Righters Corey Walter, Marc Magliaro Join K.C. Staff
KANSAS CITY, Kan.– The Kansas City T-Bones announced today that the club has signed right-handed pitchers Corey Walter and Marc Magliaro for the 2019 season.
Corey Walter joins the T-Bones from the Oakland Athletics organization where the he was the 28th round pick in the 2014 June draft. Walter spent most of last season at AA Midland in the Texas League, going 4-6 with a 6.21 ERA in 75.1 innings and adding 39 strike outs for the RockHounds. He would appear in 26 games and make nine starts at AA. Walter was sent to the rookie level Arizona League in June for a rehab stint for the Athletics. He would toss four innings, giving up two earned runs in those four innings.
In 2017 Walter saw time at both AAA and AA for Oakland. He opened the season at AA Midland, working in 44.1 innings in 10 games, and he made nine starts, posting a 2.44 ERA with 30 strike outs. On May 23 Walter would be promoted to Nashville where he would spend the majority of the season at AAA in the Pacific Coast League. He would pitch in 21 games, making 11 starts with a 2-6 record and one save for the Sounds. Walter would strike out 46 in 72.2 innings and surrender 97 hits and 42 earned runs with a 5.20 ERA.
Walter spent the entire season at AA Midland in 2016, going 3-2 with a 2.15 ERA in 29 ball games. He would make 16 starts and pick up one save. The right hander struck out 54 in a career high 100.1 innings for Midland, giving up 24 earned runs on 91 hits. He would also earn mid-season All-Star honors in the Texas League in 2016. During the 2015 season, Walter set another career high, this time in games, with 45 appearances out of the pen for high A Stockton in the California League. He led the team in games pitched, and his ERA of 1.42 would also be tops on the team. He would go on to notch eight saves with a 1-2 record in 57 innings for the Ports.
In his rookie season, he pitched in four games, working 6.2 innings with no earned runs at rookie level Arizona. Walter saw most of his time his first season at Vermont in the New York-Penn League where he would work in 17 games, all in relief, in 20.1 innings with 20 strikeouts. Walter was drafted out of West Virginia University and has been a part of two Texas League Championship Clubs with Midland in 2016 and 2017. The 6-3 righty hails from Wheeling, West Virginia where he starred at Wheeling Park High School. Walter was a four-year player for the Mountaineers where he went 14-20 in 265.2 innings with a 4.46 ERA in 58 games with 31 starts. As a professional, Walter has a career 3.50 ERA in 378.2 minor league innings with 246 strike outs.
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.
Full and half-season 2019 ticket packages as well as mini plans are on sale now online by calling (913) 328-5618 or by visiting the Saint Luke’s Box Office between the hours of 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Monday through Friday. Group ticket sales are also on sale now. Opening day for the T-Bones is set for Friday, May 17th at T-Bones Stadium when the T-Bones host the Fargo-Moorhead RedHawks to open the 2019 season.
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2019 Offseason Roster
Position Name Hometown
RHP Robbie Gordon St. Louis, MO
OF Darnell Sweeney Miami, FL
IF Nick Basto Southwest Ranches, FL
OF Daniel Robertson West Covina, CA
RHP Dustin Hurlbutt Coffeyville, KS
INF Mason Davis Stone Mountain, GA
C Christian Correa Coconut Creek, FL
RHP Marcus Crescentini Tampa, FL
Utility Shawn O’Malley Southridge, WA
LHP Joe Filomeno Chicago, IL
RHP Jackson Lowery Little Rock, AR
IF Mikey Reynolds Glendale, AZ
RHP Tommy Collier Houston, TX
C Roy Morales Toa Alta, Puerto Rico
INF Ryan Brett Seattle, WA
RHP Dylan Baker Juneau, Alaska
OF Forrestt Allday Clearlake, TX
RHP Jesus Balaguer Havana, Cuba
RHP Marc Magliaro Monroe, NJ
RHP Corey Walter Wheeling, WV
By Dan Vaughn