Drew Maggi was drafted in the 15th round of the 2010 draft out of Arizona State University. He was seen as a speedster and had solid contact, but lacked outstanding skills in his game. Maggi never truly broke out in his first few minor league seasons, and eventually in 2015, left the Pirates to sign with the Angels.
Maggi would continue to sign minor league contracts year in and year out. Maggi took every opportunity he could, as he continued to try to have a shot at a spot in the big leagues. He even played in the Dominican Winter League and the Mexican Pacific League in the offseason. After 2 solid seasons in AAA with the Dodgers in 96 and 47, Maggi would make stops in Cleveland, Minnesota, and Philly, before returning to the Pirates in the 2022 season.
After a down season in 2022, posting below a .600 OPS, it seemed that Maggi’s career may have been coming to a close, but last week a touching video from the Pirates AA, that Maggi’s contract had been selected and he would be given the opportunity to be in a big league clubhouse, and possibly make his debut. Congrats on an awesome journey for Maggi and we hope you have a great rest of career!