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Johnny Giavotella

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Johnny Giavotella
Name: Johnny Arthur Giavotella
Born: Jul 10, 1987 in Metairie, La. USA
College: New Orleans
Ht.: 5'8" / Wt.: 185 lbs
Bats: R / Throws: R
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Drafted in the 2nd round (49th overall) by the Kansas City Royals in 2008 (signed for $787,000)
At 5-foot-8 and 185 pounds, Giovatella is the smallest player on our Top 200 Prospects list, but his bat isn't short. He has hit .348 or better with more walks than strikeouts in each of his three seasons at New Orleans, including an outstanding 48-18 BB-K ratio in the regular season this year. Using a short, compact swing, he waits patiently for pitches he can drive to either of the gaps. He also hit a respectable .255 with wood bats in the Cape Cod League last summer. As an offensive second baseman, he draws comparisons to the likes of Dustin Pedroia (without the same defense), Dan Uggla (without the same power) and Mike Fontenot (with more strength). Giovatella is a solid-average runner who can steal a few bases. He also has arm strength, though he's just an adequate defender at second base. He receives praise for his passion and toughness.
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