Matthew W. Magill...Twitter: @magillmlb...Instagram: @magillmlb...resides in Oceanside, CA with his wife, Melissa...son, Maverick (2018)...participated in the 2013 Dodger Winter Development Program at Camelback Ranch - Glendale...coached at a youth clinic at the opening of the Dodgers Dreamfield at Reseda Park in January 2013...originally committed to play college baseball at Cal Poly San Luis Obispo...as a senior at Royal High School in Simi Valley in 2008, went 2-2 with a 1.44 ERA in 13 games (nine starts).
Started season in Triple-A Rochester...didn't allow an earned run in five appearances (8.2 IP)...Contract selected by the Twins on April 28...made major league debut on April 29 vs. Cincinnati, pitching 2.1 scoreless innings. Earned first major league win May 11 at Los Angeles-AL, pitching 1.0 scoreless inning. AAPosted a 1.14 ERA (23.2 IP, 3 ER) with opponent hitting .190 with three walks and 18 strikeouts in first
14 appearances from April 29-June 16...Was placed on Paternity Leave list from August 3-7, to attend birth of his first child Maverick...Allowed three home runs in 1.0 inning of relief August 26 vs. Oakland, the first Twins reliever to allow as many as three homers in just 1.0 inning since Travis Bowyer did it on September 29, 2005 vs. Kansas City...Set career-highs in games (40), innings pitched (56.2) and strikeouts (56).
Spent the season at Class AAA Albuquerque, where he made 12 starts and 24 relief apps...following the season pitched for Glendale in the prestigious Arizona Fall League (7g, 6gs, 2-3, 3.96, 25ip, 21h, 14bb, 21k)...on 12/2 was traded to the Reds in exchange for OF Chris Heisey.
Saw his first MLB action, going 0-2 with a 6.51 ERA (20 ER/27.2 IP) in six starts during three stints with the Dodgers this season... Made his Major League debut on April 27 vs. Milwaukee and allowed just two runs and four hits in 6.2 innings in a no decision... Struck out a season-high eight batters and allowed just one run in just 5.0 innings on May 19 at Atlanta... Went 6-2 with a 3.47 ERA in 18 games (16 starts) for Triple-A Albuquerque…fanned 101 batters in 85.2 innings pitched... With Albuquerque, limited opponents to a .238 batting average... Following the season, pitched for Indios de Mayaguez in the Puerto Rican Winter League.
Went 11-8 with a 3.75 ERA in 26 starts for Double-A Chattanooga, leading Dodger prospects with 168 strikeouts and ranking among the organizational leaders in wins (T-2nd) and ERA (6th). Limited opposing hitters to a .232 batting average with 168 strikeouts and just 61 walks in 146.1 innings pitched...held right-handed hitters to a .202 batting average (58-for-287). Selected as a midseason Southern League All-Star. Honored three times as Southern League Pitcher of the Week, doing so for the periods of April 23-29, May 21-27 and July 9-15. Earned Dodger Pride Awards in May and July...went 3-1 with a 2.33 ERA (7 ER/27.0 IP) in five May starts and was 3-1 with a 2.48 ERA (8 ER/29.0 IP) in five July starts...also posted a sub-3.00 ERA in August, when he went 3-3 with a 2.77 ERA (12 ER/39.0 IP) and a .167 opponents' batting average in six starts. Posted a 3.00 ERA in 13 starts after the All-Star break (26 ER/27.0 IP), while limiting opposing hitters to a .213 average (61-for-286). Allowed just one run in 6.0 innings in his only postseason start, a 3-0 loss to Jackson.
Tied for the Single-A Rancho Cucamonga team lead with 11 wins and led the club with 139.1 innings pitched. Got off to a hot start, going 3-0 with a 1.64 ERA (4 ER/22.0 IP) in four April games (three starts). Won the Dodger Pride Award for July, posting a 3-0 record with a 2.36 ERA (7 ER/26.2 IP) in four starts. Ranked second on the Quakes with 126 strikeouts.
Led the Single-A Midwest League and ranked eighth among all minor leaguers with a .194 opponents' batting average (87-for-448) in 24 games (20 starts) for Great Lakes. Tied for fifth in the league with 135 strikeoutsWon the MiLB Award for Best Class-A Starting Pitcher after a fan vote on MiLB.com. Went 6-0 with a 2.72 ERA in 10 home starts at Dow Diamond. Limited opposing hitters to a .227 average (40-for-176) with runners on base and a .223 mark (23-for-103) with runners in scoring position. Posted a 3.18 ERA (6 ER/17.0 IP) with one save in four games (two starts) to win the April Dodger Pride Award for Great Lakes.