Daniel grew up in Albany, California and played for Norcal Baseball, one of the top travel ball organizations in the country. After high school, he came to the midwest and pitched at Dominican University, voted first team all conference in his senior season.
While in college, Daniel played all across the country and even played abroad in both Australia and Israel. For the past 3 summers, he has been a youth baseball instructor at the University of California Berkeley.
While Daniel has pitched for most of his baseball career, he is skilled at teaching all aspects of the game.