Brandon Guyer OF TB 3 days ago

Guyer will bat leadoff as the Rays' center fielder on Saturday.

Guyer is getting his first start since Wednesday and will face lefty Wade Miley. He's batting .288 with six extra base hits against lefty starters on the season but only has three career at-bats against Miley.

Brandon Guyer OF TB 3 weeks ago

Guyer will pick up his fifth start in six games Sunday against the Mariners, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports.

Guyer typically finds himself in the lineup mostly against left-handers, but each of his last two starts have come with righties on the mound. He'll be bumped down from his usual leadoff spot to second in the order Sunday, but the fact that Guyer merely in the lineup suggests that he might be ahead of David DeJesus in the pecking order for at-bats in the outfield.

Brandon Guyer OF TB 1 month ago

Guyer is not in the lineup Sunday against the Orioles, Roger Mooney of the Tampa Tribune reports.

Guyer collected three base knocks in Saturday's victory, but will sit for the second time this series. With Kevin Kiermaier and Steven Souza fully healthy, Guyer may see less reps than he's accustomed to, but it will be tough to continue holding him out of the lineup while he's swinging a hot bat.

Brandon Guyer OF TB 1 month ago

Guyer went 3-for-4 Saturday with two doubles and a run scored.

He's put together an eight game hitting streak, boosting his slash line on the season to .295/.365/.420. The Rays outfield is a little crowded right now, but Guyer should continue seeing regular at-bats while he remains hot.

Brandon Guyer OF TB 1 month ago

Guyer is out of the lineup Friday against the Orioles.

Kevin Kiermaier and Steven Souza are both healthy enough to take the field Friday and David DeJesus will also be deployed in the outfield with Joey Butler serving as the DH. Guyer has been playing quite a bit and has a seven-game hitting streak going, but he has zero extra-base hits in his last eight games.

Brandon Guyer OF TB 1 month ago

Guyer shined again from the leadoff spot, going 2-for-3 in Friday's win over the Athletics.

Guyer is now up to a .289/.375/.422 line with five steals, which is pretty ideal for a leadoff man. Friday's game illustrated his major limitation though, when the Rays swapped him out for lefty David DeJesus. Guyer pretty much only sees the leadoff spot against a left-handed starter and is going to have massively limited value as long as the Rays keep him in that role. Curiously, he actually has a higher batting average against righties (.293 to .286).

Brandon Guyer OF TB 2 months ago

Guyer is not in the lineup Monday against the Red Sox, Bill Chastain of MLB.com reports.

Guyer has been seeing regular starts with Desmond Jennings out with an injury and has managed a .259/.369/.407 slash line, but will get the day off for the second time in three games. David DeJesus will start in left while Joey Butler will be tabbed as the DH.

Brandon Guyer OF TB 2 months ago

Guyer blew up for four RBI and a home run from the lead-off spot in Sunday's win over the Blue Jays.

Guyer had three total RBI and no home runs going into this game, so to say this was unexpected would be an understatement. Definitely don't expect him to put numbers like these, but he's still rocking a .380 OBP, which the Rays will definitely take from the leadoff spot.

Brandon Guyer OF TB 3 months ago

Guyer will start in left field and bat leadoff Tuesday against the Blue Jays, Bill Chastain of MLB.com reports.

Guyer will slot in atop the order for the second time this season as Kevin Kiermaier sits against lefty Daniel Norris. While Guyer has gotten off to a 2-for-11 start to 2015, he owns a .260/.3221/.396 career line against southpaws.

Brandon Guyer OF TB 3 months ago

Guyer will bat leadoff and start in left field Tuesday night against Wei-Yin Chen and the Orioles, MASN's Roch Kubatko reports.

Guyer replaces Kevin Kiermaier in the outfield against southpaws, with Desmond Jennings sliding over to center to accommodate the slower of his two outfield mates. While Guyer could be a regular in the leadoff role against lefties, the Rays aren't scheduled to face another one until next Wednesday in Toronto.