MLB Draft Scouting Report: John Magliozzi

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Name: John Magliozzi
Position: Pitcher
School: Dexter H.S. (Mass.)
Height: 5-foot-10
Weight: 175
Bats/Throws: R/R

Events Scouted: Perfect Game National Showcase, AFLAC All-American

John Magliozzi, RHP, Dexter HS (Mass.) from Frankie Piliere on Vimeo.



Physical Description

Magliozzi is very undersized and generously listed at 5-foot-10. But, he's also built very strongly, particularly in his upper body. So, he's not weak physically by any means, but simply lacks the height typically seen in big league right-handers.

Mechanics

There's a lot of effort involved, and given his size it's hard for him to create much of a downward angle toward the hitters. His arm is fast but he coils somewhat, which is a bit of a red flag. He does repeat well, but with all that effort involved and some arm action issues, there's a lot to worry about here.

Fastball

So, size and mechanics are clear issues, but his fastball is a big plus for Magliozzi. He works at 91-95 mph, and gets up to 96 from time to time. The velocity is mostly generated for his plus arm speed. The command is fringe-average right now with a chance to be slightly better than average in time.

Slider

There is a distinct lack of feel with Magliozzi's slider, but it shows high upside when he's at his best. He throws it at 78-81 mph with sharp bite. But, too often he gets around it and it just rolls up there.

Changeup

Magliozzi shows a solid feel for his changeup but it's essentially a straight changeup that will project out as fringe-average. He throws it at 80-82 mph with decent arm action, but not a whole lot of movement.

Summation

It's a bit of a gamble taking a 5-foot-10 righty who throws this hard. His secondary pitches lag behind his fastball but it's an outstanding arm that someone will take a shot at in the first few rounds.

Draft Projection: 2nd-4th round

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