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Dan Runzler

31-Year-Old Pitcher – Pittsburgh Pirates

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Runzler spent 2015 in the Diamondbacks' organization with their Triple-A affiliate, posting a 5.26 ERA and 2.04 WHIP. The 30-year-old hasn't appeared in the majors since 2012, but the Twins are a bit ...

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LEAGUE: Majors   40 MAN: NO   BATS: L   THROWS: L   HT: 6' 4"   WT: 230   DOB: 3/30/1985   BORN: Santa Monica, CA   COLLEGE: California Riverside   DRAFTED: 9th Rd    Show ContractHide Contract

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Signed a minor league deal with the Pirates in November of 2016.

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Runzler signed a minor league contract with the Pirates on Wednesday that includes an invite to spring training, the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette's Stephen Nesbitt reports.

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Dan Runzler Stats
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Year Age Lg Tm G GS SH IP H ER HR K BB W L SV BS HLD ERA WHIP
2008 23 A AUG 20 0 0 24.2 25 15 2 26 19 0 1 0 5.47 1.82
2008 23 A SAL 27 0 0 30.0 19 7 1 43 21 0 1 0 2.10 1.33
2009 24 A AUG 19 0 0 26.3 8 2 0 45 13 1 1 11 0.69 0.80
2009 24 A SAN 19 0 0 21.3 8 2 1 26 4 1 0 5 0.85 0.56
2009 24 AA CON 7 0 0 9.3 5 1 1 11 7 3 0 1 0.96 1.29
2009 24 AAA FRE 2 0 0 2.0 2 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0.00 1.00
2009 24 MAJ SFO 11 0 0 8.7 6 1 1 11 5 0 0 0 1.04 1.27
2010 25 A+ SAN 6 1 0 1.0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00
2010 25 R SCO 6 1 0 2.0 0 0 0 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00
2010 25 AAA FRE 6 0 0 7.0 8 3 0 5 4 0 1 0 0 0 3.86 1.71
2010 25 MAJ SF 41 0 0 32.7 29 11 1 37 20 3 0 0 0 5 3.03 1.50
2011 26 AAA FRE 17 10 0 52.0 47 23 2 59 32 2 3 0 0 0 3.98 1.52
2011 26 MAJ SF 31 1 0 27.3 29 19 0 25 16 1 2 0 0 3 6.26 1.65
2012 27 A+ SAN 29 2 0 3.0 3 2 1 1 1 0 2 0 0 0 6.00 1.33
2012 27 AAA FRE 29 0 0 27.0 36 18 2 33 14 0 2 1 0 0 6.00 1.85
2012 27 MAJ SF 6 0 0 3.7 1 0 0 5 3 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 1.09
2013 28 AAA FRE 51 0 0 52.1 58 33 5 50 37 3 7 1 0 0 5.68 1.82
2014 29 AAA FRE 39 0 0 46.1 38 17 2 53 36 1 5 1 0 0 3.30 1.61
2015 30 R GOO 1 0 0 0.1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00
2015 30 AAA REN 39 0 0 37.2 48 22 2 40 28 0 1 0 0 0 5.26 2.04
2016 31 AAA ROC 20 0 0 21.2 24 14 0 18 16 1 2 0 0 0 5.82 1.89
Career  (View All)     89 1 0 72.3 65 31 2 78 44 4 2 0 3.86 1.51

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Dan Runzler Game Log    (View Full Game Log)
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DATE OPP IP H R ER HR BB K HBP WP CG W-L SV BS HLD ERA WHIP
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0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00
Last 30 Games (Team)
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0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00
Last 60 Games (Team)
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0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00

Dan Runzler Split Stats    (View Full Split Stats)

