30 Dan Motl  
Dan  Motl

Class:
Junior

Hometown:
Burnsville, Minn.

High School:
Burnsville

Height / Weight:
6-2 / 185

Position:
OF

Experience:
2L

Bats/Throws:
R/R


07/06/2015

Summer Roundup: July 6

A look at how the Gophers have fared on the diamond this summer

06/29/2015

Summer Roundup: June 29

A look at how the Gophers are performing this summer

06/22/2015

Summer Roundup: June 22

Check-in on current, former and future Gophers

03/22/2013

Gophers Defeat the Texas Longhorns 5-1

Minnesota scored all 5 runs in the first two innings to claim the win

03/17/2013

Gophers Drop Series Finale to Sycamores

Minnesota led 3-0 only to fall, 9-4 to Indiana State

03/14/2013

Gophers Belt Three Homers

Matt Halloran missed a game-winning home run by inches as the Gophers lost to Omaha 10-9 in 11 innings.

Photo Gallery

2015 • JUNIOR SEASON:
Started 36 games, primarily in center field • batted .291 with a .359 on-base percentage, 30 runs scored and 19 driven in • hit nine doubles and three home runs • recorded a 17-game hitting streak (3/13-4/18) and 21-game on-base streak (3/13-5/9), the longest such streaks by a Gopher in four years • batted 30-for-64 (.469) during the hitting streak, which ended his first game back in the lineup after an injury (5/5) • succeeded on 13 of 16 stolen base attempts, tied for seventh in the Big Ten at the end of the regular season • his seven steals in conference play ranked fifth • hit .312 with six doubles and three home runs in Big Ten play • Academic All-Big Ten. Game Highlights: Went 2-for-5 with a run and two RBIs at Houston (2/15) • started his hitting streak with a 2-for-4 day against James Madison (3/13) with two runs, an RBI, a double and a walk • scored a season-high three runs and went 3-for-4 with an RBI against Monmouth (3/15) • led off a game with his first career home run at Maryland (3/21) • went 3-for-3 with two runs vs. St. John’s (3/31) • went 3-for-5 with a double, a run, two RBIs and a stolen base at Rutgers, then hit 2-for-5 with two runs, two more RBIS, a home run and another steal in the second game of the doubleheader (4/4) • hit a pair of doubles at Nebraska (4/11) • went 3-for-5 in the second game (4/12) • homered in a 2-for-5, two-run, two-RBI game against Michigan State (5/15).

2014 • SOPHOMORE SEASON:

Started 29 games in center field, with a .969 fielding percentage • missed some action after an injury early in the season, but re-entered the lineup in late March • nine-game hitting streak was second-longest on team (4/26-5/10) • had nine multi-hit games • had a .283 batting average and .646 on-base + slugging percentage • went 1-for-4 with a stolen base and run scored against Northern Illinois (2/15) • in the Michigan series (4/4-6) went 2-for-6 (.300) with a stolen base and run scored • hit a double while going 2-for-2 in an extra innings loss to Nebraska (4/13) • swiped a base in a multi-hit game against Iowa (4/19) • hit 3-for-4 with a triple at Iowa (4/20) • had four hits, two RBIs, three runs, a stolen base and was hit by pitch in a doubleheader against Penn State (4/26) • hit two doubles against Augsburg (5/6) • had a season-high three RBIs in a 2-for-5 effort against Purdue (5/10) • scored both of Minnesota's runs in a win at Indiana (5/15) • received the team's George Thomas Most Improved Player Award • Academic All-Big Ten.

2013 • FRESHMAN SEASON:
Played in 27 games, starting in 14 • batted .194 with a .356 on-base percentage • scored eight runs and had three RBI • had a 1.000 fielding percentage and 28 putouts • started and smacked a double against Western Michigan for his first collegiate hit (2/23) • batted 1-for-2 with a walk and two runs vs. Utah (3/2) • walked twice and drove in a run vs. Western Illinois (3/8) • went 2-for-3 with two runs and an RBI against Iowa (4/26).

SUMMER BASEBALL:
In summer 2014, played for the Willmar Stingers of the Northwoods League.

HIGH SCHOOL:

Two-time all-state selection as a junior and senior with Burnsville Blaze • named a finalist for the Lions Male Amateur Athlete of the Year • Lions All-Star • Academic All-State • Mr. Baseball finalist • starting centerfielder for the Blaze • as a senior, batted .413 with 14 runs batted in, 29 runs scored and had an on-base percentage of .478 • team captain as a senior • batted .456 as a junior, with a school record 41 runs scored, had 18 runs batted in and 25 stolen bases in just 27 games • helped the Blaze to the Minnesota Class AAA State Championship in 2011 • all-conference selection as a junior and senior in baseball as well as all-conference in football (quarterback) • played summer American Legion ball with the Burnsville Cobras.

PERSONAL:
Sports Management major • Born January 20, 1994 • son of Kevin and Mary Motl • has two older siblings, Kyle and Mandy • father, Kevin, played football at Wisconsin and grandfather was a part of the 1941 national championship basketball team, also at Wisconsin • enjoys going to the family cabin, hunting and fishing.

CAREER STATISTICS

Year GP GS Avg AB R H RBI 2B 3B HR SLG BB SO SB SBA
2013 27 14 .194 36 8 7 3 1 0 0 .222 8 12 0 1
2014 35 29 .283 106 14 30 8 4 1 0 .340 5 24 7 7
2015 36 36 .291 141 30 41 19 9 0 3 .418 9 32 13 16
Total 98 79 .276 283 52 78 30 14 1 3 .318 22 68 20 24

BIG TEN STATISTICS

Year GP GS Avg AB R H RBI 2B 3B HR SLG BB SO SB SBA
2013 8 3 .250 8 2 2 1 0 0 0 .250 2 2 0 0
2014 22 18 .333 63 12 21 6 2 1 0 .397 3 14 6 6
2015 20 20 .312 77 18 24 11 6 0 3 .506 7 21 7 9
Total 50 41 .318 148 32 47 18 8 1 3 .446 12 37 13 15