Cleveland Guardians Prospects inside Top 100

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64. Brayan Rocchio

Brayan Rocchio is one of several Guardians infield prospects who have been knocking on the door for some time. The switch-hitting shortstop has gotten a couple of chances this season but has not been able to make enough of an impact to warrant a longer look at this time.

Rocchio has just 16 hits in 70 plate appearances for the Guardians this season but has been much more productive with the Columbus Clippers this season. Down in Triple-A, Rocchio has a .292/.385/.431 slash line with 29 doubles, six home runs, and five triples, in addition to driving in 62 runs and stealing 22 bases, as well as walking more than he has struck out (58-56).

Perhaps a little more seasoning in the minor leagues, in addition to some work in the offseason, can lead to a more consistent performance at the plate for Rocchio. It is quite clear that the 22-year-old middle infielder does not have much more to prove at Triple-A. If Gabriel Arias is unable to take the starting shortstop job and run with it, Rocchio may get another shot to be the Guardians' shortstop of the future should he improve at the plate.