .373 .223 94 -8.1 6.0 0.5 49 0 -4.6 -2.7 -14.7 -1.6
2010 TEN AA SOU 102 410 .264 .337 .393 .368 102 37.2 12.8 -3.1 152 0 16.9 -0.7 18.8 4.5
2011 TBA MLB AL 15 43 .256 .330 .407 .200 101 -1.7 1.2 -0.4 82 18 -0.3 0.4 -0.8 0.0
2011 DUR AAA INT 107 443 .257 .325 .393 .360 94 23.4 13.7 -2.7 144 0 14.7 1.5 16.8 4.2
2012 TBA MLB AL 3 7 .257 .311 .419 .000 105 0.5 0.2 0 84 30 0.5 0.0 -0.1 0.1
2012 DUR AAA INT 22 97 .256 .321 .373 .324 102 3.8 2.9 -0.7 117 0 -0.4 1.0 0.9 0.4
2013 DUR AAA INT 98 405 .259 .329 .392 .346 108 11.7 11.6 -2.3 123 0 2.7 0.7 4.7 1.8
2014 TBA MLB AL 97 294 .257 .316 .399 .322 95 5.1 7.6 -1.6 88 10 -0.6 3.5 -3.7 0.6
2014 DUR AAA INT 5 26 .276 .355 .406 .500 112 3.9 0.8 -0.4 161 0 0.2 0.2 1.4 0.2
2015 TBA MLB AL 128 385 .253 .313 .405 .303 104 5.7 10.4 -2.2 111 8 -0.7 1.6 6.4 1.7
2016 CLE MLB AL 38 96 .256 .319 .417 .379 115 4.2 2.7 -0.6 121 10 2.2 0.2 2.6 0.7
2016 TBA MLB AL 63 249 .256 .318 .418 .268 101 3.9 7.0 -1.7 119 10 -1.3 -0.8 6.1 1.0
2016 PCH A+ FSL 3 12 .237 .292 .332 .200 97 -1.4 0.3 -0.2 59 0 0.1 0.0 -0.7 -0.1
2017 CLE MLB AL 70 192 .261 .333 .432 .303 104 -3.2 5.6 -1.7 81 12 1.3 0.3 -4.0 0.1
2017 COH AAA INT 6 20 .249 .321 .434 .300 113 1 0.6 -0.2 109 0 -0.6 -1.3 -0.1 -0.2
2018 CLE MLB AL 103 221 .252 .325 .414 .237 106 -5.1 6.2 -1.9 94 13 -1.8 0.0 -0.9 0.2
2018 AKR AA EAS 3 12 .277 .357 .443 .000 79 -2.1 0.3 -0.1 14 0 -0.2 -0.8 -1.3 -0.2
2018 COH AAA INT 9 37 .258 .319 .392 .077 98 -1.4 1.1 -0.2 58 0 -0.9 -0.2 -2.2 -0.2
2019 CHR AAA INT 13 38 .283 .344 .501 .280 102 -0.8 1.1 -0.2 0 0 -0.2 0.5 0.0 0.0

