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2014 Dodgers review: Matt Magill

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Here is a look back at the 2014 season for pitcher Matt Magill, who was on the Dodgers' 40-man roster all season but remained in Triple-A the whole year.

What went right

Magill had streaks of eight games and seven games in relief without allowing a run.

The right-hander only allowed eight home runs in 85⅓ innings, including just three allowed in 36 innings in the hitter haven of Albuquerque. Magill was 4-1 with a 3.75 ERA at home in 16 games, including four starts.

Magill also pitched in the Arizona Fall League, putting up a 3.96 ERA in seven games, including six starts, with 21 strikeouts and 14 walks in 25 innings.

What went wrong

Control and command were Magill's undoing for a second straight season. To go with his 70 strikeouts in 85 innings, Magill also walked 59 batters, a whopping walk rate of 15.3 percent.

Magill was used in both starting and relief, but was ineffective in both roles. In 12 starts, Magill had a 5.24 ERA, 5.60 FIP and 39 walks in 55 innings. In 24 relief appearances, Magill had a 5.04 ERA, 5.53 FIP and 20 walks in 30⅓ innings. As a result Magill never saw time in the majors all season.

2014 particulars

Age: 24

Salary: in minors all year (minimum salary for a minor leaguer on the 40-man roster for at least a second year was $81,500)

Game of the year

On April 26 at Fresno against the Grizzlies (the Triple-A affiliate for the Giants), Magill pitched six scoreless innings, allowing just two hits and three walks, while striking out three in the first game of a doubleheader. Of the 11 Isotopes to appear in that game, nine played with the Dodgers at some point in 2014. The only ones who didn't were Magill and outfielder Nick Buss.

Roster status

Magill has 26 days of major league service time and one option year remaining.