Danny Hultzen Tracker

SP, Virginia
Age: 21
Born: September 28, 1989
Height: 6′ 3″
Weight: 200
Bats: Left
Throws: Left 

Class: Junior
Level: NCAA

Advisor: N/A


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Hultzen can touch 95 MPH with his fastball, and usually sits 91-93 MPH.  He also throws a sinker, which gets a lot of strikeouts, and a good change-up, which is important for a left hander to have.  His biggest asset is his command, as shown with his low walk rate this season.  He has emerged as a candidate for the number one overall pick late in the season, due to struggles from Anthony Rendon and Gerrit Cole.  However, Hultzen isn’t a strong candidate, sitting more in the number three spot.

2008: Selected by the Arizona Diamondbacks in the 10th round, 318th overall.
Baseball America: #11 (2/3/2011)

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  • Anonymous

    How fast is Hultzen projected to get to the majors? Same as Cole? 2-3 years?