08/01/2021 - Baseball Factory National World Series at Pirate City - Session 2 (HS)
Giovanni is a 2022 OF prospect who worked hard on his skills during the National World Series at Pirate City. In the OF, starts in an athletic position, with active/efficient feet, and works in good direction towards ball. Good 1st step reads enable him to take aggressive routes to baseball. Tracks baseball well as he works behind/through the ball. Throws are accurate, with good momentum to target, and had an arm velocity up to 84mph. A left-handed hitter begins with an athletic and closed stance with comfortable hands. He hits into a firm front side, with a flat barrel path, and has a fast bat through the hitting zone. Hit balls consistently to all fields with a bat exit velocity up to 89mph during BP. In live game action, he reached base 6 times with a HR, a double, 2 singles, a base on ball, and a hit by pitch. He also had 2 SB's during games. With another year of development, we foresee Giovanni having a bright future on the baseball field.
06/18/2021 - Baseball Factory All-State Tournament (HS)
Giovanni is an OF/LHP prospect who will graduate in 2022. Medium frame, stout lower half, and athletic build with plenty of room to fill out. In the OF, has quick/fluid feet and gets good reads off bat. Smooth actions with good 1st steps and ability to cover ground in all directions. Clean exchange, with accurate/on-line throws from a high 3/4 arm slot, and an arm velocity of 86mph. On the mound, this left-handed pitcher gathers over the rubber and gets to a good balance point. Works with good direction down the mound. Clean arm action in the back with an over-the-top arm slot coming forward. His FB topped out at 82mph with some cutting action. Mixed in a 2/8 shaped breaking ball with good depth through the strike zone. In live game action, he threw 56% of his pitches for strikes and induced weak ground ball contact. A left-handed hitter sets up in an athletic and closed stance. Showed good plate discipline and strike zone awareness. Flat barrel path, with consistent contact, and ability to spray ball to all fields. Reached base 6 times, with 3 singles, and a bat exit velocity of 85mph in live game action. Very good instincts on the base paths. With continued growth and development, we foresee him having opportunities to play at the next level.
07/06/2020 - Official College Recruiting Membership - New Britain (Hartford), CT
Giovanni is a strong, L/L OF who can make things happen. Defensively, he takes a quick first step and moves lightly on the balls of his feet, covering ground to his right and left. He works behind and through the ball, gaining ground and firing strong/accurate throws from a quick release. At the plate, this lefty displays a balance setup with quiet/simple actions. He whips the barrel, swings against a firm front side and squares the ball up consistently hitting hard line-drives. Morales has upside and should find success on the diamond.