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2019 Projections (Rest of Season Projections - seasonal age 27)
PA AVG HR R RBI SB DRC+ WARP
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Birth Date8-8-1991
Height6' 2"
Weight215 lbs
Age27 years, 8 months, 15 days
BatsR
ThrowsR
2015
2016
0.12017
0.12018
1.12019
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WARP Summary

MLB Statistics

YEAR TEAM AGE G PA H 2B 3B HR BB SO HBP SB CS AVG OBP SLG DRC+ DRAA BRR FRAA BWARP
2017 CLE 25 49 179 41 8 1 0 21 35 1 2 0 .263 .352 .327 83 -3.2 -0.4 -1.1 0.1
2018 CLE 26 39 120 34 5 2 1 11 19 0 0 0 .312 .375 .422 102 0.7 -2.0 0.4 0.1
2019 TBA 27 21 93 22 4 0 6 15 16 0 1 0 .289 .398 .579 132 3.0 -0.9 0.3 0.5
Career1093929717374770130.284.370.4131010.4-3.2-0.40.6

Statistics for All Levels

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YEAR Team Lg LG G PA oppAVG oppOBP oppSLG BABIP BPF BRAA repLVL POS_ADJ DRC+ DRC+ SD FRAA BRR DRAA BWARP
2014 CAR A+ CAR 76 338 .259 .330 .384 .320 94 12.7 9.9 1.2 147 0 -2.6 0.6 7.9 1.7
2015 AKR AA EAS 132 564 .259 .321 .376 .350 91 30.7 15.1 1.2 156 0 -9.8 -2.3 20.8 2.7
2015 COH AAA INT 4 19 .249 .317 .373 .214 103 -2 0.5 0.1 36 0 0.4 0.1 -1.5 -0.1
2015 SCO Wnt AFL 18 70 .000 .000 .000 .304 0.0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2016 AKR AA EAS 26 110 .255 .327 .383 .328 105 7.2 3.0 0.1 149 0 -1.1 -0.7 3.7 0.5
2016 COH AAA INT 95 416 .253 .315 .384 .381 108 14.9 11.7 -2.4 148 0 7.6 2.1 16.4 3.7
2017 CLE MLB AL 49 179 .268 .339 .447 .336 106 -2.8 5.2 0 83 8 -1.1 -0.4 -3.2 0.1
2017 COH AAA INT 85 374 .259 .327 .390 .412 108 23.5 11.1 -1.6 175 0 -1.4 1.1 25.4 3.4
2018 CLE MLB AL 39 120 .255 .331 .417 .371 109 1 3.4 -1.5 102 9 0.4 -2.0 0.7 0.1
2018 COH AAA INT 98 426 .254 .320 .390 .360 99 16.8 12.5 -0.8 145 0 -9.4 -2.6 15.4 1.5
2019 TBA MLB AL 21 93 .242 .318 .412 .286 99 7.1 2.6 -0.7 132 22 0.3 -0.9 3.0 0.5

Statistics For All Levels

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Year Team lvl LG PA AB R H 2B 3B HR TB RBI BB SO SB CS AVG OBP SLG ISO SF SH
2014 CAR A+ CAR 338 283 42 81 7 5 2 104 37 49 35 3 3 .286 .396 .367 .081 1
2015 SCO Wnt AFL 70 61 8 15 2 0 1 20 7 9 14 1 1 .246 .343 .328 .082 0 0
2015 AKR AA EAS 564 476 61 150 13 5 7 194 55 78 65 8 7 .315 .412 .408 .092 4 3
2015 COH AAA INT 19 19 1 3 2 0 0 5 1 0 5 0 0 .158 .158 .263 .105 0 0
2016 AKR AA EAS 110 84 13 24 0 1 2 32 14 24 16 6 2 .286 .445 .381 .095 1 0
2016 COH AAA INT 416 360 53 117 22 3 7 166 44 47 70 5 1 .325 .399 .461 .136 6 2
2017 COH AAA INT 374 309 56 108 17 1 5 142 33 60 56 1 2 .350 .454 .460 .110 2 2
2017 CLE MLB AL 179 156 25 41 8 1 0 51 13 21 35 2 0 .263 .352 .327 .064 1 0
2018 COH AAA INT 426 348 53 102 24 0 3 135 40 70 75 2 3 .293 .409 .388 .095 5 1
2018 CLE MLB AL 120 109 15 34 5 2 1 46 15 11 19 0 0 .312 .375 .422 .110 0 0
2019 TBA MLB AL 93 76 16 22 4 0 6 44 11 15 16 1 0 .289 .398 .579 .289 2 0

Plate Discipline

YEAR Pits Zone% Swing% Contact% Z-Swing% O-Swing% Z-Contact% O-Contact% SwStr% CSAA
2017 714 0.4664 0.3908 0.8100 0.6246 0.1864 0.8654 0.6479 0.1900 0.0000
2018 469 0.4861 0.4435 0.8365 0.6623 0.2365 0.8609 0.7719 0.1635 0.0000
2019 364 0.4560 0.4121 0.7333 0.6506 0.2121 0.7500 0.6905 0.2667 0.0000
Career15470.46990.41180.80000.64210.20760.83690.69550.20000.0000

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
2014-04-04 2014-06-05 Minors 62 0 - Not Disclosed - -

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2019 TBA $558,400
2018 CLE $
2017 CLE $535,000
YearsDescriptionSalary
1 yrPrevious$535,000
2019Current$558,400
2 yrPvs + Cur$1,093,400
2 yrTotal$1,093,400

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
0 y 122 d2019

Details
  • 2019
  • 1 year (2018). Re-signed by Cleveland 3/18. Acquired by Tampa Bay in trade from Cleveland 12/13/18.
  • 1 year (2017). Contract selected by Cleveland 3/30/17.
  • Signed by Cleveland 9/20/13 as a free agent from Cuba. $0.3M signing bonus.

