Yusniel Diaz RF
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2019 Preseason Forecast
Last Update: 1/27/2017 12:35 ET
|2019-05-24 15:00:00 (link to chat)||I missed the boat on this latest run of propsect call-ups, but I'm still in a good position for playoffs in my points league.
Who is your current late-season stash that I can add and hold?|
(Mike G from Seattle)
|Weird, I know a "Mike G" in Seattle! Take a look at Monte Harrison, Daz Cameron, Yusniel Diaz, Jorge Mateo, and Christian Pache, for starters. Keep tabs on Bo Bichette's health. Possibly get back on on Carter Kieboom if someone dropped him. I wouldn't necessarily add any of these now, but they should be on your radar. (Jon Hegglund)|
|2019-03-18 16:00:00 (link to chat)||Any under the radar fantasy prospects in AAA that you like this year?|
(Nick from Ottawa)
|Nate Lowe, Yusniel Diaz, Ke'Bryan Hayes? (Jon Hegglund)|
|2019-03-18 16:00:00 (link to chat)||Does Yusniel Diaz have the potential to become something useful in deeper dynasties? The profile doesnt seem flashy but it seems he could get a power boost at MLB level as weve seen of late and the park sure wont hurt...I mean the lineup will but the park wont!|
(dzemens from Toledo, OH)
|Oh, hey, perfect segue to a Diaz question.
Yeah, the prospect dudes will have more to say, but sure seems like he's a polished bat with a high floor. Middling-power/middling-speed bats are always undervalued, it seems, but are eminently useful in both real and fantasy baseball. So I think he's potentially useful in redraft leagues later this season. (Jon Hegglund)
|2019-03-11 16:00:00 (link to chat)||How would you rank Yusniel Diaz, Oscar Mercado, Yordan Alvarez and Daz Cameron by projected plate appearances this year, and what is rhe range / error bars?|
(PA prognosticator from PA)
|Mercado, Alvarez, Cameron, Diaz, although Mercado's the only one who seems to have an obvious route to any significant PT, as the Astros have the depth to keep Alvarez in the minors and the Orioles and Tigers have no incentive to bring anyone up early. (Darius Austin)|
|2019-03-08 16:00:00 (link to chat)||Do you expect the Orioles to call up Yusniel Diaz this season and what do you expect from him once he hits the majors? Thanks!|
(Boris from Spiderweb)
|Given how bad the Orioles are, Diaz could probably start for them already. But realistically, I'm expecting only a cup of coffee in September this year. Bret has him at #70 for top dynasty outfielders (5-year outlook). He also made the back end of my 3-year rankings. I could see a 15/15 year with a solid batting average, though his stealing instincts are pretty poor, so maybe more 15/10 with a bit of upside in his best years. (Kevin Jebens)|
|2019-02-14 12:00:00 (link to chat)||Are you expecting big things from Yusniel Diaz this season? |
(Kalau jeff from Edmonton )
|I'd expect close to a full year in Norfolk, although I suppose the Orioles have incentive to get him to the majors somewhat quickly for PR reasons (although this isn't an FO I'd expect to worry too much about that stuff). The thing about Diaz is he is much more of a Steady Eddie than a breakout candidate. I think he will continue to be solid all around, and kinda boring to write about. (Jeffrey Paternostro)|
|2019-02-14 12:00:00 (link to chat)||Hot take! Who has best offensive career? Ke'Bryan Hayes, Yusniel Diaz, Nick Madrigal, Nate Lowe, Garrett Hampson. Do any of them really stand out as definitively the best of this group or are they all close? And yes, this is an altered fantasy question. Thanks, Jeff.|
(djdj from house)
|Probably Madrigal who gives you Hayes' batting average with Hampson's steals, but Hayes could also have a power breakout and be a fantasy monster. I don't know that I'd BET on that, but I would not be surprised certainly. (Jeffrey Paternostro)|
|2019-03-04 16:00:00 (link to chat)||Yusniel Diaz has looked pretty good this Spring. Do you think he has a chance to breakout and be more than what most of the industry thinks of him?|
(Steve Yelp from Germany)
|Yes, he has a chance. He improved his plate discipline on the move up to AA last season and that may tell us that he can make solid adjustments as he gets more and more experience. I would not go crazy, but he could well get to the 60 ceiling that we set for him in our Orioles list. (Scott Delp)|
|2019-02-18 16:00:00 (link to chat)||Hey Kevin thanks for chattin!
