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Damien Magnifico

#44 | RHP | DiamondbacksARI
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Damien Magnifico
Name: Damien Jack Magnifico
Born: May 24, 1991 in Dallas, Texas USA
High School: North Mesquite HS, Mesquite, Texas
College: Oklahoma
Ht.: 6'1" / Wt.: 205 lbs
Bats: R / Throws: R
 IPERAWHIPBB/9SO/9
201952.23.761.674.9611.28
Career5153.971.484.637.88
Drafted in the 5th round (185th overall) by the Milwaukee Brewers in 2012 (signed for $285,000)
There may not be a pitcher in the entire draft who lights up radar guns as consistently as Magnifico, who regularly hits 100 mph. He reached triple digits 22 times in an April 10 start against Arkansas, working at 96-97 in the ninth and popping a 99 mph heater on his 103rd and final pitch. The question is what else he will bring to the table. His fastball lacks life and opponents see it and hit it well. He had just 27 strikeouts and a .282 opponent average through his first 43 innings this spring. Six-foot-2 and 195 pounds, Magnifico has made adjustments this spring. He'll flash a two-seam fastball with less velocity and more sink, and he's made progress with a cutter/slider, though it still grades as a well below-average pitch. He'll mix in a changeup, but it doesn't keep hitters off his fastball. A fifth-round pick by the Mets out of high school in 2009, Magnifico redshirted at Howard (Texas) JC in 2010 while battling a stress fracture in his elbow that required the insertion of screws. As a draft-eligible sophomore, he has more leverage than most college prospects.
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