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Matt Diaz

36-Year-Old Outfielder – Free Agent

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2014 Fantasy Baseball Outlook

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LEAGUE: Majors   40 MAN: NO   BATS: R   THROWS: R   HT: 6' 0"   WT: 215   DOB: 3/3/1978   BORN: Portland, OR   COLLEGE: Florida State   DRAFTED: 17th Rd    Show ContractHide Contract

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Agreed to a minor league deal with the Marlins in March of 2013.

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Matt Diaz Stats
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Year Age Lg Tm G PA AB R H XBH 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO SH SF HBP AVG OBP SLG OPS
2004 26 AAA DUR 134 547 503 81 167 74 47 6 21 93 15 4 26 96 1 5 12 .332 .375 .575 .950
2005 27 AA WIC 7 30 26 6 7 1 0 0 1 6 1 0 3 5 0 1 0 .269 .333 .385 .718
2005 27 AAA OMA 65 277 259 48 96 40 22 4 14 57 9 3 12 49 0 1 5 .371 .408 .649 1.057
2005 27 MAJ KAN 34 97 89 7 25 7 4 2 1 9 0 1 4 15 1 1 2 .281 .323 .404 .727
2006 28 MAJ ATL 124 322 297 37 97 26 15 4 7 32 5 5 11 49 1 4 9 .327 .364 .475 .839
2007 29 MAJ ATL 135 384 358 44 121 33 21 0 12 45 4 0 16 63 1 5 4 .338 .368 .497 .865
2008 30 AA MIS 7 28 26 5 6 1 0 0 1 4 1 0 2 5 0 0 0 .231 .286 .346 .632
2008 30 AAA RIC 4 13 12 0 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 3 0 0 0 .167 .231 .167 .398
2008 30 MAJ ATL 43 140 135 9 33 4 2 0 2 14 4 2 3 32 0 1 1 .244 .264 .304 .568
2009 31 MAJ ATL 125 425 371 56 116 35 18 4 13 58 12 5 35 90 5 1 13 .313 .390 .488 .878
2010 32 AAA GWI 3 12 12 2 3 1 1 0 0 3 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 .250 .250 .333 .583
2010 32 MAJ ATL 84 244 224 27 56 26 17 2 7 31 3 1 13 44 2 1 4 .250 .302 .438 .739
2011 33 MAJ PIT 100 231 216 14 56 13 12 1 0 19 4 2 11 44 0 1 3 .259 .303 .324 .627
2011 33 MAJ ATL 16 37 35 2 10 1 1 0 0 1 1 0 1 8 0 1 0 .286 .297 .314 .611
2011  (Multiple Teams) 33 MAJ PIT/ATL 116 268 251 16 66 14 13 1 0 20 5 2 12 52 0 2 3 .263 .302 .323 .625
2012 34 MAJ ATL 51 118 108 10 24 8 6 0 2 13 0 0 9 21 0 1 0 .222 .280 .333 .613
2013 35 AAA NEW 24 91 85 8 29 6 4 0 2 10 6 0 6 7 0 0 0 .341 .385 .459 .844
2013 35 MAJ MIA 10 19 18 1 3 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 1 3 0 0 0 .167 .211 .222 .433
3-Year Averages     59 134 125 9 31 6 6 0 0 11 1 0 7 25 0 1 1 .248 .291 .296 .587
Career  (View All)     736 2,051 1,881 212 546 157 98 14 45 226 33 16 106 378 10 16 38 .290 .338 .429 .767

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Matt Diaz: MLB Games Played By Position

Year C 1B 2B 3B SS OF LF CF RF DH
2013 4 4
2012 24 19 6 2
2011 69 18 54 2
2010 63 63
2009 109 50 2 66

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Matt Diaz Split Stats    (View Full Split Stats)

Vs. Left

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2013121000.167.250.481
201278102100.269.410.740

Vs. Right

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
201360010.167.167.333
2012300030.100.133.285

Home

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
201340010.500.5001.000
20126351110.254.381.675

Away

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2013141000.071.143.276
2012455120.178.267.527
Matt Diaz Advanced Stats
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Year Age Lg Tm PA AB Walk Rate Strikeout Rate BB/K Ratio Contact Rate BABIP Isolated Power
2004 26 AAA DUR 547 503 4.8% 17.6% 0.27 81% .378 .243
2005 27 AA WIC 30 26 10% 16.7% 0.60 81% .300 .116
2005 27 AAA OMA 277 259 4.3% 17.7% 0.24 81% .418 .278
2005 27 MAJ KAN 97 89 4.1% 15.5% 0.27 83% .329 .123
2006 28 MAJ ATL 322 297 3.4% 15.2% 0.22 84% .373 .148
2007 29 MAJ ATL 384 358 4.2% 16.4% 0.25 82% .385 .159
2008 30 AA MIS 28 26 7.1% 17.9% 0.40 81% .250 .115
2008 30 AAA RIC 13 12 7.7% 23.1% 0.33 75% .222 .000
2008 30 MAJ ATL 140 135 2.1% 22.9% 0.09 76% .307 .060
2009 31 MAJ ATL 425 371 8.2% 21.2% 0.39 76% .384 .175
2010 32 AAA GWI 12 12 0% 25% 0.00 75% .333 .083
2010 32 MAJ ATL 244 224 5.3% 18% 0.30 80% .283 .188
2011 33 MAJ PIT 231 216 4.8% 19% 0.25 80% .326 .065
2011 33 MAJ ATL 37 35 2.7% 21.6% 0.13 77% .370 .028
2011  (Multiple Teams) 33 MAJ PIT/ATL 268 251 4.5% 19.4% 0.23 79% .332 .060
2012 34 MAJ ATL 118 108 7.6% 17.8% 0.43 81% .259 .111
2013 35 AAA NEW 91 85 6.6% 7.7% 0.86 92% .355 .118
2013 35 MAJ MIA 19 18 5.3% 15.8% 0.33 83% .200 .055
3-Year Averages     134 125 5.2% 18.7% 0.28 80% .310 .048
Career     2,051 1,881 5.2% 18.4% 0.28 80% .344 .139

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Matt Diaz: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Diaz (knee) was moved to the 60-day DL on Thursday, MLB.com's Joe Frisaro reports.

