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Jun 06, 2013 - Jun 08, 2013     
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Damien Magnifico
RHP MIF 6-1 190   S/R

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5/17/12: If the ability to throw hard was the sole gauge in evaluating pitching prospects, Magnifico would be the No. 1 pick in this year’s draft. Hands down! The 6-foot-2, 195-pound righthander has routinely hit triple digits this spring for Oklahoma, peaking as high as 103 mph. Only two or three other pitchers in this year’s draft class can legitimately claim to have reached 100, and then only in glimpses. Magnifico does it as a matter of routine. In his signature outing of the 2012 season, a non-conference game against Arkansas on April 10, Magnifico touched triple digits 24 times while dispatching the Razorbacks 4-0. In 8-2/3 innings, he walked three, allowed three hits and struck out four. He threw hard from start to finish, with one of his fastballs in the ninth inning registering an electric 101. Despite being able to throw exceptionally hard, Magnifico has struggled to harness his overpowering stuff. In 18 appearances (4 starts) for the Sooners, he is 2-1, 4.01 with two saves; in 43 innings, he has walked 20, struck out 27 and allowed 46 hits. His arm action was very fluid and easy, and when he's at his best he throws strikes almost as a matter of routine with all his pitches. In that regard, he has made an effort to try and take a little velocity off his big fastball in an attempt to throw more strikes. Magnifico was one of the top unsigned picks in the 2009 draft, spurning a fifth-round offer from the New York Mets, but missed the 2010 season at Howard (Texas) College with a stress fracture in his right elbow, and has spent significant time since trying to get healthy. As a red-shirt freshman in 2011 at Howard, he went 3-2, 5.23. Though he has essentially been pain-free in his first season at Oklahoma, scouts have some concerns about the four screws that remain in Magnifico’s right elbow. But they understandably have far fewer worries about the power in his electric right arm. More than anything, he needs a fair chance to pitch on a regular basis, to work through all his issues, and that opportunity should definitely come at the next phase of his career, where development is emphasized over wins and losses. If it all comes together, he could become a dominant big-league pitcher.




Jun 30, 2009 - Jul 06, 2009   Texas Dukes 18u  3
East Cobb Complex - Marietta, GA
Damien Magnifico
RHP MIF 6-1 190   S/R

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