8 Michael Danner
8 Michael Danner
Height: 5-10
Weight: 185
Year: So.
Hometown: Tampa, Fla.
Position: OF
Hometown/Previous School: L/R
Previous School: Gaither High School

Career Highlights:

  • All-Suncoast Conference First Team (2012)
  • FCSAA All-State First Team (2012)
  • Male Scholar Athlete Award (2012)
  • Suncoast Conference Top Ten Player (2012)
  • FCSAA/NJCAA Gulf District All-Tournament Team (2012)
  • Signed with University of Tampa (2011)
  • All-Suncoast Conference First Team (2011)
  • FCSAA All-State First Team (2011)
  • Suncoast Conference Top Ten Player (2011)
  • Academic All-State (2011)
  • Named to Suncoast Conference All-Star Team (2011)

2012: Played in 58 games in his sophomore season...Had a batting average of .325 (74-for-228) and had a slugging percentage of .548...Scored 47 runs and collected a team high 68 RBIs...Bashed 10 home runs...Stole 27 bases.

2011: Saw plenty of time as a freshman playing in 55 games...Had solid offensive numbers hitting .357 with 5 homers, 46 RBIs, and 58 runs scored...Had 22 total extra base hits.

High School: Played baseball at Gaither High School in Tampa, FL...Played under Coach Frank Permuy...Awarded Best Hitter in Saladino Tournament...Holds the record for most RBIs and hits in a season...Named First Team All-Conference. 

Personal: Son of Dan and Nancy Danner...Majoring in Sports Management...Nickname: Dannerson...Lists Tampa Bay Rays as his favorite baseball team...Lists Fred's, Manny's Chophouse and Chilis as his favorite places to eat...Best timed diver...Models his swing after IchiroSuzuki.

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