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Diaz has been placed on the 15-day DL with a bone contusion in his left knee, Joe Capozzi of the Palm Beach Post reports.

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The Marlins recalled Diaz from Triple-A New Orleans on Thursday, MLB.com's Joe Frisaro reports.

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Diaz agreed to a minor league contract with the Marlins on Monday, Bob Nightengale of USA Today reports.

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The Yankees have released Diaz, the Journal-News reports.

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Diaz went 1-for-3 as the DH in the Yankees' win over the Phillies on Wednesday.

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Diaz agreed to a minor league contract with the Yankees on Wednesday, Mark Feinsand of the New York Daily News reports.

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Diaz will have surgery on his injured thumb and miss the rest of the season, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports.

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Diaz has been placed on the 15-day DL with a right thumb contusion, the Braves' official Twitter feed reports.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2014

There was no outlook written for Matt Diaz.

2013

Are Diaz's days of being fantasy relevant behind him? Though he never managed to earn a full-time starting role, Diaz was an extremely valuable bat off the bench in his prime. From 2006-2009 he hit .316 with a .363 OBP. In the three years since, however, Diaz has hit just .250 with a .667 OPS. He has also seen his playing time drastically decrease. Though he once had decent power and speed, those skills have long since vanished. His bat was the reason he made it to the majors as he has never been a good defensive player. Diaz will get a chance to earn a bench spot with the Yankees during spring training after signing a minor league deal in December.

2012

Diaz began last season in a platoon in left field with Garrett Jones after signing with Pittsburgh, but hit just .241 with no home runs through the first two months of the season. He was eventually relegated to the bench and then traded to Atlanta at the end of August, where he started just four games in a limited role. Talk of Diaz as an everyday player has vanished along with his power the last three seasons, but he does still hit lefties, as he batted .295 last season against southpaws (but just a .692 OPS) and has hit .329 with a .874 OPS in his career against them. He'll likely be used in a reserve role with Atlanta, but has some upside if he finds his way into a platoon in left field.

2011

After Diaz's strong 2009 season it looked like he was finally ready to compete for an everyday job, but he was moved back to a platoon role again after a slow start (.615 OPS in the first half). Diaz missed almost two months when he needed surgery in May to remove the remnants of a splinter that had caused an infection in his right thumb. He improved in the second half (.833 OPS) but never found regular playing time. He hit just .250 after hitting over .310 each of the previous three seasons for the Braves. Part of the reason for his decline may be been due to a career low .283 BABIP. He still showed a strong platoon split again (.830 OPS vs. lefties compared to .633 OPS vs. righties), but has always been able to mash left-handed pitching (career .907 OPS). If used in a platoon role, Diaz could be a bounce-back candidate given his bad luck on balls in play and his hand injury.

2010

After three years as a platoon player, Diaz may have finally established himself as an everyday regular in the majors. He destroys left-handed pitching (1.103 OPS vs. lefties last season) and has become Johan Santana's nemesis. Last season he hit enough against righties (seven homers and a .749 OPS) that he started to get everyday playing time late in the season. As a result, he'll have a real shot at contending for an everyday job during spring training. Even if he falls back into a platoon role, he's a productive fantasy player with decent power and even showed surprising speed last season (12 steals despite coming back from a torn knee ligament).

2009

Diaz suffered a partial tear in the posterior cruciate ligament of his left knee in May and missed most of the season, briefly returning in late September. The Braves say he's back to full strength this offseason and will compete for playing time in left field. He has much better career numbers against left-handed pitchers (.869 OPS vs. .706 against righties), so he's likely to return to a platoon role.

2008

Diaz proved his 2006 breakout season was no fluke by hitting .338 with 12 home runs as the right-handed part of a platoon in left field for the Braves. Diaz may have a chance this season to win the left field job outright since he hasn't had a huge drop-off against right-handed pitchers (.783 OPS vs. right-handed pitchers compared to .889 vs left-handed pitchers the last three seasons). His role probably depends on whether Brandon Jones has a strong enough spring to earn a spot in the lineup. Diaz will likely platoon with Jones in left field, but could win the job outright.

2007

Diaz had a breakout season in his first full year in the majors at age 28. While he was used in a left-field platoon (.295/.327/.473 vs. lefties), he actually hit right-handed pitching better (.358/.400/.477 vs. righties). He isn't seen having enough power to win an everyday job, but he's always shown the ability to get on base in the minors. He could surprise once again if he keeps any sizable role in the outfield.

2006

Diaz has more than mastered Triple-A, having hit 69 doubles and 35 HR in 762 AB over the past two seasons. However, he has not been able to carry that production into the big leagues. He hinted that he will spend the winter working on becoming a catcher. If he can become adequate behind the plate, he has a bat that would be difficult to ignore.

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2004

Diaz had decent numbers at Triple-A last year, but the Rays put him on waivers in the offseason and nobody bit, so he's not a top-tier prospect yet. He's got another year or so to make a case for a spot in Tampa Bay's outfield until Jonny Gomes, Joey Gathright and then Delmon Young start crashing the scene.

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