Daniel Alexander Hultzen…played college baseball at the University of Virginia…attended St. Albans School in Washington, DC…named high school First-Team All-American by Baseball America and Collegiate Baseball in 2008 (13-0, 0.74 ERA, 140 K, 73.0 IP)…also selected by Arizona in 10th round of 2008 MLB Draft.
Did not pitch during the regular season recovering from left shoulder surgery... Had left shoulder surgery on Oct. 1, 2013 to clean up his labrum and a partial tearof the rotator cuff and repaired the capsule... Spent the season rehabilitating at the Mariners player development complex in Peoria, AZ and participated in Instructional League.
Had left shoulder surgery Oct. 1 by Dr. James Andrews in Pensacola, FL…cleaned up the labrum and a partial tear of the rotator cuff, and repaired the capsule. Spent most of the season on the Triple-A disabled list with left shoulder inflammation. Had two stints on the DL, April 29-June 26 and July 7-Sept. 1. Went 4-1 with a 2.05 ERA (7 ER, 30.2 IP) in 6 starts with AAA Tacoma…averaged 9.98 K/9.0 IP (34 K) with the Rainiers. Made one rehab start with rookie-level AZL Mariners (1-0, 1.80 ERA, 8 K). Scratched from start April 25 at Las Vegas and placed on the DL. Rated as the No. 18 (MLB.com) and No. 29 (Baseball America) prospect entering 2013.
Split season between AA Jackson and AAA Tacoma in his first professional season ... Combined to go 9-7 with a 3.05 ERA (42 ER, 124.0 IP) in 25 starts...struck out 136 batters(9.9 K/9.0 IP) and walked 75 (5.4 BB/9.0 IP) ... Made 12 starts with AAA Tacoma (1-4, 5.92)...walked 43 and struck out 57 ... Went 8-3, 1.19 ERA (10 ER, 75.1 IP) in 13 GS with Jackson...promoted to Tacoma on 6/20 ... Was the starting pitcher for the North in the Southern League All-Star Game (1.0 ShO IP) ... Ranked by MLB.com as the No. 9 prospect in baseball following the season (#16 preseason).
Enters the season ranked as the No. 16 prospect in baseball by MLB.com...also listed as the No. 3 LHP prospect by the website...Ranked by Baseball America as the Mariners No. 3 prospect, and the pitcher possessing the best control and changeup...Played for the Peoria Javelinas in the Arizona Fall League...went 1-0 with 1.40 ERA (3 ER, 19.1 IP) in 6 starts...Named to the 2011 Arizona Fall League Top Prospects Team...Was the starting pitcher (West squad) in the Arizona Fall League Rising Stars Game...Ranked 3rd in the AFL in ERA (1.40) and 5th among starters in opponent avg (.225)...Held opponents to a .225 batting average (16x71), including .118 (2x17) vs. lefty batters...Allowed 1 run or fewer in all 6 starts, including 3 scoreless starts...Signed at the draft signing deadline on Aug. 15...Began the season as the Opening Day starter for the University of Virginia on Feb. 18 (vs. UAB) and had his last AFL start Nov. 12...As junior at the University of Virginia, went 12-3 with a 1.37 ERA (18 ER, 118.0 IP) with 165 strikeouts in 18 starts...led Virginia to the College World Series...Finalist for the Golden Spikes and Dick Howser Player of the Year awards...unanimous First-Team All-American...First-Team All-ACC and ACC Pitcher of the Year...Won the 2011 John Olerud Two-Way Player of the Year Award...batted .309 (42x136) with 11 doubles, 2 triples, 1 home run and 35 RBI.