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2017 Projections (Preseason PECOTA - seasonal age 26)
PA AVG HR R RBI SB TAv WARP
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Birth Date8-1-1990
Height6' 1"
Weight195 lbs
Age27 years, 2 months, 18 days
BatsR
ThrowsR
2013
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4.02016
-0.92017
WARP Summary

MLB Statistics

YEAR TEAM AGE G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR TB BB SO HBP SF SH RBI SB CS AVG OBP SLG TAv VORP FRAA WARP
2016 SLN 25 111 460 404 71 121 28 3 17 206 41 60 7 6 2 65 4 4 .299 .369 .510 .321 48.7 -9.5 4.0
2017 SLN 26 79 301 286 31 74 17 0 7 112 13 42 0 1 1 20 4 1 .259 .290 .392 .231 2.2 -10.7 -0.9
Career19076169010219545324318541027738585.283.338.461.28551.0-20.33.2

Statistics for All Levels

'opp' stats - Quality of opponents faced - have been moved and are available only as OPP_QUAL in the Statistics reports now.
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YEAR Team Lg G PA TAv oppAVG oppOBP oppSLG oppTAv BABIP BPF BRAA repLVL POS_ADJ FRAA BRR BVORP BWARP VORP WARP
2014 PMB A+ 13 54 .290 .247 .315 .369 .250 .242 94 1.8 1.6 -1 0.0 1.2 3.5 0.4 3.5 0.4
2014 SFD AA 34 125 .280 .259 .331 .384 .264 .341 97 2.5 3.4 0.1 -3.1 -0.7 5.4 0.2 5.4 0.2
2015 SFD AA 102 409 .269 .254 .328 .378 .260 .294 106 3.8 11.0 4.3 -1.7 -0.4 18.8 1.8 18.8 1.8
2015 MEM AAA 14 58 .380 .301 .366 .449 .294 .372 99 7.3 1.6 0.7 -3.2 0.0 9.7 0.7 9.7 0.7
2015 SUR Wnt 20 82 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .328 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2016 SLN MLB 111 460 .321 .255 .323 .422 .269 .312 95 28.4 13.0 5.9 -9.5 1.4 48.7 4.0 48.7 4.0
2016 PMB A+ 2 8 .243 .245 .344 .350 .280 .167 87 -0.1 0.2 -0.1 0.0 0.1 0.1 0.0 0.1 0.0
2017 SLN MLB 79 301 .231 .256 .324 .439 .270 .282 96 -9.1 8.8 3.8 -10.7 -1.3 2.2 -0.9 2.2 -0.9
2017 MEM AAA 46 187 .252 .271 .337 .427 .266 .281 97 -1.7 5.6 1.6 3.7 -1.2 4.3 0.8 4.3 0.8

Statistics For All Levels

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Year Team Lg PA R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB CS AVG OBP SLG ISO TAv VORP FRAA WARP
2014 PMB A+ 54 5 10 2 0 2 6 7 10 1 0 .227 .352 .409 .182 .290 3.5 0.0 0.4
2014 SFD AA 125 15 34 8 1 3 18 2 24 6 2 .291 .311 .453 .162 .280 5.4 -3.1 0.2
2015 SFD AA 409 47 99 25 2 10 46 29 62 6 5 .264 .324 .421 .157 .269 18.8 -1.7 1.8
2015 MEM AAA 58 12 19 3 0 3 6 6 5 0 1 .380 .448 .620 .240 .380 9.7 -3.2 0.7
2015 SUR Wnt 82 17 23 8 1 4 14 7 12 2 1 .315 .370 .616 .301 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
2016 PMB A+ 8 0 1 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 .167 .375 .167 .000 .243 0.1 0.0 0.0
2016 SLN MLB 460 71 121 28 3 17 65 41 60 4 4 .299 .369 .510 .210 .321 48.7 -9.5 4.0
2017 MEM AAA 187 19 43 9 1 4 26 10 30 3 3 .253 .305 .388 .135 .252 4.3 3.7 0.8
2017 SLN MLB 301 31 74 17 0 7 20 13 42 4 1 .259 .290 .392 .133 .231 2.2 -10.7 -0.9

Plate Discipline

YEAR PITCHES ZONE_RT SWING_RT CONTACT_RT Z_SWING_RT O_SWING_RT Z_CONTACT_RT O_CONTACT_RT SW_STRK_RT CSAA_CHANCES CSAA_RT
2016 1714 0.4708 0.4492 0.8208 0.6617 0.2602 0.9064 0.6271 0.1792 0 0.000000
2017 1053 0.4615 0.5176 0.7743 0.6687 0.3880 0.8892 0.6045 0.2257 0 0.000000
Career27670.46730.47520.80310.66440.30880.89990.61850.196900

