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Igor Schiavetti

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Igor Schiavetti

  • Bats Right, Throws Right
  • Height 5' 9", Weight 172 lb.

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Biographical Information[edit]

Igor Schiavetti has played over 15 years in Italy's top league and appeared in the Olympics.

Schiavetti debuted with his hometown Nettuno club in 1993, going 1 for 8. He hit .262/.314/.338 and was 0 for 1 in the finals. He improved to .308/.425/.354 in 1995, then was 1 for 5 in the finals. In 1996, Igor batted .333/.400/.390 with 32 runs in 37 games, then was 3 for 6 with four runs in the finals as Nettuno won the title. In '97, the 21-year-old had a career year, putting up a .384/.458/.527 line with 49 runs in 42 games and 13 steals in 14 tries. He hit .364/.462/.409 in the finals, with 7 runs in six games, as well, but Nettuno failed to take another pennant. In 1998, the infielder hit .281/.378/.444 with 40 runs in 43 games. He was 2 for 8 in the finals as Nettuno won.

Igor fell to .232/.326/.427 in the 1999 regular season and 1-for-7 in the finals, then hit .238/.343/.338 in 2000 and had one hit in the finals, scoring one run. He rebounded in 2001 to bat .321/.379/.462 with 51 runs in 50 games. He was 6th in Serie A1 in runs scored. He was only 3 for 21 in the finals with 3 walks but Nettuno won its third title during his career. Schiavetti was 0 for 5 in the 2001 Baseball World Cup, backing up Filippo Crociati in center field.

The Nettuno native hit .293/.389/.366 in 2002 and .294/.368/.353 in the finals. He batted .296/.406/.333 in the 2002 Intercontinental Cup and fielded .909 as Italy's shortstop but still was named the Cup's All-Star shortstop, beating out Eduardo Paret and Tony Pena Jr. most notably. Igor hit .360/.394/.468 in 2003. He was 8th in average, between Davide Rigoli and Daniele Frignani. In the 2003 European Championship, he hit just .212/.278/.273 as the shortstop for the Bronze Medal winners. He was only 2 for 19 with a triple and a walk in the 2003 Baseball World Cup while making one error as Italy's starting third baseman; his backup was Giuseppe Mazzanti.

In 2004, the veteran put up a .295/.391/.392 batting line and stole a career-high 14 bases in 19 tries. He was 2 for 7 with a walk in the 2004 Haarlem Baseball Week and 1 for 9 with six strikeouts in the 2004 Olympics. In the Olympics, he was a utility infielder, backing up Davide Dallospedale at second, Seth La Fera at short and Mazzanti at third. When Italy won Silver in the 2005 European Championship, he was 1 for 6, backing up La Fera at short and Giovanni Pantaleoni at third.

Schiavetti hit .285/.346/.341 in 2005, .278/.324/.337 in 2006 and only .196/.270/.238 in 2007. With Nettuno back in the finals for the first time in five years after making it annually for a long time, Igor hit .458/.480/.500 but Nettuno fell to Grosseto. In 2008, Igor rebounded to .339/.406/.409, but fell to .200 in the postseason. He was 3 for 18 with two walks in the 2008 European Cup. The next year, his 17th with Nettuno, he was 7 for 53 with two doubles and three walks. He starred in the Nettuno phase of the 2009 European Cup, hitting .368/.455/.474 then was 1 for 8 in the Cup's Barcelona phase as Nettuno won the title.

After 745 games in Italy's top loop (through 2009), Schiavetti had hit .289/.362/.376.