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Orioles Acquire RHP Damien Magnifico


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Garcia and Drake are now in DFA limbo. Magnificent seems like a good add. 

"Keith Law recently gave a scouting report on Magnifico and his pitching in the AFL for ESPN.com and he noted that he is throwing “96-97 mph heat with a short but effective slider at 83-85 mph.” If he can continue to refine his skills and pitch the way he did in Biloxi this season, Magnifico is not only a must add to the 40-man roster, but a future stud in the making in the Brewers’ bullpen."


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RHP Damien Magnifico
MLB Pipeline Rank: 29
2016 Age: 25

The Brewers added Magnifico to the 40 man roster prior to the Rule 5 deadline in November after he had a very successful season serving as the closer for AA Biloxi. In 53.2 innings he posted a 1.17 ERA and saved 20 games. He doesn't strike out many hitters (17% in 2015) in spite of the fact that his fastball can reach triple-digits and his control leaves plenty to be desired at this point, but a guy who throws as hard as Magnifico will always get an extra opportunity or two as a bullpen arm. He's a candidate to reprise his role as closer, but this time for AAA Colorado Springs.



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This is similar to the Castro move. We're replacing low ceiling guys with high upside arms. DD is always tinkering and trying to make incremental upgrades. 

Norfolk and Bowie are stacked with quality depth arms. We're just missing the high end starting pitching prospects. Hopefully that's Harvey and Sedlock later this year. 

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