Diaz
2018 Stats
2018 Full Season Projections
W-L
0-3
ERA
1.98
WHIP
0.78
K
100
SV
46
 
 
 
 
 
2018 Fantasy Outlook
The road was a bit rocky for Diaz in 2017, with the Mariners temporarily relieving him of closer duties on a couple occasions, but when it was all said and done Diaz tied for fourth in the American League in saves. He converted 21 of 23 save opportunities in the second half... read more
The road was a bit rocky for Diaz in 2017, with the Mariners temporarily relieving him of closer duties on a couple occasions, but when it was all said and done Diaz tied for fourth in the American League in saves. He converted 21 of 23 save opportunities in the second half and struck out 32 percent of the batters he faced overall using a combination of high-90s fastballs and high-80s sliders. Diaz can be his own worst enemy with the walks, and the uptick in home runs last season is a concern, although he was better in that regard down the stretch (two homers allowed in his final 30.1 innings). His stuff is electric most of the time and there aren't any proven options behind him in the Seattle bullpen, so Diaz should be given every chance to remain in the closer role throughout 2018. However, he's not exactly a "safe" investment given the slip in performance from 2016 and the general year-to-year unpredictability of major-league relievers.
LEAGUE: Majors    40 MAN: Yes    BATS: R    Throws: R    HT: 6'3"    WT: 165 lbs.    DOB: 3/22/1994    College: None    Drafted: 3rd Rd in 2012
Locks down 46th save
PSeattle Mariners
August 12, 2018
Diaz fired a scoreless 10th inning, allowing one hit and striking out two while earning his 46th save in the 4-3 win over Houston on Sunday.
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2018 Stat Review for Edwin Diaz
6.67 K/BB
ELITE
15.25 K/9
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2.29 BB/9
GREAT
97.3 MPH Fastball
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0.5 HR/9
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1.56 GB/FB Ratio
MODERATE GROUNDBALLER
1.98 ERA
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0.78 WHIP
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1.44 FIP
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0.297 BABIP
ABOVE AVERAGE
76.7 % Strand Rate
BELOW AVERAGE
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  1. Edwin Diaz 2018 Preseason Outlook
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  2. Edwin Diaz 2017 Preseason Outlook
    Seattle's save chances were dominated in the first half by Steve Cishek. However, after Cishek landed on the disabled list, Diaz, once a top starting pitching prospect, took the reins and never looked back. He dazzled in the bullpen over the final two-plus months, going 18-for-21 in save chances. Diaz ranked sixth in second-half K/9 (14.3) among arms with 20-plus appearances, behind Ken Giles, Kenley Jansen, Dellin Betances, Craig Kimbrel and Aroldis Chapman. On the season, he finished fourth among relievers with an 18.5 swinging-strike percentage. While his his walk rate was a sparkling 2.6 BB/9, he has bouts of inefficiency and must aim to get ahead in more at-bats. Still, the right-hander, who turns 23 in March, boasts outstanding peripherals (33.6 K-BB%) and electric stuff. Even with some correction perhaps coming, Diaz could deliver numbers befitting a top-five fantasy closer at a discount relative to bigger names.
  3. Edwin Diaz 2016 Preseason Outlook
    It is a sad state of affairs when a pitcher who finished the previous season with a 4.57 ERA in 104.1 innings at Double-A has a claim as the best prospect in a farm system, but that is where the Mariners are at. Diaz is not nearly as bad as that ERA suggests — he had a 1.70 ERA in 37 innings at High-A Bakersfield before his promotion and his 3.22 FIP at Double-A Jackson suggests he was pretty unlucky in Southern League play. His 145:46 K:BB in 141.1 innings illustrates his potential to be an average or better bat misser with an average command profile in the big leagues, essentially serving as a true No. 3 starter who should benefit from playing half his games in Safeco Field. Diaz should spend most, if not all of his age-22 season at Triple-A Tacoma, potentially getting some late-season spot starts with the Mariners, but more likely figuring into the rotation plans in 2017.
  4. Edwin Diaz 2015 Preseason Outlook
    A third-round pick out of Puerto Rico in the 2012 draft, Diaz held his own at Low-A Clinton last year as a 20-year-old after dominating in rookie ball in 2013. He has a low-to-mid-90s fastball, a good slider, and a developing changeup. His control needs some work, but he has plenty of time to hone those skills. He will also continue to fill out. His 6-foot-2, 178-pound frame is about 20 pounds more than his draft weight, but he's bound to get bigger and stronger still. The organization's co-starting pitcher of the year in 2014 (along with Jordan Pries), Diaz is a ways away, but he has plenty of upside and is worth keeping an eye on.
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Locks down 46th save
PSeattle Mariners
August 12, 2018
Diaz fired a scoreless 10th inning, allowing one hit and striking out two while earning his 46th save in the 4-3 win over Houston on Sunday.
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Notches 45th save
PSeattle Mariners
August 12, 2018
Diaz struck out two in a perfect ninth inning Saturday to pick up his 45th save of the season in a 3-2 win over the Astros.
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Nails down 44th save
PSeattle Mariners
August 11, 2018
Diaz struck out two in a perfect ninth inning Friday to record his 44th save of the season in a 5-2 win over the Astros.
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Picks up 43rd save
PSeattle Mariners
August 9, 2018
Diaz allowed a run in the ninth inning against Houston on Thursday but ultimately struck out the side to earn his 43rd save of the season.
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Notches 42nd save
PSeattle Mariners
August 7, 2018
Diaz worked around a pair of base hits to deliver a scoreless inning and claim his league-leading 42nd save of the season in Monday's 4-3 win over the Rangers.
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