Dan Madsen

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Dan Evan Madsen

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Biographical Information[edit]

Dan Madsen has been a minor league player, coach and manager as well as a scout.

Madsen was picked by the Texas Rangers in the 52nd round of the 1989 amateur draft but went on to UNLV. The Chicago Cubs chose him in the 21st round of the 1992 amateur draft, right between Larry Sutton and Danny Perez. In 1992, he hit .243/.381/.336 and stole 12 bases in 25 tries for the Geneva Cubs. He had 42 walks, 65 strikeouts and 12 hit-by-pitch in 294 plate appearances. He was among the Midwest League leaders in walks (tied for 4th), HBP (1st) and caught stealing (tied for third with Lonell Roberts). The outfielder struggled with the 1993 Peoria Chiefs, batting just .211/.328/.302. He split 1993 between Peoria (.310/.393/.474 in 33 G) and the Daytona Cubs (.201/.318/.327 in 92 G). For the year, he had 11 triples and 22 steals in 35 tries. He tied for fifth in the Florida State League with 9 triples. Among Cubs farmhands, he led in triples (5 more than anyone else) and was 4th in steals (behind Elinton Jasco, Scott Bullett and Doug Glanville).

In 1995, Madsen had 32 stealsa in 41 tries between three Cubs affiliaes and two independent teams. He played for the Abilene Prairie Dogs (.258/.324/.405), Pueblo Bighorns (14 for 31, 2 2B, 4 BB, 5 SB), Daytona (7 for 36, 2B, HR, 3 BB), Orlando Cubs (5 for 26, 3B, 6 BB) and Rockford Cubbies (.261/.391/.375, 14 SB in 29 G).

Madsen later was hitting coach for the 1997 Grays Harbor Gulls. He managed Abilene in 1999 and the San Angelo Colts in 2001-2002. He was hitting coach for the Chico Heat also for part of 2002 and got into one game, going 0 for 4. Overall, he had hit .238/.348/.352 in 389 minor league games, with 193 runs, 167 RBI, 75 steals in 118 tries and 182 walks. He fielded .975 in the outfield.

Dan then was hired by the Boston Red Sox as a scout. He signed Justin Masterson and Dustin Pedroia.

Sources include MLB.com

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