Resides in Windermere, FL during the offseason.
Played in 38 games with Triple A Omaha in the Kansas City Royals organization in 2017...Sidelined from April 9-May 27 with a back strain... Had a season-high three hits on July 22 at El Paso...also had three hits on August 11 vs. Iowa...Placed on temporarily inactive list from July 27-31.
Began season on the disabled list and also missed 50 games with left knee inflammation (July 6-Sept.3)…limited to just nine Major League games, going 2-for-13 (.154) in his only season with St. Louis...Both of his hits came against Pittsburgh - a single on July 5 and a pinch-hit double on Sept. 5...Played in 24 games at four different minor league levels, batting .227 with eight RBI.
Appeared in 108 games with Cincinnati, starting 86 games at catcher to lead the team…Led all National League catchers with a .999 fielding percentage (1 error, 715 total chances)…Was the catcher for three of the Reds' eight shutouts thrown on the season…Threw out 14.7% (10 CS/66 SB ATT) of attempted base stealers…Matched his career-high with two four-hit games (6/10 vs. PHI & 6/17 vs. DET) just one week apart…Produced hits in seven straight plate appearances from 6/9-11…Led the Reds and ranked 5th in the National League with a .358 BA (24-67) in "Close and Late" situations…Batted .313 (41-131) in the 7th inning or later, including a .364 BA (4-11) in extra innings…Reached base safely in 10 straight games from 4/20-5/3, posting a .462 on-base percentage during the streak…Batted .293 (41-140) against N.L. Central teams with eight RBI…Was 5-for-19 as a pinch-hitter with one RBI.
In his 10th Major League season established career highs in most statistical categories, including apps, doubles and RBI...received the Joe Nuxhall Good Guy Award in voting of the local chapter of the BBWAA...made 44 starts behind the plate...with Pena catching, Reds pitchers posted a 2.86era...threw out 10-25 baserunners attempting to steal (40%)...caught all 5 of the staff's complete games and 8 of the team's 13 shutouts...also made 45 starts at 1B, second-most on the team behind Joey Votto's 61 starts...entered the 2014 season with 4 career apps and no starts at 1B...led the team with 35 starts batting seventh but also hit second (13gs), third (1gs on 7/23 at Mil), fourth (1gs on 7/10 vs Chi), fifth (18gs), sixth (18gs) and eighth (4gs)...hit .272 vs RHP (5hr) and .184 vs LHP (0hr)...on 7/18 at NYY produced his first career 2-homer game, both solo shots off David Phelps and the first one snapping a 136-at bat homerless streak...in the 8-4 win on 5/1 vs Mil, his pinch-hit 2-run HR off Jim Henderson snapped the 3-3 tie...on 4/7 at StL produced a career-high 2 doubles...on 5/16 at Phi made his fifth career appearance and first career start at 1B, beginning a stretch in which he made 12 of his 17 starts at that position (5/16-6/9)...in the fifth inning of the 1-0 Reds win on 7/26 vs Wsh produced the game's only run with an RBI-single off Gio Gonzalez...from 7/25-8/9 hit .405 during a career-high 13-game hitting streak...had 2 stolen bases in spring training and 2 more during the regular season...entered the season with 2 career steals, most recently 7/21/10 for KC vs Tor.
In his only season with the Tigers made 71 apps, including 54 starts behind the plate...hit .325 vs RHP and .264 vs LHP.
Completed his third full season at the major league level with the Kansas City Royals during the 2012 season, collectinga career-high 25 RBI. ... Established a career high with four hits on April 15 versus Cleveland. ... Hit .320 (16x50) with runners in scoring position.
Brayan set career highs in games, at bats, hits, doubles and RBI while tying his career high with 17 runs scored. ... All 3 of his homers on the season were 3-run shots at Rangers Ballpark in Arlington vs. Texas. ... Hit .372 (16-for-43) in close and late situations.
Brayan played sparingly through the first five months of the season as Jason Kendall's backup, but started 22 ofthe Royals final 31 games of the campaign...Named A.L. Player of the Week for September 6-12, hitting .435 with 3 doubles, 1 home run and 9 RBI in 6 games...Batted .320 (31-for-97) with 15 RBI over his final 28 games of the season.
Hit .330 (31-for-94) with 4 home runs in 30 games as the Royals catcher...Capped his career-best 12-game hitting streak with his fi rst pinch-hit home run, a dramatic 2-out solo shot inthe ninth off of Minnesota's Joe Nathan on August 21...the home run tied the game at 4-4.
Split his time between the Braves and Royals organizations...acquired by the Royals off waivers on May 30...Opened the season on the Braves roster and appeared in 14 games, all as a pinch hitter...did not appear in thefi eld...Reported to the Royals on May 30, then was designated for assignment on May 31 and sent to Omaha on June 6...spent the remainder of the season on Omaha's roster.
