Giacomo Padilla

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April 14, 2002

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About Athlete

I threw a baseball before I made my first step. My dad was a baseball player, he was a catcher in the Yenkees’ minor league system before coming to play here Italy and he used to bring me to the field every time he could; basically I’ve been playing baseball my whole life. I started my career as a shortstop but I tried to play almost every position because I wanted to see the game from every view. At the end I chose to play shortstop because it was the most exciting role even though I kept pitching and every now and then I was in the outfield. However 3 years ago something changed and I started to enjoy pitching more and more. Striking players out is one of the most satisfying thing for me and that’s why at the end I chose to become a pitcher. The transactions wasn’t quite simple indeed I struggled a lot the first year, but I kept training and the results came the next season. I went from a 5.79 ERA in 2018 to a 2.32 ERA in 2019 and a 2.35 ERA last season (combined from U18 and C division). My improvements haven’t gone unnoticed and in 2020 I was one of the candidates for the role of starting pitcher of the Italian baseball team for the U18 european championship but I didn’t got my chance to play because of covid.

Championships

1st position: Pitcher

2nd position: SS-2b

Stats

  • 60 yard dash 6,7 sec
  • Average fastball velocity 84-85 top 88 
  • Pitch selection: FB-SL-CH-KNCV

2016

- 1st place in national tournament with "Junior League" regional selection and qualification to Little League EMEA Tournament

- 2nd place in Little League EMEA Tournament with "Junior League" regional selection

- U15 regional championship

2017

- 1st place in U18 regional championship - Round of 16 for the Italian Championships

- U15 regional championship

- national tournament with "Senior League" regional selection

2018

- Serie C championship*

- 1st place in U18 regional championship

- 3rd place in national tournament with "Senior League" regional selection

2019

- 1st place in Serie C championship*. - Play off for Serie B promotion

2020

- 1st place in Serie C championship*. - 4th place in interregion- al finals

- 2nd place in U18 regional championship – Quarter finals for the Italian

Championships

*Serie C is the 3rd division here in Italy

I played every tournament/championship with the same team: Vicenza B.S.C.  

Awards, press

2015: Best hitter of the U14 Vicenza B.S.C. (AVE 611, SLG 1,056)

2016: Best pitcher of the U14 Vicenza B.S.C. (ERA 1.59) 2019: Best pitcher of Vicenza B.S.C. Serie C team (ERA 2.32)

*see articles in photos

Additional sporting info

Very good knowledge of the game, maintaining clarity even when under pressure, leader on the field, I never give up in the game.

Links

Sport Vicentino 10-15-2020

Sport Vicentino 09-24-2020

Sport Vicentino 08-05-2020

 

 

Instagram: @giacomo_padilla

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