Daniel Stumpf was drafted out of San Jacinto JC in the 9th round (of the 2012 draft by the Kansas City Royals.
He was a solid pitcher in the Royals system, both as a starter and then a pen arm. He never really cracked any prospect lists, but he is the kind of organizational player that could easily snake his way up to a big league roster spot.
Before the 2016 began he was snagged by the Phillies in the Rule 5 draft. He opened the season on the 25 man roster, but only made it though five innings before he was suspended 80 games for using performance-enhancing drugs. He would be released in July.
Since the Phillies released him, he was offered back to the Royals. But he would not be with them for long: in December the Tigers used their Rule 5 draft pick on him, so he is on their 25 man roster to open the season.
There is a good chance he can stick as a lefty specialist.
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