We continue the list today with number 74 in our countdown with Cal-State Fullerton junior RHP Daniel Renken. He is a 6’4 195 pound righty out of Orange Lutheran High School and from Cypress California. He was a three year letter winner for head coach Mike Grahovac with a career record of 17-7 including an impressive senior season where he went 8-3 with a 1.95 ERA as he was named All-Orange County. The Colorado Rockies selected him in the 35th round in 2007 but were unable to come to terms with him.
He made the trip to Cal-State Fullerton to continue his baseball career. In his freshman season, he went 5-5 with a 4.11 ERA in 16 appearances (14 starts). Collegiate Baseball named him a First-Team Freshman All-American while Rivals named him a Second-Team All-American. Renken’s real breakout season came in 2009 which saw him go 11-3 with a 2.69 ERA serving as the number 1 weekend starter last season. He struck out 103 batters in his 123.2 innings of work. He held opponents to a .206 batting average against.
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