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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 [1] was lost to a season ending ACL tear after a nasty collision while turning a double play (VIDEO HERE [2]) and now the Rays #1 pitching prospect Taylor Guerrieri [3]  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 [4]. 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 [5] on Tommy John and Dr. Frank Jobe on the Tommy John procedure.

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[1] 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

[2] VIDEO HERE: http://www.sportstalkflorida.com/rays-prospect-hak-ju-lee-injures-knee-likely-out-for-season/

[3] Taylor Guerrieri: http://www.baseball-reference.com/minors/player.cgi?id=guerri000tay&utm_campaign=Linker&utm_source=direct&utm_medium=linker-www.sportstalkflorida.com

[4] Carl Crawford: http://www.baseball-reference.com/players/c/crawfca02.shtml?utm_campaign=Linker&utm_source=direct&utm_medium=linker-www.sportstalkflorida.com

[5] 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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