Dan Runzler

Dan Runzler #22

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  • B/T: L/L
  • 6' 4"/210
  • Age: 31

Dan Runzler MLB Career Stats

4-2 3.86 72.1 78 1.51

Dan Runzler Bio

  • Full Name: Daniel Joseph Runzler
  • Born: 3/30/1985 in Santa Monica, CA
  • Draft: 2007, San Francisco Giants, 9th rd. (284th overall)
  • College: UC Riverside
  • Debut: September 4, 2009
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MLB Career Stats 4 2 3.86 89 1 0 72.1 78 1.51
  • Status: Disabled 7-Day


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Dan Runzler Stats

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Dan Runzler Advanced Stats

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Dan Runzler Fantasy News

December 17, 2015 at 3:17 PM ET

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Dan Runzler Awards

MiLB.com Minor League Relief Pitcher of the Year

Year Team League
2009 Fresno PCL

SAL Mid-Season All-Star

Year Team League
2009 Augusta SAL

Dan Runzler Latest Transactions

Team Date Transaction
May 24, 2016 Rochester Red Wings placed LHP Dan Runzler on the 7-day disabled list. Strained right oblique.
November 9, 2015 LHP Dan Runzler assigned to Rochester Red Wings.
November 4, 2015 Minnesota Twins signed free agent LHP Dan Runzler to a minor league contract and invited him to spring training.
July 30, 2015 Reno Aces released LHP Dan Runzler.
December 29, 2014 LHP Dan Runzler assigned to Reno Aces.
December 16, 2014 Arizona Diamondbacks signed free agent LHP Dan Runzler to a minor league contract and invited him to spring training.
July 30, 2014 Fresno Grizzlies released LHP Dan Runzler.
May 9, 2014 Fresno Grizzlies activated LHP Dan Runzler from the 7-day disabled list.
May 3, 2014 Fresno Grizzlies placed LHP Dan Runzler on the 7-day disabled list.
January 13, 2014 San Francisco Giants invited non-roster LHP Dan Runzler to spring training.
September 6, 2013 San Francisco Giants sent Dan Runzler outright to Fresno Grizzlies.
September 3, 2013 San Francisco Giants designated Dan Runzler for assignment.
March 24, 2013 San Francisco Giants optioned LHP Dan Runzler to Fresno Grizzlies.
October 29, 2012 Dan Runzler roster status changed by San Francisco Giants.
September 4, 2012 San Francisco Giants recalled LHP Dan Runzler from Fresno Grizzlies.
June 27, 2012 San Francisco Giants optioned Dan Runzler to Fresno Grizzlies.
June 19, 2012 San Jose Giants sent LHP Dan Runzler on a rehab assignment to Fresno Grizzlies.
June 8, 2012 Dan Runzler assigned to San Jose Giants.
March 30, 2012 Dan Runzler roster status changed by San Francisco Giants.
September 6, 2011 San Francisco Giants recalled Dan Runzler from Fresno Grizzlies.
August 28, 2011 San Francisco Giants optioned Dan Runzler to Fresno Grizzlies.
August 16, 2011 San Francisco Giants recalled Dan Runzler from Fresno Grizzlies.
May 28, 2011 San Francisco Giants optioned Dan Runzler to Fresno Grizzlies.
May 28, 2011 Dan Runzler assigned to Fresno Grizzlies.
November 6, 2010 Dan Runzler roster status changed by San Francisco Giants.
October 7, 2010 San Francisco Giants reassigned LHP Dan Runzler to the minor leagues.
September 1, 2010 San Francisco Giants activated LHP Dan Runzler from the 15-day disabled list.
August 17, 2010 San Jose Giants sent LHP Dan Runzler on a rehab assignment to Fresno Grizzlies.
August 14, 2010 Dan Runzler assigned to San Jose Giants from AZL Giants.
August 11, 2010 Dan Runzler assigned to AZL Giants.
July 9, 2010 San Francisco Giants placed LHP Dan Runzler on the 15-day disabled list. Dislocated Left Patella
September 2, 2009 San Francisco Giants selected the contract of LHP Dan Runzler from Fresno Grizzlies.
August 28, 2009 Dan Runzler assigned to Fresno Grizzlies from Connecticut Defenders.
August 6, 2009 Dan Runzler assigned to Connecticut Defenders from San Jose Giants.
June 8, 2009 Dan Runzler assigned to San Jose Giants from Augusta GreenJackets.
April 6, 2009 Dan Runzler assigned to Augusta GreenJackets from Salem-Keizer Volcanoes.