Statistics For All Levels

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Year Team lvl LG PA AB R H 2B 3B HR TB RBI BB SO SB CS AVG OBP SLG ISO SF SH
2007 BOI A- NWN 88 71 9 19 1 0 0 20 14 6 9 5 0 .268 .322 .282 .014 7 7
2007 CUB Rk AZL 81 72 10 16 4 1 1 25 5 5 16 6 2 .222 .309 .347 .125 0 0
2008 PEO A MDW 363 327 55 88 27 3 14 163 38 19 63 22 7 .269 .333 .498 .229 1 1
2009 TEN AA SOU 205 189 22 36 12 2 1 55 14 10 33 7 5 .190 .236 .291 .101 2 2
2009 DAY A+ FSL 305 265 40 92 16 3 2 120 32 24 34 23 2 .347 .418 .453 .106 0 0
2010 TEN AA SOU 410 369 76 127 39 6 13 217 58 27 51 30 3 .344 .395 .588 .244 5 5
2011 TBA MLB AL 43 41 7 8 1 0 2 15 3 1 9 0 0 .195 .214 .366 .171 0 1
2011 DUR AAA INT 443 388 78 121 29 5 14 202 61 35 79 16 6 .312 .384 .521 .209 2 6
2012 TBA MLB AL 7 7 2 1 0 0 1 4 1 0 1 0 0 .143 .143 .571 .429 0 0
2012 DUR AAA INT 97 85 9 25 3 1 3 39 13 7 15 2 0 .294 .365 .459 .165 1 1
2013 DUR AAA INT 405 356 73 107 23 6 7 163 41 29 62 22 3 .301 .374 .458 .157 2 4
2014 TBA MLB AL 294 259 37 69 15 1 3 95 26 16 52 6 1 .266 .334 .367 .100 1
2014 DUR AAA INT 26 20 8 8 2 2 0 14 1 6 4 0 0 .400 .538 .700 .300 0
2015 TBA MLB AL 385 332 51 88 21 2 8 137 28 25 61 10 4 .265 .359 .413 .148 1 3
2016 PCH A+ FSL 12 12 2 2 1 0 0 3 1 0 2 0 0 .167 .167 .250 .083 0 0
2016 CLE MLB AL 96 81 12 27 5 0 2 38 14 7 13 1 1 .333 .438 .469 .136 0 0
2016 TBA MLB AL 249 212 27 51 12 1 7 86 18 12 42 2 1 .241 .347 .406 .165 1 1
2017 CLE MLB AL 192 165 23 39 7 1 2 54 20 15 43 2 0 .236 .326 .327 .091 2 2
2017 COH AAA INT 20 15 3 4 0 0 1 7 1 2 4 0 0 .267 .450 .467 .200 0 0
2018 COH AAA INT 37 32 6 4 0 0 2 10 2 1 4 0 0 .125 .243 .313 .188 0 0
2018 AKR AA EAS 12 12 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0
2018 CLE MLB AL 221 194 25 40 11 0 7 72 27 15 48 1 1 .206 .300 .371 .165 0 1
2019 CHR AAA INT 38 32 8 7 2 1 0 11 4 4 7 0 0 .219 .342 .344 .125 0 0

Plate Discipline

YEAR Pits Zone% Swing% Contact% Z-Swing% O-Swing% Z-Contact% O-Contact% SwStr% CSAA
2011 164 0.4756 0.5305 0.7586 0.6538 0.4186 0.9020 0.5556 0.2414 0.0011
2012 17 0.4706 0.4706 0.8750 0.5000 0.4444 1.0000 0.7500 0.1250 0.0010
2014 1102 0.5036 0.4764 0.7676 0.6739 0.2761 0.8182 0.6424 0.2324 0.0053
2015 1425 0.4793 0.5165 0.7690 0.7247 0.3248 0.8000 0.7054 0.2310 -0.0009
2016 1205 0.5012 0.4938 0.8050 0.6821 0.3045 0.8665 0.6667 0.1950 0.0000
2017 757 0.4980 0.4227 0.7531 0.6154 0.2316 0.8103 0.6023 0.2469 0.0000
2018 849 0.4700 0.4641 0.7741 0.6466 0.3022 0.8411 0.6471 0.2259 0.0000
Career55190.48990.48290.77520.67550.29750.82950.65690.22480.0009

Injury History  —  No longer being updated

Last Update: 12/31/2014 23:59 ET

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
2019 CHA $
2018 CLE $2,750,000
2017 CLE $2,000,000
2016 TBA $1,185,000
2015 TBA $515,800
2014 TBA $501,200
2013 TBA $
YearsDescriptionSalary
6 yrPrevious$6,952,000
6 yrTotal$6,952,000

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
6 y 66 dACES1 year (2019)

