Allan de San Miguel
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Allan Murray de San Miguel
- Bats Right, Throws Right
- Height 5' 9", Weight 200 lb.
- High School South Fremantle High School
Allan de San Miguel reached high A ball when he was only 17 years old.
Allan was signed by the Minnesota Twins at age 16. He debuted as a pro in 2005, playing for the GCL Twins (.204/.295/.315 in 23 games) and Fort Myers Miracle (.242/.333/.303 in 11 games). He threw out half of the 40 runners who tried to steal against him. When he made his Fort Myers debut on August 10, he was the youngest player (age 17) in team history.
In 2006, de San Miguel was 1 for 5 with 4 walks for the Western Australia Heelers in his Claxton Shield debut. He spent the 2006 minor league season with the Beloit Snappers, hitting .208/.306/.257 in 71 contests. He was with Australia for the 2006 World Junior Championship. In the 2007 Claxton Shield, the Western Australia backstop went 3 for 15 with 2 walks. He spent most of the 2007 minor league campaign with Beloit (.190/.263/.333 in 34 games, 20 RBI in 105 AB) and went 1 for 3 with Fort Myers. He missed time with a sprained right ankle and fractured left pinky in a rough year.
Allan hit .289/.438/.447 in the 2008 Claxton Shield, showing some progress with the bat. In the minors that year, he hit better for Beloit (.269/.396/.362 in 45 games) but struggled with Fort Myers (8 for 65, 21 K). He was on the provisional Australian roster for the 2009 World Baseball Classic.
- 2008 Twins Media Guide
- Flintoff & Dunn Australian Baseball Almanac