Dan Kolb

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Dan Kolb MLB Career Stats

W-L ERA IP SO WHIP
11-23 4.36 286.2 177 1.52

Dan Kolb Bio

  • Full Name: Daniel Lee Kolb
  • Born: 3/29/1975 in Sterling, IL
  • Draft: 1995, Texas Rangers, 6th rd. (150th overall)
  • College: Illinois State
  • Debut: June 4, 1999
  • Ret., Final Game: 6/20/2007
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Year W L ERA G GS SV IP SO WHIP
MLB Career Stats 11 23 4.36 290 0 73 286.2 177 1.52

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NL All-Star

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2004 Milwaukee NL

Brewers Unsung Hero Award

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2003 Milwaukee NL

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Season SV Rank
2003 21 12th in NL
2004 39 8th in NL
2005 11 20th in NL

Daniel Lee Kolb Bio Info

Married to Joy Ann, the couple has two daughters, Sidney Lee and Kamryn...They reside in Union Grove, WI...Pitched in 1994 at Illinois State University in Normal...Enrolled at Sauk Valley Community College in Sterling, Illinois, in the fall of 1994, but did not play collegiate baseball in 1995...Played basketball at Walnut (IL) High School (school did not have a baseball team); participated in American Legion and other amateur programs...Was featured on This Week in Baseball during the 2004 season to showcase his collection of muscle cars...Is the cousin of Gary Kolb, former Major League outfielder with the Cardinals, Braves, Mets, and Pirates from 1960 to 1969. 2006 Former All-Star closer notched his only save of the season on 7/23 at Cincinnati while filling in for Derrick Turnbow. ... Earned his victories on 4/8 vs. Arizona and 5/9 at San Diego. ... Limited right-handers to a .208 average. ... Posted a 2.75 ERA in 22 appearances after the All-Star break. 2005 Appeared in 65 games in his only season with Atlanta...Was 11-for-18 in save opportunities...Had a 3.27 ERA in 12 August appearances (11.0 IP, 4 ER, 2 BB, 7 K)...Pitched a perfect ninth inning and recorded his second win on July 8 vs. Milwaukee...Threw two scoreless innings on June 29 at Florida, his first 2.0 IP outing since July 23, 2003 vs. Houston...Recorded his first win as a Brave on April 30 vs. St. Louis with a scoreless ninth inning...Appeared in four games against the Dodgers and did not allow an earned run...Entered August 16 game vs Los Angeles in the ninth inning with the bases loaded and no outs and escaped the jam without allowing a run...Was acquired by the Brewers on December 7 from Kansas City in exchange for pitcher Wes Obermueller...was not tendered a contract and signed with Milwaukee as a free agent on January 4, 2006. 2004 Enjoyed an All-Star season, establishing career bests in appearances (64), innings pitched (57.1) and saves (39)...Set the Brewers franchise record for saves in a season...Became the first major league pitcher since 1969, when saves were first kept as an official statistic, to record 30-or-more saves and strike out 30-or-fewer batters in a season...Finished the season ranked seventh on the Brewers all-time list with 60 career saves...Was 39 for 44 (89%) in save opportunities...Was successful in his first 13 save opportunities with his first blown save coming on 5/31 at Los Angeles...From 6/1 through 7/28, he converted 17 straight save chances...Had a 1.62 ERA before the All-Star Break and a 4.88 mark after the Break...Did not allow an extra-base hit until his final game before the All-Star Break when he gave up two homers to Cincinnati on 7/11 at Miller Park...Named to the National League All-Star team for the first time; pitched a scoreless inning (second), allowing just one hit (single to Detroit's Ivan Rodriguez)...Longest outing was 1.2 innings on 8/15 vs. FLA (30 pitches). 2003 Earned Brewers' Unsung Hero Award . . . began the season at Triple A Indianapolis before getting promoted to Milwaukee and finishing the season as the clubs closer . . . started out the season with a bang posting a 0.84 ERA in nine April appearances . . . worked 11.1 consecutive scoreless frames April 26 - May 14 . . . etched a 1.47 ERA in 11 May appearances and a 1.74 ERA in six June appearances . . . was 0-1 with four saves and a 1.37 ERA in 26 appearances at Indy prior to contract being purchased by Milwaukee on June 17 . . . opponents hit .183 against Kolb at Triple A level . . . made Brewers debut on June 18 vs St. Louis throwing two scoreless innings . . . pitched season-high 3.0 innings June 29 at Minnesota . . . converted his first save since July 24, 2002 at Seattle while with Texas on July 19 at Pittsburgh . . . would successfully convert each of his next 18 save opportunities resetting the club's NL franchise mark . . . posted a 1-0 mark with 10 saves and a 0.82 ERA in 12 August appearances . . . finished second to Los Angeles Eric Gagne (35) in the Rolaids Relief Man totals for August racking up 32 points . . . posted a 1-2 record with 21 saves alongside a 1.27 ERA in 27 appearances following the All-Star break . . . opponents batted just .125 (5-40) with runners in scoring position and .174 (4-23) with runners in scoring position and two outs. 2002 Danny was activated on July 16 and pitched in a career best 34 games the rest of the season. He also established major league highs for wins (3), innings (32), and strikeouts (20). Danny made just 34 total major league appearances due to injuries in the previous 3 years.

