Luis Diaz Pitcher

     
 

Born: April 9, 1992
Valencia, VZ
Height: 6-3
Weight: 230
Bats: Right
Throws: Right
Drafted: Not drafted
How Acquired: International
free agent (Aug. 2008)

Photo © Kelly O'Connor

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Signed with San Diego (November 2015)

Physical Description: Starterís build. Has filled out considerably since he entered the organization and is now close to maxed out, especially in his lower half. Soft body.  

Mechanics: Over-the-top delivery.  

Fastball: 90-93 mph. Tops out at 95 mph. Average potential. Struggles to hold velocity deep into outings starting out 91-93 mph, but ending 89-91 mph. Throws strikes. Fringe-average command.  

Changeup: 77-79 mph. Average potential. Inconsistent, but shows occasional late vertical drop. Can be on the firm side and straight.  

Slider: Average potential, became primary breaking ball in 2014.  

Summation: Potential number five starter or swingman type. Pedestrian three pitch arsenal that lacks a true plus pitch. Throws strikes, knows how to pitch.

 
   
   Pitching Stats                                          
  year team lg level org age w l % era g gs sv ip h r er hr bb so whip k/bb k/9
  2009 DSL Red Sox DSL Rk Bos 17 0 3 0.000 3.75 15 2 2 36.0 36 25 15 0 18 22 1.50 1.22 5.50
  2010 DSL Red Sox DSL Rk Bos 18 3 1 0.750 3.11 13 12 0 55.0 51 21 19 1 14 31 1.18 2.21 5.07
  2011 Lowell NYPL A- Bos 19 4 4 0.500 2.53 14 14 0 74.7 57 25 21 3 15 41 0.96 2.73 4.94
  2012 Greenville SAL A Bos 20 3 8 0.273 6.01 20 17 0 91.3 117 66 61 8 28 62 1.59 2.21 6.11
  2012 Caracas VWL Wint Bos 20 1 2 0.333 10.12 3 0 0 2.7 4 3 3 1 4 1 3.00 0.25 3.37
  2013 Greenville SAL A Bos 21 7 4 0.636 2.05 15 14 0 88.0 74 32 20 5 20 86 1.07 4.30 8.80
  2013 Salem Car A+ Bos 21 2 0 1.000 1.38 2 2 0 13.0 11 3 2 0 4 8 1.15 2.00 5.54
  2014 Salem Car A+ Bos 22 6 3 0.667 3.33 13 13 67.7 71 31 25 3 18 48 1.32 2.67 6.38
  2014 Portland East AA Bos 22 3 4 0.429 3.72 13 13 0 77.3 71 34 32 7 26 63 1.25 2.42 7.33
  2015 Portland East AA Bos 23 2 10 0.167 5.47 27 27 0 136.7 156 94 83 11 59 86 1.57 1.46 5.66
  2016 AZL Padres Ari Rk SD 24 0 1 0.000 3.00 3 1 0 6.0 7 3 2 0 1 4 1.33 4.00 6.00
  2016 Lake Elsinore Cal A+ SD 24 0 0 --- 3.29 3 2 0 13.7 13 7 5 4 1 17 1.02 17.00 11.20
  2016 San Antonio Tex AA SD 24 2 5 0.286 5.79 10 10 56.0 68 37 36 8 18 47 1.54 1.54 2.61 7.55
   
  Additional Player Info  
  Pronunciation: -
First Pro Contract: August 28, 2008 by Ernesto Gomez
Signing Bonus: N/A
MiLB Debut: June 4, 2009 (DSL)
Added to 40-man: -
MLB Debut:
-
     
  Awards
Red Sox ML Pitcher of the Month (Aug./Sept. 2011)
South Atlantic League Pitcher of the Week (June 24-30, 2013)
SoxProspects.com Awards
SoxProspects.com Pitcher of the Week (June 24-30, 2013)
SoxProspects.com Pitcher of the Month (July 2013)
SoxProspects.com Pitcher of the Month (August 2013)
2013 SoxProspects.com All-Star - SP

 

  

 
 

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