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Thomas Diamond

31-Year-Old Pitcher – Free Agent

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LEAGUE: Majors   40 MAN: NO   BATS: R   THROWS: R   HT: 6' 3"   WT: 250   DOB: 4/6/1983   BORN: Metairie, LA   COLLEGE: New Orleans   DRAFTED: 1st Rd    Show ContractHide Contract

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Claimed off waivers by the Cubs in September of 2009.

June 15, 2011  –  Thomas Diamond News

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Diamond has been released by the Cubs, Carrie Muskat of MLB.com reports.

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Thomas Diamond Stats
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Year Age Lg Tm G GS SH IP H ER HR K BB W L SV BS HLD ERA WHIP
2004 21 A SPO 5 3 0 15.3 13 4 0 26 5 0 2 1 2.35 1.17
2004 21 A CLI 7 7 0 30.7 18 7 1 42 8 1 0 0 2.05 0.85
2005 22 A BAK 14 14 1 81.1 53 18 3 101 31 8 0 0 1.99 1.04
2005 22 AA FRI 14 14 0 69.0 66 41 8 68 38 5 4 0 5.35 1.51
2006 23 AA FRI 27 27 0 129.3 104 61 14 145 78 12 5 0 4.24 1.41
2007 24 AAA OKL 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 999.99 0.00
2008 25 AA FRI 12 11 0 53.7 54 37 3 47 37 3 3 0 6.20 1.70
2009 26 AA FRI 32 0 0 44.7 43 18 3 50 37 1 3 1 3.63 1.79
2009 26 AAA OKL 6 1 0 11.0 12 8 1 8 7 1 0 0 6.55 1.73
2010 27 AAA IOW 21 21 0 108.1 86 38 9 104 46 5 4 0 0 0 3.16 1.22
2010 27 MAJ CHC 16 3 0 29.0 33 22 5 36 18 1 3 0 0 0 6.83 1.76
2011 28 AAA ROC 7 5 0 24.0 32 22 6 27 15 0 4 0 0 0 8.25 1.96
2011 28 AAA IOW 7 5 0 44.2 58 43 7 46 32 1 3 0 0 0 8.66 2.04
Career  (View All)     16 3 0 29.0 33 22 5 36 18 1 3 0 6.83 1.76

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Thomas Diamond Split Stats    (View Full Split Stats)

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Thomas Diamond Advanced Stats
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Year Age Lg Tm G GS IP K/9 BB/9 K/BB HR/9 GB/FB Ratio Strand % Fastball ERA FIP BABIP
2004 21 A SPO 5 3 15.3 15.26 2.94 5.20 0.00 77.8% 2.35 0.79 .430
2004 21 A CLI 7 7 30.7 12.33 2.35 5.25 0.29 76% 2.05 1.67 .277
2005 22 A BAK 14 14 81.1 11.21 3.44 3.26 0.33 81.5% 1.99 2.34 .281
2005 22 AA FRI 14 14 69.0 8.87 4.96 1.79 1.04 65.6% 5.35 4.56 .314
2006 23 AA FRI 27 27 129.3 10.09 5.43 1.86 0.97 72% 4.24 4.27 .291
2007 24 AAA OKL 0 0 .0 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0% 999.99 0.00 .000
2008 25 AA FRI 12 11 53.7 7.88 6.20 1.27 0.50 61.4% 6.20 4.58 .328
2009 26 AA FRI 32 0 44.7 10.07 7.46 1.35 0.60 80.5% 3.63 4.52 .345
2009 26 AAA OKL 6 1 11.0 6.55 5.73 1.14 0.82 61.1% 6.55 5.11 .323
2010 27 AAA IOW 21 21 108.1 8.66 3.83 2.26 0.75 76.4% 3.16 3.69 .277
2010 27 MAJ CHC 16 3 29.0 11.17 5.59 2.00 1.55 0.69 63% 89.7 MPH 6.83 5.03 .380
2011 28 AAA ROC 7 5 24.0 10.13 5.63 1.80 2.25 61% 8.25 6.07 .390
2011 28 AAA IOW 7 5 44.2 9.37 6.52 1.44 1.43 56.6% 8.66 5.69 .393
Career     16 3 29.0 11.17 5.59 2.00 1.55 63% 6.83 4.88 .380

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Thomas Diamond: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Diamond has been outrighted from the 40-man roster, Carrie Muskat of MLB.com reports.

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Diamond could be in the mix for a rotation spot now that Andrew Cashner and Randy Wells are on the DL, the Chicago Sun-Times reports.

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The Cubs optioned Diamond to Triple-A Iowa on Tuesday, the Chicago Sun-Times reports.

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Diamond struck out two and walked four while giving up four runs on six hits over four innings on Friday night.

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Diamond allowed three runs on seven hits over six innings in a loss to the Brewers Tuesday.

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As expected, the Cubs recalled Diamond on Monday to start Tuesday against the Brewers, ESPN.com reports.

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The Cubs will recall Diamond to make a start Tuesday against the Brewers, Carrie Muskat of MLB.com reports.

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Diamond has a 3.48 ERA in 19 starts for Triple-A Iowa, with a 96:41 K:BB ratio in 98 innings, allowing 81 hits.

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The Cubs designated Diamond for assignment on Monday, the Associated Press reports.

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Diamond, who was designated for assignment earlier this week by the Rangers, was claimed by the Cubs on Friday, the Rangers' official site reports.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2014

There was no outlook written for Thomas Diamond.

2011

Diamond saw some work in the Cubs rotation down the stretch and after a good start (10 K, 3 BB) against the Brewers, got knocked around. Diamond struck out nearly a batter an inning at Triple-A, but his command was inconsistent. At age 27, he's not really a prospect anymore, but has a chance to be in the back-of-the-rotation mix with a strong spring.

2009

There were control questions even before Diamond underwent Tommy John surgery back in 2007, and his return to the mound in 2008 wasn't much different before he was sidelined in early August with bone spurs in his ankle. He doesn't throw near enough strikes to remain a starter for much longer, and his poor control and flyball tendencies are a poor fit for sustained success out of the bullpen. The 10th-overall pick in the 2004 draft can be safely be considered a bust.

2008

Diamond missed the entire 2007 season after tearing an elbow ligament in March and undergoing Tommy John surgery. Given Diamond's control issues when healthy (160 walks in 325.2 career minor league innings), there could be major stumbling blocks upon his initial return. The surgery will likely hasten his move to the bullpen as well.

2007

There's still a lot questions surrounding Diamond's performance. He continues to struggle with his control (78 walks) despite impressive strikeout totals (145 Ks in 129.1 innings at Double-A Frisco). A year spent in Triple-A Oklahoma City seems a given, and an eventual move to the bullpen seems inevitable. He could have a nice future as a closer.

2006

Diamond dominated the California League to earn a promotion and pitched well at Double-A Frisco despite a bloated 5.35 ERA. Walks haven't been a big issue in the past, so expect his control to improve in 2006. He's the Rangers' best upper-level pitching prospect, and could make his major league debut in the second half if he pitches well.

2005

So far, so good for the first-rounder out of the June 2004 draft. Diamond handled the promotion to low Single-A Clinton, posting an excellent 42/8 K/BB ratio in 30.2 IP while allowing just 18 hits. He's yet to pass the Double-A litmus test, but keep an eye on him.

2004

The University of New Orleans product throws in the mid 90s and can do so deep into games. At 6-2, 230 pounds, he projects as a horse if he can develop his secondary pitches.