IP 14
ERA 6.429
WHIP 1.429
BB/9 3.214
SO/9 7.071
  • Full name Trystan Stewart Gwyn Magnuson
  • Born 06/06/1985 in Vancouver, BC, Canada
  • Profile Ht.: 6'7" / Wt.: 220 / Bats: L / Throws: R
  • School Louisville
  • Debut 05/17/2011
  • Drafted in the C-A round (56th overall) by the Toronto Blue Jays in 2007 (signed for $462,500).
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    A former walk-on from British Columbia, Magnuson made just 35 appearances for the Cardinals prior to 2007 and wasn't on the prospect map. His father and uncle both played college hockey, and his great uncle, the late Keith Magnuson, spent 11 years in the NHL with the Chicago Blackhawks, amassing more than 1,400 penalty minutes and appearing in two Stanley Cup finals during the 1970s. Trystan has slowly learned to control his thin, 6-foot-7 frame over the rubber and had been lights-out coming out of Louisville's bullpen this season. He did not allow an earned run in his first 23 innings and had 43 strikeouts and eight walks while posting a .165 opponent average in 44 innings during the regular season. He has a low-90s fastball and mid-80s slider that he has learned to keep down in the zone. His got ahead in the count with his fastball and used his slider as a chase pitch this spring. He'll have to improve its break in order for it to be as effective in pro ball. Unless Louisville receives an NCAA regional bid and makes a run, its season will be over in time for Magnuson to negotiate as a free agent because he is a fifth-year senior. He should receive plenty of interest as potential set-up man.

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