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)

Tim started Pirates Prospects in 2009 from his home in Virginia, which was 40 minutes from where Pedro Alvarez made his pro debut in Lynchburg. That year, the Lynchburg Hillcats won the Carolina League championship, and Pirates Prospects was born from Tim's reporting along the way. The site has grown over the years to include many more writers, and Tim has gone on to become a credentialed MLB reporter, producing Pirates Prospects each year, and will publish his 11th Prospect Guide this offseason. He has also served as the Pittsburgh Pirates correspondent for Baseball America since 2019. Behind the scenes, Tim is an avid music lover, and most of the money he gets paid to run this site goes to vinyl records.

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

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