Matt Magill
29-Year-Old PitcherRP
2019 Fantasy Outlook
While Magill is 29 years old and has had a journeyman career, he showed improvement with his velocity to a 94.7 mph average fastball and a 8.9 K/9 last season. He could be a late bloomer who could find a role in the Minnesota bullpen. However, he'll need to win a job this spring. Read Past Outlooks
$Signed a minor-league contract with the Twins in January of 2018.
Returns from IL
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April 26, 2019
Magill (shoulder) was activated off the 10-day injured list Friday, Brandon Warne of ZoneCoverage.com reports.
ANALYSIS
Magill battled shoulder tendinitis throughout spring training but will now rejoin the Twins after a five-game rehab stint at Triple-A Rochester. The 29-year-old posted a 3.81 ERA, 1.43 WHIP and 56:23 K:BB across 56.2 innings last season and should serve in a middle-relief role.
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Left/Right Pitching Splits
Since 2017
 
 
-8%
BAA vs LHP
2019
 
 
-45%
BAA vs LHP
2018
 
 
-3%
BAA vs LHP
2017
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BAA Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR
Since 2017vs Left .241 129 25 18 26 7 0 4
Since 2017vs Right .261 166 47 10 40 7 1 8
2019vs Left .133 18 6 2 2 1 0 0
2019vs Right .240 28 10 3 6 2 0 1
2018vs Left .258 111 19 16 24 6 0 4
2018vs Right .266 138 37 7 34 5 1 7
2017vs Left 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2017vs Right 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
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Home/Away Pitching Splits
Since 2017
 
 
-23%
ERA on Road
2019
 
 
-100%
ERA on Road
2018
 
 
-17%
ERA on Road
2017
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ERA WHIP IP W L SV K/9 BB/9 HR/9
Since 2017Home 3.89 1.73 34.2 0 1 0 10.4 4.7 1.8
Since 2017Away 3.00 1.03 33.0 3 2 0 8.7 2.7 1.4
2019Home 2.70 1.50 6.2 0 0 0 13.5 5.4 1.4
2019Away 0.00 0.69 4.1 0 0 0 12.5 2.1 0.0
2018Home 4.18 1.79 28.0 0 1 0 9.6 4.5 1.9
2018Away 3.45 1.08 28.2 3 2 0 8.2 2.8 1.6
2017Home 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2017Away 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
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Stat Review
How does Matt Magill compare to other relievers?
This section compares his stats with all relief pitcher seasons from the previous three seasons (minimum 30 innings)*. The bar represents the player's percentile rank. For example, if the bar is halfway across, then the player falls into the 50th percentile for that stat and it would be considered average.

* Exit Velocity, Barrels/BBE %, Balls Hit 95+ MPH %, and Spin Rate are benchmarked against this season's data (min 20 IP). See here for more exit velocity/barrels stats plus an explanation of current limitations with that data set.
  • K/BB
    Strikeout to walk ratio.
  • K/9
    Average strikeouts per nine innings.
  • BB/9
    Average walks per nine innings.
  • HR/9
    Average home runs allowed per nine innings.
  • Fastball
    Average fastball velocity.
  • ERA
    Earned run average. The average earned runs allowed per nine innings.
  • WHIP
    Walks plus hits per inning pitched.
  • BABIP
    Batting average on balls in play. Measures how many balls in play against a pitcher go for hits.
  • GB/FB
    Groundball to flyball ratio. The higher the number, the more likely a pitcher is to induce groundballs.
  • Left On Base
    The percentage of base runners that a pitcher strands on base over the course of a season.
  • Exit Velocity
    The speed of the baseball as it comes off the bat, immediately after a batter makes contact.
  • Barrels/BBE
    The percentage of batted ball events resulting in a Barrel. A Barrel is a batted ball with similar exit velocity and launch angle to past ones that led to a minimum .500 batting average and 1.500 slugging percentage.
  • Spin Rate
    Spin Rate is the rate of spin on a baseball after it is released. It is measured in revolutions per minute (rpm).
  • Balls Hit 95+ MPH
    The percentage of batted balls hit that met or exceeded the 95 MPH threshold.
  • Swinging Strike
    The percentage of pitches that result in a swing and a miss.
K/BB
3.20
 
K/9
12.3
 
BB/9
3.9
 
HR/9
0.8
 
Fastball
95.0 mph
 
ERA
1.54
 
WHIP
1.11
 
BABIP
.293
 
GB/FB
1.22
 
Left On Base
94.8%
 
Exit Velocity
94.7 mph
 
Barrels/BBE
13.0%
 
Spin Rate
2453 rpm
 
Balls Hit 95+ MPH
56.5%
 
Swinging Strike
11.2%
 
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Past Fantasy Outlooks
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Magill spent the majority of the season with Triple-A Louisville, striking out more than a batter per inning, but otherwise he was not overly impressive. Even still, the 27-year-old got his first taste of big league action in three years as a September callup for the rebuilding Reds. It was a small sample of just 4.1 innings in the majors, but Magill was all over the place with five walks and just one strikeout -- which has always been a problem throughout his career. He seems to have fully transitioned away from being a starter at this point, so as he hits the open market he'll likely be looked at as a depth option out of the bullpen. He may get a chance to win a big league roster spot in spring training after signing with the Padres in January, but more likely than not Magill will spend a significant portion of the season back in the minors.
The Dodgers seemed to be trending toward making Magill a full-time reliever, shifting him to the bullpen at Triple-A Albuquerque in 2014, but he was used as a starter in the Arizona Fall League. It seems likely that the Reds, whom acquired Magill for outfielder Chris Heisey in December, will move him back to the bullpen, though the team has yet to publicly annouce their plans for the 25-year-old. With max-effort velocity and a lesser emphasis on secondary pitches, perhaps he'll develop into a late-inning option down the road, but he's carried an elevated walk rate everywhere he's pitched for the past two seasons (6.3 BB/9 in 2014). Still with a minor league option remaining, Magill may need to try to straighten things out in the International League to begin 2015, but he figures to compete for a low-leverage role in spring training and could get an opportunity with the big club sooner rather than later.
Magill made his big league debut for the Dodgers in 2013, and the results were rather ugly - 27.2 innings, 6.51 ERA, 1.99 WHIP and 28:26 K:BB. The strikeouts are nice, but Magill needs to make rapid progress in Triple-A this year in order to get a second chance. If he is going to have a significant role with the Dodgers, it seems likely that Magill will have to be shifted into a bullpen role. Most likely, he'll stay stretched out with the hope of cutting back on the free passes as a starter at Triple-A to begin 2014.
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Begins rehab assignment Sunday
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Shoulder
April 13, 2019
Magill (shoulder) will begin a rehab assignment with Triple-A Rochester on Sunday, Phil Miller of the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports.
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Throwing bullpen sessions
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Shoulder
April 7, 2019
Magill (shoulder) has started throwing bullpen sessions in extended spring training but is "weeks away" from returning, manager Rocco Baldelli told MLB.com.
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Sent to injured list
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Shoulder
March 27, 2019
Magill (shoulder) was placed on the 10-day injured list Wednesday, Do-Hyoung Park of MLB.com reports.
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Starts to play catch
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Biceps
March 24, 2019
Magill (biceps tendinitis) has started to play catch and hopes to throw a bullpen session by midweek, the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports.
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Status for Opening Day in question
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Arm
March 22, 2019
Magill (arm) could open the season on the injured list, Dan Hayes of The Athletic reports.
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