DETROIT, Michigan (WKBN) – The Cleveland Guardians have officially promoted highly-touted infield prospect Brayan Rocchio to the Major Leagues.
In a corresponding move, pitcher Hunter Gaddis was optioned back to Triple-A Columbus.
The infielder has joined the team in Detroit for Wednesday’s series finale against the Tigers. However, he is not in the starting lineup.
The 22-year-old switch-hitter is the No. 69 ranked prospect in all of baseball according to MLB.com.
He is ranked as the No. 6 prospect in the Guardians’ organization.
This season at Triple-A Columbus, Rocchio is batting .344 with a .414 on-base percentage.
He has piled up seven doubles and 10 RBIs with four stolen bases.
Rocchio spent the 2019 season with the Mahoning Valley Scrappers. He appeared in 69 games batting .250 with five home runs and 27 RBIs. He also piled up 14 stolen bases that season.