10/18/2015 - Interactive Video Program - Santa Rosa, CA Gianni is a young (2020 grad) 2-way player as a C/SS. With the bat, this RHH shows a balanced setup with rhythm in his hands. He likes the pitch on the inner 1/2 and pulls it with pop. Behind the dish, he sits in well and tracks pitches into his mitt. He sticks pitches in the zone and frames well. Exchange is clean with accurate throws to 2B - pop times 2.30. At SS, he shows quick/active prep footwork moving well on the balls of his feet. He has range to his glove side and secures the ball with soft hands. He funnels smoothly and works in-line toward his target at 1B. Overall abilities in his game will improve with work on the following.
Offense 1. Contact points 2. Relax/loosen grip 3. Finish with extension Catching 1. Blocking 2. Transfer/exchange 3. Arm strength Infield 1. Glove presentation 2. Footwork 3. Play through ball