- Full name Daniel Joseph Muno
- Born 02/09/1989 in Long Beach, CA
- Profile Ht.: 6'1" / Wt.: 195 / Bats: S / Throws: R
- School Fresno State
- Debut 04/17/2015
Drafted in the 8th round (252nd overall) by the New York Mets in 2011 (signed for $10,000).
View Draft ReportSenior infielder Danny Muno, a 26th round pick last year by the Cubs, has been remarkably consistent and has done nothing but hit at Fresno. He is an above-average runner who puts together smart at-bats with good bat speed from both sides of the plate. He played third base this year, but profiles better at second base or as a utility player.
Organization Prospect Rankings
Muno served as starting shortstop and offensive catalyst for Fresno State's 2008 national championship team as a freshman. He shifted to third base as a Bulldogs senior in 2011 but moved back to shortstop with Brooklyn after signing for $10,000 as a Mets eighth-round pick. He won the New York-Penn League batting (.355) and on-base (.466) crowns, also sharing the league lead with 23 doubles while driving the Cyclones into the playoffs. Muno launched the ball out of Citi Field during one batting-practice session, but power probably will be the least of his tools. He knows the strike zone and has the bat speed from both sides of the plate to hit for a solid average, though not all scouts trust that he'll be physical enough to be anything than a fringy offensive player. He's a slightly above-average runner with strong baserunning instincts. Muno makes the routine plays at shortstop but lacks the range to hold down the position on an everyday basis. He has ample arm strength for either second or third base. His overall package of tools profiles best at second base or in a utility role. After his excellent pro debut, he could jump to high Class A in 2012.
Minor League Top Prospects
A consummate winner, Muno was the starting shortstop and offensive catalyst for Fresno State's 2008 national championship team as a freshman. He played third base as a senior this spring but moved back to short in the NY-P, which he led in batting (.355), on-base percentage (.466) and doubles (23). Not all scouts are sold on his bat, though he manages the strike zone very well, grinds out at-bats and has bat speed from both sides of the plate. "He has some of the best knowledge of the strike zone I've ever seen from a young kid," Brooklyn manager Rich Donnelly said. "His bat is going to play and his OBP is ridiculous. He's been a winner his whole life. He's a tough kid and I just like him." Muno lacks the range to be an everyday shortstop in the big leagues, but he has good infield actions and instincts to go along with a solid arm. He has a chance to be a regular at second base or a versatile utilityman who can fill in all over the infield. He has slightly above-average speed and good baserunning instincts.
Best Tools List
- Rated Best Strike-Zone Discipline in the New York Mets in 2013
- Rated Best Strike-Zone Discipline in the New York Mets in 2012