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Taylor Guerreri promoted to Double-A

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In other news, Colton Reavis demoted, and Daniel Robertson began his rehab assignment.

Jim Donten

The Montgomery Biscuits are quickly becoming loaded with prospects. They've had a couple of guys (Richie Shaffer, Blake Snell, and Boog Powell) promoted to Durham from their ranks, but in the past couple of months, added Ryne Stanek, Jake Bauers, Jacob Faria, Jeff Ames, and Chris Kirsch, and they're about to be joined by a couple of more players.

In 2011, the Rays selected Taylor Guerreri with their second selection in the draft and 24th overall. After waiting to sign until the deadline day, Guerreri made his pro debut in 2012 at Hudson Valley and he dominated. The following year he was moved up to Bowling Green and continued to pitch well and seemed on the fast track to the majors. Unfortunately though, as the season was nearing its conclusion, it was revealed that Guerreri would have to undergo Tommy John surgery, costing him most of the 2014 season.

The Rays have been taking it slow with Guerreri since his return, limiting him to 90 innings on the mound this year, often with a pitch count. In each start he's made, the maximum he usually pitches is four innings a game. Nonetheless, during his short stints on the mound, he has been excellent.

In Baseball America's mid-season prospect rankings, Guerreri was ranked the 8th best in the Rays system. Here's his line with Charlotte this year:

W L ERA FIP K% BB% IP G
2 2 2.14 2.01 25.6% 6.4% 52 12

Making the roster space for Guerreri, the Biscuits demoted Colton Reavis down to Charlotte. Reavis was great for Charlotte back in 2014, paving the way for him to start the 2015 season in Montgomery, but the results haven't been pretty. Still, the dude has a change up. Be sure to check out this excellent write up by Ian for more on Reavis.

Also returning to Montgomery soon will be Daniel Robertson, who began his rehab assignment in the Gulf Coast League this morning. So far this year with Montgomery he was hitting .272/.347/.436 with 3 homers and 122 wRC+ in 49 games.