Former St. Albans baseball standout Danny Hultzen (’08) has officially retired from Major League Baseball, at least as a player. Hultzen will be putting down his glove to join the Chicago Cubs front office under assistant general manager Craig Breslow. Hultzen was drafted to the Diamondbacks in the 10th round of the 2008 MLB Draft. However, Hultzen didn’t sign, opting to attend college. He enrolled at Virginia where he played for the Cavaliers baseball team in the ACC.
On June 6, 2011, Hultzen was the second player selected in the MLB draft but his career never did take off after dealing with numerous injuries. Hultzen finally made his debut on Sept. 8, 2019, striking out three Brewers in a scoreless inning. In fact, he allowed no runs in six appearances (3 1/3 innings) with the Cubs that season, which was his last.
Hulzten’s minor league and major league stats are below. You can also read an entertaining thread on DCSportsFan where site members compare Hultzen and St. John’s outfielder L.J. Hoes.