Story provided by Fred Sington, Sports Information, Delta State University
The Chicago Cubs purchased the contract of former Delta State University second baseman Trent Giambrone for the final five games of the regular season.
Giambrone, a 25th round draft pick in 2016, promptly drove the first MLB pitch he saw into left field against Pittsburgh on Wednesday night for his first career hit in The Show.
In 271 Triple-A plate appearances this season, he posted a .174/.274/.255 batting line with three homers, eight doubles, a triple, and five steals. However, he has displayed power in his career, hitting 12 homers in 2017, 17 home runs in 2018, and 23 home runs in 2019.
Defensively, Giambrone has primarily played second baseman both in 2021 and throughout his minor league career. He saw brief spells at third base, shortstop, and in the outfield this season, but he was deployed all over the field on a consistent basis back in 2019, as he logged between 103 and 334 innings at six different positions.
The Metairie, La., native played for the Statesmen 2015-2016 after transferring from Jones College. Giambrone won the 2016 ABCA/Rawlings Defensive Player of the Year honor. He was also awarded the ABCA/Rawlings Gold Glove award for his work at second base.
Giambrone also earned All-Gulf South Conference, GSC Tournament Most Outstanding Player, NCBWA and D2CCA All-Region and NCBWA All-American honors in the 2016 season.
In two seasons, Giambrone hit .351 with 28 doubles, two triples, 12 home runs, 74 RBI, and scored 95 runs. The 5-11 infielder hit .386 with 21 doubles, a triple, nine home runs, and fielded .989 as a senior.
First pitch he sees, first big league hit for Trent Giambrone! pic.twitter.com/JznVnYkC4k
— Chicago Cubs (@Cubs) September 30, 2021