12/20/2018 - Baseball Factory Christmas Camp & Tournament at Pirate City - Session 1 (Ages 14-18)
Magnus continues to show as a prospect on the diamond. In the OF, he displays fluid / athletic actions. Feet are aggressive as he takes proper routes / angles in tracking down balls. He works to get behind balls and plays through with momentum to his target. Range is a plus as he moves well laterally and covers a lot of ground. At the plate he continues to shine through a squared setup. Hands are quick (81 mph exit velocity) and work through a level swing path. He stays inside the ball, utilizing all fields and shows a feel for the barrel through a line drive approach. On the mound, fastball shows a range of 76-77 mph. Breaking ball displays 1/7 shape with gradual break. Stock on the mound will continue to rise as he builds more arm strength. Mental makeup is a plus as he is very coachable and is a great teammate.
10/12/2018 - College PREP - Columbia, MD
Magnus is an athletic OF/LHP prospect who will graduate in 2020. In the field, Magnus shows an athletic ready position and displays efficient footwork to field. He gets into an athletic position and fields with soft hands. He makes a clean exchange and stays directional to throw, working to keep his throws accurate to his target. Magnus can improve defensively by working to stay on top of the baseball when throwing. At the plate, this LHH sets up in an athletic stance and takes a short stride. He is smooth getting into his load and drives through well with his lower half. He takes a level swing with fast bat sped which leads to solid line drives. Adding strength can help Magnus improve as a hitter. On the mound, Magnus works from the stretch only and gathers to a balance point over the rubber. He separates his hands on time and works with a loose, quick arm, staying inline towards the plate. Magnus shows a three pitch mix with his fastball topping out at 79mph with cutting action. Breaking ball shows sharp 1-7 break. Changeup displays good sinking action as he throws with deceptive arm speed. Magnus can improve as a pitcher by long tossing to build up his arm strength. Overall, Magnus is a solid prospect who has the potential to contribute at the next level.