Daniel Steven Carlson (born January 26, 1970 in Portland, Oregon) is a former pitcher in Major League Baseball. He was drafted by the San Francisco Giants in the 33rd round of the 1989 Major League Baseball draft. In 1991, he was tied for the league lead with 16 wins for Single-A Clinton. In 1992 he led the league with 15 wins for Shreveport. With Triple-A Phoenix he led the league with 13 wins in 1994 and tied for the league lead with 13 in 1996.