Brayan Hommy Rocchio, a shortstop for the Cleveland Guardians in professional baseball, was born on January 13, 2001. He is a native of Caracas, Venezuela. In July 2017, the Cleveland Indians signed Rocchio as a free agent from abroad.
Rocchio made his career debut in 2018 with the Dominican Summer League’s Indians.
After hitting.323 in 25 games for the DSL Indians, Rocchio was promoted to the Arizona League Indians. He played in 35 games for the AZL Indians and had an even better season, batting.343 in those contests.
In his first season as a professional, Rocchio played in 60 games and hit.335 in both levels. He spent his whole 2019 season playing Low-A baseball for the Mahoning Valley Scrappers.
He made 69 appearances and batted.250 across those games. He didn’t play in a minor league game since the COVID-19 pandemic forced the postponement of the minor league season in 2020.
Rocchio missed the entire 2020 season because of the pandemic, but he didn’t show much rust when he started the 2021 season in High-A. As a 19-year-old slashing .265/.337/.428 for the Lake County Captains, he hit a then-career-high nine home runs.
Rocchio joined the Cleveland Guardians, who had just changed their identity, on November 19, 2021.