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Dan Merklinger

Dan Merklinger

minor league baseball player
The basics
Quick Facts
Intro minor league baseball player
Countries United States of America
Occupations Baseball player
Gender male
Birth 19 November 1985 (West Orange)
Star sign Scorpio
The details
Biography

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 draft
  • Placed on the Milwaukee Brewer’s 40-man MLB roster in November 2010
  • Named MiLB.com’s Milwaukee Brewers Left-Handed Pitcher of the Year in 2010 & 2011
  • Named Milwaukee Brewer’s Pitcher of the Month for July, 2010
  • Pitched in Arizona Fall League under manager Don Mattingly

Seton Hall University

  • 6-time Big East Academic All-Star
  • 7-time Big East Pitcher of the Week
  • Named Seton Hall University's Sophomore and Junior Male Athlete of the Year in 2006 & 2007
  • Among Seton Hall University's all-time leaders in strikeouts, games started, innings pitched & complete games
  • Two-time College Baseball Foundation Pitcher of the Week
  • Named 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 & Sophomore
  • Named 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 Weiters
  • Won the Harwich Mariner's Al Graeber Pitching Award for Most Valuable Pitcher
  • Finished 4th in the league in ERA (1.21) and was among league leaders in strikeouts
  • Named Cape Cod Baseball League’s #17 ranked prospect

Seton Hall Prep

  • Named as one of Baseball America’s Top High School Pitchers in 2004
  • Helped lead Seton Hall Prep to a state championship in 2003
  • Named All-State, All Conference, All-Parochial and All-Area as
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http://thebaseballcube.com/players/profile.asp?ID=Dan-Merklinger
https://www.baseball-reference.com/minors/player.cgi?id=merkli001dan
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