Date of Birth: 02/17/1990
Height: 5' 11" Weight: 175 lbs
Resides: Monroe Township, New Jersey
Right-hander Marc Magliaro arrives in KCK with a five-year resume of pro baseball experience, all with the Colorado Rockies organization. Magliaro, a career reliever, has 149 appearances in the minor leagues with a 4.81 ERA in 200.1 innings. In 2018 Magliaro pitched in 36 games for AA Hartford in the Eastern League. He would post a 3-4 record with a 4.44 ERA in 48.2 innings with 51 strike outs. He gave up 24 earned runs on 49 hits at AA last season. Magliaro spent the entire 2017 season at high A Lancaster in the California League. He would work in 61.2 innings over 41 games out of the pen with a 5.11 ERA. Magliaro would strike out 53 while surrendering 73 hits and allowing 35 earned runs.
The 2016 season was a big bounce back season for Magliaro. He would come into 2016 after having missed all of the 2015 season recovering from a torn ulnar collateral ligament. Magliaro split time between high A Modesto in the California League and short season A Boise in the Northwest League. He would pitch, in relief, in 11 games at each stop, working 14.1 at Modesto with a 6.91 ERA and another 12.2 innings at Boise with a 0.71 ERA. He allowed just one earned run for Boise in 2016.
He had a busy 2014 season, making three stops in the Rockies organization. Magliaro tossed 28.1 innings in 19 games at rookie level Grand Junction in the Pioneer League. He added 22 strikeouts, giving up 18 earned runs on 39 hits with a 1-1 record and one save. He would appear in one game and give up three earned runs at short season A Tri-City and another three games at low A Asheville in the South Atlantic League. At Asheville he would work three relief innings and give up two earned runs.
Magliaro's route to the Rockies organization was not a traditional route for a pitcher. He was a non-drafted free agent signee out of Rowan University (New Jersey) in 2013, but he did not pitch until his senior season. Magliaro would make a name for himself in college as a shortstop. He was a four-year starter at short with a .328 career batting average in 164 games. He registered 212 hits in 647 at bats with 115 runs scored and 85 RBIs. He stole 39 bases in 50 attempts and produced a .393 on-base percentage while serving as team captain his final year. During his senior season, Magliaro began to close games for Rowan and would notch five saves in eight games over 8.1 innings with four strike outs and no earned runs in 2012.
After graduating in 2012, he spent the winter competing in several tryouts as a pitcher where the Rockies took notice and signed him as a free agent pitcher. The Rockies would send him to Tri-City in the Northwest League his first year where he would go 2-2 with a 3.90 ERA. He would work in 27 games and cover 30 innings with 24 strikeouts in his rookie season. He would earn his first professional victory in his first professional appearance, tossing 1.2 scoreless innings in a 4-3 home win against Vancouver on June 16.
At Rowan University as a senior he was named to the New Jersey Athletic Conference (NJAC) All-Conference second team. Magliaro also was chosen to the New Jersey Collegiate Baseball Association (NJCBA) Division II/III All-State first team. He earned NCAA Newport News Regional All-Tournament Team honors. In 2011, Magliaro was selected to the NJAC All-Conference first team and NJCBA Division II/III All-State second teams. He earned NJCBA All-Rookie Team honors as a freshman. Magliaro posted a .328 career batting average in 164 games with the Profs while in college. He also stole 39 bases and scored 115 runs as a four-year starter at shortstop. The 29-year-old right-hander played his high school ball at Monroe Township High School in Monroe, New Jersey.