Juan Pablo Angrisano

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Juan Pablo Angrisano

  • Bats Right, Throws Right
  • Height 5' 10", Weight 184 lb.

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Biographical Information[edit]

Juan Pablo Angrisano had yet to play in Serie A1 through 2008, yet had appeared for the Italian national team twice. He was the first player from Serie A2 to appear for Italy on the international stage.

He was on the Argentinian national team that won the 2004 South American Championship, their first outright South American Championship. The Argentinian backstop hit .381 with 33 walks in 30 games for Codogno in Serie A2 in 2007. In the 2006 Intercontinental Cup, he hit .294/.556/.353 with 9 walks in 7 games. He only threw out 1 of 12 attempted base-stealers. Juan Pablo led Italy's team in OBP but James Buccheri drew even more walks. He was on the initial roster for the 2007 Baseball World Cup but did not appear.

Angrisano debuted in Italy's top level in 2008, hitting .265/.351/.442 for Fortitudo Bologna and .194/.297/.226 in the postseason. In the Matino phase of the 2009 European Cup, he was 1 for 12. In the Final Four, he was 2 for 5 with a double, triple, two walks, two runs and two RBI as one of Bologna's top performers. He hit .312/.383/.465 with 36 RBI in 41 games, fielding .988 in 2009 and throwing out 40% of those who tried to steal. He was third in the league in RBI, four behind Mario Chiarini and Eduardo Rios. He was named the league's All-Star catcher. He hit .351/.442/.351 with 7 runs and 6 RBI in 9 games in the playoffs and .304/.360/.348 with four RBI in five games in the Italian Series, as Bologna won the title. Backing up Luis Ricardo Serafin De Camargo in the 2009 Baseball World Cup for Italy, he hit .118/.318/.118 and allowed 5 steals in 6 tries; interestingly, the two would be on opposite teams in the 2016 South American Championship, Angrisano for Argentina and Camargo for Brazil.

In the 2010 European Cup's first round, he hit .357/.565/.571 with 6 runs in 5 games and threw out 4 of 5 would-be base thieves. He tied Pavel Budsky and Quentin Becquey for the lead with 7 walks. In the final four, he was 2 for 8 with a walk and drove in the winner in the championship game, singling off Markus Winkler in the bottom of the 10th to score Jairo Ramos Gizzi. His batting line in the 2010 Italian season was .289/.341/.338; he followed with a .207/.439/.379 rate with 12 walks in 9 games in the semifinals and .154/.267/.308 in the 2010 Italian Series, which Bologna lost to Parma. He homered off Mihai Burlea in a Game 5 win.

He batted .222/.261/.278 with four runs and a RBI as Italy won the 2010 European Championship, splitting catching with Simone Albanese; he was 0 for 2 with a run and a RBI in the 8-4 Gold Medal game win over the Dutch national team. He starred in the 2010 Intercontinental Cup, batting .414/.452/.414 and throwing out 6 of 12 who tried to steal. The tourney leaderboards did not count the final day of action as only some teams qualified; he thus made the leaderboard in average (.500, 2nd, behind Hector Olivera), OBP (2nd, behind Olivera) and hits (12, tied for 4th with Yulieski Gurriel). He was named the tournament's All-Star catcher.

In the first round of the 2011 European Cup, he hit .429/.500/.429 with four runs and four RBI in five games. He tied for 4th in average, tied Rafael Rivas for 4th in hits and tied Bas Nooij and Percy Isenia for 5th in RBI. In the final round, he was 3 for 9 with a double, two runs and four RBI. He came up huge in the finale, coming up in the 8th with a 8-4 deficit and the bases loaded. He doubled off Rik Geestman to make it 8-7 then scored on a Daniele Malengo hit. Bologna wound up 10-9 winners to win their second European Cup of his career.

He hit .223/.396/.303 with 37 walks in 41 games in the 2011 regular season for Bologna and gunned down an incredible 15 of 19 base-stealers. He easily led the league in walks, 6 ahead of Davide Dallospedale. He batted .242/.306/.303 in the semifinals. In the 2011 Baseball World Cup, he was 2 for 14 with four RBI for Italy and threw out three of four runners who tried to steal. Moving to Rimini for 2012, he batted .261/.360/.406 and scored 26 runs in 41 games. He again showed off a cannon arm, throwing out 58.8% of those who tried to run. He hit .265/.265/.471 in the semifinals and .292/.320/.333 in the 2012 Italian Series, when Rimini lost to San Marino. For his Italian career, he had hit .264/.362/.376 with 126 walks, 129 runs and 150 RBI in 255 games, fielding .993 and threw out 45.9% of opposing base thieves.

He played for the Argentinian national team that won the Gold Medal in the 2013 South American Championship (leading the event in average and scoring the winning run in the 10th inning of the Gold Medal Game) and the Silver Medal in the 2016 South American Championship. In the 2016 Championship, he hit .333/.520/.467 with 8 walks, 4 runs and 3 RBI in six games. He was 7th in OBP in the round-robin phase (.538, between James Sommerville and Lucas Montalbetti) and kept up his pace in the second round. In the Gold Medal game, he was 1 for 2 with a triple, run and a RBI but Argentina fell 10-4 to Brazil. He was not named the event's All-Star catcher, which went to De Camargo of Brazil, his former teammate on Italy's national team in an odd turn.