The Cincinnati Reds, in need of some help out of the bullpen with Alfredo Simon heading to the disabled list, have called up right handed pitchers Abel De Los Santos and Matt Magill.
Yesterday we discussed Abel De Los Santos a little bit. The right hander generally works in the low 90’s with his fastball, but he can reach back and touch the mid-to-upper 90’s on occasion with his fastball. He mixes in a solid breaking ball in the upper 70’s. With Pensacola this season he posted an ERA of 1.54 with seven walks and 25 strikeouts in 23.1 innings pitched. In the entirety of the 2016 season, including the first half of the year with the Nationals organization, he was a high fly ball pitcher, generating ground balls at a rate of just 36%. He’s thrown 1.2 innings in the big leagues over two appearances, both coming in 2015.
Matt Magill, like De Los Santos has seen limited action in the big leagues. Back in 2013 he threw 27.2 innings with the Dodgers, posting an ERA of 6.51 with 28 walks and 26 strikeouts in 27.2 innings. He missed nearly all of the 2015 season, making just three appearances. In 2016 he split time in Double-A Pensacola and Triple-A Louisville. 29 of his appearances came with the Bats in Triple-A where he posted a 5.10 ERA in 42.1 innings to go along with 21 walks and 43 strikeouts.
It was a rough start to the season for Magill as he was coming back from injury. In April and May he had an ERA of 7.47 with 11 walks and 22 strikeouts in 15.2 innings pitched. The rest of the season went quite a bit better for the right hander. In 36.1 innings from June through his final appearance on September 3rd he posted a 3.72 ERA with 16 walks and 37 strikeouts.
Matt Magill’s fastball was working in the 92-95 MPH range this season with the Bats and would touch higher at times. He had a solid ground ball rate of 46% during the season.