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Tyler M. Danish (born September 12, 1994) is an American professional baseball pitcher for the New Britain Bees of the Atlantic League of Professional Baseball. He has played in Major League Baseball (MLB) for the Chicago White Sox.

Tyler Danish
Tyler Danish.jpg
Danish pitching for the Chicago White Sox during Spring Training 2017
New Britain Bees – No. 21
Pitcher
Born: (1994-09-12) September 12, 1994 (age 24)
Valrico, Florida
Bats: Right Throws: Right
MLB debut
June 11, 2016, for the Chicago White Sox
MLB statistics
(through 2018 season)
Win–loss record2–0
Earned run average4.85
Strikeouts11
Teams

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CareerEdit

Chicago White SoxEdit

Danish attended Durant High School in Plant City, Florida. As a senior in 2013, he did not allow an earned run in 94 innings pitched.[1] In addition to his 0.00 ERA, he pitched 156 strikeouts, one of the five best high school hurlers in the nation that year.[2] Danish was drafted by the Chicago White Sox in the second round of the 2013 Major League Baseball Draft.[3]

He made his professional debut that season with the Bristol White Sox.[4] He finished the season with the Kannapolis Intimidators. In 2013, Baseball America named him "Closest to the Majors" (with pitcher Brad Goldberg).[5]

Danish started 2014 back with Kannapolis. After posting a 0.71 earned run average in seven starts, he was promoted to the Winston-Salem Dash.[6][7]

Danish began the 2016 season with the AA Birmingham Barons. On June 9, Danish was promoted out of AA to play for the White Sox for the first time in his career. In his major league debut, Danish pitched two-thirds of an inning against the Kansas City Royals on June 11, where he gave up one earned run on three hits.[8] Danish pitched in two more games, on consecutive days, finishing 2016 with a 10.80 ERA in 1 2/3 innings pitched. On June 14, he was optioned to the White Sox's AAA affiliate, the International League's Charlotte Knights. In five starts with the Knights, Danish posted a 1-3 record with a 5.83 ERA and 21 strikeouts in 29.1 IP.

In 2017, Danish was promoted once again to the White Sox, this time to serve as the 26th man on the roster and start the first game of a double-header against the Detroit Tigers. In his first major league start, he also received his first decision, a win, by firing five shutout innings against the Tigers on May 27, en route to a 3-0 Chicago victory. Danish struck out six while allowing just three hits against the AL Central rival.[9] A day later, he was optioned back to Charlotte.

Danish began the 2018 season with Charlotte before he was promoted to the major leagues on July 27, 2018. He elected free agency on October 2, 2018.[10]

Seattle MarinersEdit

On December 18, 2018, Danish signed a minor-league contract with the Seattle Mariners.[11] He was released on May 24, 2019.[12]

New Britain BeesEdit

On June 19, 2019, Danish signed with the New Britain Bees of the independent Atlantic League of Professional Baseball.[13]

PersonalEdit

Danish's father, who was serving time in prison for fraud, died of cancer in 2010.[14][15]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Gonzales, Mark (June 13, 2013). "Danish represents change for Sox". Chicago Tribune. Retrieved February 8, 2019.
  2. ^ "More feats to remember". Tampa Bay Times. February 8, 2019. p. 5C.
  3. ^ Prep pitcher Danish taken by White Sox at No. 55
  4. ^ Danish makes debut in BriSox loss
  5. ^ "2016 Charlotte Knights Media Guide"
  6. ^ Parsons, Kelly (July 7, 2014). "Durant High alum Tyler Danish finds footing in minors". Tampa Bay Times. Retrieved February 8, 2019.
  7. ^ Tyler Danish adjusting to life as a pro
  8. ^ Cuthbert erupts as Duffy stifles White Sox
  9. ^ Danish, Sox blank Tigers for DH-opening win
  10. ^ Todd, Jeff (October 8, 2018). "Players Electing Free Agency". MLB Trade Rumors. Retrieved October 9, 2018.
  11. ^ Eddy, Matt (January 12, 2019). "Minor League Transactions: Dec 19 - Jan 10". Baseball America. Retrieved January 12, 2019.
  12. ^ Adams, Steve (May 24, 2019). "Mariners Release Tyler Danish". mlbtraderumors.com. Retrieved May 24, 2019.
  13. ^ "Another Big Arms Joins the Bees". New Britain Bees. June 19, 2019. Retrieved June 19, 2019.
  14. ^ Draft day could be almost perfect for Durant star Danish
  15. ^ Hamilton, Scott (May 28, 2014). "Danish, 19, tackling hardship head-on". Winston-Salem Journal. Retrieved February 8, 2019.

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