California State Pitcher of the Year: Joe Magrisi

PBR California Staff

Joe Magrisi of Torrey Pines High School (San Diego, CA) has been named the 2018 Prep Baseball Report California State Pitcher of the Year.

Magrisi, a senior Cal State Fullerton signee, used his senior season to write quite the comeback story. After transferring from Rancho Bernardo and missing most of the 2017 due to injury, Magrisi embarked on a career year that will go down as one of the best ever in CIF San Diego Section history.

Magrisi finished the season with a perfect 12-0 record with a 0.75 ERA and 130 strikeouts against 12 walks. He pitched 93 innings but his last four were the biggest as they helped Torrey Pines clinch a CIF SDS Open Division Title over Poway. Magrisi's season included a section record 54.2 inning scoreless streak and six consecutive shutouts which is second all-time in the state. Magrisi was also a force at the plate for the Falcons hitting .303 with 8 HR, five doubles, and 28 RBI and only 17 strikeouts.

Magrisi has been a well known name since his freshman year when he earned State Freshman of the Year award by a couple publications after going 8-1 with a 1.11 ERA for a loaded Rancho Bernardo team. He was almost as good his sophomore year when he finished 8-2 with a 1.84 ERA before transferring to Torrey Pines where he didn't have an official at-bat or start his junior season.

An ultra-competitive pitcher with a four-pitch mix, Magrisi checks all the boxes of a prototypical Cal State Fullerton pitcher. With the stuff Magrisi showed this year he should have his chance at the next level.

Magrisi has been selected by the Prep Baseball Report California team of scouts who have been diligently scouting and covering baseball games at baseball diamonds across the state this spring to bring parents, athletes and fans the most comprehensive coverage of amateur baseball across California. The dedication and coverage allows Prep Baseball Report California a credible way to identify the top athletes each year who best represent the state of California.

Congratulations to Joe Magrisi, the 2018 Prep Baseball Report California State Pitcher of the Year.