Injury/Minors: Had pain in right shoulder after reporting to spring training in February and was diagnosed to have a tear of right rotator cuff...Was put on rehab program and opened year on 60-day disabled list in extended spring program...Was assigned to Charlotte on rehab on June 25 and was 1-0, 1.50 in 4 relief appearances...Was promoted to Tulsa on July 1 and was 0-1, 2.16 in 5 games there before being activated by Texas...Has been on the disabled list each of the last 4 seasons.

Summary: Allowed a run in 10 of 34 appearances and permitted 6 of 16 inherited runners to score...Finished 14 games and had 2 holds...1st batters had a .241 (7-29) average...Posted a 1.32 era (2 er/13.2 ip) over his 1st 14 outings through Aug. 20, then had a 6.38 era (13 er/18.1 ip) in his final 20 appearances...Worked 7 scoreless innings over 8 games, July 19-Aug. 7.

2002 Notes: Was 1-4 in save tries, earning his 1st major league save, July 24 at Seattle...Lost his last 5 decisions after a victory on Aug. 16...Issued just one home run in 32 total innings...Opponents batted .227, .291 (16-55) by lefthanded batters and .172 (11-64) by righthanders...Held opposition to .205 (8-39) mark with runners in scoring position.

Previous Career Highlights:
2001: Started on disabled list after straining a muscle in his right elbow in spring training...Was assigned to Port Charlotte on rehab on June 11 and transferred to Oklahoma on July 3...Was activated and outrighted to the RedHawks on July 11...Was purchased by Texas on Aug. 19 and allowed a run in 4 of 17 relief appearances, including one of 1st 9 outings (3 er/8.1 ip)...Opponents hit .259, .261 (6-23) by lefthanders and .257 (9-35) by righthanded batters...Was 2-3, 2.50 (11 er/39.2 ip) in 20 games/3 starts at Charlotte, Tulsa, and Oklahoma.

2000: Pitched in 14 games with Oklahoma and Texas before being sidelined for the season in late May...Began season as RedHawks closer, posting a 0.98 era in 13 appearances...Pitched 10.1 scoreless innings in final 8 outings with Oklahoma, going 3-0 with 2 saves...Was recalled by Texas on May 18...Only appearance was on May 26 at Minnesota (0.2 ip, 5 h, 5 r-er)...Was optioned to Oklahoma on May 27...Had option voided and was placed on the 15-day disabled list on May 29...Had ligament reconstruction surgery on right elbow on June 13 and missed the rest of the season.

1999: Combined to go 8-6, 4.30 (62 er/129.2 ip) in 34 games/15 starts with Tulsa, Oklahoma, and Texas...Had 4 stints with Rangers...Was recalled by Texas on June 3 and made major league debut the following night at Arizona, allowing one er in 0.2 innings before returning to Oklahoma on June 8...Made 3 relief appearances with the Rangers in 2nd tour with club, June 30-July 4, allowing 2 er in 6.2 innings...Rejoined team on July 20, recording 1st major league victory, July 23 at Tampa Bay but returned to minors the following day...Joined Rangers for remainder of season on Aug. 14, going 1-1, 4.74 (10 er/19.0 ip) in final 11 relief appearances...Worked career high 5.1 innings on Aug. 19 at Cleveland...Struck out a career high 4 batters, Sept. 19 vs. Tampa Bay...Made final appearance of season on Sept. 28 before being sidelined with right elbow trouble...Was placed on the 60-day disabled list on Oct. 4, retroactive to Sept. 29.

