• Full name Damiano Palmegiani
  • Born 01/24/2000 in Caracas, Venezuela
  • Profile Ht.: 6'0" / Wt.: 195 / Bats: R / Throws: R
  • School College Of Southern Nevada
  • Drafted in the 14th round (422nd overall) by the Toronto Blue Jays in 2021 (signed for $157,500).
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    The native of British Columbia started his college career at Cal State Northridge in 2020, playing sparingly in the shortened season before transferring to the College of Southern Nevada, where he led the offense for the juco powerhouse. Palmegiani posted video-game numbers, with 26 home runs in 203 at-bats and a batting line of .389/.521/.867. He also walked (36) nearly as many times as he struck out (38), and was hit by a pitch 23 times. The power is his calling card, but some scouts wonder about the swing and miss in his game. Even more concerning is his defense, with his unsightly fielding percentage of .799 coming mostly at third base. A below-average defender with poor footwork and hands, his likely landing spot is in the corner outfield, where his average arm and fringe-average speed will play. Palmegiani may need more hitting instruction in order to better manipulate the barrel, and he didn’t face much premium velocity in junior college, which gives pause as to whether he will be able to handle the premium velocity that he’ll face in pro ball. He’s a risky pick for many reasons, but the raw power, along with good makeup, will be alluring enough to get him taken in the top-10 rounds. Although committed to Arizona, he’s considered to be signable.

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  • Buffalo Bisons placed 3B Damiano Palmegiani on the 7-day injured list.
  • 3B Damiano Palmegiani assigned to New Hampshire Fisher Cats from Vancouver Canadians.
  • 3B Damiano Palmegiani roster status changed by Toronto Blue Jays.
  • 3B Damiano Palmegiani assigned to Toronto Blue Jays.
  • 3B Damiano Palmegiani roster status changed by Toronto Blue Jays.
  • Canada activated 3B Damiano Palmegiani.

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