Who is Drew Maggi? Everything to know about inspiring MLB call-up

Drew Maggi is the most inspiring minor league call-up in some time. Here’s everything to know about the long-time minor leaguer. 

Drew Maggi, after 13 years in the minors, is finally getting his shot in the big leagues. The Pittsburgh Pirates called Maggi up, and he joined the organization on Sunday afternoon. Maggi is not in the starting lineup for his first game, but he is expected to see the field at some point.

The video of him learning of the call-up is wholesome and incredibly inspiring.

Here’s everything you need to know about Drew Maggi, the best story in the MLB this weekend.

How old is Drew Maggi?

Drew Maggi is 33 years old. He was drafted in both 2008 (Twins, did not sign) and 2010 (Pittsburgh Pirates).

Where did Drew Maggi go to college?

Maggi went to college at Arizona State University.

How many minor league teams did Drew Maggi play for?

Drew Maggi played for 13 different MiLB teams, ncluding three teams at single-A, four teams at AA, and six teams at AAA. He also briefly played outside of the minor league in winter leagues in the Dominican Republic and Mexico.

These are the teams he has played for:

  • State College Spikes (Short-Season A)
  • Bradenton Marauders (Advanced A)
  • West Virginia Power (A)
  • Altoona Curve (AA)
  • Arkansas Travelers (AA)
  • Tulsa Drillers (AA)
  • Pensacola Blue Wahoos (AA)
  • Oklahoma City Dodgers (AAA)
  • Columbus Clippers (AAA)
  • Rochester Red Wings (AAA)
  • St. Paul Saints (AAA)
  • Lehigh Valley IronPigs (AAA)
  • Indianapolis Indians (AAA)
  • Estrellas de Oriente (Dominican Winter League)
  • Venados de Mazatlan (Mexican Pacific Winter League)

How many minor league games did Drew Maggi play before Pirates call-up?

Maggi appeared in 1,155 games in the minor leagues for the 13 different teams.

What awards has Drew Maggi earned in minor leagues?

These are the awards Drew Maggi has earned throughout his MiLB career, according to his MiLB profile page:

  • 2014 EAS Mid-Season All-Star
  • 2015 TEX Mid-Season All-Star
  • 2016 TEX Mid-Season All-Star
  • 2019 Organization All-Star
  • 2021 INT Player of the Week

Has Drew Maggi really never been called up before?

Maggi spent two full days on the Minnesota Twins active roster previously in 2021, but he never appeared in a game. His recent Pirates call-up is his best shot yet to actually appear in and start in a game as a major leaguer.

What number is Drew Maggi wearing for the Pirates?

Drew Maggi will wear No. 39 in Pittsburgh.

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