Jean C. Boscan…makes his winter home in Byron, GA…originally signed as a non-drafted free agent by the
Atlanta Braves on July 2, 1996.
Earned a September call-up from the Chicago Cubs and appeared in six games, batting .222 (2-for-9) with
a double and a run ...Prior to his call-up appeared in 74 games from Triple-A Iowa, batting .232 (54-for-233) with 17 runs, nine doubles, and 18 RBI ... With Iowa, batted .274 with runners on base (29-for-106) and hit .281 (18-for-64) with RISP .... Following the season, played for Leones de Caracas in the Venezuelan Winter League.
Began the season at Triple-A Gwinnett, and had three stints with Atlanta (May 26-June 10, July 13-14, September 1-end of
season) ... appeared in six games at the major league level, going 2-for-10 (.200) with two RBI. ...Produced a .189 batting average (42-for-222) with 12 doubles, three
home runs and 23 RBI in 70 games with Triple-A Gwinnett.
...Hit .290 (18-for-62) against left-handed pitchers compared to a .150
clip (24-for-160) against righties at Gwinnett.
...Clubbed a solo home run in his first start of the season, April 5 at
...Logged a .989 fielding percentage (7 E/616 TC) in 70 games as a
catcher while throwing out 27 of 68 baserunners attempting to steal
...Hit .271 (23-for-85) with a home run and 10 RBI in 26 games with
Leones del Caracas in the Venezuela Winter League.
Spent the majority of the season with Triple-A Gwinnett. Did appear in four games for Atlanta...Made his first career Major League start on 7/31 and collected his first Major League hit (1-for-3) off FLA's Ricky Nolasco, a single to right field in the second inning...Appeared on the ML roster on three separate occasions. Had his contract purchased on 4/8 from GWI and was optioned to GWI on 4/16. Recalled on 7/27 in place of the injured Brian McCann and optioned to GWI on 8/16. Was recalled for a final time on 9/1 as part of rosters expanding...Hit in five straight games to start the season (.400, 6-for-15)...Of his 61 games played with GWI, made 59 starts at catcher...Posted four multi-hit games over seven contests from 6/26-7/6.
In his 14th minor league season spent his first full season at Triple-A Gwinnett until an end-of the season call-up to the Major League Club when rosters expanded on 9/1...In 66 games with GWI, hit .220 with 11 doubles, five home runs and 21 RBI...Recipient of the Bill Lucas award, the award given annually by the Braves organization to the player who
best represent the organization both on and off the field...All 66 of his games came behind the plate. Hit .297 in 34 games at home vs. .202 in 32 road games and
.213 vs. LHP compared to .260 vs. RHP...Went 15-for-39 with three home runs and nine RBI in 14 July games, including back-to-back homer games
on 7/11 and 7/16...Played for the Bravos de Margarita of the Venezuelan Winter League; hit .146 in 18 games.
Began the season with Gwinnett (AAA), transferred to Mississippi (AA) on 4/17, transferred back to Gwinnett on 4/25 and returned to Mississippi on 5/9 for the rest of the season...Was named Mississippi's Player of the Month for May (.367, 22-for-60, 6 2B, 11 RBI)...On 4/15, made his first appearance at a position other than catcher or DH since 2004, when he played first base at Durham (0-for-1)...Hit a combined .317 (19-for-60) against lefties and .244 (57-for-234) when facing right handers...Threw out a combined 30-of-83 (.361) runners attempting to steal (6-of-10 for GWN and 24-of-73 for MIS)...Played for the Bravos de Margarita of the Venezuelan Winter League and hit .225 (20-for-89) with 3 HR and 16 RBI in 29 games (26 as catcher).
Was the Southern League's best defensive catcher by all statistical accounts, leading all catchers
with a .997 fielding percentage (two errors in 652 total chances)...Led the SL in caught stealing percentage at .413 (33-of-80)...Placed on the disabled list from 6/12-24 with a left groin strain...Hit his first homer of the
year in the Braves' 7-5 win over MTG on 7/3 (2-for-3, 2B, HR, 3 RBI)...Hit .211 (15-for-71) with 7 RBI in 25
games in the Venezuelan Winter League.
Played his only season in the Cincinnati organization...Started the year with Louisville (AAA) and appeared in only one game before being transferred to Double-A Chattanooga on 4/13...Hit .198 (17-for-86) in 30 games with Chattanooga before being promoted back to Louisville on 8/14...Was placed on the temporarily
inactive list from 8/31-9/3...Signed a minor-league contract with the Braves on 12/22, returning to the
team that originally signed him in 1996 and where he spent nine minor-league seasons...Hit .286 with 4 HR
and 23 RBI in 47 games with Bravos de Margarita of the Venezuelan Winter League.
Spent his only season in the Milwaukee organization, joining Triple-A Nashville on 9/1 from Double-A Huntsville, where he opened the year by posting a .194 average (24-for-124) with no homers and 14 RBI in 43 games...Threw out 17-of-50 runners attempting to steal against him (34.0%) for the Stars.
Played the entire season with Richmond (AAA), appearing in 72 games...Ended the season with
three hit game vs. NOR on 9/3...Knocked in three runs 7/14 vs. LOU and 8/17 vs. BUF...Played in 15 Grapefruit League games with Atlanta and went 1-for-16 but struck out only once...Played winter ball with Lara of the
Venezuelan Winter League.
Hit .246 between Greenville (AA) and Richmond (AAA)...Batted .311 in 21 games at Richmond...Had
a pair of five-game hitting streaks 4/11-17 and 5/25-6/4...Assigned to Richmond 7/26 and reached base safely in his first six games...Appeared in two postseason games, collecting two hits in each start (4-for-8, 2B).
Went 2-for-3 with a homer and a season-high four RBI 5/24 at Frederick...Promoted from Class A
Myrtle Beach to Greenville (AA) 6/20; went 7-for-27 (.259) in 10 games before being reassigned to Myrtle Beach 7/5...Joined Richmond (AAA) 8/2, going 1-for-6 in two games, and returned to Myrtle Beach 8/10.
Spent time at three levels...Went 6-for-30 through first nine games with Myrtle Beach (A) before being assigned to Richmond (AAA) 4/21...Assigned again to Myrtle Beach 5/1; batted .211 (12-for-57) with three doubles, HR, 10 RBI during second stint with the Pelicans...Assigned to Greenville (AA) 6/11...Belted a
grand slam in first game with G-Braves 6/12 at Tennessee...Ranked fifth among Southern League catchers in
CS% at .400 (14-of-35).
Began the season at Myrtle Beach where he batted .167 in 18 games before breaking the hamate bone in his left (non-throwing) hand...At Macon, batted .313 vs. left-handed pitching (10-for-32) and hit .302 with runners in scoring position with 18 RBI in 43 at-bats.
Hit .205 in 93 games for Class A Myrtle Beach...Hit nine homers, matching his then-career total.
Batted .226 in 105 games for Class A Macon...Went 2-for-6 with a double and two RBI in two playoff
games...Did not commit an error over final 26 games.
Played for Danville (Rookie Advanced)...Led the team with 37 BB.
Began pro career with Gulf Coast League Braves.