2019 Preseason Forecast

Last Update: 1/27/2017 12:35 ET

PCT PA R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB CS AVG OBP SLG DRC+ VORP FRAA WARP
90o 530 61 136 24 2 10 58 69 103 2 1 .300 .394 .427 126 32.6 3B -4, 1B 1 3.2
80o 514 57 126 23 1 9 54 64 102 2 1 .285 .378 .403 120 25.7 3B -4, 1B 0 2.4
70o 502 55 121 22 1 9 52 61 101 2 1 .279 .370 .397 115 21.0 3B -4, 1B 0 2.0
60o 492 52 115 21 1 8 50 58 101 2 1 .270 .359 .380 111 17.0 3B -3, 1B 0 1.5
50o 482 50 110 20 1 8 48 56 100 2 1 .263 .351 .372 107 13.6 3B -3, 1B 0 1.1
40o 472 48 106 19 1 8 46 54 99 2 1 .257 .345 .367 104 10.2 3B -3, 1B 0 0.8
30o 462 46 101 18 1 7 44 51 98 2 1 .250 .336 .351 100 6.7 3B -3, 1B 0 0.4
20o 450 43 95 17 1 7 42 48 97 1 1 .241 .325 .342 95 2.8 3B -3, 1B 0 0.0
10o 434 40 88 16 1 6 39 45 95 1 1 .230 .312 .324 88 -2.2 3B -3, 1B 0 -0.6
Weighted Mean483501112018485610021.264.353.37410814.13B -3, 1B 01.2

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BP Chats

DateQuestionAnswer
2019-01-25 16:00:00 (link to chat)What do you make of Yandy Diaz? I don’t think the Indians ever regarded him that highly. Rays obviously must since they traded Bauers for him.
(Paul from Ohio)
What's crazier--that a dude in Jose Altuve's body can hit 25 homers or that a dude in Yandy Diaz's body only gets to the low single-digits? There has to be some Freaky Friday stuff happening, right? I am definitely interested in Diaz as a late-round flier but STOP. HITTING. THE. DANG. BALL. INTO. THE. GROUND. It's easy to assume that something as simple as a swing-path change could turn him into a 30 HR guy but I think we underestimate how hard it is for most players to change habits that they've cultivated for years, even decades. We only hear about the success stories, but there have to be failures, too, right? So, I'm not holding my breath for Yandy but I want a couple of shares to see if anything changes in Tampa Bay. He's definitely one I'll be watching in spring training. (Jon Hegglund)
2018-12-18 13:00:00 (link to chat)Last preseason, there was some Yelich buzz about his switching to a hitter friendly ball park with a stronger offense. That certainly worked out. This season are you excited about the possibility of any particular players taking advantage of new scenery or new personnel?
(tallahassee from Chatham, NJ)
Building on your last question, I want to see how Senzel does in the GAP. Great question, though, let me think. But also, Yelich also hit a lot more balls in the air last year; that certainly helped. The humidor in Arizona turned that into a neutral park, so we could see a little more power from Goldschmidt, which is kinda scary. The most interesting free agent hitters are still unsigned, of course. McCutchen is going to a better park but he's past his peak. I am interested in seeing what Yandy Diaz does with a chance to play. I'm interested to see what Jordan Lyles does in Pittsburgh. Probably nothing, but he's an odd case (been a low- and high-K, starter and reliever) and he's moving to a pitcher's park. (Rob Mains)
2017-03-23 20:00:00 (link to chat)What's up with Yandy Diaz? Prospect reports all have him as an outstanding defender -- but spring training reports make it seem he's never seen a glove before. What's going on? And am I wrong to feel giddy about him? (I'm in a 12-team AL-only Scoresheet league that factors in defense and OBP.)
(touchstoneQu from Minneapolis)
It looks like BP had him at 6.7 FRAA last season in Triple-A, so he's above average on D for sure. He has hit everywhere, so I wouldn't be surprised if the Indians give him a shot this year. They could pretty easily move Jose Ramirez to 2nd base while Kipnis is hurt and that would open a spot for Diaz. (Mark Barry)
2016-11-22 20:00:00 (link to chat)Bradley Zimmer was listed by Chris Crawford as one of the 10 biggest prospect fallers in 2016. He essentially lamented his inability to hit lefties, and his increased strikeout rate. The Tribe isn't short on young outfielders. Do you still think Zimmer has a better shot as a major league regular than Naquin, Yandy Diaz, Mike Papi and Greg Allen or do any of those guys now excite you more?
(Truganini from CO)
Naquin has done it in the majors, and that means a lot for a guy who has always had the tools but was never putting it together at the same time in the minors. I might take Naquin, but that would be a tough call and require some thought.

Zimmer's still well ahead of the other three. (Jarrett Seidler)


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