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Beau Maggi

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Beau Giuseppe Maggi

  • Bats Left, Throws Right
  • Height 6' 1", Weight 208 lb.

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Biographical Information[edit]

Beau Maggi has played in the minors and for the Italian national team, as has his brother Drew Maggi.

Beau was redshirted by ASU in 2010 and was 0 for 2 in 2011. In 2012, he hit .273/.374/.403 and fielded .987 while catching once a week. [1] The Kansas City Royals took him in the 24th round of the 2012 amateur draft, two rounds after Alec Mills. The scout was Ken Munoz. [2]

He hit .202/.351/.273 in 41 games for the Burlington Royals that summer, drawing 24 walks and throwing out 38% of those who tried to steal while splitting catching duties with future big leaguer Cam Gallagher. In 2013, he was with the Idaho Falls Chukars (.186/.314/.288 in 21 G) and Lexington Legends (0 for 3, BB, HBP), again getting much of his value from walks and defense. During 2014, he was 0 for 4 with a walk for the Wilmington Blue Rocks and 1 for 8 with 2 walks for the AAA Omaha Storm Chasers to end his US career.

Possessing an Italian passport like his brother, he did not count as a foreign player when he went to Italy to play for Godo in 2017, which was then in the Italian minors. He hit .273/.431/.455 while gunning down 5 of 12 would-be base-stealers. [3] He moved up to Serie A1 in 2018 with Unipol Bologna, backing up Osman Marval behind the dish. He was 0 for 5 and was hit by a pitch in the 2018 European Champions Cup. [4] He was much better in the regular season at .348/.571/.605 with 14 RBI in 14 games, handling 108 chances error-free, though he allowed 5 steals in 6 tries. [5] He was 2 for 7 with 2 walk, a homer and 5 RBI in 3 semifinal games [6] then hit .200/.429/.500 in the 2018 Italian Series as Bologna won the title. [7]

He made the Italian national team for the 2018 Super6, joining his brother. He backed up Alberto Mineo at catcher. In limited time, he put up very impressive numbers even in a offense-dominated tournament. He went 4 for 5 with 2 walks, 2 doubles, 3 runs and 2 RBI in 3 games as Italy finished second. After not batting in his first game, he grounded into a double play against Artuur Driessens his first time up. He doubled off Driessens the next time (and scored on his brother's fly), doubled off Driessens again in the 6th (singled in by his brother), drew a walk from Driessens in the 8th and drew a bases-loaded walk from Yannick Gontier in the 9th to force in Chris Colabello. Replacing Mineo in the 4th inning against the Czech national team, he singled off Daniel Padyšák his first time up. In the 5th, he singled off Jiří Vavruša to drive in Giuseppe Mazzanti and make it a 25-10 mercy rule win. [8]

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