Details
  • 1 year (2019). Signed by Chicago White Sox as a free agent 2/5/19 (minor-league contract). Salary of $1.6M in majors, $0.15M in minors. Released by Chicago White Sox 3/22/19. Re-signed by Chicago White Sox 3/26/19 (minor-league contract).
  • 2 years/$5M (2017-18), plus 2019 option. Signed extension with Cleveland 1/18/17 (avoided arbitration, $2.3M-$1.9M). 17:$2M, 18:$2.75M, 19:$3M club option ($1M buyout). Salary increases $0.5M for any season after Guyer wins a Gold Glove award. Cleveland declined 2019 option 10/30/18.
  • 1 year/$1.185M (2016). Re-signed by Tampa Bay 1/14/16 (avoided arbitration). Acquired by Cleveland in trade from Tampa Bay with $401,475 remaining on contract.
  • 1 year/$0.5158M (2015). Re-signed by Tampa Bay as a free agent 3/8/15.
  • 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.

2019 Preseason Forecast

Last Update: 1/27/2017 12:35 ET

PCT PA R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB CS AVG OBP SLG DRC+ VORP FRAA WARP
90o 330 41 80 17 1 9 39 29 63 4 2 .282 .373 .444 115 18.2 RF 0, LF 0 1.9
80o 309 37 72 15 1 8 35 26 61 3 1 .269 .356 .422 107 12.9 RF 0, LF 0 1.3
70o 294 34 66 14 1 7 32 23 59 3 1 .258 .341 .402 101 9.5 RF 0, LF 0 1.0
60o 281 32 62 13 1 7 30 22 57 3 1 .252 .337 .398 96 6.7 RF 0, LF 0 0.7
50o 269 29 57 12 1 6 28 20 56 3 1 .242 .323 .377 91 4.4 RF 0, LF 0 0.4
40o 257 27 53 11 1 6 26 19 54 2 1 .235 .315 .372 86 2.2 RF 0, LF 0 0.2
30o 244 25 48 10 1 5 24 17 52 2 1 .222 .302 .347 81 0.1 RF 0, LF 0 0.0
20o 229 23 44 9 1 5 22 15 50 2 1 .216 .291 .343 75 -2.2 RF 0, LF 0 -0.3
10o 208 20 38 8 1 4 19 13 46 2 1 .204 .277 .323 67 -4.8 RF 0, LF 0 -0.5
Weighted Mean2743058121629215631.242.325.375935.3RF 0, LF 00.5

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DateQuestionAnswer
2017-02-21 13:00:00 (link to chat)Strategy question, 20 team, 25 player rosters, up to 13 keepers, do you keep outfielders like Josh Reddick or Jayson Werth or take your chances trying to get someone else.
(Andrew from Nebraska)
I'd take my chances on someone else, but Reddick has value in the right format as a platoon option. I've had success doing that with guys like Matt Joyce, Brandon Guyer, Danny Valencia, Steve Pearce, etc...just mixing and matching based on daily lineups...It can work in a deeper league. (George Bissell)
2015-05-26 19:00:00 (link to chat)Three questions about Joey Butler: how long can he keep up his .400 BABiP (It's been more or less that for his four seasons in AAA.) Why don't the Rays play him more often? We would assume he'll be returned to AAA when Jennings comes back, right?
(John Carter from Great Lakes region)
It is extremely unlikely anyone can keep a BABIP that high in the majors; barely any one ever does it for one year, let alone for multiple years. It's easier to get higher quality contact in the minors against weaker pitchers, poorer arsenals, and particularly the back end of bullpens that are organizational depth. Nearly everyone you're facing in the majors has a high end out pitch.

He probably should be getting a few more at bats than Brandon Guyer, but when you factor the high whiff rate in, the Rays are probably figuring that he is a BABIP fluke.

Yes, he seems like the guy who would go down when Desmond Jennings comes off of the DL. (Mike Gianella)
2015-03-06 14:00:00 (link to chat)Mikey Mahtook = or > Brandon Guyer?
(Swamp Gator from Jacksonville)
I would go with >. I'm still high on him, and while I doubt he ever ends up a starter, I actually think there's more upside in his bat than Souza. Call me crazy. Actually don't. (Christopher Crawford)
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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