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N&N: Brayan Rocchio moving quickly through Guardians’ farm system

Morning news and notes for Tuesday, August 23, 2022

Syndication: Akron Beacon Journal Jeff Lange / USA TODAY NETWORK

Off to San Diego . . .

Guardians News

Cleveland bullpen has answered all those questions in a good way |

Bad bullpens can break a team. Ours has saved this club plenty of times.

‘Professor Rocchio a quick study in minors |

From Pat Ellington:

Starting out in the Dominican Summer League, he posted a .323/.391/.434 slash line across 25 games. He later earned a promotion to the Arizona Rookie League, slashing .343/.389/.448 with 14 steals while putting up a higher walk rate and lower strikeout rate than he did in the DSL.

He was added to Cleveland’s 40-man roster after a breakout 2021 season in which he hit .277/.346/.460 with 15 homers and 21 steals in 108 games between High A Lake County and Double-A Akron.

Assigned to the Double-A Rubberducks to start the 2022 season, the 21-year-old posted a 1.086 OPS in July after averaging a .702 OPS from April to June. He made his Triple-A debut over the weekend — putting him just one step away from his big league dreams.

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