Daniel Joseph Runzler Bio Info

Married (Michelle)…son (Ryan Thomas, Dec. 27, 2012)...Graduated from Chaminade (West Hills, CA) High School...Attended UC Riverside…was acknowledged with a plaque on city of Riverside sport walk on Jan. 30, 2010...Wall of Distinction recognizes athletes who have played in Riverside in one of four major sports and have gone on to reach the top level.


Spent the entire season with triple-A Fresno, going 3-7 with a 5.68 ERA (33 ER, 52.1 IP)...Was 1-0 with a 2.61 ERA (3 ER, 10.1 IP) over 11 games in April...Struggled in June and July, going 2-4 with a 7.72 ERA (20 ER, 23.1 IP) in 21 relief appearances...Right-handed opponents hit .299 (38-for-127) off him...Was 1-for-8 in save opportunities.

2012 Missed the first two months of the season due to injury and played the majority of his games in the minors, appearing in 32 games and going 0-4 with a 6.00 ERA (20er, 30.0ip). Missed almost all of spring training and did not appear in any Cactus League games after aggravating his latissimus dorsi muscle in a bullpen session during the first week of spring. Visited Dr. James Andrews in Pensacola, Fla., who looked at Runzler's MRIs and determined that surgery would not be necessary...tore his lat muscle in the final regular season game in 2011. Was placed on the 15-day disabled list on March 26 and began the 2012 campaign in extended spring training to build up innings. Went on a rehabilitation assignment to Class A Advanced San Jose on June 8 and appeared in three games before being reinstated from the DL and transferred to triple-A Fresno on June 27. Went 0-2 with a 6.00 ERA (18er, 27.0ip) and one save in 29 relief appearances for the Grizzlies. Was called up by the Giants in September and appeared in six games, logging 3.2-scoreless innings. Participated in the Arizona Fall League following the regular season. 2011 Southpaw spent most of 2011 season at triple-A Fresno, but did appear in 31 games for San Francisco, going 1-2 with 6.26 ERA (19er, 27.1ip) ... Made SF's Opening Day roster for 2nd-consecutive season and was one of 3 left-handers in bullpen (also Affeldt, Lopez) ... Spent 1st month and half with big league club, but struggled, allowing 14 runs in 19.2 innings (6.41 ERA)... was optioned to triple-A Fresno on May 28 where he finished Grizzlies' season, compiling 2-3 record with 4.17 ERA (23er, 49.2ip) in 14 games (10 starts) ... Worked his way into starting role while at Fresno, slowly increasing his pitch count in each start...as starter, went 1-3 with 4.02 ERA (18er, 40.1ip) ... Was recalled to San Francisco on Aug. 16, taking roster spot of RHP Sergio Romo, who was placed on DL ... Made his 1st career start on Aug. 21 at Houston, filling rotation spot of LHP Jonathan Sanchez, who sprained his left ankle in his start on Aug. 16 at Atlanta...manager Bruce Bochy was hoping to get at least 6.0 innings out of Runzler, but he got just 1.2 innings as southpaw struggled with his command, allowing 4 runs on 3 hits and 3 walks... faced 10 total batters ... Following that start was moved back to bullpen where he ended season as one of Giants' best relievers, working 5.1-scoreless innings over 11 relief appearances ... Pitched in season finale against Colorado and exited during 7th inning with strained left lat muscle. 2010 Proved to be valuable out of bullpen during Giants run to World Series championship as he was 3-0 with 3.03 ERA (11er, 32.2ip) in his 1st complete season at Major League level ... Rookie made his 1st Opening Day Roster as he entered 2010 ranked by Baseball America as 5th-best prospect in Giants' minor league system ... Fashioned 0.52 ERA (1er, 17.1) in 18 home games while also holding opposition to .183 (11-for-60) avg. against ... Missed 47 games with an injury to his left patella, an injury that occurred while taking his 1st ML at-bat July 8 at MIL ... In 8 rehab games with rookie-level Arizona, Class A Advanced San Jose and