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Tayron Luis Guerrero (born January 9, 1991) is a Colombian professional baseball pitcher for the Miami Marlins of Major League Baseball (MLB). He has also played for the San Diego Padres.

Tayron Guerrero
Tayron Guerrero, June 2018.jpg
Guerrero pitching in a June 2018 game against the San Diego Padres
Miami Marlins – No. 56
Pitcher
Born: (1991-01-09) January 9, 1991 (age 28)
Bocachica, Tierra Bomba Island, Bolívar, Colombia
Bats: Right Throws: Right
MLB debut
May 17, 2016, for the San Diego Padres
MLB statistics
(through 2019 season)
Win–loss record2–5
Earned run average5.77
Strikeouts111
Teams

CareerEdit

San Diego PadresEdit

The Padres signed Guerrero as an amateur free agent in 2009.[1] In 2014, Guerrero started the season with the Fort Wayne TinCaps of the Class A Midwest League before receiving a promotion to the Lake Elsinore Storm of the Class A-Advanced California League.[2] Guerrero played in the 2014 All-Star Futures Game for the World Team, recording a strikeout of Peter O'Brien.[3] After the season, the Padres assigned Guerrero to the Arizona Fall League to continue his development.[4] He was added to the 40-man roster on November 20, 2014.

Guerrero was called up to the major leagues on May 15, 2016,[5] and made his major league debut on May 17.[6]

Miami MarlinsEdit

On July 29, 2016, the Padres traded Guerrero, Andrew Cashner, Colin Rea, and cash considerations to the Miami Marlins in exchange for Josh Naylor, Jarred Cosart, Carter Capps, and Luis Castillo.[7] After the trade, he pitched for the Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp of the Class AA Southern League, for whom he was 0-1 with a 3.38 ERA, and struck out 22 batters in 16 innings, averaging 12.4 strikeouts per 9 innings.[8] Guerrero competed for the Colombian national baseball team in the 2017 World Baseball Classic.[9]

In 2018 with Miami he was 1-3 with a 5.43 ERA, and 68 strikeouts in 58 innings, averaging 10.6 strikeouts per 9 innings.[8] His fastest pitch of 2018 was 104.0 miles an hour, third-best in MLB only to pitches by Jordan Hicks and Aroldis Chapman.[10]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "More On The Padres: Tayron Guerrero". Callis' Corner. Retrieved October 13, 2014.
  2. ^ "Padres projected big future for Guerrero". U-T San Diego. Retrieved October 13, 2014.
  3. ^ "Renfroe, Guerrero get wide-eyed at Futures Game". San Diego Padres. Retrieved October 13, 2014.
  4. ^ "Turner, Renfroe highlight AFL selections". U-T San Diego. Retrieved October 13, 2014.
  5. ^ "Tayron Guerrero, a las Grandes Ligas". El Heraldo (in Spanish). Retrieved May 22, 2016.
  6. ^ "Tayron Guerrero debutó en las Grandes Ligas". El Heraldo (in Spanish). Retrieved May 22, 2016.
  7. ^ "Padres acquire four players from Miami Marlins in seven-player trade". MLB.com (Press release). July 29, 2016. Retrieved July 29, 2016.
  8. ^ a b Tayron Guerrero Minor, Fall & Winter Leagues Statistics & History | Baseball-Reference.com
  9. ^ Davis, Craig (March 1, 2017). "Snakes alive! Marlins prospect Tayron Guerrero follows tough path in baseball". Sun-Sentinel. Retrieved March 11, 2017.
  10. ^ Statcast | MLB.com

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