MISSAKI, DANIEL

Position: Pitcher

DOB: April 9, 1996

Height: 6’0″ / Weight: 170

Bats: Right / Throws: Right

40-man roster: No

How acquired: Trade with Mariners (December 9, 2015)

Profile:  Originally signed by the Seattle Mariners in 2013, Missaki spent three years in the Mariners farm system before being traded to Milwaukee in December of 2015 along with pitchers Freddy Peralta and Carlos Herrera in a deal that sent first baseman Adam Lind to Seattle.  Missaki, who underwent Tommy John surgery in May of 2015 after suffering a torn ligament in his elbow, was forced to undergo a second TJ procedure in 2016, and has yet to take the mound for the Brewers after two years in their system.  Missaki wound up pitching for Brazil in the 2013 World Baseball Classic at the age of 16 and when healthy, showed a poise and mound presence that are easy to like.  With a low-90’s fastball, changeup, splitter, slider and cutter, Missaki has a wide array of offerings and put up impressive strikeout numbers thanks to his plus command when he was on the mound.  Having not thrown a pitch in game since May of 2015 however, it’s difficult to say just where the right-handed hurler is at in his career.

2013:  Missaki signed a free agent deal with the Mariners and joined their AZL affiliate in Peoria, Arizona, where he pitched in seven games at the age of 17.  He went 0-1 with a 6.23 earned run average, striking out 15 batters in 13 innings of work.

2014:  After getting his feet wet in the AZL a year earlier, Missaki was assigned to Pulaski of the Appalachian League in 2014, where he made 11 starts.  He put up impressive numbers, going 6-3 with a 2.76 ERA, holding opposing hitters to a .212 batting average while striking out more than a batter per inning.

2015:  The Mariners planned to give Missaki his first taste of full-season ball in 2015, assigning him to Low-A Clinton.  He got off to a nice start for the LumberKings, posting an ERA of 3.41 through six starts there, but suffered an injury in early May that forced him to go under the knife, knocking him out for the remainder of the season.

2016:  Traded to Milwaukee in December of 2015, Missaki had to have a second Tommy John surgery in March of 2016.  The surgery knocked him out for all of the 2016 season.

2017:  After undergoing a pair of Tommy John procedures in 2015 and 2016, Missaki continued to work his way back, but did not appear in a single game in 2017 either.