Began year at Tulsa, going 1-2, 2.79 in 7 starts...Pitched 7-inning 5-hit complete game shutout on May 1 (game 2) vs. Arkansas, fanning season high 9...Earned Texas League pitcher of the week honors, April 26-May 2...Was promoted to Oklahoma on May 16...Won 1st 3 games with Oklahoma, May 18-28, posting a 3.86 era...Moved to the bullpen after return to the RedHawks on July 5 but went back in rotation after option to Oklahoma on July 24 and went 1-1, 6.30 (14 er/20.0 ip) over final 3 starts with team.

1998: Tied for 1st in the Texas League in starts (28), was 3rd in innings (162.1), tied for 3rd in wins (12) and placed 10th in era (4.82) at Tulsa...Beginning June 20, was 9-2, 4.41 (42 er/85.2 ip) in last 14 starts...Was 5-0, 2.70 (12 er/40 ip) in last 6 games, all in August, tying for the 2nd most wins in the minors for the month...Was the TL pitcher of the week, Aug. 10-16, after working 8 shutout innings to beat Shreveport on Aug. 14...Was promoted to Oklahoma at the end of the regular season and pitched one scoreless relief inning in only appearance on Sept. 4 at Memphis...Returned to Tulsa for TL championship series against Wichita and suffered a complete game loss in Game 5 on Sept. 9.

1997: Was 4-12, 4.86 (78 er/144.1 ip) in 26 games/25 starts with Port Charlotte and Tulsa...Spent most of the season at Port Charlotte, tying for 3rd on the staff in complete games (3)...Went 0-6, 4.42 in 12 games/11 starts before being assigned to Tulsa on June 3 to work with Drillers' pitching coach Brad Arnsberg...Was 0-2, 4.76 in 2 starts at Tulsa, holding opponents to .179 (7-39) average before returning to Charlotte on June 12...Recorded 1st victory of season in 1st start after return on June 15 at Sarasota.

Pro Career: Combined to go 11-8, 2.82 (55 er/175.2 ip) in 28 starts at Charleston, Charlotte, and Tulsa in 1996...Posted the lowest era among Rangers' minor league pitchers (100 or more ip) and had the 2nd most strikeouts (162)...Held opposition to a .197 average, 4th lowest among all full season minor league pitchers...Had a 2.57 era in 20 starts at Charleston, 6th lowest in the South Atlantic League and held the opposition to a league low .188 batting average...Was the Rangers' minor league pitcher of the month in May, going 3-1, 1.83...Tossed a 6-inning no-hitter with 9 strikeouts on June 12 versus Columbus, earning South Atlantic League pitcher of the week honors for June 9-15...Was promoted to Charlotte on July 19...Made spot start at Tulsa on July 23, defeating San Antonio and returned to Drillers at end of season, hurling 5.2 scoreless innings with no decision on Aug. 30 against Jackson...Pitched in Florida Instructional League...In 1995, had the 8th lowest era in the Gulf Coast League (2.21), despite a 1-7 record...Held opponents to .202 average, 4th lowest among league starters...Tied for 2nd in the circuit in losses...Allowed just 6.8 hits and fanned 7.8 batters every 9 innings...Was 1-1 in 1st 3 starts before going 0-6 in last 8 starts, allowing more than 2 earned runs just once in that span. 2001 Danny was hampered by right elbow problems for the 2nd straight season, missing the 1st 3 months of the year. He spent the last 7 weeks of the season with the Rangers, appearing in 17 games.