Injury History  —  No longer being updated

Last Update: 12/31/2014 23:59 ET

Date On Date Off Transaction Days Games Side Body Part Injury Severity Surgery Date Reaggravation
2014-08-21 - Minors - - - Not Disclosed -
2014-07-02 2014-08-06 Minors 35 0 - Not Disclosed -
2014-04-27 2014-06-12 Minors 46 0 - Upper Back Strain - -

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2017 SLN $2,500,000
2016 SLN $2,500,000
2015 SLN $2,000,000
2014 SLN $1,000,000
YearsDescriptionSalary
3 yrPrevious$5,500,000
2017Current$2,500,000
4 yrPvs + Cur$8,000,000
4 yrTotal$8,000,000

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
1 y 0 dJaime Torres4 years/$8M (2014-17)

Details
  • 4 years/$8M (2014-17). Signed by St. Louis as an amateur free agent from Cuba (via Mexico) 3/9/14. $2M signing bonus. 14:$0.5M, 15:$1.5M, 16:$2M, 17:$2M. DFA by St. Louis 7/8/15. Sent outright to Triple-A 7/10/15. Contract selected by St. Louis 11/20/15.

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Platoon

SORT_FIELD PLATOON AVG OBP SLG TAv
10 vs L (Multi) .256 .323 .402 .271
11 vs R (Multi) .317 .387 .554 .340
18 Split (Multi) .061 .064 .152 .070
19 LgAvg (Multi) -.010 -.021 -.029 -.017
30 vs L (2016) .256 .323 .402 .271
31 vs R (2016) .317 .387 .554 .340
38 Split (2016) .061 .064 .152 .070
39 LgAvg (2016) -.008 -.018 -.027 -.016

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BP Chats

DateQuestionAnswer
2017-05-08 20:00:00 (link to chat)Is there any hope for my shortstop tandem of Villar and Aledmys Diaz?
(Geoff from Milwaukee)
There's always hope.

Diaz was the #14 SS on the ESPN player rater last season, and is currently #13 SS. He should get on base a little more, but this is kind of what he is. Pretty good. As for Villar, I'm a little more concerned. He's just striking out SO much. He needs to steal bases to come anywhere close to last year's production, and that's hard to do if you're not on base. (Mark Barry)
2017-05-02 13:00:00 (link to chat)I am stuck with Aledmys Diaz as my shortstop in a 15-team dynasty. Should I be looking to upgrade, or should I ride this out a little longer?
(James from Sherbrooke)
I'll admit the batting average and the sudden evaporation of his on-base skills are a concern. If you believed in him a few months ago, I'm not sure how you can bail on him after four weeks. I think he's still a .260 hitter with decent pop (10-15 home runs). The real problem is that the position is crazy deep and the replacement level is so high. I'm not cutting Diaz yet, but if he's still hitting .230 in May, I start to look around. (George Bissell)
2017-05-10 13:00:00 (link to chat)Who's the better long term fantasy asset, Aledmys Diaz or Willson Contreras?
(Buff from Colorado)
Well, Diaz turns 27 in August. Contreras turns 24 on Saturday. That in and of itself probably answers the question for me, given that you said "long term." Add that offense is harder to find at catcher than shortstop, and the decision's even easier, especially if you';re in a two-catcher league.

That being said, you should ask the same question to Mike Gianella during his chat Monday, because he, unlike me, is a fantasy expert. If he says, "No, Mains is a dope, stick with Diaz," I'd go with it. (Rob Mains)
2017-02-13 20:00:00 (link to chat)You buying Aledmys Diaz or sellin'?
(Auston from Boston)
Not sure it's that binary, but if I had to pick one, I'd be selling. I don't think he'll be quite as good as last year, and I really don't think he'll be as good as the hot streak he had to start his career that sticks in people's minds so strongly. Thanks a lot, primacy effect. (Scooter Hotz)
2016-09-19 13:00:00 (link to chat)Aledmys Diaz has put up very good numbers this year, love his ability to make solid contact and not K. Does he continue to put up these kinds of #s and does he stay at SS or will he move around like the rest of their infielders? Fun to see a Cuban player exceed expectations!
(ColeWhittier from Pasadena, CA)
Right?? I feel like we've just been constantly bummed out by Cuban imports recently, and as a good Red, I have to feel a sense of relief that Diaz is doing so well. I really really wonder about his future, honestly -- I thought he was a first half mirage, and perhaps he would have been if he didn't get hurt. But he picked right back up in the last few games, and I'm feeling good that my attempts to sell high on him in dynasty didn't pan out.

