Michael John Donald Collins...born in Australia where he played at Daramalan College...signed by Angels scout Grant Weir.2009In his first year in the Padres organization, split the season between Double-A San Antonio and
Triple-A Portland...41 games behind the plate and 14 at first base.
Appeared in 53 games for the Missions and just five with the Beavers...combined to hit .230 (37-for-161) with nine doubles,
three home runs, 20 RBI and 14 runs scored...Posted a .375 on-base percentage with San Antonio...drew 24 walks and was hit by nine pitches in 184 plate appearances...Threw out 11 of 28 attempted base stealers on the year (39 percent)...Signed as a minor league free agent with the Padres 3/13.2008Played exclusively at first base, appearing in 67 games for Double-A Arkansas...For the third consecutive year, was hit by a pitch more often than he walked (21 HBP, 15 BB)...Posted a .990 fielding percentage at first base, making six errors in 623 total chances.2007Spent the season at Double-A Arkansas, playing 111 games at first base...also made one appearance
at third base...For the second consecutive year, was hit by a pitch more often than he walked (15 HPB, 12 BB)...In his first year playing primarily at first base, he recorded a .992 fielding percentage...committed eight errors in 1,030
total chances.2006Spent the entire season with Single-A Rancho Cucamonga, splitting his time between catcher (72
games) and first base (24 games)...Hit by a pitch more often than he walked (33 HBP, 29 BB).2005Played in 100 games for Single-A Cedar Rapids, his second consecutive season with the Angels
Midwest League affiliate...Began to transition from catcher to first base, appearing in 40 games at first and 59 behind home plate...prior to 2005, had
played 56 career games behind the plate and had appeared in 12 at first base (all in 2001).2004Hit .207 (23-for-111) in his first year with Single-a Cedar Rapids...appeared as both catcher and
designated hitter.2003Split the season between the Rookie-level Angels in Arizona and Rookie-level Provo...Combined to hit .341 (58-for-170) in 48 games.2002Spent his second year with the Rookie-level Angels in Arizona, appearing as catcher, first baseman
and designated hitter.2001Made his professional debut with the Rookie-level Arizona League Angels...hit .179 in 20 games,
playing primarily as catcher.