2012 USA Collegiate National Team Profiles
Player: Dan Child
Previous USA Teams: 2008 16U
Hometown: Rocklin, CA
High School: Jesuit
College: Oregon State Beavers
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Child leads the Oregon State Beavers in Strikeouts (78); tied for lead in Combined-on Shutouts (2); ranks second in ERA (2.75), and tied for second in Wins (6) and Complete Games (1); named to All-PAC 12 Honorable Mention list…
Appeared in four games, going 0-1 with a 9.00 ERA … Worked five innings, striking out two and walking two.
Jesuit High School alumnus. Lettered in baseball for three seasons for head coach Joe Potulny … Teammate of current and former Beavers Andrew Susac and Danny Hayes … Earned all-city and all-league during his tenure … Rated as the No. 86 high school prospect in the nation by www.pgcrosschecker.com … Played for the Tournament of Stars and the Rawlings NorCal World Series … Under Armour All-American … Went 6-1 as a senior, posting an ERA of 1.87 … Struck out 67 in 52 1/3 innings and allowed just 30 hits to go along with 22 walks … Opponents hit .159 against him … As a junior, threw 6 2/3 innings, striking out 10 … Posted an ERA of 4.20 and allowed five hits … Earned one save … Lettered his sophomore season, and went 2-0 with a 1.14 ERA … Struck out 20 in 12 1/3 innings and limited opponents to three hits while issuing five walks.
Major is undecided … Born July 24, 1992 in Fresno, Calif. … Son of Dan and Lori Child … Has two brothers, Christopher and Andrew, and two sisters, Emily and Allison … Enjoys tennis, basketball, biking and playing XBox video games … Favorite TV show is Man Vs. Food and favorite move is Gladiator … Biggest athletic thrill to date is winning a Gold medal with Team USA 18U in Mexico in 2009 … Chose Oregon State because of the great program and is in a great college town.
SCOUTING REPORT (Preseason)
After being used sparingly by Oregon State last spring as a freshman (five innings in four appearances), Child saw more action this summer in an expanded relief role. He posted a 1.06 ERA with five saves in 42 innings of work spread over 18 appearances, all of which came out of the bullpen. He showed an aggressive approach, striking out 34, and solid control, walking only 11. His best attribute may be his ability to add late sinking action to his 90-94 fastball, while also mixing in a sharp 82-83 slider. He was also adept at using his powerfully-built, 6-foot-4, 225-pound frame to throw on a pronounced downhill plane, though has effort in his delivery. Child may get an opportunity to start in 2012 at OSU, but at this stage seems to profile best in late relief, drawing comparisons to all-star closer Brad Lidge.
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