Danny Javier Rondón Sequera
- Bats Right, Throws Right
- Height 6' 0", Weight 161 lb.
- Born June 21, 1987 in Valencia, Carabobo Venezuela
Danny Rondón has pitched in the minors and for the Venezuelan national team.
He was signed by the Minnesota Twins and debuted with the DSL Twins, going 4-4 with a 1.48 ERA. He moved to the bullpen, going 2-0 with 12 saves and a 1.14 ERA for the 2007 GCL Twins. He tied Santo Franco for the Gulf Coast League lead in saves. With the 2007-2008 Bravos de Margarita, he was 0-2 with a 3.38 ERA in the regular season and 0-1, 1.42 in the postseason. 
Rondón was 1-1 with a 4.00 ERA in 22 games for the 2008 Elizabethton Twins. That winter, he was 3-0 with a 4.08 ERA in 21 games for Margarita. He slipped to 2-4, 5.30 with a save for the Beloit Snappers in 2009, ending his time in the Twins chain. He would still play for many years back in Venezuela. He went 2-1 with a 5.53 ERA in 27 games for the 2009-2010 Bravos, then allowed two runs in four postseason innings.
His playing time fell in 2010-2011 (1-1, 4.58 in 13 G) but was 1-1 with a 1.98 ERA in the postseason. He was north of the border that summer, going 3-3 with a save and a 5.28 ERA for the Rio Grande Valley WhiteWings. In 2011-2012, he was 0-1 with a 4.50 ERA for the Bravos. A season later, he allowed nine hits and three runs in 3 2/3 IP. He moved to the Navegantes del Magallanes in 2013-2014 and his struggles continued (6.28 ERA in 8 G).
Danny allowed four hits and three runs in 1 2/3 IP for the 2014-2015 Navegantes and two runs in 1/3 of an inning for the 2015-2016 Cardenales de Lara. He did not pitch the next year but came back with the 2017-2018 Águilas del Zulia with his best performance in years (2-2, 2.86) but had a 6.75 ERA in the postseason (0-1). He was 0-2 with a 4.82 ERA in 2018-2019. In 2019-2020, the veteran went 1-1 with a 2.70 ERA. He was 1-0 in the postseason, giving up one run in 5 1/3 IP.
The Valencia native went 6-1 with a 2.55 ERA in 19 games in 2020-2021, striking out 26 in 24 2/3 IP. He led the LVBP in wins, one ahead of Erick Leal and Loiger Padrón, and tied for third in games pitched.
That earned him a spot on Venezuela's squad for the Americas Olympic Qualifier. He pitched in four of Venezuela's five games. In the opener against Cuba, he relieved Anibal Sánchez in the bottom of the 5th with a 4-3 lead, one on and no out. He walked Yordanis Samón and got Alfredo Despaigne on a fly, then was relieved by Adrián Almeida. Against Colombia, he replaced Andrés Sotillet with a 3-0 lead in the 8th, two in scoring position and one out. He got Brayan Buelvas on a run-scoring grounder, then Jonathan Lozada flew out before Almeida again relieved. Versus the Dominican national team, he relieved Jhonathan Díaz with a 3-0 deficit in the 2nd, two on and two out and retired Juan Francisco; Andrés Machado came in to start the third. In the tournament finale against Team USA, he relieved Sánchez with a 2-1 deficit in the bottom of the 5th, two on and two out. After yielding a ground-rule double to Todd Frazier (scoring a run), he was succeeded by Oddanier Mosqueda. The US took the Olympic spot, while Venezuela did well enough to make the Final Olympic Qualifier. He had worked 1 1/3 shutout innings over his four appearances, a usage pattern more traditional for a LOOGY. He tied Jumbo Díaz for the tournament lead in games pitched. 
- ↑ Pelotabinaria (this is the source for all LVBP postseason stats)
- ↑ Americas Olympic Qualifier
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