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Guardians' Brayan Rocchio: Sent down to Triple-A
Rocchio was optioned to Triple-A Columbus on Monday.
Josh Bell is expected back from paternity leave Tuesday against the Red Sox, so Rocchio is headed back to the minors. The rookie infielder has had a few stints in the big leagues but hasn't been given much of an opportunity to this point.... See More ... See Less
Guardians' Brayan Rocchio: Back in majors
The Guardians recalled Rocchio from Triple-A Columbus on Friday, Zack Meisel of The Athletic reports.
The 22-year-old prospect will return to the big leagues while Josh Bell spends a maximum of three days on the paternity list. Rocchio holds an .863 OPS in Triple-A this season through 207 plate appearances, but his minor-league success has yet to translate to the majors.... See More ... See Less
Guardians' Brayan Rocchio: Returns to Triple-A
The Guardians optioned Rocchio to Triple-A Columbus on Friday, Zack Meisel of The Athletic reports.
With Jose Ramirez returning from the bereavement list Friday, Rocchio will return to Triple-A to continue his development. The switch-hitting prospect went 2-for-10 at the plate in his first three major-league games and collected his first career RBI on Thursday. If he continues his .338/.396/.486 pace in Columbus, it's very possible Rocchio finds himself back in Cleveland before long, although he might need an injury in the team's infield to get consistent playing time.... See More ... See Less
Guardians' Brayan Rocchio: Receiving promotion
The Guardians will recall Rocchio from Triple-A Columbus prior to Tuesday's game against the White Sox, Daniel Alvarez-Montes of ElExtraBase.com reports.
It's not clear at this point what the corresponding move will be. Rocchio was up with the big club briefly last month but didn't make an appearance. The 22-year-old is batting .338/.396/.487 with one home run and 10 stolen bases at Columbus this season. Rocchio has played both middle-infield spots in 2023 and has some experience at third base, as well. The top prospect would make for an interesting fantasy add if he played regularly, but there wouldn't seem to be a path to that right now.... See More ... See Less
Guardians' Brayan Rocchio: Gets first MLB start
Rocchio will start at shortstop and bat seventh in Wednesday's game against the White Sox.
With Amed Rosario serving as the Guardians' designated hitter Wednesday, Rocchio will get the chance to pick up his first big-league start. After being called up from Triple-A Columbus when Jose Ramirez (personal) was placed on the bereavement list in a corresponding move, Rocchio came off the bench to make his MLB debut in Tuesday's 8-3 loss, going 1-for-2 with a base hit. Rocchio will likely return to Columbus when Ramirez rejoins the Guardians in the next 2-to-6 days.... See More ... See Less
Guardians' Brayan Rocchio: Headed back to Triple-A
The Guardians optioned Rocchio to Triple-A Columbus on Thursday.
Rocchio's first stint in the big leagues lasted just one day after being promoted Wednesday, and he didn't make an appearance. The fact that he's being sent back to the minors suggests the Guardians have confidence in Amed Rosario's (back) chances of returning to action this weekend against the Marlins.... See More ... See Less
Guardians' Brayan Rocchio: Promotion on tap
The Guardians are expected to call up Rocchio from Triple-A Columbus prior to Wednesday's game against the Tigers, Daniel Alvarez-Montes of ElExtraBase.com reports.
Cleveland's top hitting prospect, Rocchio has gotten off to a blazing start at Columbus, slashing .344/.414/.459 with seven extra-base hits (all doubles) and four stolen bases across 70 plate appearances so far this season. The Guardians haven't confirmed his promotion or announced any corresponding moves, but Rocchio is presumably in line to step in as the team's top option at shortstop while Amed Rosario (back) is on the mend from an injury. The extent of Rosario's injury may dictate how long Rocchio sticks with the big club, though if the 22-year-old switch hitter excels in his first exposure to the majors, it's possible he sticks around in Cleveland for a longer period of time than anticipated.... See More ... See Less
Guardians' Brayan Rocchio: Call-up official
The Guardians recalled Rocchio from Triple-A Columbus on Wednesday.
