Professional Baseball Players from Brazil

by DarkSide830 - 9 cards (Last updated on May. 21, 2017)


1. 2013 Topps Update #US302 Yan Gomes


Gomes debuted with the Blue Jays on May 17th, 2012, becoming the first Brazilian to make the Majors. Gomes would go on to win the 2014 AL Silver Slugger Award at catcher.

2. 2014 Topps #230 Andre Rienzo


Rienzo, the first player from Brazil to pitch in the majors, was also the first to receive a true Rookie Card. He made a promising debut on July 30th, 2013, (7 IP, 3 ER) but never truly lived up to the hype. Rienzo currently pitches in the Padres system.

3. 2015 Topps Update - Black #US196 Paulo Orlando


Already two-years into his MLB career, it looks as if Orlando has surpassed both Gomes and Rienzo in performance and hype. After racing his way towards 4 triples in his first 4 games, (including a 2 triple day on the second game of his career, April 12th) Orlando settled down greatly for the rest of the year. He became a much more stable and reliable player the next year however, becoming the first player from Brazil to hit over .300 in a season.

4. 2017 Bowman - Chrome Prospects #BCP17 Luiz Gohara


So far, Yan Gomes is the lone Brazilian in MLB history to debut before his 25th birthday. Luiz however, could become the youngest to debut by a handful of years very soon. The former Seattle top prospect turned Braves 8th pitching prospect reached High-A just over two months before his 19th birthday in 2015, then posted a 1.81 ERA in 13 starts in 2016.

5. 2015 Choice Midwest League Top Prospects #8 Daniel Missaki


Yet another example of the Mariners attraction to Brazilian players (pitchers to be specific) is Missaki. The part-Brazilian righty was dealt to Milwaukee in the Adam Lind trade, then missed all of 2016 with an injury. He posted a 2.76 ERA at the age of 18 in 2014.

6. 2017 Bowman - Chrome Prospects #BCP142 Bo Bichette


Brazil's WBC roster continues to impress here with another with a personal favorite of mine, Bo, who, based on his stats, may just be a superhuman.

7. 2015 Topps Heritage Minor League - Minor Miracles #MM-7 Dante Bichette Jr.


Of course, we can not forget to add Bo's older brother to this list.

8. 2012 Grandstand Hudson Valley Renegades #28 Leonardo Reginatto


A third-baseman in the Twins system who began his career in the Tampa Bay system. Though he has yet to get on a roll at Triple-A, he may make his Major League debut by the end of the 2018 season. He debuted as a pitcher in 2015 (3 IP, 2 H, 0 BB, 0ER) for Triple-A Durham.

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9. 2016 Grandstand Bakersfield Blaze #NNO Thyago Vieira


Another flamethrowing Brazilian in the Mariners system, Vieira struck out 53 in 44.1 innings at Bakersfield in 2016. Current projections put him on track to make his debut in 2017.

Comments

Jan. 14, 2017 - 9:31PM
fedoratipper

I believe you're right about Missaki being part Brazilian. He's name sounds like he's a Japanese-Brazilian which is what most of the people on Brazil's 2013 WBC roster were.

Jan. 17, 2017 - 2:35PM
DarkSide830

Yeah, that one confused me as well.

May. 16, 2017 - 9:08PM
DarkSide830

I would love to change the tile of this to add "or of Brazilian Decent." A good half of them are now not Brazilian-born.

May. 16, 2017 - 10:45PM
vrooomed
May. 17, 2017 - 3:11PM
DarkSide830

Thanks for the tip vrooomed. Will add him now.



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