Archer and Guyer Honored at Wrigley Field

2010 Chicago Cubs Minor League Player of the Year Brandon Guyer.

2010 Chicago Cubs Minor League Pitcher of the Year Chris Archer

Hey Smokies Fans!

On Saturday, the Chicago Cubs honored Tennessee Smokies Brandon Guyer and Chris Archer for their outstanding play during the 2010 season. Guyer was named the Cubs Minor League Player of the Year, while Archer took the Cubs Minor League Pitcher of the Year honor.

Here is a story from Carrie Muskat of

By Carrie Muskat /

CHICAGO — Outfielder Brandon Guyer and pitcher Chris Archer were honored on Saturday as the Cubs’ Minor League Player and Pitcher of the Year, respectively.

Guyer, 24, batted .344 with 39 doubles, six triples, 13 homers, 58 RBIs, 76 runs scored and 30 stolen bases for Double-A Tennessee. He led the Southern League in slugging percentage (.588) and ranked second in batting average, third in doubles, fourth in extra-base hits (58) and fifth in on-base percentage.

It was quite the comeback for the right-handed hitter, who dislocated his shoulder on a head-first slide in the second month of the season.

“My winning this is even more special because of what happened,” Guyer said.

A fifth-round selection in 2007 out of the University of Virginia, Guyer will play winter ball in Venezuela, leaving Oct. 6.

Archer, 21, combined to go 15-3 with a 2.34 ERA in 28 games between Class A Daytona and Tennessee. He struck out 149 in 142 1/3 innings and walked 65.

Originally selected by the Indians in the fifth round of the 2006 Draft, Archer was part of the Mark DeRosa deal in December 2006. The Cubs also acquired pitchers Jeff Stevens and John Gaub in the trade. Archer will pitch for the U.S. team in the Pan American Qualifying Team tournament in Puerto Rico.

Congratulations to Chris and Brandon on their accomplishments during the season, and we hope they enjoyed their time at Wrigley Field.

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One Comment on “Archer and Guyer Honored at Wrigley Field”

  1. robert semkus
    September 26, 2010 at 1:15 pm #

    Great news. The whole team and its fans. Including me. This is just a start for these two and more who played for the Smokies., Whit all the winners coming thru Knoxville aND on to Chicago the winning attitrude the Cuds will have a good shot at WINNING. Also a few losers who are now on the Cubs must go to bring a real positive feeling to the Cubs. A winning feeling from all the players and coaches. Cub fans watch out here comes the new Cubs Bob S

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