Miguel Angel Diaz...his all-time favorite baseball player is Pedro Martinez...signed by Brewers' scout Fernando Arango.
Acquired by SD in the 2016 Rule 5 Draft and spent the entire season on the Padres Major League roster, appearing in 31 games (three starts)...Selected by MIN from MIL first overall in the Major League Phase of the 2016 Rule 5 Draft and then acquired by SD from MIN in exchange for RHP Justin Haley and cash on 12/8/16...Made his MLB debut on 4/3 at LAD, tossing 1.1 perfect innings in relief with one strikeout...On the season, posted a 1-1 record with a 7.34 ERA (34 ER, 41.2 IP) with 33-to-25 SO/BB ratio...Did not allow a baserunner through his first four games to begin his MLB career, tied for the longest such streak in the majors since data was recorded in 1913...Earned his first ML win on 4/10 at COL...Made his first career start on 6/10 vs. KC, tossing 2.0 IP with one hit, three walks and one strikeout...Diaz made two additional starts on the season on 6/16 at MIL and 6/21 at CHC...Placed on the 10-day DL on 6/23 with a strained right forearm and was transferred to the 60-day DL on 8/26...Sent on a rehab assignment to the AZL Padres (R) on 8/15 and Lake Elsinore (A) on 8/20 before being reinstated on 8/29...his first appearance back from the DL came on 9/5 vs. STL...Following the season, made four relief appearances for Toros del Este of the Dominican Winter League and posted a 7.71 ERA (2 ER, 2.1 IP).
Made 26 appearances, 15 starts, for Single- A Wisconsin of the Brewers' system, going 1-8 with a 3.71 ERA (39 ER, 94.2 IP) and 91 strikeouts against 29 walks while limiting opposing hitters to a .226 (83-for-368) average...In his 15 starts, went 1-6 with a 3.31 ERA (24 ER, 65.1 IP) and 61 strikeouts against 16 walks while limiting the opposition to a .203 (51-for-251) average...Tossed a season-high 6.1 innings of two-run ball on 6/3 vs. Kane County, striking out eight and walking one.
Made seven appearances (five starts) for the AZL Brewers (R), going 0-3 with a 2.21 ERA (5 ER, 20.1 IP) and 23 SO to five BB
Made 13 appearances (five starts) for the AZL Brewers (R), going 4-2 with a 4.21 ERA (22 ER, 47.0 IP) and 53 SO against 20 BB.
Made 11 appearances (nine starts) for the DSL Brewers (R), going 3-2 with a 2.40 ERA (13 ER, 48.2 IP)...Tossed a career-high tying 7.0 innings on two occasions...allowed no runs on just three hits and two walks while striking out five on 7/18 vs. the DSL Jays...allowed two runs on two hits and one walk while striking out three on 8/8 vs. the DSL Yankees.
Made his professional debut for the DSL Brewers (R), making 15 relief appearances and one start with a 4.62 ERA (13 ER, 25.1 IP)...Allowed just one run and four hits over his first six relief outings, posting a 1.00 ERA (1 ER, 9.0 IP).