Giovanni Garbella

#3 Giovanni Garbella

POS. OF/IF
B/T R/R
HT. 6-2
WT. 165
YR. Fr.
HOMETOWN San Diego, Calif.
HIGH SCHOOL (PREV. SCHOOL) Cathedral Catholic

2015: Named to Horizon League All-Freshman Team after scoring six runs and driving in seven in 24 appearances in his rookie campaign...collected his first career hit against Youngstown State on March 21st...enjoyed a 2-for-3 day with three runs batted in at Oakland (Apr. 25)...launched his first career home run against Milwaukee, a two-run shot on May 3rd...scorched a pinch-hit single and later scored against Purdue (May 12)...compiled a .366 on-base percentage while establishing himself as one of the team's top defensive outfielders.

Prep: A two-time letterwinner for Gary Remiker and the Dons...led his team in batting average, on-base percentage, home runs, and slugging percentage as a junior...named First Team All-Eastern League as a senior in 2014 in addition to claiming the Coaches' Award...played on the Italian National Baseball team...named Most Valuable Player at the U18 European Championship after leading his team to a first-place finish...recipient of the Kevin Madden Award...named to the Honor Roll...teammates with Brady Aiken, the #1 overall selection in the 2014 Major League Baseball Draft...was also a four-time letterwinner in soccer and lettered in football once...named Second Team Western League in soccer his senior season.

Personal: Gio is the son of Orlando and Mary Garbella...has a brother, Nico...majoring in business...favorite movie is The Benchwarmers...favorite baseball team is the San Diego Padres...favorite food is anything Italian...favorite musical group is Tiesto...favorite baseball player is Mike Trout...hobbies outside baseball include music and the beach.