2002 - 2003
Henry Blanco
Biography
Henry Ramon Blanco was born August 29, 1971 in Caracas, Venezuela. He attended Antonio Jose de Sucre High School in Venezuela. Blanco signed as an amateur free agent in 1989 with the Los Angeles Dodgers and he made his major league debut as a catcher on July 25, 1997. Blanco played with the Dodgers in 1997, the Colorado Rockies in 1999, the Milwaukee Brewers from 2000-2001, the Atlanta Braves in 2002 and 2003, the Minnesota Twins in 2004, and began playing for the Chicago Cubs in 2005 and is currently still with the Cubs. He was thrown out 41.7% of base runners attempting to steal off him, which ranks first among big league catchers in caught stealing ratio since 1999 (minimum 300 appearances).
Braves Career Highlights
2002: Acquired from Milwaukee in exchange for Jose Cabrera and Paul Bako, March 20 ... hit safely in 4 of 5 games, April 17-26 ... had game-winning homer in 10th inning, May 2 at Milwaukee ... hit safely in 5 of 6 games, May 21-June 10 ... season-high 5-game hit-streak, going 6-17 (.353), July 22-27 ... season-high 3 RBI, July 24 at Florida ... disabled with strained left oblique, August 12-27 ... hit safely in 6 of 7 games, going 7-22 (.318), September 4-11 ... season-high 3 hits, September 29 at New York (NL) ... threw out 18 of 52 (35%) runners attempting to steal.

2003: Spent his final season with the Braves, posting a career-best .996 fielding percentage ... appeared in 55 games ... had a season-high 3 RBI July 10 at Chicago ... tied his career high when he notched 3 hits July 20 vs. New York ... doubled and drove in a pair of runs ... committed just 1 error in 281 total chances ... participated in 4 double plays.
 
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