Pirates Sign Catcher Beau Maggi

According to Baseball America’s transactions, the Pittsburgh Pirates have signed catcher Beau Maggi as a minor league free agent. He is the brother of Andrew Maggi, who served as a utility fielder for Altoona this past year. The younger Maggi was a 24th round draft pick of the Kansas City Royals out of Arizona State in 2012. Andrew was also drafted out of Arizona State, taken in the 15th round in 2010.

In three seasons in the Royals organization, Beau played just 70 games total, hitting .186/.338/.262 in 183 at-bats. He actually filled in at AAA in 2014 for four games, though 62 of his other 66 games player came in rookie ball, so the roster placement was based more on need than a promotion he earned. On defense, he has thrown out 30% of runners during his pro career.

It is likely that Beau will serve as a catcher in Extended Spring Training and only see time before that if a team is in need of a catcher short-term due to injuries. He could find a place on one of the short-season teams once they begin play in June.

You can view his player page here.

  • Not having regular TV feed, I’m at a loss sometimes for pronunciations. Is it like LeeFoo intimates: The Gift of the “_____”; or like Rod Stewart’s “____”? Or possibly something else like “Mah – ghee”?

    • Ma gee( whiz )

      • I always says it’s pronounced like the “maggi” in DiMaggio because everyone knows how to pronounce that.

        • Probably a good way to explain it though that is the point I was trying to make also. That is the way he has it announced.

          • Yeah I wasn’t disagreeing, just adding on. Most people say it wrong. I did too until I heard it the first time I saw him in West Virginia

  • Lee Foo Young
    February 7, 2015 2:37 pm

    The gift of the Maggis.