That said, I can't see the same power moving forward, or at least I can't in good conscience predict it. It isn't like the guy was known for 25-30 homerun pace, and while he doesn't seem to be slowing down now, I'm just skeptical about that skill suddenly showing up in the majors. Then again, Mike Trout didn't look like a slugger in the minors either, and here we are -- I think there's a very good chance that he keeps his numbers up, and that the Cards keep him at short. He's certainly a better defender than Peralta, and I can't imagine that St Louis wants to look a gift horse solution to that particular black hole in the mouth. (Trevor Strunk)
2016-05-17 14:00:00 (link to chat)Is Xander Bogaerts the best shortstop in the AL? In baseball?
(Brian from Tehran)
Oh boy. Well, are we counting Manny Machado? If we are, it's Machado. If we're mentally keeping Machado at third base, then it's between Xander, Carlos Correa and Francisco Lindor.
Hello there, Cardinals fans! Yes, Aledmys Diaz is going to come back down to Earth, and he's already wonky on defense. Please don't kill me.
Correa isn't as good on defense as you think, but there's clearly a small mountain of potential in his bat and he's already shown that he can wreck shop on offense. Lindor can do everything, and Boegarts is finally hitting like we all thought he could. It's reeeeally close between Lindor and Boegarts, with Correa just behind and likely moving to third base when Alex Bregman decides it's time to throw his hat into the ring. So if it isn't Boegarts, he's just a hair behind.
Unless it's Machado. Then it's Manny by a mile. (Nicolas Stellini)
2016-05-04 13:00:00 (link to chat)Is Andy Ibbanez really good prospect or is he doing well because he is playing against younger talent?
(Rich from San Antonio)
I'm certainly not hopping on a hyper train over 100 PA by a 23YO in Low A. But he had a little prospect buzz on him prior to signing, then saw it fade, not unlike Aledmys Diaz. Let's see where the season takes us. (Matthew Trueblood)
2016-03-07 13:00:00 (link to chat)With the injury to Jhonny Peralta, what options do the Cardinals have? What do you think of the in-house options, Greg Garcia and Aledmys Diaz? Any SS available out there for trade?
(Zonk from Chi-Town)
Synergy! The best option might be the one floated by Dave Cameron at FanGraphs already: Erick Aybar. With Ozzie Albies already the talk of Braves camp, I could certainly see the Braves making this move, and Aybar feels like a very Cardinals ballplayer. I am not all in on Garcia or Diaz, and Gyorko at shortstop is cringe-inducing. They should make a move. They're not very exciting options, but I think the Cards could give the Mets a call about one of Wilmer Flores, Matt Reynolds, or Dilson Herrera. Or maybe Arizona for Chris Owings or Nick Ahmed. (Bryan Grosnick)
2016-03-09 19:00:00 (link to chat)After a rough start to his career (name issues and injuries) Aledmys Diaz seems to be establishing himself. Does he have the offensive and defensive chops to step in at SS for Jhonny Peralta?
(Cubbie Bear from Chi-Town)
He'll hold his own, but the upside is limited. I think he can step in and be reliable, but I don't see a big jump up for him as a hitter. Defensively he'll be fine. (Mike Gianella)
2015-09-30 19:00:00 (link to chat)Hey, Mauricio! Aledmys Diaz hit quite well in Cuba at ages 19-22, and after a poor initial 3 months he was a monster in the second half this year across AA/AAA (last 52 games roughly .340/.400/.600). Could he be a Renteria type at SS long term? More power but less glove? Thanks for chatting!
(Sally from Shelbyville)
Hey Sally, I don't think he's going to come close to Renteria-level production. He might be more power than glove but the overall profile is less than inspiring. (Mauricio Rubio)
2014-11-24 13:00:00 (link to chat)What's the deal with Aledmys Diaz for the Cards? Not in the top 10 - is that b/c he isn't prospect or isn't top 10 worthy?
(mbeemsterboer from Chicago)
Addressed this in the comments section of the article. He was often cited as someone to consider in the "On the Rise" section, but it was very difficult to find someone willing to stick their neck out with strong support of the profile. Most want to see more of the player, and universally the comments mentioning Diaz were immediately followed by "I'm not entirely sure what to make of it yet" or "I can understanding wanting to wait and see more before aggressively pushing the guy." If it was a weaker system he probably would have been an On the Rise guy at minimum. (NL Central Top 10s With Nick Faleris)
2014-09-05 13:00:00 (link to chat)Does Aledmys Diaz project as major league starting infielder?
(mdotmorris22 from Minnesota)
Good question for the prospect crew. But based on what I can see, he seems to be very far away offensively... very raw. (Cory Schwartz)


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