This week we are catching up with former Waterloo Bucks pitcher Dan Jennings. The Florida Marlins drafted the Berkeley, CA native in the 9th round of the 2008 MLB First Year Player Draft. Since being drafted, Jennings has been working his way through Florida’s minor league system, seeing action at their double-A level club the Jacksonville Suns.

In 2009 Jennings appeared in a total of 45 games for the single A affiliates; Greensboro and Jupitor. Jennings then made the jump to double A with the Jacksonville Suns.  Jennings  appeared in 62.2 innings finishing with a 1-2 record with an impressive 2.15 ERA.  Jennings had 69 strikeouts and only walked 24 batters while holding opposing batters to a .221 average.

This past year Jennings appeared in 37 games for the Jacksonville Suns where he pitched a total of 52.2 innings while collecting a 4-2 record with an impressive 2.53 ERA.  Jennings struck out 44 batters while only walking 26 and holding batters to a .253 batting average.

Jennigns played for Waterloo in 2006-07 where he appeared in 33 games for the Bucks. During his time with the Bucks, Jennings pitched 125.1 innings and collecting a 6-7 record with a 2.58 ERA.  Jennings struck out 99 batters while walking 51 and holding batters to a .255 batting average.

Check every Wednesday for “Catching Up with the Bucks.”