The Mariners have claimed lefty Nick Margevicius off waivers from the Padres, per a club announcement. Right-hander Reggie McClain was designated for assignment to create roster space.
Margevicius was designated for assignment recently by the Friars. This move officially ends a rather unusual run through the San Diego system.
A seventh-round choice in the 2017 draft, Margevicius lept from High-A to the majors early in the 2019 season — only to end up in DFA limbo after the close of the campaign. Had he not been utilized in the majors last year, Margevicius wouldn’t have added to the team’s 40-man roster pressures.
Presumably, the Pads felt they got enough of a look at the soft-tossing 23-year-old to shrug off his loss. Margevicius certainly wasn’t ready for prime time, as he managed only a 6.79 ERA with 42 strikeouts and 19 walks in his first 57 MLB innings (over a dozen starts and five relief appearances). But he was better in his dozen Double-A outings, where he worked to a 4.30 ERA with 6.9 K/9 and 1.7 BB/9.
As for McClain, he’s also off the MLB roster after debuting in 2019. He mustered an ugly 11:13 K/BB ratio in 21 innings in the bigs but did produce a hefty 64.8% groundball rate. The 27-year-old was much more effective in the minors, compiling 72 2/3 innings of 2.23 ERA ball over stints at the High-A, Double-A, and Triple-A levels.
They can have him
who are Friars
Friars are the Padres.
C’mon dude get with it. Betcha don’t know who The following are…
Cheaters could refer to the Astros or Red Sox. Please be more specific.
You didn’t even use the Amazin’s or Metropolitans.
I was thinking The Cheatos
Friars are a secret society of Doubledaysian monks with ambitions to destroy all of the Larrys of the world. This includes Larry as a nickname, a birth name, and as an online pseudonymous moniker. I’m sorry to be the one to inform you, Larry48, but you have six months to live, maybe less. We’ll all be praying for you.
The Mariners were right – they got a pitcher!
Best of luck to him. He has some potential, just pushed along a little too quick.
He went through the Preller meat grinder. Called up to the bigs from single A, showed some promise but couldn’t adjust when the big league hitters figured him out, then DFA’d.
The reason he went from single A straight to the bigs though is he has no ceiling, it’s not like he was really prospect they could develop.
He’s a crafty lefty who throws in the 80s. Good control and a decent curve but where was he supposed to fit on that roster? Especially considering they have add Gore and Patino if they bring them up this year
I wish him the best but it’s not like he’s ever going to be much more than a AAAA starter or swingman at his full potential
Shame they did not let him in minors 1 more year.
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Wish Padres were able to keep him and try him in the pen. Should of traded Yates and promoted Pomeranz and Munoz to closer, split the duties.
Any prospects acquired in Yates deal a. Could of gone in a deal for Betts or b. Kept while others are traded for Betts.
I get Padres are trying to compete in 2020 but 1 year of Yates and a QO, possibly, vs prospects. Padres have a deep pen even without Yates.
I mean sending Yates and maybe another SP to Minnesota with Nick Gordon included in a deal helps both teams.
But why would the Padres waste any prospects at all on Betts if they’re not 100% going for it in 2020? Doesnt matter how good the bullpen is already, Kirby makes any unit significantly better.
Seems like the guy we got rid of was better
McClain is a few years older. He did have a good season in the minors in 2019, but prior to that he spent two years in A+ (without great results). Maybe he wasn’t making enough progress.
It’s a toss up, but McClain likely will clear waivers.
Wish him well. Crappy front office didn’t help.
Two players Padres have got trade or DFA that were rookies is this sample of the farm system? lots of players, no good players worth keeping. How many rookie players DFA or traded with no ML service time.
Most prospects don’t make it, get injured, or just bounce from team to team and play on the margins until nobody picks them up anymore. That’s why it’s important to have a lot of them.
Try this sometime: Google the top 30 prospects for your favorite team from 2015 or so and see how many of those names you remember. You will recognize some names as major league players, but a lot of them will have disappeared down the memory hole.
They all have service time. It’s cheap gap fillers waiting for the actual talent to arrive.
Some people’s kids I swear
who are Friars
Who are larry
Friars are a secret society of Doubledaysian monks with ambitions to take destroy all of the Larrys of the world. This includes Larry as a nickname, a birth name, and as an online pseudonymous moniker. I’m sorry to be the one to inform you, larry48, but you have six months to live, maybe less. I’ll pray for you.
Taijuan Walker is next…?
I hope so.
Was hoping the Blue Jays would pick him up. Got too early of a start and was not ready for the big time, but a solid AAA injury replacement arm
Every Mariner off-season move-“claimed off waivers “.
Wade LeBlanc Jr. Hope he has as long a career as Frenchy.
Also – what’s a Larry?
Fangraphs had the 2017 7th-rounder 23-year old LHP as SD’s #23 prospect last season(55-grade Curveball his best pitch) Surely over-rated but still easily worth the flier for rebuilding M’s(get used to these kinds of moves M’s fans, trying to find lightning in a bottle….Maybe he’s the next Jamie Moyer or something who knows…LOL) M’s are in a position this year to take stabs at under the radar value/bounce back candidates and hope it can blossom into future assets(Like Hunter Strickland signing last year helping nab A.Fletcher and T.Guilbeau, who at least have a chance to help down the road) GO M’s!!!