What Team Does Daniel Bard Play For?

Bard was selected for the National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association’s third team and Collegiate Baseball’s first team of preseason All-America selections for the 2005 season.

Bard finished third in the ACC in opponents’ batting average at .219 while posting a record of 7-5 and a 4.22 ERA in 16 starts. The Roger Clemens Award watch list included him.

Daniel Bard
Daniel Bard

After a great summer with the Wareham Gatemen, where he led the league in innings pitched and strikeouts while finishing third in ERA, Bard was chosen for the second-team summer All-American in the 2005 Cape Cod League.

The top two prospects in the Cape Cod League were ranked as Andrew Miller of North Carolina and Bard of North Carolina.

North Carolina was guided by Bard and Miller to the College World Series, where they were defeated by Oregon State two games to one.

In 17 starts, he concluded his junior season with a 9-4 record and a 3.64 ERA. During the 2006 season, he twice received the ACC pitcher of the week award.

Bard was chosen by the Boston Red Sox in the first round (28th overall) of the 2006 MLB Draft on June 6, 2006. He was chosen by the New York Yankees as a form of remuneration for signing Johnny Damon.

Bard joined the group on September 4. In case a contract with the Red Sox was not completed in time, he acknowledged enrolling in classes at the University of North Carolina as a fallback.

The New York Yankees had previously taken Bard out of high school in the 20th round with the 604th overall pick in the 2003 MLB draft, but he declined to sign.

What Team Does Daniel Bard Play For?

Daniel Bard plays for the Colorado Rockies. Bard agreed to a minor league contract with the Colorado Rockies on February 22, 2020.