Brayan Peña

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Brayan Eduardo Pena

  • Bats Both, Throws Right
  • Height 5' 11", Weight 220 lb.

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Biographical Information[edit]

Pena and a member of the Navy in 2005

Brayan Peña was signed by scouts Julian Perez and Rene Francisco for the Atlanta Braves in 2000 after defecting from the Cuban junior national team following a qualifier for the 1999 Pan-American Games. He made his pro debut with the Danville Braves the next summer.

Pena hit .261/.370/.478 for the Águilas Cibaeñas in the 2008 Caribbean Series.

In an improbable twist, the only other Brayan in big league history, pitcher Brayan Villarreal, played at the same time as Pena. Even more unlikely—they were teammates in 2013, and fate so aligned it that Brayan the catcher caught Brayan the pitcher just once, on April 17.

Pena became a manager with the GCL Tigers West in 2018 and Connecticut Tigers in 2019. He was slated to manage the West Michigan Whitecaps in 2020, but the COVID-19 pandemic caused the cancellation of the minor league season.

Year-By-Year Minor League Managerial Record[edit]

Year Team League Record Finish Organization Playoffs
2018 GCL Tigers West Gulf Coast League 37-16 2nd Detroit Tigers League Champs
2019 Connecticut Tigers New York-Penn League 34-42 10th Detroit Tigers
2021 West Michigan Whitecaps High-A Central Detroit Tigers

Further Reading[edit]

  • Brayan Peña: "The Window", The Players' Tribune, January 7, 2016. [1]

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