Though Rocchio won't be included in the starting nine for Wednesday's series finale in Detroit, he could get the chance to pick up regular work in the middle infield if Amed Rosario (back) isn't ready to return to the lineup during this weekend's series versus Miami. Until more clarity arrives on Rosario's situation, Rocchio shapes up as more of a speculative pickup in most fantasy leagues. The 22-year-old Rocchio, who is Cleveland's top position prospect, was hitting .344 with seven extra-base hits, four stolen bases and an 8:9 BB:K over his 70 plate appearances at Triple-A while splitting time between shortstop and second base.... See More ... See Less
Guardians' Brayan Rocchio: Top prospect sent to minors
Rocchio was optioned to Triple-A Columbus by the Guardians on Tuesday, Mandy Bell of MLB.com reports.
The top prospect hasn't hit much this spring, but that doesn't dampen a rosy outlook for the 22-year-old. While Rocchio has primarily played shortstop, he is capable at second and third base as well. The Guardians are set at those positions, but he could be a capable fill-in if injuries strike.... See More ... See Less
Guardians' Brayan Rocchio: Finishes strong in Triple-A
Rocchio put up a .257/.336/.420 line with 18 homers, 14 steals (on 23 attempts) and a 54:102 BB:K over 132 games spread across Double-A and Triple-A this season.
After putting up a .780 OPS in Double-A, Rocchio posted just a .234/.298/.387 batting line for Triple-A Columbus after being promoted in late August. However, he finished strong, going 6-for-21 (.286) with a homer and a 4:3 BB:K over his final six games of 2022. The 21-year-old is an intriguing prospect who has a great chance to grow into an everyday big-league shortstop.... See More ... See Less
Guardians' Brayan Rocchio: Bumps up to Triple-A
Rocchio was promoted from Double-A Akron to Triple-A Columbus on Saturday.
Rocchio posted a combined slash line of .275/.352/.456 with 19 home runs, 19 stolen bases, 78 RBI and 96 runs scored through 143 games across two seasons at the Double-A level. The 21-year-old will now be one step away from the majors, though he's likely to spend the rest of this season and much of 2023 at Columbus. He earned the promotion by batting .311 in 40 games since the start of July.... See More ... See Less
Guardians' Brayan Rocchio: Hot bat for last month
Rocchio has hit .380/.432/.658 with five homers, three steals and a 7:9 BB:K over his last 19 games for Double-A Akron.
He was struggling mightily before this recent stretch, as Rocchio's first 48 games of 2022 saw him hit just .205/.308/.313 with a 19.6 percent strikeout rate; he's nearly halved that during this hot streak, striking out at just a 10.1 percent clip. He struggled particularly badly for a while after returning from a concussion, so this could simply be a sign that he's gotten right physically over the last month.... See More ... See Less
Guardians' Brayan Rocchio: Back in action
Rocchio (concussion) returned from the injured list for Double-A Akron on Monday.
Rocchio was out for eight days while recovering from a concussion. He hit a modest .236/.342/.393 in 25 games prior to the injury.... See More ... See Less
Guardians' Brayan Rocchio: Out with concussion
Double-A Akron placed Rocchio on its 7-day injured list Monday due to a concussion.
Rocchio presumably picked up the injury during his last game Sunday against Richmond, when he doubled in his lone at-bat before exiting the contest. The 21-year-old switch-hitting infielder isn't known to have a prior history of head injuries, so the Guardians should have some optimism that he'll be in store for an abbreviated absence. Before sustaining the concussion, Rocchio appeared in 25 games for Akron and slashed .236/.324/.393 with three home runs and two stolen bases.... See More ... See Less
Guardians' Brayan Rocchio: Sent to minors
Rocchio was optioned to minor-league camp Sunday.
Rocchio was added to Cleveland's 40-man roster in November and will now head to the minor-league side of spring training after opening with the big club. The 21-year-old shortstop, who is the Guardians' top prospect, received a promotion to Double-A Arkansas last season and hit .293/.360/.505 with six home runs, 34 runs, 30 RBI and seven stolen bases in 44 games.... See More ... See Less
Guardians' Brayan Rocchio: Added to 40-man roster
Rocchio was added to Cleveland's 40-man roster Friday.
The best prospect in the organization, Rocchio was a lock to get protected from the Rule 5 draft. He started making good on the Francisco Lindor comparisons by tapping into notable power at Double-A as a 20-year-old, but he may not debut until 2023.... See More ... See Less
|HT/WT: 5-10, 150 lbs|
|Birthplace: Caracas, Venezuela|
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