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One of the top prospects in the Tampa Bay Rays organization will miss the remainder of the minor league season as well as part of - or all of - next season. Taylor Guerrieri will undergo Tommy John surgery. He was the Rays' first round pick in the 2011 draft.
BREAKING NEWS: #Rays top pitching prospect Taylor Guerrieri having Tommy John surgery today
— Marc Topkin (@TBTimes_Rays) July 24, 2013
Guerrieri has shot up the prospect rankings in the last couple of years. This season he landed at the 62nd-best prospect spot according to Baseball America (44th-best according to MLB.com). Entering the 2012 season, he was 90th and 99th respectively. Guerrieri was moving in the right direction, so this injury is a big-time setback for the 20-year old.
The Rays have been watching Guerrieri closely. He was not near a Major League call up, but he may have finished the year at Double-A if he remained healthy. Now, he will likely need to start over again at Single-A when he returns from the surgery. Guerrieri is in his second professional season. He was pitching at The Rays Single-A affiliate in Bowling Green. Overall, Guerrieri has made 26 minor league starts and has a 1.59 ERA.
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