Isan Diaz
Isan Diaz
24-Year-Old Second Baseman2B
Miami Marlins
60-Day IL
Injury Groin
Est. Return 2/1/2021
2020 Fantasy Outlook
One of Miami's most prominent callups in 2019, Diaz moved to the majors in August after posting a .973 OPS in 102 games at Triple-A. While Miami stuck with him as its primary second baseman, Diaz's initial returns weren't promising. A 29.4 K% was the biggest hindrance to his success, with off-speed (45.3 Whiff%) and breaking pitches (40.6 Whiff%) in particular vexing the 23-year-old. Improvement in that area will be essential for Diaz to keep his average above the Mendoza Line moving forward, as his Statcast-measured hard-hit (32.2%) and barrel rates (4.5%) weren't special enough to override the swing and miss in his game. Since Diaz likely won't chip in more than a few steals in peak years either, his fantasy profile is one-dimensional at this stage. Furthermore, Diaz's playing time became less secure over the winter, when the Marlins acquired another established option at the keystone in Jonathan Villar. Read Past Outlooks
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$Signed a one-year contract with the Marlins in March of 2019.
Done for season
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Groin
September 15, 2020
Diaz was placed on the 45-day injured list Tuesday with a left groin strain, Craig Mish of SportsGrid.com reports.
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This may not require 45 days worth of recovery, but with two weeks left in the season, he won't be able to return and this move allows the team to add another player (Sean Rodriguez) to the 40-man roster. It was a year to forget for Diaz, who opted out of the season after two games in late July, then rejoined the team in early September, only to play in five games before suffering this injury. He got on base at a .182 clip with zero home runs and zero steals in 22 at-bats.
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Batting Order Slot Breakdown
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Left/Right Batting Splits
Since 2018
 
 
+20%
OPS vs RHP
2020
 
 
+532%
OPS vs LHP
2019
 
 
+50%
OPS vs RHP
2018
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OPS PA R HR RBI SB AVG OBP SLG
Since 2018vs Left .469 47 4 1 5 0 .140 .213 .256
Since 2018vs Right .565 176 16 4 19 0 .184 .261 .304
2020vs Left 1.333 3 1 0 1 0 .667 .667 .667
2020vs Right .211 19 2 0 0 0 .105 .105 .105
2019vs Left .407 44 3 1 4 0 .100 .182 .225
2019vs Right .611 157 14 4 19 0 .194 .280 .331
2018vs Left 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2018vs Right 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
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Home/Away Batting Splits
Since 2018
 
 
+50%
OPS at Home
2020
 
 
+44%
OPS on Road
2019
 
 
+63%
OPS at Home
2018
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OPS PA R HR RBI SB AVG OBP SLG
Since 2018Home .662 107 11 2 13 0 .215 .318 .344
Since 2018Away .440 116 9 3 11 0 .139 .190 .250
2020Home .308 13 1 0 1 0 .154 .154 .154
2020Away .444 9 2 0 0 0 .222 .222 .222
2019Home .715 94 10 2 12 0 .225 .340 .375
2019Away .439 107 7 3 11 0 .131 .187 .253
2018Home 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2018Away 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
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Stat Review
How does Isan Diaz compare to other hitters?
This section compares his stats with all batting seasons from the previous three seasons (minimum 400 plate appearances)*. The bar represents the player's percentile rank. For example, if the bar is halfway across, then the player falls into the 50th percentile for that stat and it would be considered average.

* Exit Velocity and Barrels/PA % are benchmarked against 2019 data (min 400 PA) and Hard Hit Rate is benchmarked against last season's data (min 400 PA). See here for more exit velocity/barrels stats plus an explanation of current limitations with that data set.
  • BB/K
    Walk to strikeout ratio
  • BB Rate
    The percentage of plate appearances resulting in a walk.
  • K Rate
    The percentage of plate appearances resulting in a strikeout.
  • BABIP
    Batting average on balls in play. Measures how many of a batter’s balls in play go for hits.
  • ISO
    Isolated Power. Slugging percentage minus batting average. A computation used to measure a batter's raw power.
  • AVG
    Batting average. Hits divided by at bats.
  • OBP
    On Base Percentage. A measure of how often a batters reaches base. Roughly equal to number of times on base divided by plate appearances.
  • SLG
    Slugging Percentage. A measure of the batting productivity of a hitter. It is calculated as total bases divided by at bats.
  • OPS
    On base plus slugging. THe sum of a batter's on-base percentage and slugging percentage.
  • wOBA
    Weighted on-base average. Measures a player's overall offensive contributions per plate appearance. wOBA combines all the different aspects of hitting into one metric, weighting each of them in proportion to their actual run value.
  • Exit Velocity
    The speed of the baseball as it comes off the bat, immediately after a batter makes contact.
  • Hard Hit Rate
    A measure of contact quality from Sports Info Solutions. This stat explains what percentage of batted balls were hit hard vs. medium or soft.
  • Barrels/PA
    The percentage of plate appearances where a batter had a batted ball classified as a Barrel. A Barrel is a batted ball with similar exit velocity and launch angle to past ones that led to a minimum .500 batting average and 1.500 slugging percentage.
BB/K
0.00
 
