Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Player Profile: Gregor Blanco

I have three cards of Gregor Blanco. This one is from 2008 Stadium Club First Day.

Playing career: Outfielder Gregor Blanco came up with the Braves in 2008, and also played briefly for the Royals before becoming a regular outfielder on the Giants in their 2012 World Championship year. Though he did not have a great regular season, hitting just .244 with 5 HR and 34 RBI, he had a great postseason, with five extra-base hits and a couple of great World Series defensive plays.

Where he is now: This year in 51 games for the Giants, he is hitting .242 with 0 HR and 13 RBI. Yesterday he was 0-4 in a loss to Washington.

Interesting facts: He has his own blog at, where among other things he describes being kidnapped in his native Venezuela at the age of 16.

My memories: Only know him from his card.

Google Autocomplete results: He is tenth when you type Gregor , after Gregor Gracie, an MMA fighter. There do not appear to be any other prominent Gregor Blancos.

Coming up next: The next profile will be Henry Blanco.

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