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Daniel Schlereth
Daniel Schlereth

RS Junior

Lone Tree, Colo.

High School:
Highlands Ranch

Last College:

Height / Weight:
6-1 / 210



Selected by the Oakland Athletics in the eighth round of the 2007 MLB draft, but opted to return to Arizona rather than sign.


Arizona freshman record holder for saves (7) ... Is second all-time at Arizona with 15 career saves.

Arizona 2007

Appeared in 24 games, making one start ... Went 3-1 with a team-high eight saves, a 2.68 ERA and 47 Ks in 37 innings pitched ... NCAA Wichita Regional (June 1-4): Appeared in two games and worked a combined five innings during the postseason. Won his third game of the season with two innings of work against New Orleans. Allowed one run on three hits with three strikeouts and no walks ... at No. 6 Arizona State (May 23-25): Appeared in two games of the series and worked 2 2/3 scoreless innings ... Washington (May 18-20): Tossed two hitless innings in the series finale on Sunday ... USC (May 13-14): Surrendered an unearned run on three hits in 2 2/3 innings of work ... Liberty (May 4-6): Won his second game of the year with 1 1/3 scoreless innings of relief in the series finale ... at UCLA (April 27-29): Appeared in two games in the series and worked a combined one inning ... vs. No. 10 Arizona State (March 28): Earned his eighth save of the season with two scoreless innings at Chase Field ... Missed almost a month of the season with a strained muscle in his back after the Arizona State appearance ... Northern Colorado (March 24-25): Appeared in two games during the series and allowed just one hit in three innings of work. Picked up his seventh save of the year and struck out six batters ... at Hawaii (March 9-11): Appeared in two games and collected a pair of saves. Finished the series with four Ks ... Eastern Michigan (March 2-4): Appeared in two games in the series. Earned his fourth save of the season in a two-inning stint in the finale. Tied his season-high with five Ks in the game ... at UNLV (Feb. 23-25): Picked up his first win of the season with 2 1/3 innings of scoreless relief. Struck out a season-high five batters ... at No. 8 Cal State Fullerton (Feb. 16-18): Notched his third save of the season with 1 1/3 hitless innings. Struck out three and walked one ... New Mexico (Feb. 9-11): Tallied his second save of the season with two scoreless innings of work. Overcame a season-high five walks by striking out four and not allowing a hit ... Utah Valley State (Feb. 6-7): Earned his first save of the year in a one-inning appearance ... Gonzaga (Feb. 2-4): Made his first career start.

Arizona 2006

Appeared in 23 games, all in relief ... Went 3-1 with a team-high seven saves and a 4.56 ERA ... Struck out 64 batters in 47 1/3 innings ... Took over the closer role after all-time saves leader Mark Melancon was shut down in early April ... at USC (May 26-28): Earned his sixth and seventh saves in a combined 3 1/3 innings in two appearances ... Closed out UA's season-ending game with a scoreless inning of work. Gave up one unearned run over 2 1/3 innings for the save in the series-opening, 10-5, Arizona win ... No. 12 Arizona State (May 19-21): Set the Arizona freshman record for saves with a four-inning outing against the Sun Devils ... Washington State (May 13-15): Worked a combined two innings in two appearances ... UNLV (May 5-7): Tied a season-high with seven strikeouts and earned his third win of the year with five-inning outing against UNLV, the school he transferred from ... at Washington (April 28-30): Was charged with his only loss of the year after giving up one earned run on two hits over two innings of work ... Southern Utah (April 25-26): Tied the Arizona freshman record for saves with against the Thunderbirds. Tossed 1 1/3 scoreless innings in Arizona's 7-5 win ... Stanford (April 21-23): Tossed three scoreless innings of relief to pick up his third save of the year. Struck out four and allowed just one hit ... at New Mexico (April 180: Struck out two of the three hitters he faced in a no-decision effort ... UCLA (April 13-15): Recorded his second win of the season with four solid innings of relief. Gave up just one run on two hits, while striking out three in Arizona's 4-3 win ... vs. No. 10 Arizona State (April 2): Earned his first career victory by recording the final seven outs at the inaugural Challenge at Chase via the K. Went 2 1/3 innings and finished with a season-high seven strikeouts and one walk ... La Salle (Feb. 24-26): Struck out six of the nine batters he faced in a two-inning outing ... at UC Riverside (Feb. 10-12): Appeared in two games and tossed a combined 3 2/3 scoreless innings ... Recorded his second career save with three shutout innings in UA's 11-5 in the series finale ... Loyola Marymount (Feb. 3-5): Earned his first career save in his first career appearance. Worked four shutout innings in a 10-5 win over the Lions. Struck out three and walked one in his UA debut.

UNLV 2005

Redshirted his freshman season after undergoing Tommy John surgery on his left elbow after his senior year in high school.

High School

Graduated from Highlands Ranch High School in Highlands Ranch, Colo., in 2004 where he earned four varsity letters in baseball for coach Alan Digiosio ... All-state his junior and senior years ... Tossed six no-hitters in his high school career ... Struck out a school record 19 batters in a single game ... Team won four straight conference championships in baseball while he was on the roster ... Named to the Top 50 All-Star game his senior year ... Also an accomplished football player, earning three varsity letters on the gridiron ... All-state in football his senior year ... Broke the school rushing record in a game and single season by a QB and had the longest run from scrimmage in school history, 96 yards ... Football team captain his senior year ... Colorado Gatorade Offensive Player of the Year his senior season.

Summer Leagues

Participated at the 2003 Area Code Games in Long Beach Calif.


Full name: Daniel Robert Schlereth ... Born 5/9/86 in Anchorage, Alaska ... Son of Mark and Lisa Schlereth ... Father, who is currently an analyst for ESPN, played 12 seasons in the NFL for the Washington Redskins and Denver Broncos, and was a member of three Super Bowl-winning teams ... Mother graduated from Hawaii, father from Idaho ... Has two sisters, Alexandria and Avery ... Majoring in religious studies.