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Taylor Guerrieri PBlue Jays

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Birth Date12-1-1992
Height6' 2"
Weight210 lbs
Age25 years, 6 months, 23 days
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WARP Summary

MLB Statistics

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YEAR Team Lg G GS IP W L SV H BB SO HR oppTAv PPF H/9 BB/9 HR/9 K/9 GB% BABIP TAv WHIP FIP ERA cFIP DRA DRA- WARP

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YEAR Team Lg G GS IP W L SV H BB SO HR oppTAv PPF H/9 BB/9 HR/9 K/9 GB% BABIP TAv WHIP FIP ERA cFIP DRA DRA-
2012 HUD A- 12 12 52.0 1 2 0 35 5 45 0 .269 97 6.1 0.9 0.0 7.8 66% .243 .188 0.77 2.12 1.04 69 0.51 11.8
2013 BGR A 14 14 67.0 6 2 0 54 12 51 5 .258 104 7.3 1.6 0.7 6.9 67% .266 .217 0.99 3.76 2.01 83 2.45 53.2
2014 RAY Rk 5 5 9.3 0 0 0 7 2 10 0 .000 6.8 1.9 0.0 9.6 0% .269 .000 0.96 1.98 0.00 87 4.64 100.0
2015 PCH A+ 12 10 42.0 2 2 0 37 11 44 0 .255 94 7.9 2.4 0.0 9.4 63% .322 .236 1.14 2.00 2.14 76 1.69 44.2
2015 MNT AA 8 8 36.0 3 1 0 28 8 28 2 .263 97 7.0 2.0 0.5 7.0 67% .241 .233 1.00 3.38 1.50 82 1.30 30.4
2016 MNT AA 28 26 146.0 12 6 1 130 46 89 11 .266 97 8.0 2.8 0.7 5.5 58% .266 .251 1.21 4.22 3.76 102 2.65 63.5
2017 DUR AAA 2 2 9.3 1 0 0 7 2 12 0 .254 95 6.8 1.9 0.0 11.6 71% .292 .206 0.96 1.72 2.89 79 2.48 56.6
2018 BUF AAA 13 7 43.7 1 1 0 47 16 28 6 .249 99 9.7 3.3 1.2 5.8 58% .297 .281 1.44 5.19 4.74 105 4.41 91.0

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Injury History  —  No longer being updated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
2014-05-27 - Minors - - - Elbow Recovery From Surgery Tommy John Surgery - Was on Suspended List To Start Season 2013-07-24
2013-07-16 2013-09-05 Minors 51 0 Right Elbow Surgery Tommy John Surgery 2013-07-24

Compensation

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Service TimeAgentContract Status
0 y 27 dLegacy Agency1 year (2018)

Details
  • 1 year (2018). Re-signed by Toronto 3/18.
  • 1 year (2017). Re-signed by Tampa Bay 3/17. Claimed by Toronto off waivers from Tampa Bay 11/6/17.
  • 1 year (2016). Contract selected by Tampa Bay 11/20/15. Re-signed by Tampa Bay 3/3/16.
  • Drafted by Tampa Bay 2011 (1-24) (Spring Valley HS, Columbia, S.C.). $1.6M signing bonus.

