Daniel Edward Lamb-Hunt
- Bats Right, Throws Right
- Height 5' 11", Weight 165 lb.
Daniel Lamb-Hunt has played in Australia and Germany.
Lamb-Hunt signed with the Atlanta Braves in 2005 but never played in the US. In 2008, he went 4 for 10 with 3 doubles, 4 runs and 3 RBI in limited action in the Claxton Shield. He was 5 for 16 with a double and a walk for Queensland in the 2009 Claxton Shield. In 2010, he hit .270/.308/.351 for Queensland, his playing time continuing to rise. He spent the summer in Germany with the Pulheim Gophers and had a superb year at .411/.500/.710 with 29 runs and 22 RBI in 28 games as a middle infielder. He was third in the northern Bundesliga-1 in average, tied Dominik Wulf for the home run lead (7), tied Evan Porter for 9th in RBI, was 3rd in hits (44), led in triples (3), tied Wulf for 4th in runs, led in times plunked (9), led in slugging (by 72 points), was second in OBP and led in OPS (by 64 points).
In the 2010-2011 Australian Baseball League, Lamb-Hunt was 3 for 22 with a double and two walks for the Brisbane Bandits. In the summer of 2011, Lamb-Hunt remained dominant for Pulheim, at .440/.542/.736 with 29 RBI and 30 runs in 28 games. He was among the northern Bundesliga-1 leaders in average (3rd, after Chris Beck and Elliot Biddle), home runs (7, tied for first with Biddle), RBI (1st), hits (40, 5th), slugging (2nd, 40 points behind Biddle) and OBP (2nd, 33 points behind Craig Pycock). He was named the league's best hitter. With Brisbane in 2011-2012, he went 3 for 21 with a home run.
When Pulheim folded, Daniel moved to the Bonn Capitals, but his batting line fell to .287/.402/.444 with 29 RBI in 30 games in 2012. He was 7 for 26 with a double, four walks and RBI for Brisbane in 2012-2013. He was with the New Zealand national team in the 2013 World Baseball Classic Qualifiers, being one of their top hitters - .353/.389/.529 - though he had only one run and RBI in four games. He was second on the team in both average and slugging, behind Scott Campbell.
With the 2013 Capitals, Lamb-Hunt rebounded to .426/.494/.902 with 28 RBI, 18 runs and six homers in 19 games. He was 4th in average (behind Brent Buffa, Tanner Leighton and Moritz Buttgereit), led in slugging (.132 over Bradley Roper-Hubbert), was 8th in OBP, tied Buttgereit for 6th in RBI and tied Björn Schonlau for second in home runs (3 behind Roper-Hubbert). He hit .309/.402/.479 with 28 runs in 24 games for Bonn in 2014, fielding .931 between SS, 2B and 3B. He tied for 4th in home runs (3), was 5th in RBI and tied Daniel Sanchez for third in runs. He saw limited action for the 2015 Capitals (6 for 16, 2 2B, 3B, 5 RBI, BB, 2 R).
In the 2017 World Baseball Classic Qualifiers in February 2016, he was again a starter for New Zealand, but did not hit as well (0 for 9, 3 BB, 2 R).