Mauro Schiavoni

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Mauro Sebastian Schiavoni de Paoli

  • Bats Right, Throws Right
  • Height 5' 8", Weight 190 lb.

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Biographical Information[edit]

Mauro Schiavoni spent two seasons in the minors and three in Italy's top league. His brother Ramiro Schiavoni has played for and managed the Argentinian national team.

Schiavoni was born in Argentina. He was with the Italian team in the 2003 European Junior Championship, throwing 3 1/3 scoreless innings and saving one game. He debuted in Serie A1 in 2006, hitting .195/.278/.218, fielding .885 at third base and going 1-2 with 2 saves and a 3.03 ERA. In 29 2/3 innings, he struck out 33 but walked 21. Schiavoni played in the European Baseball Academy and signed a deal with the Cincinnati Reds. In 2007, he hit .246/.324/.328 as the #2 catcher for the DSL Reds.

Schiavoni was converted to pitching in 2008, now with the Minnesota Twins' GCL Twins affiliate. He was 1-2 with two saves and a 1.72 ERA in 13 games. Despite only a .83 WHIP, the Twins did not keep him for 2009. He signed with T&A San Marino and was 0-1 with 3 saves and a 1.00 ERA, allowing only 9 hits in 18 innings. He was 2-1 with a 1.08 ERA in the semifinals. In the 2009 Italian Series, though, he struggled, with 7 walks and 4 runs in 5 1/3 IP as San Marino fell to Fortitudo Bologna.

With his third different team in the Italian leagues, he was 0-3 with four saves and a 3.79 ERA for Rimini in 2010. He tied for 7th in the league in saves. He was 1-0 with a 6.75 ERA in the postseason. He helped Argentina win the 2011 South American Championship, 2012 South American Championship and 2013 South American Championship; his brother was the manager all three years. He played in 2014 for Germany's Mannheim Tornadoes, hitting .311/.365/.467 and going 2-1 with a save, 3.00 ERA and 23 K in 15 IP. He appeared in the 2015 South American Championship.

He was with the Argentinian national team that won the Silver Medal at the 2016 South American Championship. He hit .333/.375/.400 with 4 runs and 4 RBI in 4 games on offense and allowed 3 runs in 3 1/3 IP on the hill. In the 2018 South American Championship, he drove in five in their opening rout of Bolivia, including a 3-run dinger off Luis Rico, but was 1 for 8 the rest of the tournament and drove in no more runs. He sat out the Gold Medal Game, as Argentina beat Brazil to qualify for the 2019 Pan American Games (Argentina had never made it to the Pan American Games in baseball through a qualifier before, only as a host). He finished the event at .250/.400/.500 as a 1B/LF/DH. Thanks to his strong opener, he tied Pedro Okuda and Lucas Montalbetti for 5th in the Championship in RBI and tied for the lead with one homer.

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