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Trent Giambrone, Iowa Cubs

Player: Giambrone, Trent

Card: 2019 Choice PCL Top Prospects

Position: 2B

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"He's (Trent Giambrone) had to earn every stripe he has on his shoulder. He wasn't a high-round draft pick, he didn't get a whole lot of money, came from a small university, had to earn his playing time, every single day." - Pevey, Marty. Triple-A Iowa Cubs Manager. (Brozdowski, Lance. Drag racing and baseball: Trent Giambrone’s journey to the Cubs. 27 September 2020.)

Trent Joseph Giambrone (born December 20, 1993 in Metairie, LA) is a professional baseball infielder in the Chicago Cubs organization. He made his MLB debut in 2021.

Trent attended Jones County Junior College in Ellisville, Mississippi to play college baseball for two seasons. He won the MACJC State Championship game with Jones County in 2014. He then transferred to Delta State University where he played two seasons for the Statesmen. Giambrone was drafted by the Chicago Cubs in the 25th round of the 2016 MLB draft and signed with them for a $1,000 signing bonus.

Giambrone spent his professional debut season of 2016 with the Eugene Emeralds, the 2017 season with the Myrtle Beach Pelicans and the 2018 season with the Tennessee Smokies. Following the 2018 season, he played in the Arizona Fall League for the Mesa Solar Sox. He spent the 2019 season with the Iowa Cubs, but did not play in 2020 due to the cancellation of the Minor League Baseball season because of the COVID-19 pandemic. He was assigned back to Iowa for the 2021 minor league season.

On September 29, 2021, Chicago selected his contract to the active roster and he made his MLB debut that day. Trent went 2-for-13 in 5 games with the Cubs. He was outrighted off of the 40-man roster on November 5.

Trent grew up in Metairie, Louisiana and with fellow Cubs system player Greg Deichmann, both winding up with the MLB team in 2021.

Trent is on Twitter @TrentGiambrone

(excerpted from Baseball Almanac, BR Bullpen & Wikipedia)

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