For the major league pitcher, see Danny Kolb.
Daniel Joseph Kolb
- Bats Right, Throws Right
- Height 6' 1", Weight 190 lb.
- School Manatee Community College
Dan J. Kolb pitched his 7th and final season in professional baseball in 2007.
In 2002, Kolb pitched for the Beloit Snappers, with a 8-0 record and 4.00 ERA. He struck out 114 batters in 119 1/3 IP. The next year, he made it up to high class A but struggled mightily for the High Desert Mavericks. He went 6-12 with a 6.42 ERA. Opponents hit .311 against him. He tied John Barnett for the California League lead in losses and led the league in hits allowed (194), runs allowed (118), earned runs allowed (107) and home runs allowed (24). He had the 3rd-worst ERA in US-based affiliated minor leagues. It was a stark contrast from what the other Dan Kolb was doing in the Milwaukee bullpen.
In 2004, Kolb returned to High Desert and improved somewhat, going 3-3 with 3 saves and a 5.42 ERA.
The Montréal Expos selected Kolb in the minor league phase of the 2004 Rule V Draft. He was assigned to the Potomac Cannons and had a 4-3 record with 3 saves and a 5.62 ERA. In 2006, Kolb pitched for Potomac (0 R in 11 IP) and the Harrisburg Senators (4-2, 8 Sv, 3.66, 82 K in 78 2/3 IP, .211 opponent average). Splitting 2007 between the Potomac Nationals, Harrisburg Senators and Columbus Clippers, Kolb went 2-2 with a 5.09 ERA in 33 relief appearances.
Primary Sources: 2002-2007 Baseball Almanacs