04/11/2021 - Official College Recruiting Membership - Orange (Los Angeles), CA Gianluca is a 2023 C/OF. Tall frame, well-proportioned, and athletic build with strength present. Runs a 7.2 60-yard dash. Primary catcher, who shows ability to keep ball centered. Beats ball to spot and presents nice target for pitchers to throw to. Clean transfer and has good direction to second base. Creates blocking angles and covers the 5 hole well. Arm velocity has touched 83mph with pop times as low as 2.19. Secondary OF, active and efficient footwork as he works behind and through the baseball. Clean gather on the left side and then creates momentum into a quick release. Accurate throws and good carry on the baseball all the way to target. Right-handed hitter, starts with an upright and athletic stance. Low effort swing with ability to stay inside ball. Good hip rotation as he hits into a firm front side. Makes solid contact out front, when connected, with pull side power and a bat exit velocity of 87mph. Grip strength of combined 306 pounds is currently ranked #5 in country for 2023 class. With continued growth and development, we foresee him having the opportunity to play at the next level.