Dan Floyd

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Daniel Thomas Floyd

  • Bats Right, Throws Right
  • Height 5' 9", Weight 175 lb.

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Biographical Information[edit]

Dan Floyd played in the minors and for the Australian national team.

He debuted in the 1999-2000 International Baseball League of Australia at age 16, hitting .283/.298/.348 for the Western Australia Heelers and becoming the IBLA's first Rookie of the Year. [1] He had a good US debut with the AZL Mariners, batting .321/.357/.437 with 32 runs and 34 RBI in 43 games. He was two RBI shy of making the Arizona League top-ten. He hit .417 and slugged .667 for Australia in the 2000 World Junior Championship; only Scott Wearne had a better average for the Aussies. [2]

Floyd was a utility man for the 2001 Wisconsin Timber Rattlers, seeing time at 2B, 3B, RF and LF and hitting .260/.317/.367. His 48 games in the outfield Jamal Strong for third on the team. In the 2002 Claxton Shield, he was 4 for 20 with a double, 3 walks, 4 runs and 3 RBI while manning center field for Western Australia. [3] Back with the Timber Rattlers, his offensive numbers fell (.265/.296/.321) and he had nearly as many times caught stealing (11) as walks (15). Playing mostly right field, his fielding percentages fell in the outfield, second and third. Only Shin-soo Choo played more outfield for the team.

He was superb for Western Australia in 2003: 5 for 13, BB, 2B, 3B, HR, 4 R, 4 RBI in 4 G. [4] Let go by the Seattle Mariners, he played briefly with the Rockford Riverhawks (3 for 23, 2B, R, 2 RBI). He was the dominant player for Australia in the 2003 Oceania Championship, going 9 for 18 with a walk, steal, four runs and five RBI while handling 10 chances error-free as they won a spot in the 2004 Olympics (where they would claim the Silver Medal). He led the event in hits (two ahead of Rico Castro), tied for the best average, tied for second in runs (one behind Brendan Kingman) and was second in RBI (one behind Ben Wigmore). [5]

In the 2004 Claxton Shield, he fell to 4-for-26 with a run. [6] He returned to Rockford that summer and was a fine backup outfielder, hitting .307/.340/.401 with 20 runs in 38 games. It was his final taste of US ball, having topped .300 both his first and last seasons. In the 2006 Claxton Shield, he batted .217/.321/.304, followed by 6-for-15 the next year. [7] His final appearance was in the 2009 Claxton Shield, when he hit .268/.344/.375 for Western Australia, scoring 11 times in 16 contests. [8]


  1. 2007 Flintoff & Dunn Australian Baseball Almanac, pg. 6-22
  2. 2001 Baseball Almanac, pg. 404
  3. Flintoff & Dunn Australian Baseball Almanac, pg. 6-22
  4. Flintoff & Dunn Australian Baseball Almanac, pg. 6-22
  5. Baseball Oceania History PDF, pg. 18-19
  6. Flintoff & Dunn Australian Baseball Almanac, pg. 6-22
  7. ibid.
  8. Old Australian Baseball Federation site