ATHERTON, Calif. – A dream came true early on Wednesday morning as Menlo College baseball's junior catcher Daniel Comstock heard his named called in the 50th annual Major League Baseball Draft. The Petaluma native was chosen in the 18th round, 526th overall, by the Arizona Diamondbacks. Comstock, who was recently named the NAIA West Group Player of the Year and an NAIA Second Team All-American, becomes the fourth Menlo player drafted in the last five years and highest draftee since Jimmy Bosco was selected by the St. Louis Cardinals in the 13th round of the 2013 draft. Comstock was one of 40 NAIA players to hear their names called over the course of the three-day draft.
Dan Comstock's senior season was one for the ages. After returning from offseason Tommy John surgery he finished top 25 nationally in eight different categories including: 5th in total bases per game (2.8), 7th in home runs (16), seventh in total bases (154), 8th in home runs per game (0.291), 16th in hits per game (1.527), 17th in slugging percentage (0.720), 22nd in total hits (84) and 24th in total doubles (20). His 16 home runs placed him first on the single-season home runs list at Menlo College. Comstock's junior season featured a host of career-highs including: at-bats (214), hits (84), runs (56), home runs (16), RBIs (56), walks (34), stolen bases (5), batting average (.393), on-base percentage (.482) and slugging percentage (.720). He also struck out a career-low 25 times in 214 at-bats.
In just three seasons, he overtook a number of career records in Menlo navy and white including: first all-time in hits (216), doubles (55), home runs (27) and RBIs (124).