Summary: Started the year on the disabled list after straining a muscle in his right elbow in spring training...Was assigned to Port Charlotte on rehab on June 11 and transferred to Oklahoma on July 3...Was activated and outrighted to the RedHawks on July 11...Was purchased by Texas on Aug. 19 and allowed a run in 4 of 17 relief appearances...Permitted 2 of 3 inherited runners to score with 1st batters hitting .200 (3-15) with 5 strikeouts...Issued a run in just one of his 1st 9 outings (3 er/8.1 ip)...Had stretches of 5 scoreless appearances (4.2 ip) from Aug. 25-Sept. 7 and 4 scoreless outings (4 ip), Sept. 25-30...Allowed 3 runs in one inning in final appearance to raise era from 3.14 to 4.70...Opponents hit .259, .261 (6-23) by lefthanders and .257 (9-35) by righthanded batters...Longest outing was 1.2 innings, Aug. 20 vs. New York.

Minors: Was 2-3, 2.50 (11 er/39.2 ip) in 20 games/3 starts in the minors...Went 0-1, 4.63 (6 er/11.2 ip) in 3 starts, then finished at 1-1, 2.57 (2 er/7 ip) in 4 relief outings at Charlotte...Allowed 5 runs in 2.2 innings in loss to Vero Beach on June 11, when posted a 1.69 era (3 er/16 ip) in his last 6 games...Worked 2 scoreless innings in relief on July 10 vs. Arkansas in only Tulsa appearance...With Oklahoma, pitched 9.2 scoreless innings in his 1st 5 games, then allowed 3 runs in 2 innings on July 25 vs. Las Vegas...Finished with 7.1 scoreless frames in final 6 outings, permitting one hit...Opponents hit .188 (13-69) with the RedHawks. 2000 Pitched in 14 games with Oklahoma and Texas before being sidelined for the season in late May...Began season as RedHawks closer, posting a 0.98 era in 13 appearances...Pitched 10.1 scoreless innings in final 8 outings with Oklahoma, going 3-0 with 2 saves...Issued a run in just 2 of 13 games, finishing all 13 contests.

Was recalled by Texas on May 18...Only appearance was on May 26 at Minnesota (0.2 ip, 5 h, 5 r-er)...Was optioned to Oklahoma on May 27...Had option voided and was placed on the 15-day disabled list on May 29...Had ligament reconstruction surgery on right elbow on June 13 and missed the rest of the season. 1999 Danny began the season at Tulsa, then moved to Oklahoma before joining the Rangers for 4 different stints during the year. He combined to go 8-6, 4.30 (62 er/129.2 ip) in 34 games/21 starts for the season. His era was his lowest since the 1996 season (2.82) while his 34 games were a new career high. Danny finished 9th in the Rangers' minor league organization with a 4.20 era (46 er/98.2) combined at Tulsa and Oklahoma. 1998 Was 1st in the Texas League in starts (28), 3rd in innings (162.1), tied for 3rd in wins (12) and 10th in era (4.82)...Led the Drillers' staff in starts and innings and was 2nd in wins and complete games (2)...Tied for the 4th most victories among Rangers' minor league pitchers...Beginning June 20, was 9-2, 4.41 (42 er/85.2 ip) in last 14 starts...Was 5-0, 2.70 (12 er/40 ip) in last 6 games, all in August, tying for the 2nd most wins in the minors for the month...Was the TL pitcher of the week, Aug. 10-16, after working 8 shutout innings to beat Shreveport on Aug. 14...His complete games were a loss on June 15 at Shreveport and a win on July 22 against El Paso...Was promoted to Oklahoma at the end of the regular season and pitched one scoreless relief inning in his only appearance on Sept. 4 at Memphis...Returned to Tulsa for TL championship series against Wichita and suffered a complete game loss in Game 5 on Sept. 9. 1997 Was 4-12, 4.86 (78 er/144.1 ip) in 26 games/25 starts with Port Charlotte and Tulsa...Spent most of the season at Port Charlotte, tying for 3rd on the staff in complete games (3)...Went 0-6, 4.42 in 12 games/11 starts before being assigned to Tulsa on June 3 to work with Drillers' pitching coach Brad Arnsberg...Was 0-2, 4.76 in 2 starts at Tulsa, holding opponents to .179 (7-39) average before returning to Charlotte on June 12...Recorded 1st victory of season in 1st start after return on June 15 at Sarasota...Won consecutive starts, July 12 (2nd game) at Lakeland and July 18 against St. Lucie, allowing 2 runs in 14 innings in that span.