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Gio Brusa

#28 | 1B | GiantsSF
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Gio Brusa
Name: Giovanni James Brusa
Born: Jul 26, 1993 in Lodi, Calif. USA
High School: St. Mary's HS, Stockton, Calif.
College: Pacific
Ht.: 6'3" / Wt.: 235 lbs
Bats: B / Throws: R
Drafted in the 6th round (185th overall) by the San Francisco Giants in 2016 (signed for $262,700)
A strong track record in the Cape Cod League had positioned Brusa to be one of the top college bats available for 2015, but nothing went right for him as a junior, from an elbow injury to modest performance after a poor start. A different Brusa showed up as a senior. Healthier, Brusa thrived under first-year head coach Mike Neu, putting together his best college season. His 14 homers ranked among the top 50 in the nation as he's shown a more mature approach and played with less pressure. Brusa has identified breaking balls better, laying off them and showing the bat speed to catch up to good fastballs. He's shown a solid-average arm and runs well enough to play right field. Brusa could go out 15-20 rounds higher than he did in 2015, when he was taken in the 23rd round.
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