I have my choice between Nate Lowe, Vidal Brujan, Gavin Lux, Nick Madrigal, Yusniel Diaz, and Ke'Bryan Hayes, in a draft coming up for 12-t keep-forever dynasty. I'm in the position to win now coming off a 1st place finish last year. Which of these TWO do you like most for offensive output?|
(djdj from house)
|Long term, Madrigal for sure. Next, it's between Yusniel and Brujan. Brujan has more SB upside, Yusniel a safer floor and less speed. However, if you want specific help for the short term, Hayes and Yusniel your best bets. I'd still go Yusniel over Hayes for 2019 help--but take Madrigal even if he doesn't help this year. (Kevin Jebens)|
|2018-11-29 23:00:00 (link to chat)||What kind of career do you project for Yusniel Diaz?|
(martin r from Annapolis )
|I've long been a fan, wrote up his High-A adjustments in some depth a while back, and nothing's really changed in the profile since: solid all-around player, projects as a dependable regular, and particularly if you buy that there's some latent over-the-fence power to come it's a higher-likelihood 55 OFP.
https://www.baseballprospectus.com/prospects/article/30607/prospect-profile-yusniel-diaz/ (Wilson Karaman)
|2018-07-30 23:00:00 (link to chat)||If anyone, who's the next Gleyber Torres coming up through the minor leagues? i.e., the prospect underrated by most due to purported lack of power? |
(Clint from Saugahatchee)
|I dunno if you can really make a case that Gleyber was ever really underrated? We were "conservative" on him last year and had him 15th overall, and then we were "bullish" on him heading into this year as the #3 prospect in baseball. He's been pretty universally regarded as an elite dude for a while now, though, regardless of power. But I guess Willy Adames might count for that kind of vein if you're looking for another MLB-ready six-spotter a step or three behind that level? Yusniel Diaz maybe? (Wilson Karaman)|
|2018-07-16 19:00:00 (link to chat)||How do you feel about Yusniel Diaz, he gonna flirt with top 10 status before he graduates?
What about Morejon? Only a few were high on him last year, industry seems to be coming to consensus that the few were right.|
(Tony from Right Where I Want To Be)
|There was support for both of them to be a little higher, and both have the underlying talent to get to the top ten with continuing health and consistency, sure. (Jarrett Seidler)|
|2017-09-18 23:00:00 (link to chat)||For a keeper league, I have the option of retaining Y.Diaz for 2 years and R.Quinn for 3 years or can release them to draft new prospects with four year contracts. 160 prospects are owned in the league. Is either worth hanging onto? |
(scottski45 from Detroit)
|Yusnil Diaz? Yandy? I'd drop Yandy unless it's an OBP league with, like, a bunch of weight to the OBP. I'd definitely hang onto Yusniel Diaz if that's who you mean, though the 2-year window for control is problematic. You should be able to coax some contribution out of him by 2019, though. I might look to package him in a deal given the unfortunate limitation of the contract there. He should certainly be owned, though. Quinn's tough too - the 3-year window's nice, but it's hard to trust him to stay on the field enough for it to matter at this point. Depending on the draft pool you're looking at I might cut bait there and look for something else.
Keith Hudson's one of my favorite Jamaican producers, and this tune just...mmmph.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8GASQ89iK4E (Wilson Karaman)
|2016-08-11 14:00:00 (link to chat)||I missed out on or traded numerous prospects in my NL-only keeper league. Who are some under the radar guys (it's a 10-team league, large reserve list)? They need to have an ETA of 2018 at the latest as the three year clock starts running on them as soon as they are drafted.|
(johnklein from east coast)
|This is a tough question. Josh Hader is worth rostering in keeper leagues, despite the risky profile. I'm not sure what qualifies for "under-the-radar" in a 10-team league (as it depends on the size of the reserve list), but guys like Forrest Wall, Yusniel Diaz, Cody Ponce, and Jack Flaherty are guys I like. (J.P. Breen)|
|2016-02-23 13:00:00 (link to chat)||What are your thoughts on the recent Cuban imports? (Eddy Julio, Yusniel Diaz, Yasiel Sierra)|
(Frau from Boston via Orlando)
|They all sound great! (I really don't have a whole lot of feel here. Ask the prospect team, ask Bret Sayre. After three months playing Stateside, they'll start to separate for me. Can't really process them without that much.) (Matthew Trueblood)|
|2016-03-03 13:00:00 (link to chat)||Hi Chris,
With Yusniel Diaz's lack of power, is that due to his physique or his swing? Is it possible for him to add power down the road?|
(cflanders from BC)
|It's a little bit of both. He's not bereft of strength, but this is not a bopper profile by any stretch of the imagination. The swing path also doesn't have much loft, so expecting more than a handful of homers is expecting too much, in my opinion. (Christopher Crawford)|
|2016-01-29 11:00:00 (link to chat)||Now that Eddy Julio and Yusniel Diaz's names have both been mentioned, I have to ask. How do you compare the two? I imagine these guys will be closely tied for awhile and I've been anxiously waiting for the CHC and LAD list to see BP's take.|
(Ryan from Prospect Heaven)
|EJM has more raw tools, compared to Diaz's more polished skillset. Diaz has a pretty good floor for a teenager, in that respect. (Top 101 Chat with Craig Goldstein)|
|2016-02-03 20:00:00 (link to chat)||Greg, thanks for doing this chat!
My question: Name five prospects currently not in the BP top 50 who have a chance to land there by mid-season. Basically, what 5 prospects do you see rising their stock substantially this year?
(Bill Clinton from Las Vegas)
|Just drawing from the 101 here - Clint Frazier, Francis Martes, Harold Ramirez, Yusniel Diaz, Franklyn Kilome, (Greg Wellemeyer)|
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