|2019-05-06 23:45:00 (link to chat)||If you were in a dynasty points league with no salaries/contracts to worry about, would you trade Yandy Diaz for Tyler Freeman and Ryan Rolison? Doesn't look like I'll contend this year.|
(Tom from MD)
|No, I think I'd look for a bigger bat than Freeman to come back, with a second teenaged flier. Diaz has always had an approach and dude's runnin' on Magnus Ver Magnusson now, don't undersell him. (Wilson Karaman)|
|2019-05-08 20:00:00 (link to chat)||I've been offered E Suarez for Yandy and Luis Garcia. It's a 16 team dynasty where I'm competing now. That said, Yandy's statcast metrics are all better than Suarez's this year except LA obviously. Is Garcia too much to add to get Suarez?|
(Pat G from Long Island)
|I don't think I have a super intelligent answer on the value proposition in your league, but I'd say all signs point to Eugenio Suarez being a significantly better offensive player than Yandy Diaz going forward, especially in the home run and RBI categories. One has a proven 25-35 dinger track record, and the other has some good signs but a big negative habit to break. (Zach Crizer)|
|2019-05-03 13:00:00 (link to chat)||Of the players getting their first extended look at regular playing time who weren't huge prospects/names, are there any that you buy more than others? E.g. Voit, Christian Walker, Hunter Dozier, Yandy Diaz?
Similarly, any of the hot start guys like Jorge Polanco, Josh Bell, or Max Kepler have you considering raising your idea of their "true talent" so to speak? |
(nschaef from NYC)
|I'm buying into Voit and Diaz to varying extents and still in wait and see on Dozier. I'm not buying Walker doing this for an extended period but he's probably better than I ever gave him credit for. Voit I think has been pretty well explained, and I'd encourage you to read Lindsey Adler's recent piece on him in The Athletic. Diaz has always had particular skills, but he really needs to continue to move that launch angle up for me to keep buying it as it has been going. (Craig Goldstein)|
|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)