CQ Athlete in the News

Reds Draft Former Champion’s QUEST Athlete!

The Cincinnati Reds selected the 6′ 4″ 205lb pitcher  as the 757th pick overall by in the 2010 MLB Draft. All of us here at Champion’s QUEST are very excited for Daniel as we know he has a long future with the sport of baseball ahead of him! He has been mentally driven to play at the professional level since I met him when he was a freshman in high school at Orange Lutheran. All of his hard work, dedication and focus on the game has paid off and we couldn’t be more proud! You can read more about Daniels stats HERE.

The Champion’s QUEST Athlete Academy was Daniel’s choice for his strength and athletic performance training program when he was in high school. His pitching coach told him that in order to get more velocity on his arm, he had to get stronger and more flexible. Since he had his mind set on playing in college as well in the majors one day, Daniel committed to an athletic performance improvement program at Champion’s QUEST all through high school to give him the competitive advantage he needed. His parents Jeff and JoAnn were very supportive of his commitment to be the best that he could be!

Because of his commitment to his pitching coach and his structured training program at Champion’s QUEST Daniel achieved the following though his high school career: He was a three-year Letterman for Head Coach Mike Grahovac • Was a two-time all-league pitcher and earned the Trinity League’s Most Valuable Pitcher Award as a senior • He was 8-3 with a 1.95 ERA as a senior striking out 67 in 61 innings en route to his placement on the All-Orange County first team • Threw a complete game, four-hit shutout vs. Mater Dei in 2007 striking out 11 in the win • Posted a career 17-7 record for the Lancers and picked up a pair of team Most Valuable Pitcher Awards along the way • Was drafted by the Colorado Rockies in the 35th round of the MLB first-year player draft in 2007.


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