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Player: Rocchio, Brayan

Card: 2022 Topps Pro Debut #PD22

Position: SS/2B/3B

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Brayan Hommy Rocchio (born January 13, 2001 in Caracas, Venezuela) is a Venezuelan professional baseball shortstop for the Cleveland Guardians of Major League Baseball (MLB). According to Ancestry.com, the name Rocchio is Italian: probably a habitational name from a minor place called Rocchia from Latin roccula ‘small stronghold or fort’ or a topographic name from the vocabulary word rocchia ‘bush shrub’.

Rocchio was signed as an international free agent by the Cleveland Indians in July 2017. He made his professional debut with the Dominican Summer League Indians in 2018. Rocchio was promoted to the Arizona League Indians after hitting .323 in 25 games for the DSL Indians. He had an even better season with the AZL Indians, hitting for a .343 batting average in 35 games. Across both leagues in his first professional season, Rocchio hit .335 in 60 games.

For his 2019 season, he played the full season with the Mahoning Valley Scrappers in Low–A ball. He played in 69 games, hitting for a .250 batting average. He did not play a minor league game in 2020 due to the cancellation of the minor league season caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.

The newly named Cleveland Guardians selected Rocchio to their 40-man roster on November 19, 2021. Rocchio was optioned to the Triple-A Columbus Clippers to begin the 2023 season.

On April 19, 2023, Rocchio was promoted to the major leagues for the first time. He did not see game action for the Guardians and was optioned back to Columbus the following day, becoming a phantom ballplayer. However, on May 16, 2023 Rocchio was again promoted to the major leagues after José Ramírez was placed on the bereavement list. He got his first major league hit on May 16th vs the White Sox on an infield single.

(parts excerpted from Baseball AlmanacBR Bullpen, and Wikipedia)

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7 thoughts on “Brayan Rocchio: Venezuelan with Italian Ancestry, debuted for the Cleveland Guardians in 2023

      1. THOMAS ROCCHIO says:

        I am a Rocchio. My father’s side of the family is from Gallo Matese. My Dad’s ship was sunk by a German submarine on August 17, 1942 off the coast of French Guiana.
        Three crewmen escaped and possibly made it to shore.
        I would like to know Brayan’s family history for that reason

    1. THOMAS ROCCHIO says:

      I am a Rocchio. My father’s side of the family is from Gallo Matese. My Dad’s ship was sunk by a German submarine on August 17, 1942 off the coast of French Guiana.
      Three crewmen escaped and possibly made it to shore.
      I would like to know Brayan’s family history for that reason

  1. THOMAS ROCCHIO says:

    I am a Rocchio. My father’s side of the family is from Gallo Matese. My Dad’s ship was sunk by a German submarine on August 17, 1942 off the coast of French Guiana.
    Three crewmen escaped and possibly made it to shore.
    I would like to know Brayan’s family history for that reason

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