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Leatherman Loves The Kids

A couple of days ago, Kyle Gunderson made the jump from High A Jupiter to AAA New Orleans, within the Florida Marlins organization.  Now, Gundy is only one level away from the MLB.  We believe that our next player to receive a call-up this year will be Dan Leatherman, who is currently with the High A Potomac Nationals.  Dan is having a tremendous year, with the highest total of logged innings in Potomac.  He is also sporting a 3.12 ERA with 54 strikeouts, and 20 walks in 57.2 innings pitched.  Yesterday, he picked up his 4th save of the season after pitching two innings of no run ball.  Here is part of what Robert Daski of the News & Messenger had to say:

Dan Leatherman stood to the right of the gate on the first side of Pfitzner Stadium signing autographs for children following his two-inning performance on Tuesday afternoon.

It is Leatherman’s custom to sign baseballs and cards and mingle with fans after games.

“It’s nice to hear fans telling you, ‘good job,’” Leatherman said. “That’s the reason why we’re here. We’re here for the fans.”

On this day, the Potomac Nationals relief pitcher earned the right to take a break from baseball after recording his fourth save this year.

His two scoreless innings, highlighted by Michael Burgess’s second spectacular catch of the game, helped the Nationals defeat the Frederick Keys 4-3 in game one of the three-game series.

Leatherman, a Frederick, Md. native, was the last of six pitchers Potomac manager Trent Jewett used. Combined, Potomac’s pitching staff was not great. It issued seven walks, hit two batters, allowed a home run and uncorked a wild pitch.

By Darren Heitner

Darren Heitner created Sports Agent Blog as a New Year's Resolution on December 31, 2005. Originally titled, "I Want To Be A Sports Agent," the website was founded with the intention of causing Heitner to learn more about the profession that he wanted to join, meet reputable individuals in the space and force himself to stay on top of the latest news and trends.

Heitner now runs Heitner Legal, P.L.L.C., which is a law firm with many practice areas, including sports law and contract law. Heitner has represented numerous athletes and sports agents as legal counsel. He has also served as an Adjunct Professor at Indiana University Bloomington from 2011-2014, where he created and taught a course titled, Sport Agency Management, which included subjects ranging from NCAA regulations to athlete agent certification and the rules governing the profession. Heitner serves as an Adjunct Professor at the University of Florida Levin College of Law, where he teaches a Sports Law class that includes case law surrounding athlete agents and the NCAA rules.