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Mike Giovenco

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Mike Giovenco
Name: Michael Anthony Giovenco
Born: Jan 4, 1988 in Elmhurst, Ill. USA
College: North Park (Ill.)
Ht.: 6'6" / Wt.: 235 lbs
Bats: R / Throws: R
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Career80.25.131.796.368.70
Drafted in the 14th round (419th overall) by the Kansas City Royals in 2010
Righthander Giovenco once again has drawn scouts to North Park, an NCAA Division III school with an enrollment of 3,000. A 6-foot-6, 235-pounder who pitches at 90-92 mph and touches 95, he broke his own school single-season strikeout record with 101 in 83 innings. He also has a hard curveball, but area scouts aren't totally sold on his stuff. He opens up and doesn't get much extension in his delivery, putting stress on his shoulder and making his fastball more hittable, and he tips off his curve. They also question why Giovenco, who redshirted at Illinois-Chicago in 2007, didn't sign for $75,000 last year as a 26th-round pick of the Twins.
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