- Full name Jeremy Dean Giambi
- Born 09/30/1974 in San Jose, CA
- Died 02/09/2022 in Claremont, CA
- Profile Ht.: 5'11" / Wt.: 215 / Bats: L / Throws: L
- School Cal State Fullerton
- Debut 09/01/1998
- Drafted in the 6th round (169th overall) by the Kansas City Royals in 1996.
Organization Prospect Rankings
Background: Giambi, the younger brother of A's first baseman Jason, led all full-season minor league hitters with a .372 average this year. His season was hampered by a nagging hamstring injury which cost him about 150 at-bats and much of his mobility the entire summer. Strengths: Giambi has a short, powerful stroke, honed through countless repetitions in the batting cage, and is adept at keeping his hands back and driving the ball to left-center field. Giambi's increased strength since signing has given him plus power potential. Weaknesses: By struggling all season with his hamstring injury, Giambi did not help his just fair defensive skills. When healthy he has enough physical ability to play the corners and shouldn't have to be moved to first base as his brother did. The Royals would like to see Giambi dedicate himself more to defense and his conditioning. The Future: There seems to be little question that Giambi is going to be a solid hitter in the major leagues. His plate discipline, power and ability to use the entire field are all above average. His future worth will be determined by his ability and desire to become a solid outfielder in addition to a force at the plate.
Top 100 Rankings
Best Tools List
- Rated Best Hitter for Average in the Kansas City Royals in 1999