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BP Chats

DateQuestionAnswer
2016-07-26 13:00:00 (link to chat)Are their prospects you are higher on then your colleagues? Are there prospects you are lower on? Thanks for the insight
(Bob from Northern Hemisphere)
I don't know about the present moment, but I think I have more faith in Rays RHP Taylor Guerrieri. He's dropped on most lists due to losing development time with surgery and a suspension, but he's proven himself every step of the way, at each level. He keeps the walks to a minimum and he pitches deep. Still young (23). If anything, he has good value for Rays to trade. (Jessica Quiroli)
2016-05-17 14:00:00 (link to chat)Is there a farm system that has as much depth and upside for pitchers than the Pirates? With Glasnow, Taillon, Kingham, Keller, Kuhl, Brault, Eppler, all are dominating or have legitimate shots to be main stays in a rotation.
(detlef schrempf from Zimbabwe)
So many Pirates questions!
The one org that you could consider is Tampa Bay. Blake Snell, Brent Honeywell, Taylor Guerrieri, Jacob Faria and co. are nothing to sneeze at. Love Pittsburgh's young arms though, they're pretty damn good. (Nicolas Stellini)
2016-01-29 11:00:00 (link to chat)Was hoping this would be the year Clint Coulter solidified his spot in the top 100, but I think the FSL suppressed his bat. Look forward to seeing him in the mid season update. Same with Taylor Guerrieri.
(swamie from MI)
Coulter really comes down to what the profile is out in an outfield corner. I loved the bat as a catcher but he's not much of a defender and the bat is going to *have* to play for him to be a regular. That's a lot of pressure, and any sort of hiccup means he's more of a bench guy than anything. (Top 101 Chat with Craig Goldstein)
2015-03-25 19:00:00 (link to chat)Thoughts on Taylor Guerrieri? TOR upside or more of a mid-rotation arm?
(Shawnykid23 from CT)
The talent clearly isn't the problem here. It's injuries and off the field issues. If he can put it together, sure. I'm not betting on it, though. (Jordan Gorosh)
2014-01-06 13:00:00 (link to chat)Roughly where would Mike Foltyniewicz (sp?) and Taylor Guerrieri rank on a prospect list right now?
(Rex Little from Big Bear CA)
Foltynewicz would be above Guerrieri. Guerrieri has a suspension and some makeup concerns to deal with. It's taken Folty some time to gain some traction as a prospect, but that's one live arm right there. (Jeff Moore)
2014-01-02 13:00:00 (link to chat)Roughly where on a prospect list would Mike Foltyniewicz (sp?) and Taylor Guerrieri rank right now?
(Rex Little from Big Bear CA)
They're both in the back 50 of a top 100 for me. I think I'd have Folty higher, thanks to Guerrieri's injury. Folty is a future 3, who can rack up a bunch of innings. I think Guerrieri has the higher ceiling but is probably a bit more enigmatic. Maybe more of a Matt Garza-type (not a comp based on repertoire, but just in terms of mixing above-average and below-average performances). (Craig Goldstein)
2013-09-27 13:00:00 (link to chat)Who will be the new Rays #1 prospect?
(Paul from St.Pete)
The top buy might still be Taylor Guerrieri, even with Tommy John surgery. (Mark Anderson)
2013-04-16 20:00:00 (link to chat)took over a clunker in a dynasty league and decent SP is non-existant on the wire. was able to trade for and pick up some SP prospects (archer, gausman, taillon and cingrani). any other young guys i should target? just missed out on wheeler. my trade chips are ellsbury, morse and papelbon.
(phin from Milwaukee)
Target the next wave of potential studs. Max Fried, Aaron Sanchez, Archie Bradley and Taylor Guerrieri are all potential top-25 prospects next year. (Bret Sayre)
2013-02-25 11:00:00 (link to chat)If Archer's stuff is NC-17 nasty, if Taylor Guerrieri performs to expectations or his ceiling...how nasty can/would he be?
(jlarsen from Chicago)
R rated with some sex scenes and general violence. Not appropriate for kids. (Jason Parks on the Top 101 Prospects)
2013-02-19 13:00:00 (link to chat)What are your thoughts on the following arms, as far as ceiling and likelihood to reach it: Taylor Guerrieri, Tyrell Jenkins, Victor Sanchez and Jose Castillo
(Kai from SLO)
I'm getting a ton of prospect questions from Kai, among others, and while I truly appreciate that you thought me worthy of answering them, I feel I'd be doing a disservice by not redirecting you to the far superior sources of prospect knowledge at BP. I'm not a scout, and I don't get to a ton of minor-league games, so much of my prospect knowledge comes from A) looking at stats, which offer an incomplete picture of minor-league players' potential, and B) reading the work more scouting-inclined prospect writers produce, at BP and elsewhere.

