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Rays Top Propsect Taylor Guerrieri Has TJ Surgery
Posted By Steve Kinsella On July 24, 2013 @ 7:09 PM In Florida News,Insider Main,watch now | No Comments
It has been a bad season to be a Rays top prospects. First Hak-Ju Lee  was lost to a season ending ACL tear after a nasty collision while turning a double play (VIDEO HERE ) and now the Rays #1 pitching prospect Taylor Guerrieri  is lost for 12 months or more after undergoing Tommy John surgery today.
Guerrieri was the Rays #1 pick (#24 overall) in the 2011 draft. The draft pick came to the Rays from the Red Sox as compensation for signing Carl Crawford . He opened the 2013 season ranked as the #44 prospect on Baseball America’s Top 100 prospect list and pitched for the Single A Bowling Green Hot Rods where he went 6-2 with a 2.01 ERA with the 51 strike outs and 12 walks in 67 innings of work. His strong performance elevated to the #29th ranked prospect on Baseball America’s mid-season prospect update list.
In a related note,highly recommend that you check this Grantland.com story which includes the ESPN 30 on 30 Short  on Tommy John and Dr. Frank Jobe on the Tommy John procedure.
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 Hak-Ju Lee: http://www.baseball-reference.com/minors/player.cgi?id=lee---001hak&utm_campaign=Linker&utm_source=direct&utm_medium=linker-www.sportstalkflorida.com
 VIDEO HERE: http://www.sportstalkflorida.com/rays-prospect-hak-ju-lee-injures-knee-likely-out-for-season/
 Taylor Guerrieri: http://www.baseball-reference.com/minors/player.cgi?id=guerri000tay&utm_campaign=Linker&utm_source=direct&utm_medium=linker-www.sportstalkflorida.com
 Carl Crawford: http://www.baseball-reference.com/players/c/crawfca02.shtml?utm_campaign=Linker&utm_source=direct&utm_medium=linker-www.sportstalkflorida.com
 ESPN 30 on 30 Short: http://www.grantland.com/story/_/id/9499638/the-unlikely-legacy-dr-frank-jobe-pitcher-tommy-john-profiled-latest-30-30-documentary-series
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