Thursday, January 22, 2015

Scouting the 2015 Draft: Gio Brusa

Gio Brusa is a 6'3", 220 lb switch-hitting OF for Univ. Of Pacific.  He was BA's #177 draft prospect in 2012 out of HS but chose to go to his hometown college and his mother's alma mater, Pacific.  He had a breakout summer in the Cape Cod League hitting .322 with 6 HR's earning a #4 BA ranking of CCL prospects.  He is a free swinger with contact issue as those CCL numbers came with a 31/4 K/BB.  His sophomore line at UOP was a modest .257/.322/.406, 17 2B, 2 3B, 3 HR, 202 AB.  He was nursing an injury to start the season and improved to a .306 BA in conference play.  His speed and arm are rated average.  He is strictly a corner OF, probably LF.  He's a guy to watch once the college season starts.  Personally, I'd stay away from him in the draft, at least in the first round, but the Giants do like their CCL stars.  BA has him ranked as the #26 draft prospect in 2015 while Kiley McDaniel has him at #34.

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