I could just rehash what I've read or tell you what the stats say, but you'd get a more complete picture by going to a primary source. Jason Parks, Nick Faleris, Mark Anderson, Chris Mellen, Jason Cole & Co. are always willing to answer questions promptly via email and on Twitter. (Ben Lindbergh)
2013-02-14 13:00:00 (link to chat)Who should I drop in my upcoming draft (I am thinking longer term in a keeper league): Daniel Norris Taylor Guerrieri J.O. Berrios Addison Reed Nolan Arenado Jedd Gyorko I need to drop at least two, but I will probably find better value than these guys in the 3rd and 4th rounds of the draft as well.
(sitdancer from Dc)
Berrios & Norris. Nothing against their talent, they're just the biggest risks among this list. (Paul Sporer)
2013-02-26 14:00:00 (link to chat)Taylor Guerrieri stand a chance of becoming a frontline starter for me?
(Joe Maddon from TB)
A few years down the road, sure. If Matt Moore (who is locked up through 2019, if the club options in his extension are exercised) breaks out as expected and sticks around, he and Guerrieri could form one of the league's best 1-2 tandems come 2016-2017. (Daniel Rathman)
2013-01-16 13:30:00 (link to chat)Can you compare the potential of AJ Cole and Taylor Guerrieri? Both seem to have very bright futures with their respective organizations that have a history of developing high quality arms
(Kai from SLO)
Very different prospects for me. Cole is a pure arm strength guy that is still learning how to pitch. Guerrieri has an advanced feel for pitching and he turned in a tremendous season in the NYPL, even with reduced velocity.

Guerrieri is a considerably better prospect in my eyes. He carries less risk and still has a considerable ceiling. Cole is very raw and has a lot more flame-out potential. (Mark Anderson)
2012-09-20 13:00:00 (link to chat)Jason - congrats on putting a great team together, and thanks. Wondering if you can help clarify my confusion on Taylor Guerrieri? He seemed like a great pick for the Rays late in the first round last year as some reports had him with the third best stuff in the class after Bundy and Bradley. The Rays took it slow with him, as they often do, but when Guerrieri pitched his performance was sublime, at least statistically. So why does it seem some have cooled on him? I'm now hearing he only has 2 pitches and is viewed as a middle of the rotation guy. Has his stuff dropped a notch? Otherwise it seems bizarre that a guy with his pedigree and performance wouldn't be in the discussion of the very elite pitching prospects.
(Jake from Kalamazoo)
It's not uncommon for HS arms to lose a tick on the velo when they enter pro ball; the competition is superior, so you have to learn to pitch and not just throw, the demands on the arm more extreme (throwing more frequently), and often you have to sacrifice for improved command.

Taylor G is still a very good prospect, but he's not the same arm he was in HS. That might not be a bad thing at the end of the developmental process. He has a very heavy/lively FB thrown in the low-90s, which was a mid-upper 90s pitch at certain times as an amateur. His CB is still a big -time major league pitch. He has a good (but not great delivery), and his arm works pretty well, so the sharp control isn't much of a shock, and that makes me think a good changeup will eventually develop. If he develops into a quality #3 starter, the Rays will be extremely satisfied, and that should go for the fans as well. Most 1st round talents arrive with lofty ceilings, and most fail to reach those ceilings. #3 starters are extremely valuable, and we shouldn't look down on the current projection based on expectations created by the previous projection. Players change. He will most likely change again. You have to re-evaluate. (Jason Parks)
2012-10-08 13:00:00 (link to chat)Hey, thanks for the chat. So how did Taylor Guerrieri look when you saw him in September? Do you want him or Aaron Sanchez in a lifetime keeper league?
(Rob from Alaska)
I like both quite a bit, but Sanchez has the higher upside. Guerrieri profiles as more of a mid-rotation guy, whereas Sanchez could develop into a strong two or better. (Bradley Ankrom)
2012-10-08 13:00:00 (link to chat)Hey, thanks for the chat. So how did Taylor Guerrieri look when you saw him in September? Do you want him or Aaron Sanchez in a lifetime keeper league?
(Rob from Alaska)
I like both quite a bit, but Sanchez has the higher upside. Guerrieri profiles as more of a mid-rotation guy, whereas Sanchez could develop into a strong two or better. (Bradley Ankrom)
2012-09-10 13:00:00 (link to chat)Aaron Sanchez or Taylor Guerreri?
(Rob from Alaska)
Can I let you know after I see Taylor Guerrieri tonight? (Bradley Ankrom)


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