10/13/2013 - Interactive Video Program - Gambrills, MD Gianni is a tall, athletic, 2-way player who catches and plays SS. Behind the plate, Gianni presents his glove well, his hands are soft, and he sits in well. He keeps the ball in front to block, and he throws with carry to 2nd base. At SS, Gianni has soft hands, efficient footwork, and his exchange is clean with accuracy to his target. At the plate, Gianni has a crouched set-up, good feel for the barrel, and the ball jumps off his bat when its centered. Overall abilities can improve with work on the following.
Catching 1. Quicken exchange 2. Avoid leaning 3. Blocking Infield 1. Quicken feet 2. Long toss 3. Play more through Offense 1. Shorten stride 2. Balance 3. More direct hands to ball