Started the season as Atlanta's backup catcher, but after suffereing concussion-related symptoms thatrequired a trip to the disabled list he was then optioned to Richmond (AAA) where he trained at multiplepositions prior to his recall on 9/1. Was ejected by 1B umpire Alfonzo Marquez in the ninth inning on 9/4 vs. PHI for arguing a check swingcall from the dugout. Had a two-out, pinch-hit, RBI infield single in the 6th inning on 9/3 vs. PHI. Matched his career-high of two hits for the fifth time on 4/29 at COL. Made first start of the year on 4/13 vs. FLA and hit his first homer in 9th inn. Made first appearance on an Opening Day roster after hitting .293 this spring. Recalled from Richmond (AAA) on 9/1 where he hit. 301 with 6 HR and 48 RBI in 94 games including .341vs. LHP. Was named the R-Braves Player of the Month for June (.370 avg., 3 HR, 21 RBI). Was optioned to R-Braves on 5/17 after being on the DL since 5/2 with concussion-related symptomssuffered in the top of the ninth inning on PHI's G. Dobbs' follow-through hit his head. Was hitting .217 in10 games with Atlanta. Played five positions at Richmond (1B, LF, RF, 3B and C). This was his first professional experience in theoutfield. Hit safely in 48 of last 67 games at Richmond including 22 multi-hit games and has batted .320(79-for-247) with 33 RBI during that stretch Drove in a run in 33 of his last 80 games with an at-bat (46 RBI) Had 28 multi-hit games with the R-Braves including a 4-for-5 game on 6/1 at OTT and a 4-for-5 game on8/9 at CHA. Hit .413 during an 11-game hit streak (19-for-46 , 8 runs and 12 RBI) from 6/1-11.
Named by Baseball America
as one of the Braves' best prospects following the season...Hit .308 vs. RHP and .200 vs. LHP...Entered Gm 2 on 9/2 at PHI in sixth inning and played third base for the first time...Was recalled from Richmond (AAA) on 9/1. Was leading Richmond with a .302 average at the time...Was optioned to Richmond on 6/9 when C Brian McCann came off the DL...Had a career-high four-game hitting streak 5/26-30...Played 11 games for ATL in first stint (5/21-6/8) and hit safely in six of the nine games in which he batted...Came off the bench 5/28 at CHI and went 2-for-5 with his 1st career HR...Made his first start of '06 on 5/27 at CHI and went 1-for-3 with a walk...Was recalled 5/21 from Richmond (AAA), where he hit .226 with a team-high seven doubles in 32 games.
Opened the year at Richmond (AAA) and batted .326 in 81 games (between four stints withAtlanta)...Appeared in 18 games for Atlanta...Named to 2005 Triple-A All-Star team...His .326 average atRichmond would have ranked second in the International League if he qualified...Had a 5-for-5, three-RBIgame on 5/14 at LOU...Contract was purchased 5/20 from Richmond (AAA)...Made his Major League debut5/23 vs. NYM (1-for-4, run scored)...Was optioned back to Richmond on 6/13...Had a R-Braves' team-high12-game hitting streak snapped on 8/3 at TOL...Was recalled from Richmond (AAA) 8/11 for the thirdtime...Was sent back to Richmond (AAA) on 8/22 and was recalled for the fourth time on 9/1...Hit first careerdouble and had a career-high three RBI on 9/27.
Spent season with Greenville (AA) of the Southern League...Matched career-high with four RBI and hit his only two home runs on the season on 5/21 versusMontgomery...Had a career-best 20-game hitting streak 7/8-8/17 (32-for-73)...Batted .355-0-12 with 8 2B, 3 3B, 2 SB, and 15 R after 6/1...Went 24-for-62 (.387) at the plate during August...Had seven three-hit games and went 4-for-4 on 8/23 at Tennessee.
Saw action in 82 games as he spent the entire 2003 season with Single A Myrtle Beach. ... Collected a season-best four RBI on May 2 at Salem. ... Hit .328 (19x58) in 17 games during June. ... Batted .320 (16x50) in 13 games during July. ... Named the 24th-best prospect in the Braves organization following the season by Baseball America.
Spent the majority of the 2002 season with Single A Macon. ... Compiled an eight-game hitting streak April 19-May 1, batting .394 (13x33). ... Had his contract transferred from Macon to Myrtle Beach on August 2 -- saw action in six games with Myrtle Beachbefore his contract was transferred back to Macon for the remainder of the season on August 14.
Made his professional debut with Rookie level Danville during the 2001 season, earning Appalachian League postseasonall-star honors and being named the league's Star of Stars Award winner. ... Led the Appalachian League with a .370 batting average and 87 hits, while he finished second with a .440 on-basepercentage, tied for third with 16 doubles, finished fourth with 110 total bases and tied for fifth with 64 games played. ... Fanned once every 8.97 plate appearances, the third-toughest batter to strike out in the Appalachian League. ... Compiled a 10-game hitting streak June 19-30, batting .444 (16x36). ... Collected a season-high four hits on June 24 versus Kingsport -- equaled the high with four hits on July 5 at Burlington,July 11 at Bluefield and August 9 at Kingsport. ... Named the 20th-best prospect in the Appalachian League following the season by Baseball America.