triple-A Fresno, went 0-1 with 2.70 ERA (3er, 10.0ip), allowing 8 hits, 4 walks and 11 strikeouts ... Fashioned 1.10 ERA (2er, 16.1ip) with 7 walks and 20Ks...while allowing .250 (16-for-64) avg. against in his last 23 outings with SF. 2009 entering season was 24-year-old reliever who had never pitched above Class A... sure made up for lost time as he climbed up Giants' Minor League ladder rapidly, combining to go 5-1 with an 0.76 ERA (5er, 59.0ip), 17 saves and 83 strikeouts against 24 walks in 47 relief appearances at all four of San Francisco's full season minor league affiliates, and was called up to majors when rosters expanded in Sept...being southpaw may have attributed to his lightning ascent, but by any measure, his 2009 season was nothing short of phenomenal...skipped from low-A Augusta to Class A San Jose to double-A Connecticut to triple-A Fresno...is considered to be 1st Giants player to play on five different levels in one season...was promoted to big league club Sept. 2, having his contract purchased from triple-A and became one of Giants' clutch left-handers out of 'pen...overall, appeared in 11 games for San Francisco, allowing just 1 earned run in 8.2 innings (1.04 ERA) with 11 strikeouts against 5 walks...certainly didn't seem overmatched in his major league debut Sept. 4 at Milwaukee when he took mound with 2 outs in 6th inning of 2-2 game in major league pennant race to face veteran Jody Gerut, who struck out looking on three fastballs to end threat in Giants 3-2 victory...most of his 11 appearances came in situational matchups, where he was called upon to retire 1 or 2 hitters...dominated left-handed batters, holding them to just 1 hit in 17 at-bats (.059)... Arizona's Stephen Drew was lone lefty to record hit off Runzler (single, Oct. 1)...some notable lefties he faced were Prince Fielder, Adrian Gonazlez, Carlos Gonzalez, Todd Helton and James Loney, all of whom combined to go 0-for-4 with hit by pitch against him...retired 26 of 38 ML hitters faced, while holding opponents to .180 avg. against (6-for-32)...began season with low-A Augusta, going 1-1 with 0.68 ERA (2er, 26.1ip), 11 saves and 45 strikeouts in 19 relief outings...credited his success to scaled back approach that pitching coach and former Giant Steve Kline helped him form at Augusta... did not allow run in 15 home appearances and was unscored upon in 17 of his 19 outings...fanned at least 1 batter in 18 of 19 games, including 6 over 2.0 innings May 20 vs. Greenville...was named to South Atlantic League's Mid-Season All-Star team, however did not participate due to his promotion to San Jose...was promoted to Class A SJ June 8 and proceeded to log 17-scoreless appearances while going 1-0 with 0.84 ERA (2er, 21.1ip), 5 saves and 26 strikeouts against 4 walks in 19 games overall...started Class A career with 16.2-inning scoreless streak, before allowing runs in 2 of his final 4 appearances... in fact, had 32.2-inning personal scoreless streak from May 2-July 22, which spanned his final 12 outings with Augusta through his 1st 15 appearances with San Jose...was transferred to double-A Connecticut Aug. 6 and went 3-0 with 1 save and 0.96 ERA (1er, 9.1ip) with 11 K's and .172 avg. against (5-for-29) in 7 games...allowed run in his very 1st outing Aug. 7 at Erie, however held opposition scoreless over his next 6 games (7.2ip)...ended his minor league tour at triple-A Fresno, being transferred Aug. 28...appeared in just 2 games for Grizzlies, tossing 2.0-scoreless innings... 2008 Split season between single-A Augusta and short-season Salem-Keizer, combining for 0-2 record with 3.62 ERA (22er, 54.2ip) in 47 relief appearances 2007 Began 1st professional season with Arizona Giants and short-season Salem-Keizer, going 1-2 with 3.72 ERA (8er, 19.2ip) in 16 relief outings...converted his last 4 save chances and did not allow an earned run over his final 11 appearances with Giants, spanning 12.2 innings...