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Brandon Guyer
Birthdate: 1/28/1986 (31 y, 1 m, 23 d)     Bats/Throws: R/R     Height/Weight: 6-1/210     Position: OF
Drafted: 2007 June Amateur Draft - Round: 5, Pick: 3, Overall: 157, Team: Chicago Cubs
Contract: $5M / 2 Years (2017 - 2018) + 1 Option Years
RotoWire News: Guyer (illness) is back in the lineup Monday leading off and serving as DH. (3/13/2017)
Profiles:  2012  2013  2015  2016  2017  (Click Year to Expand / Close)
Profile: Guyer is not a prolific home run hitter (9 home runs in 2016), and wouldn’t ever be nicknamed “wheels” (13 stolen bases vs. 6 caught steals over last two seasons). He’s not a guy that’s going to deliver a ton of hits, either (.262 career batting average). But you know what Guyer is really really good at? Getting hit, as in getting hit by pitches. Since 2015, Brandon Guyer has been hit by 55 pitches (almost 20 more than the next player, Derek Dietrich). The result (other than being sore)? Brandon Guyer has a career .349 on base percentage, and set a career high OBP of .372 in 2016 thanks to taking 31 of those 55 HBP’s. In other words, Brandon Guyer is relevant in OBP leagues, so don’t overlook the soon to be 31 year old. What else can Brandon Guyer do? He can hit left handed pitching, as his .437 weighted on-base average vs. LHP last year indicates. Brandon Guyer isn’t a Swiss Army knife of tools, but he does a few very specific things well, so if you play in a deep, daily league that happens reward those very specific things, Brandon Guyer should a fun player to own yet again in 2017.  (Trey Baughn)

The Quick Opinion: Brandon Guyer is basically a one trick pony (OBP) that should really only be relevant in daily leagues where you can platoon him vs. LHP. That said, if you can convince your league to adopt HBP’s as a new category, Guyer is a sneaky early round pick.

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