Miguel Angel Diaz
- Bats Right, Throws Right
- Height 6' 0", Weight 214 lb.
Pitcher Miguel Diaz was signed by Milwaukee Brewers scout Fernando Arango as a 17-year-old before the 2012 season. He spent his first two professional seasons with the DSL Brewers of the Dominican Summer League, going 0-3, 4.62 as a reliever in 2012 and 3-2, 2.40 as a starter in 2013. he then spent the next two season in the Arizona League, lining up with the AZL Brewers. In 2014, he was 4-2, 4.21 and in 2015 went 0-3, 2.21.
After those first four seasons at the Rookie-class level, he moved up to full-season Class A ball in 2016, with the Wisconsin Timber Rattlers of the Midwest League, In 26 games, including 15 starts, his record was only 1-8, but his other stats were much better. In 94 2/3 innings, his ERA was 3.71, he allowed only 83 hits, walked 29 batters and struck out 91. After the Brewers failed to add him to their major league roster after the season, he became eligible for the 2016 Rule V Draft. The Minnesota Twins made him the first overall selection on December 8th, but in a pre-arranged deal, immediately sent him to the San Diego Padres, as part of a ploy by the Padres to secure the top three players in the draft.