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Guyer a Rising Star in Cubs' System


Outfielder Brandon Guyer is becoming a rising star in the Chicago Cubs' farm system. An athletic 6-foot-1, 216-pound outfielder that doubled as a football linebacker and running back while in high school, Guyer batted .269 with 14 home runs and 27 doubles at Class-A Peoria this past season.

Because Guyer missed the first month and a half of 2008 with a stress fracture in his right (throwing) elbow, he played in only 88 games at Peoria in the Midwest League. The Cubs wanted Guyer to make up for the time he lost early on, so they summoned him to their annual Instructional League in Arizona in September, where Guyer was acknowledged by the club for having a standout performance (the... Recommended Stories

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