Alan Schoenberger

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Alan Richard Schoenberger

  • Bats Both, Throws Right
  • Height 5' 10", Weight 160 lb.

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Biographical Information[edit]

Alan Schoenberger was a minor league infielder from 2007 to 2011.

Schoenberger signed with the Philadelphia Phillies; the scouts were John Castleberry and Kevin Hooker. With the GCL Phillies in 2007, he was 3 for 18 with 6 walks and 8 runs as a backup shortstop. He repeated with the same club in '08 and batted .191/.296/.277, backing up Lendy Castillo at SS and Harold Garcia at 2B. A year later, he saw action with the Williamsport Crosscutters (.228/.325/.327 in 31 G) and Lakewood BlueClaws (3 foe 21, 2 BB, 2 2B). He primarily backed up Anthony Hewitt at 3B with Williamsport. In the 2010 Claxton Shield in his homeland, he hit .284/.363/.481 for the Queensland Rams.

In the summer of '10, Alan improved to .253/.324/.379 as a backup middle infielder for Lakewood. During the 2010-2011 Australian Baseball League, he posted a .250/.317/.411 line for his hometown Brisbane Bandits. He struggled in 2011, though, hitting only .197/.260/.292 in 36 games for Lakewood, .180/.239/.260 in 34 for Clearwater and .130/.242/.185 in 15 games for Brisbane in 2011-2012.

He did not play in the US again, then was with the New Zealand national team for the 2013 World Baseball Classic Qualifiers. He was very good in the event, hitting .313/.421/.375 with 6 runs and 5 steals (in 5 tries) over 4 games; he was 3 for 4 with two walks, four runs and two RBI in a win over Thailand. For the tourney, he had 5 of New Zealand's 8 swipes, had twice as many runs as any of their other players and was third in average behind Scott Campbell and Daniel Lamb-Hunt. For all four qualifiers, he led in steals (two more than Engel Beltre or Joc Pederson) and was second in runs (3 behind Jimmy Van Ostrand).

Schoenberger played one game but did not bat for Brisbane in the 2015-2016 ABL, his first ABL action in four years. He was back with New Zealand for the 2017 World Baseball Classic Qualifiers, starting at second base, but did not fare as well (1 for 10, 3 BB, 0 SB, 2 R, 2 RBI), his lone hit coming off Devon Ramirez.