BB Rate
0.0%
 
K Rate
31.8%
 
BABIP
.267
 
ISO
.000
 
AVG
.182
 
OBP
.182
 
SLG
.182
 
OPS
.364
 
wOBA
.162
 
Exit Velocity
84.2 mph
 
Hard Hit Rate
40.0%
 
Barrels/PA
0.0%
 
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Past Fantasy Outlooks
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Diaz was traded to the Marlins before the 2018 season in the deal that sent Christian Yelich to the Brewers. He opened the season with Double-A Jacksonville, hitting .245/.365/.418 with 10 homers and 10 stolen bases across 83 games with the Jumbo Shrimp before receiving a promotion to Triple-A New Orleans in mid-July. The 22-year-old struggled in his first taste of Triple-A, slashing just .204/.281/.358 in 36 games. Strikeouts remain an issue for Diaz, as he's fanned in at least 25% of his plate appearances in three straight seasons, but he has a knack for getting on base (.353 career OBP) and offers a modest power/speed combo for a middle infielder. He should open the season back with the Baby Cakes, though he could break camp with the Marlins if Starlin Castro is traded before Opening Day. Either way, a promotion to the majors at some point in 2019 seems likely for the youngster.
Diaz jumped onto top-100 prospect lists following a 2016 campaign in which he posted an .827 OPS as a 20-year-old shortstop and was named the Brewers' minor-league player of the year, but he took a step back in the standard fantasy categories last season in his first go-around with High-A Carolina. A closer look at his stats shows his BB:K ratio and contact rate held pretty firm, which explains the similarity in OBP. However, his OPS took a hit thanks to a sizable dropoff in BABIP and ISO. Given his decline and with his 2017 campaign cut short by a hand injury, Diaz could open 2018 back at the High-A level, but it will be for a new organization after he was traded to the Marlins in the deal that sent Christian Yelich to Milwaukee. However, Diaz has never never repeated a level, so he could earn an assignment to the Double-A ranks relatively early.
Diaz is the perfect example of the kind of player Brewers GM David Stearns has been targeting in his rebuilding efforts. He is far from the perfect prospect -- it's unclear if he'll be able to stick at shortstop, he's only 5-foot-10 and his hit tool is exceptionally raw. But the numbers he put up in short-season ball in 2015 were impeccable - .360/.436/.640 with 13 home runs in just 68 games as a 19-year-old. Diaz was elevated to full-season ball in the Midwest League with the Brewers and continued to rake, as he posted a .264/.358/.469 line in a much more pitcher-friendly league in 2016. His 25.3 percent strikeout rate is concerning, but as a prospect who already has shown solid power and discipline and can play a premium defensive position, there's a lot to dream on with Diaz.
At just 19 years old, Diaz tore up the rookie-level Pioneer League in 2015. He played in 68 games and posted a 1.076 OPS over 312 plate appearances. Diaz also blasted 13 home runs and swiped 12 bases, showing a good combination of power and speed. The youngster improved his strikeout rate as well, from 26.4% in 2014 to 20.8% last year. Continued improvements in this area will only bolster his offensive potential. In the field, Diaz started 63 of his 68 games last year at shortstop, posting a .945 fielding percentage. His other five starts came at second base. If Diaz continues to hit enough to allow his power and speed to play, he will shoot up prospect lists. An offseason trade to Milwaukee put him on the map, so he should no longer be under the radar in dynasty leagues.
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Exits with left groin tightness
2BMiami Marlins
Groin
September 14, 2020
Diaz exited Monday's game against the Phillies with left groin tightness.
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Receiving steady work
2BMiami Marlins
September 14, 2020
Diaz will start at second base and will bat eighth in Monday's game against the Phillies, Joe Frisaro of MLB.com reports.
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Recalled from satellite camp
2BMiami Marlins
September 10, 2020
Diaz was recalled from the Marlins' alternate training site Thursday, Jordan McPherson of the Miami Herald reports.
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Reinstated and optioned
2BMiami Marlins
September 9, 2020
Diaz (opt out) was reinstated from the restricted list Wednesday and optioned to the alternate training site.
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Cleared to return
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Opt Out
September 1, 2020
Diaz (opt out) was cleared to return Tuesday following an agreement between MLB and the MLBPA, Craig Mish of SportsGrid.com reports.
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