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Dan Runzler Advanced Stats
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Year Age Lg Tm G GS IP K/9 BB/9 K/BB HR/9 GB/FB Ratio Strand % Fastball ERA FIP BABIP
2008 23 A AUG 20 0 24.2 9.67 7.07 1.37 0.74 69% 5.47 4.48 .353
2008 23 A SAL 27 0 30.0 12.90 6.30 2.05 0.30 84.6% 2.10 2.87 .302
2009 24 A AUG 19 0 26.3 15.38 4.44 3.46 0.00 90.5% 0.69 1.26 .215
2009 24 A SAN 19 0 21.3 10.97 1.69 6.50 0.42 90.9% 0.85 1.93 .170
2009 24 AA CON 7 0 9.3 10.61 6.75 1.57 0.96 100% 0.96 4.81 .207
2009 24 AAA FRE 2 0 2.0 4.50 0.00 0.00 0.00 100% 0.00 2.20 .301
2009 24 MAJ SFO 11 0 8.7 11.42 5.19 2.20 1.04 1.25 100% 94.7 MPH 1.04 3.95 .271
2010 25 A+ SAN 6 1 1.0 18.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0% 0.00 -0.80 .000
2010 25 R SCO 6 1 2.0 18.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0% 0.00 -0.80 .000
2010 25 AAA FRE 6 0 7.0 6.43 5.14 1.25 0.00 75% 3.86 3.49 .352
2010 25 MAJ SF 41 0 32.7 10.19 5.51 1.85 0.28 2.00 79.2% 94.0 MPH 3.03 3.26 .337
2011 26 AAA FRE 17 10 52.0 10.21 5.54 1.84 0.35 72.7% 3.98 3.45 .339
2011 26 MAJ SF 31 1 27.3 8.23 5.27 1.56 0.00 1.81 57.8% 95.1 MPH 6.26 3.13 .358
2012 27 A+ SAN 29 2 3.0 3.00 3.00 1.00 3.00 66.7% 6.00 7.87 .211
2012 27 AAA FRE 29 0 27.0 11.00 4.67 2.36 0.67 66.7% 6.00 3.39 .441
2012 27 MAJ SF 6 0 3.7 12.27 7.36 1.67 0.00 1.00 100% 95.0 MPH 0.00 3.75 .158
2013 28 AAA FRE 51 0 52.1 8.64 6.39 1.35 0.86 68.9% 5.68 4.95 .354
2014 29 AAA FRE 39 0 46.1 10.35 7.03 1.47 0.39 79.2% 3.30 3.94 .319
2015 30 R GOO 1 0 .1 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0% 0.00 3.20 .000
2015 30 AAA REN 39 0 37.2 9.68 6.77 1.43 0.48 73% 5.26 4.17 .415
2016 31 AAA ROC 20 0 21.2 7.64 6.79 1.13 0.00 65% 5.82 4.05 .365
Career     89 1 72.3 9.71 5.47 1.77 0.25 72.9% 3.86 3.29 .333

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2016 Stat Review for Dan Runzler    As compared to the top 100 relief pitchers in 2015 (min 55 in)

K/BB/HR Stats

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1.13 K/BB
TERRIBLE
7.64 K/9
WEAK
6.79 BB/9
TERRIBLE
0.0 MPH Fastball
TERRIBLE
0.0 HR/9
ELITE
0.00 GB/FB Ratio
EXTREME FLYBALLER
ERA/WHIP/FIP

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5.82 ERA
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1.89 WHIP
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4.05 FIP
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BABIP/Strand

Balls in play avg. and % of runners left stranded.

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.365 BABIP
HIGH
65.0% Strand Rate
LOW

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Dan Runzler: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Runzler was released by the Twins on Wednesday, Mike Berardino of the Pioneer Press reports.

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Runzler was placed on the 7-day DL at Triple-A Rochester with a strained right oblique.

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Runzler was assigned to Minnesota's minor league camp.

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Runzler remains in the mix to win a lefty specialist bullpen role, the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports. He has a 2.25 ERA in eight innings this spring, but just two strikeouts. "He's come in here and has done a decent job, so it is encouraging," Twins General Manager Terry Ryan told the Minneapolis Star Tribune. "He's given us something to think about."

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Runzler was signed by the Twins to a minor league contract Tuesday.

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Runzler was reassigned to minor league camp, the San Jose Mercury News reports.

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Runzler signed a minor league deal with the Giants, which includes an invitation to spring training, CSN Bay Area reports.

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Runzler was outrighted to Triple-A Fresno on Friday, the San Jose Mercury News reports.

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2013

Runzler spent most of 2012 in Triple-A struggling out of the bullpen for Fresno while making six appearances for the Giants in September. A 3.39 FIP was more indicative of his season than his 6.00 ERA. He was hurt by an astronomical .442 BABIP and below average strand rate (62.2 percent). Runzler still throws hard while averaging 95 mph with his fastball, and has incorporated a curveball to go along with his slider. Control is still an issue, but he has a strikeout rate of 11.2 K/9 in his minor league career and has held left-handed hitters to a .253 wOBA in his major league career.

2012

Runzler is interesting because his stuff is generally considered good, but he canít put it together, despite strong strikeout rates. He had a 6.26 ERA while walking 16 batters over 27.1 innings in the majors last season, so while thereís some hope of turning him into a starter down the road, heís shown no ability to even be an effective reliever. Runzler is a long shot to make San Franciscoís roster out of spring training, although itís worth noting he has a career 11.40 K/9IP rate during his time in the minors.

2011

Runzler allowed just one homer over 32.2 innings and finished with a 10.1 K/9IP ratio as a rookie last season, leading to a 3.03 ERA. Shaky control (5.5 BB/9IP) led to a poor 1.500 WHIP, but that type of strikeout ability combined with a strong groundball rate (2.0 G/F) could lead to something special. Runzler will work in middle relief in 2011.

2010

Runzler began last season at Low-A, but was so effective throughout all of his stops in the minors, the left-hander found himself pitching for San Francisco in September. He fanned 83 batters over 59.0 innings with a ridiculous 0.76 ERA in the minors, so don't be surprised if Runzler becomes a major part of the Giants' bullpen in 2010. His average fastball velocity last year was a tremendous 94.7 mph.