Posted a 1-1 record in 14 relief appearances with 19 strikeouts and 11 walks over 16 1/3 innings ... Registered lone victory of the year in his season debut, by throwing two shutout innings and fanning five, while walking just one in a win over Missouri (2/16) ... Followed that outing with a four-inning stint against Missouri State (2/23) in which he fanned a career-best seven in a no decision ... Added a 3 2/3 innings outing against South Alabama (3/26) in which he held the Jaguars scoreless on a hit and a walk with three strikeouts ... Had a string of eight outings in which he did not allow a run spanning nine innings from March 10 until April 27 ... Named to the Northwoods League All-Star North squad during the 2013 summer season, as he finished the campaign 5-2 in 10 appearances (eight starts) to go along with a 2.75 ERA over 52 1/3 innings of work for the Mankato Moondogs ... Fanned 55 and walked just 16 ... Registered two strikeouts in only two batters faced in the Northwoods All-Star game ... Threw a pair of eight-inning shutouts against Willmar (6/23) and St. Cloud (7/6) ... Posted a summer-high 10 strikeouts in the St. Cloud performance
Made 16 relief appearances in his first season, where he posted a 3-3 record with a 3.67 earned run average and a save ... Used in long relief as eight of his appearances lasted at least at least two innings ... Had a string of seven appearances, spanning 13 1/3 innings, in which he did not allow an earned run ... Fanned a season-high three batters on two occasions, coming against Mississippi Valley State (2/28) and UCF (4/15) ... Threw three scoreless innings in his debut in the second game of the doubleheader against Nicholls State (2/19) to get a victory ... Got a win in a 2 1/3 stint against Memphis (4/22), allowing no runs and no hits, while walking one and striking out two ... Earned final win of campaign against UAB (5/18) in his longest outing of the year of 3 2/3 innings ... Registered lone save against Louisiana-Lafayette (3/11), allowing no runs over three innings of work
Redshirted in his only season at San Jacinto Junior College
Played as a true freshman for Liberty University ... Posted a 4-3 record with a 6.00 ERA ... Pitched in just 45 innings, posting 40 strikeouts ... Prep: Played at the Hargrave Military Academy ... Selected in the 49th round of the 2009 MLB Draft by the Detroit Tigers ... Named a 2009 Under Amour/Rawlings All-American ... A first-team all-state selection as a senior ... Earned second-team all-state as a junior ... Named a three-time Academic All-State selection ... Posted three-time Danville All-Metro and All-VIC first team member ... Also played shortstop ... Finished 2008 with a 3-2 record, recording 54 strikeouts in 35 innings and compiling an ERA of 1.78 ... Added three home runs, eight doubles, four triples, 19 runs and 21 RBI ... Posted a combined 12-4 record with a 1.78 ERA over 89 innings pitched, striking out 145 and walking 24 in 2007 and 2008
Son of Robert and Sherri Giannini ... Has one sister ... Majoring in Sport Management ... Born August 23, 1991.
Career Highs Innings Pitched: 3.2 at UAB, 5/18/12 Strikeouts: 3, twice (last vs. UCF, 4/15/12 Walks: 2 vs. East Carolina, 5/13/12 Hits: 4 vs. Murray State, 3/18/12 Runs: 4 vs. Purdue, 3/3/12 Earned Runs: 4 vs. Purdue, 3/3/12