09/04/2020 - MS All-Region Tournament
Tarin continues to shine on the diamond and did so again at the All-Region Tournament. In the OF, he works lightly on the balls of his feet and covers a ton of ground with speed. He secures the ball with soft/sure hands, has a clean transfer with a quick release and fires accurate/online throws into his target. With the bat, this righty maintains an athletic stance with centered balance and fluid rhythm to load. He swings on a short/direct path and squares the ball up, hitting line-drives from gap-to-gap. On the mound, this righty throws a FB & CB from a 3/4 arm slot which helps to create some deception. He separates on time and drives in-line toward the plate. FB ranges from 64-65 mph while showing slight arm-side run. Breaking ball has 10/4 shape with good action. Getting stronger glove-side lead/tuck will help to improve effectiveness on both pitches. Only a 2025 grad - Giovanni has a solid skill-set with upside on the diamond.
11/08/2019 - Baseball Factory Select Training & Competition in Arizona (Ages 12-14)
Giovanni continues to show a promising future on the diamond. At the plate is where he continues to show best through an athletic setup. Hands are quick and work through a level swing path. He makes consistent hard contact and shows a feel for the barrel with power showing best to the pull side. At 2B, he displays clean / smooth actions. Feet are active as he displays proper footwork as he works to square ground balls up. Glove action is soft and presents more out front. Range will increase as he continues to improve foot quickness. Throws are accurate but needs to build more arm strength through a long toss program. Mental makeup is a plus as he has a positive attitude, works hard, and is very coachable.
05/12/2019 - Interactive Video Program - Lakewood (Denver), CO
Giovanni is an athletic, 2-way player who plays 2nd base and OF. In the INF, Giovanni has fluid footwork, agile movements, and soft hands. He moves well laterally, works through the ball, and has a clean exchange with consistency and momentum toward his target. In the OF, Giovanni fields aggressively, footwork is quick and active, and he makes plays consistently. Offensively, Giovanni stands in the box athletically, he has good balance, and he swings in good rhythm. He has good bat speed, he works the middle of the field, and hits line drives; using his lower body. Solid abilities can get even better with work on the following.
2. Pre-pitch actions
3. Arm strength
1. Lateral range
2. Play more through
1. Liven hands
2. Bat speed