Dan Merklinger

Intro American minor league baseball player
Is Athlete Baseball player
From United States of America
Type Sports
Gender male
Birth 19 November 1985, West Orange, USA
Star sign Scorpio

Daniel Merklinger (born November 19, 1985, in West Orange, New Jersey) is a professional left-handed baseball pitcher. He was drafted in the 6th round of the 2007 amateur entry draft by the Milwaukee Brewers. Merklinger made his professional debut that season playing for the Rookie League Helena Brewers. After playing the entire 2008 season with the Class A West Virginia Power, he split the 2009 season between the Class A Wisconsin Timber Rattlers and the Class A-Advanced Brevard County Manatees. Merklinger played the majority of the 2010 season with Brevard County, but he also pitched in one game for the Double-A Huntsville Stars and was promoted to the Triple-A Nashville Sounds for the last week of the season. Merklinger then was elected to pitch in the prestigious Arizona Fall League where he was among the league leaders in ERA and strikeouts. Merklinger was then placed on the Milwaukee Brewer’s 40-man roster in the Fall of 2010.

Career Highlights (provided by BaseballReference.com)

Milwaukee Brewers/Colorado Rockies

Selected in the 6th round (191st overall) by the Milwaukee Brewers in the 2007 amateur draftPlaced on the Milwaukee Brewer’s 40-man MLB roster in November 2010Named MiLB.com’s Milwaukee Brewers Left-Handed Pitcher of the Year in 2010 & 2011Named Milwaukee Brewer’s Pitcher of the Month for July, 2010Pitched in Arizona Fall League under manager Don Mattingly

Seton Hall University

6-time Big East Academic All-Star7-time Big East Pitcher of the WeekNamed Seton Hall University’s Sophomore and Junior Male Athlete of the Year in 2006 & 2007Among Seton Hall University’s all-time leaders in strikeouts, games started, innings pitched & complete gamesTwo-time College Baseball Foundation Pitcher of the WeekNamed Baseball America’s Top 100 Prospects in 2007

Cape Cod Summer Baseball League

Selected to play in the prestigious Cape Cod Summer League as a Freshman & SophomoreNamed to Cape Cod All-Star and All -League Team in 2006, a team that included MLB stars such as Buster Posey, Justin Smoak and Matt WietersWon the Harwich Mariner’s Al Graeber Pitching Award for Most Valuable PitcherFinished 4th in the league in ERA (1.21) and was among league leaders in strikeoutsNamed Cape Cod Baseball League’s #17 ranked prospect

Seton Hall Prep

Named as one of Baseball America’s Top High School Pitchers in 2004Helped lead Seton Hall Prep to a state championship in 2003Named All-State, All Conference, All-Parochial and All-Area as

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