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Saturday, May 9, 2020

Genaro DeBrand played at three stops over his first season; He didn't come back for a second

Genaro DeBrand traveled a lot over his career, at least compared to its length.

DeBrand played at three stops in his first year in the pros - short-season Niagara Falls, rookie Bristol and high-A Lakeland - along with his route from his native Dominican Republic to the U.S.

But that first season, along with his travels that year, proved the extent of his pro career. His career consisted of that single season, 50 games played.

DeBrand's career actually began in 1988, signed by the Tigers as a free agent out of the Dominican Republic.

He then first hit the field in 1990. At Niagara Falls, he got into 17 games and hit .143.

DeBrand also got his own card at Niagara Falls. The card back provides some more information on him as a person: The person he most wanted to meet, the wrestler Ultimate Warrior. His favorite big leaguer? Tony Pena. And his favorite TV show? Arsenio Hall.

DeBrand also saw an appearance at Lakeland. By late August, he arrived back at Bristol, his arrival noted in an entry in The Windsor Star. He actually played 32 total games at Bristol. He it .230, with one home run. That home run was his only one in the pros.

1990 Minor League Tally
Players/Coaches Featured:3,366
Made the Majors:1,195-35.5%
Never Made Majors:2,171-64.5%-X
5+ Seasons in the Majors: 497
10+ Seasons in the Minors:289

1 comment:

  1. I didn't know the backs had their "favorites". Any chance you'll post the backs too?