Ball players hardly anyone ever heard of before do not start a mega–trend on Twitter unless they have something special. Judging from tweets and Facebook posts across social media, Mengden is a pitcher that everyone is going to love and if his performance continues he will play himself into the history books. He looks older than he really is with his waxed mustache and 1970’s aura, but the 23-year old has all the speed and tricks of the modern tradecraft that saw him promoted to Triple-A Nashville after four starts.

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Small Wiki page.

Some people have heard him, but the small wiki page indicates that this pitcher has blown in when half the world was asleep. Even though he lost his debut big league game at Cincinnati’s Great American Ballpark against the Cincinnati Reds, his performance was electric. Having pitched 5.2 innings in the game he came away with very respectable stats allowing only six hits. Oakland ball club has been struggling, but Mengden could change this around.

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Debut game through injury.

The Oakland A’s had not planned on putting him in to play for his debut match but injury decided them to play the right-hander who has dominated the Double and Triple-A levels this season. Oakland’s Billy Owens described him as another Sean Manaea who "blasted in and hit the game running.” He debuted in April for Oakland Athletics in Major League Baseball (MLB). He was not drafted straight into Major league straight after high school, the same as Mengden, but went off to play College baseball for the Indiana State Sycamores. Fan comments suggest Owens may be right in his assessment, and like Owens, they are getting a lot of fun out of watching Mengden play.

First pro win.

He just experienced his first win in his professional career, but it is not likely to be the last, as fans are simply loving his skill on the pitch. He wowed them by becoming only the 3rd A's starter in 2016 to pitch into the 8th inning when they played against the SF Giants in the Bay Bridge Series on 27 June. Ecstatic fans tweeted their congratulations about his game performance and there are hints he may set a new fashion trend.

Sensational player.

The general feeling is that the A’s took the Bay Bridge Series opener 8-3 because of the impressive performance from their starter Daniel Mengden, who shut down the Giants. He is definitely the most sensational new player to hit Oakland Athletics for some time. Kudos to Special Assistant to the GM, Grady Fuson for talent-scouting Mengden.

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Career history.

Mengden was born in 1993 and played College Baseball for three years at the Texas A&M University before being drafted in the 14th draft by the Houston Astros in 2014. After his professional debut for Gulf Coast Astros, he was promoted to the Tri-City Valley Cats. In 2015 he started with the Quad Cities River Bandits and had yet another promotion, this time to the Lancaster JetHawks.

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Astros traded him to Oakland Athletics in exchange for Scott Kazmir. Mengden began the 2016 season with the Double-A Midland RockHounds but did not stay there very long and made it to the Triple-A Nashville Sounds about six weeks ago.

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