Drew Maggi
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Maggi with Columbus Clippers in 2018
Philadelphia Phillies
Infielder
Born: (1989-05-16) May 16, 1989 (age 33)
Phoenix, Arizona
Bats: Right
Throws: Right

Andrew Jerome Maggi (born May 16, 1989) is an Italian–American professional baseball infielder for the Philadelphia Phillies organization. Maggi is currently a phantom ballplayer, having spent two days on the Minnesota Twins' active roster but never appeared in a major league game.

Career

Pittsburgh Pirates

Maggi was drafted by the Arizona Diamondbacks in the 47th round of the 2008 MLB Draft out of Brophy College Preparatory in Phoenix but did not sign. 2 seasons at ASU: 2009 conference champions, 2009 College World Series participants and All PAC Honorable Mention. Freshman stolen base record(previously held by Barry Bonds). 2010 conference champions, All PAC SS, game winning homerun against Arkansas in the super regionals and ASU was the #1 seed in the College World Series. He was then drafted by the Pittsburgh Pirates in the 15th round of the 2010 MLB Draft out of Arizona State University, and signed for a $465,000 bonus.

Maggi was named to the 2010 USA Baseball where he hit the game tying homerun in the gold medal game and was named tournament defensive MVP of the championship against Cuba.Collegiate National Team.[1]

Maggi played in the Pirates organization from 2010-2014 and was a three-time mid-season all star, including being an Eastern League mid-season All-Star in 2014.

Los Angeles Angels

Maggi then signed with the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim as a minor league free agent in 2015. Maggi was named a Texas League mid-season all star in the 2015 season for the AA Arkansas Travelers, where he hit .242 in 125 games.

Los Angeles Dodgers

Maggi signed with the Los Angeles Dodgers as a minor league free agent for the 2016 season. He split the season between the AA Tulsa Drillers and the AAA Oklahoma City Dodgers, and hit .289 in 110 combined games. Maggi was also a midseason All-Star in the Texas League in 2016. In 2017 with Oklahoma City, he hit .271 in 84 games.[2]

Cleveland Indians

On November 22, 2017, Maggi was signed by the Cleveland Indians to a minor league contract with an invitation to the club's 2018 spring training camp.[3] On April 4, 2018, Maggi was suspended 50 games after testing positive for Amphetamine.[4] He elected free agency on November 3, 2018.

Minnesota Twins

On January 16, 2019, Maggi signed a minor league contract with the Minnesota Twins that included an invitation to spring training. He became a free agent following the 2019 season.[5] Maggi was selected as an MILB.com Organizational All Star in 2019, and became a free agent after the season. On December 20, 2019, Maggi re-signed with the Twins. Due to the cancellation of the Minor League Baseball season because of the COVID-19 pandemic, Maggi spent the 2020 season at the alternate training camp for the Twins and became a free agent at seasons end. On February 8, 2021, Maggi re-signed with the Twins on a minor league contract. On September 18, 2021, after playing in 86 games for the Triple-A St. Paul Saints, hitting .261 with 16 home runs and 48 RBI's, the Twins selected Maggi's contract, but was optioned back to the St. Paul Saints on September 20 without appearing in a major league game.[6][7] On October 8, Maggi was outrighted off of the 40-man roster.[8] He became a free agent following the season.

Philadelphia Phillies

On March 8, 2022, Maggi signed a minor league contract with the Philadelphia Phillies.[9]

International baseball

Drew Maggi bats for Italy during the Africa/Europe 2020 Olympic Qualification tournament

Maggi was chosen to represent the Italian national baseball team in the 2017 World Baseball Classic and the 2019 European Baseball Championship. He played for the team at the Africa/Europe 2020 Olympic Qualification tournament in Italy in September 2019, and was suspended for 12 games for his part in a brawl in that tournament on September 21.[10]

References

  1. ^ "Mahtook earns spot on USA Baseball Collegiate Team". WAFB. Retrieved January 17, 2018.
  2. ^ "2017 Oklahoma City Dodgers Statistics". Baseball Reference. Retrieved September 6, 2017.
  3. ^ "Indians extend three non-roster invitations to Major League Spring Training camp". Indians.com. November 22, 2017.
  4. ^ "Indians' Maggi, three others get suspensions". MiLB.com. Archived from the original on 2020-10-23. Retrieved 2021-09-18.
  5. ^ Matt Eddy (November 7, 2019). "Minor League Free Agents 2019". Baseball America. Retrieved November 7, 2019.
  6. ^ "Twins place Rob Refsnyder on 10-day injured list". MLB.com. Archived from the original on 2021-09-18. Retrieved 2021-09-18.
  7. ^ "Twins make roster moves". Twins Press Releases | MLB.com. September 20, 2021. Archived from the original on 2021-09-26. Retrieved September 25, 2021.
  8. ^ "Veteran RHP Kyle Barraclough among six players outrighted by Twins". 8 October 2021.
  9. ^ "Phillies Sign Justin Williams, Four Others To Minor League Deals". MLBTradeRumors.com. March 8, 2022. Retrieved March 8, 2022.
  10. ^ https://www.mister-baseball.com/wbsc-suspends-9-italyspain-brawl-qualifier/-9-italyspain-brawl-qualifier/[dead link]