Argenis Diaz Shortstop

     
 

Born: February 12, 1987
Guatire, VZ
Height: 5-11
Weight: 155
Bats: Right
Throws: Right
Drafted: Not drafted
How Acquired: International free agent (July 2003)

Photo by Kelly O'Connor

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Traded to Pittsburgh with Hunter Strickland for Adam LaRoche (July 2009)

Scouting Report
: Diaz is an elite defensive shortstop, and if he improves his concentration on routine plays, he could compete for a gold glove in the bigs right now. He has plus range, excellent footing, an impressive glove, and an outstanding  arm.  Makes impossible plays in the field.  However, he does make a lot of errors on off-the-mark long throws off of grounders that he has no business getting to in the first place.  He also really struggles with routine plays on occasion, almost as if he has a mental block.  That is a definite area in need of improvement. The other key for Diaz is how much he will hit. He's a slap hitter with below average to average on base ability and without much power, but he's swung the bat very well during a few prolonged stints here and there. Good bat speed through the zone.  Struggles with advanced off-speed stuff.  Can show lack of plate discipline in stretches. Hits lefties significantly better than righties.  Excellent at laying down bunts. Won't steal a lot of bases. 

 
   
    Career Stats                                          
  year team lg level org age g ab r h 2b 3b hr rbi tb bb so sb cs avg obp slg ops
  2004 VSL Red Sox VSL Rk Bos 17 51 170 28 39 12 0 0 22 51 7 2 29 2 0.229 0.325 0.300 0.625
  2005 VSL Red Sox VSL Rk Bos 18 58 203 37 54 10 2 2 26 74 38 25 14 2 0.266 0.390 0.365 0.755
  2006 GCL Red Sox GCL Rk Bos 19 37 133 16 35 2 1 0 11 39 6 23 3 1 0.263 0.300 0.293 0.593
  2007 Greenville SAL A Bos 20 99 405 62 113 25 5 2 40 154 36 92 5 9 0.279 0.342 0.380 0.723
2007 Honolulu HWB Fall Bos 20 32 106 17 38 5 2 0 16 47 10 18 2 3 0.358 0.421 0.443 0.864
2008 Lancaster Cal A Bos 21 71 256 31 72 9 6 0 29 93 20 60 3 2 0.281 0.330 0.363 0.693
2008 Portland East AA Bos 21 39 139 20 40 8 2 2 23 58 10 30 0 1 0.288 0.336 0.417 0.753
2008 Magallanes VWL Wint Bos 21 22 38 6 7 0 0 0 1 7 1 11 0 1 0.184 0.205 0.184 0.389
2009 Portland East AA Bos 22 76 277 21 70 14 1 0 24 86 21 60 7 4 0.253 0.309 0.310 0.619
2009 Indianapolis IL AAA Pit 22 43 146 14 34 1 0 0 8 35 8 27 1 1 0.233 0.273 0.240 0.512
2010 Indianapolis IL AAA Pit 23 80 274 28 68 8 1 0 22 78 19 61 5 1 0.248 0.302 0.285 0.586
2010 Pittsburgh NL MLB Pit 23 22 33 0 8 1 0 0 2 9 3 10 0 1 0.242 0.306 0.273 0.578
  2011 Toledo IL AAA Det 24 98 340 45 95 17 2 0 25 114 41 61 3 5 0.279 0.356 0.341 0.697
  2012 Toledo IL AAA Det 25 111 356 33 90 12 0 0 32 102 27 64 12 7 0.253 0.302 0.287 0.589
  2013 Toledo IL AAA Det 26 127 471 52 120 30 3 2 48 162 40 113 4 4 0.255 0.314 0.344 0.658
  2014 Mobile Sou AA Ari 27 19 65 11 19 3 0 0 2 22 5 13 1 0 0.292 0.343 0.338 0.681
  2014 Reno PCL AAA Ari 27 39 135 11 38 9 1 0 12 49 11 28 0 1 0.281 0.340 0.363 0.703
  2014 Louisville IL AAA Cin 27 53 163 21 40 8 0 1 18 51 10 30 2 2 0.245 0.291 0.313 0.604
   
  Additional Player Info  
  Pronunciation: Ar-hen-iss
First Pro Contract:
July 22, 2003 by Miguel Garcia
Signing Bonus: N/A
MiLB Debut: May 18, 2004 (VSL Red Sox)
Added to 40-man: November 20, 2007
MLB Debut:
April 21, 2010 (Pittsburgh)

 




 
   

 
 

   
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