Daniel Minor


Height: 5-11      Weight: 195

Bats: Right        Throws: Right

Born: Austin, Texas

Resides: Dripping Springs, Texas

High School: Dripping Springs (Dripping Springs, Texas)

College: Texas A&M-Corpus Christi (Corpus Christi, Texas – “Islanders”)

Draft: 9th – HOU – 2012

Born: 2/9/91      Opening Night Age: 26

Classification: LS-2


Career Highlights: Fifth season of professional baseball and first with the Goldeyes…signed by the Goldeyes on 2/9/17…career 20-9 record with four saves and a 3.70 ERA in 87 games, 64 of them in relief…28 games finished in career…223.2 career innings pitched, allowing 228 hits, 64 walks, and 19 home runs…194 career strikeouts…has averaged just 2.6 walks per nine innings as a professional…4-4 with a 3.72 ERA in 23 career starts (111.1 IP, 46 ER)…16-5 with a 3.69 ERA in 64 career relief appearances (112.1 IP, 46 ER)…has pitched more than 1.0 inning in 40 of 64 career relief appearances…has held right-handed batters to a .234 average in career…has held the opposition to a lifetime .235 average with runners in scoring position, and a .217 average with two outs and runners in scoring position…career 39% caught stealing rate while on the mound…earned the save in a combined no-hitter for the High-A California League’s Lancaster JetHawks on 5/13/14…won minor league championships in the Low-A Midwest League in 2013 and in the High-A California League in 2014…career 1.29 ERA in 14.0 postseason innings at the professional level…drafted by the Houston Astros in the 9th round in 2012…played college baseball at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi in Corpus Christi, Texas…was 10-3 with a 2.26 ERA for the Islanders in 110.1 innings during junior season in 2012…struck out 110 during junior year, including a 14-strikeout performance on 3/11/12 vs. the University of Texas, San Antonio…ninth-round draft selection was the highest in program history…majored in Kinesiology with a concentration in Physical Therapy…also played two seasons at McLennan Community College in Waco, Texas from 2010-11…combined for 82 strikeouts in 84.1 innings for the Highlanders during freshman and sophomore seasons…played at Dripping Springs High School in Dripping Springs, Texas…full name is Daniel Ryan Minor



Laredo (American Association/Ind.): Made two relief appearances for the Lemurs, allowing four earned runs in 2.0 innings…allowed six hits, one walk, and zero home runs…struck out two…finished one game…helped the Lemurs win the American Association championship


Corpus Christi (Texas/AA/Houston): 0-1 with a 3.48 ERA for the Hooks in seven games, all of them in relief…finished two games…10.1 innings pitched, allowing seven hits, seven walks, and one home run…struck out eight…did not allow an earned run in five of seven relief appearances…pitched more than 1.0 inning in four of seven relief appearances…struck out two over 2.0 shutout relief innings on 4/16 vs. Springfield…pitched 2.0 shutout relief innings on 5/16 at Frisco



Lancaster (California/A+/Houston): 9-3 with three saves and a 4.25 ERA for the JetHawks in 36 games, all of them in relief…finished 22 games…53.0 innings pitched, allowing 52 hits, 17 walks, and six home runs…struck out 85…did not allow an earned run in 22 of 36 relief appearances…pitched 2.0 or more innings in 15 of 36 relief appearances…struck out three in 2.0 scoreless relief innings while earning the win on 4/30 vs. High Desert…picked up relief win on 5/4 vs. San Jose, striking out two in 2.1 shutout innings…earned relief win on 5/8 at Lake Elsinore, striking out two in 2.0 shutout innings…struck out two in 1.0 shutout relief inning on 5/13 vs. Bakersfield while earning the save…worked 2.2 shutout relief innings with two strikeouts to earn the win on 5/26 vs. Inland Empire…earned the save on 7/5 vs. Rancho Cucamonga, striking out two in 1.1 scoreless relief innings…pitched 2.2 shutout relief innings with two strikeouts on 7/18 vs. Visalia…earned win in relief on 8/3 vs. Lake Elsinore with 2.0 scoreless innings…struck out three in 2.0 shutout relief innings on 8/15 at Bakersfield…struck out five in 2.2 shutout relief innings on 8/18 at Bakersfield…helped the JetHawks win the California League championship…did not allow an earned run in 8.0 postseason innings over four appearances while striking out eight…pitched 2.0 shutout innings in clinching Game Three of the California League Division Finals on 9/8 at Inland Empire to complete a three-game sweep…pitched 2.0 shutout innings and recorded the final six outs of the decisive Game Five of the California League Championship Series on 9/15 vs. Visalia



Quad Cities (Midwest/A/Houston): 8-3 with one save and a 3.71 ERA for the River Bandits in 31 games, 19 of them in relief…finished three games…99.1 innings pitched, allowing 112 hits, 29 walks, and nine home runs…struck out 85…allowed two or fewer earned runs in eight of 12 starts, and allowed more than four earned runs in just one of them…did not allow an earned run in 11 of 19 relief appearances…pitched 2.0 or more innings in 14 of 19 relief appearances…made first career relief appearance and picked up the win on 4/5 at Kane County, allowing one earned run in 2.1 innings…started and took no-decision on 4/22 at Wisconsin, allowing one earned run in 5.0 innings…picked up win in relief on 4/27 vs. Lansing, striking out six in 3.0 scoreless innings…earned first career save on 5/15 at Wisconsin, striking out four in 4.0 shutout innings…pitched 4.0 scoreless relief innings and earned the win on 5/24 vs. Wisconsin, striking out five…worked 3.1 shutout relief innings and struck out four to earn the win on 6/11 vs. Cedar Rapids…earned win in relief on 7/19 at Fort Wayne, pitching 3.0 scoreless innings with one strikeout…struck out three in 2.0 shutout relief innings to earn the win on 7/22 at Lake County…started and won on 9/2 vs. Beloit, allowing one earned run in 6.0 innings with five strikeouts…helped the River Bandits win the Midwest League championship…started and won the decisive Game Three of the Midwest League Semi Finals on 9/9 at Beloit, allowing two earned runs in 6.0 innings and striking out six



Greeneville (Appalachian/R/Houston): 3-2 with a 2.75 ERA in 11 starts for the Astros during rookie professional season…59.0 innings pitched, allowing 51 hits, 10 walks, and three home runs…struck out 48…led the New York-Penn League in ERA…also led the New York-Penn League in WHIP (1.03) and ranked third in batting average against (.229)…allowed two or fewer earned runs in eight of 11 starts, and allowed three or fewer earned runs in 10 of them…pitched at least 5.0 innings in seven of 11 starts…walked one or zero batters in eight of 11 starts, and walked two or fewer batters in all of them…made professional debut in start on 6/23 at Kingsport, striking out three in 3.0 shutout innings while taking a no-decision…allowed one earned run in 6.1 innings while taking the loss in start on 7/19 vs. Pulaski…started and pitched 6.0  shutout innings with three strikeouts on 8/4 vs. Johnson City while taking a no-decision…earned first career win on 8/10 at Princeton, pitching 7.0 shutout innings, allowing one hit, and striking out 11…started and earned the win on 8/17 vs. Burlington with 6.0 shutout innings and six strikeouts…started and won on 8/23 at Danville, allowing one earned run in 7.0 innings while striking out five


Rick Forney on Daniel Minor: I’m pleased to announce the additions of Daniel and Icezack (Flemming) to the club.  Daniel was successful in the Astros’ organization, and has shown the ability to fill many roles.