GENERAL: Team captain...2010 Preseason All-MAAC selection...Named to the NYCBL All-Star Team last summer...Made the move from infield in high school to the outfield in college... Has a strong arm and great instincts...At the plate, he equips a quick bat and can hit for power and average...Runs the bases extremely well...Gifted athlete with great potential...Carries career long ten-game hit streak into senior season...Expected to challenge for a starting outfield or third base spot and also be used in relief.
AS A JUNIOR: First Team All-MAAC selection...One of three players to start in all 50 games...Led the team with 14 home runs (third in the MAAC), 52 runs scored, 139 total bases (5th MAAC) and 20 stolen bases (T-5th MAAC)...14 home runs were one short of single-season program record...Batted .355 (10th MAAC) in the leadoff spot...Hit .390 with six home runs and 20 RBI in MAAC games...Recorded a .408 batting average (58-for-142) over final 34 games...Posted career-long 10-game hitting streak from March 24-April 11, batting .467 (21-for-45) with 20 runs scored, four homers and 13 RBI...Also recorded three additional hitting streak of five or more games...Had a hit in all but 10 games...Made six appearances out of the bullpen, earning first career save in victory at West Virginia (3/14)...Only pitcher on staff to have more strikeouts (8) than innings pitched (7)...Drafted by the Oakland Athletics in the 49th round of the 2009 Amateur Draft following the season.
AS A SOPHOMORE: Named MAAC Player of the Week (5/5) after hitting .583 with five runs scored in a weekend sweep at Rider...Appeared in 41 games, starting 30 of his 31 starts in right field...Finished third on the team with 10 steals in 12 attempts...Had separate hit streaks of five and eight games during the season...Finished the year on a career-high eight-game hit streak where he batted .485 (16-33) with nine runs scored, four doubles and four RBI...Hit .400 (22-55) over final 16 games of the season after beginning the year 7-for-49 (.143)...Went a perfect 4-for-4 with a run scored, double, RBI and stolen base in MAAC Tournament victory over Manhattan (5/22)...Also made one relief appearance vs. Dartmouth (4/2), hurling one scoreless inning of one-hit ball.
AS A FRESHMAN: Started all 34 games he played...Recorded 28 hits in 117 at bats for an average of .239...Drove in 17 runs and scored 10...Hit four doubles and collected one home run...Stole five bases in eight attempts...Went 4-for-5, scored three runs and drove in two in the front end of a doubleheader to defeat Fairfield (4/28)...Collected three hits, three RBI, two runs and a home run in the second game of a double header to help pace a 10-1 rout of Canisius (5/12).
BEFORE SIENA: A three-sport athlete from Montville High School...Lettered in baseball, football, and wrestling for three years in high school...Three-time All-ECC in baseball and football...Three-time All-Area Team in baseball and football...Two time All-State for baseball and football...Named Player of the Year for baseball and football...Batted .394, scoring 23 runs and stealing 16 bases as a senior...Outside of baseball, he is a certified stuntman and looks to pursue a future in acting.
ROSSI ON GIANSANTI: "Anthony had an outstanding season in `09. Making All-MAAC and being drafted by the Oakland Athletics was the culmination of his superior season. He hit .355 and led the team with 14 HR's, driving in 37 runs from the leadoff spot. He also was tops in stolen bases with 20. He also was named as one of the top players in the New York Collegiate Baseball League this past summer. Deciding to return for his senior season and being elected captain along with his usual outstanding job in the outfield, we expect him to go out with an outstanding year. The coaching staff again is looking for him to be a force and a leader."
GIANSANTI CAREER BESTS-HITTING
First Hit: New Orleans (2-24-07)
At Bats: 6 - Twice
Hits: 4 - Three Times
Doubles: 2 - Twice
Home Runs: 2 - Twice
RBI: 5 - Hofstra (3-24-09)
Stolen Bases: 3 - Iona (5-9-09)
Longest Hit Streak: 10 games
GIANSANTI CAREER BESTS-HITTING
First Save: West Virginia (3-14-09)
Most Strikeouts: 3 - Rider (4-19-09)