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May 17, 2024 2 0 0 1
May 16, 2024 0 0 0 1 2
May 15, 2024 1 0 0 2 3.5
May 14, 2024 0 0 0 0 -1
May 13, 2024 3 1 0 0 5

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It took Yandy Diaz until his age 31 season, but he finally got to the 20-homer plateau and threw in a league batting title as well in his career year. The homers were a bit front loaded as 12 of his 22 homers came in the first two months of the season before he hit just two over the entire of June and July before closing with 8 more down the stretch as he chased the batting title. He hit .300 or better in every month of the season as the most atypical leadoff hitter in the American League given his size. He leads off because (points to him) he gets on base. His worst monthly OBP split was .390 in June which is how someone built like a fire hydrant was able to score 95 runs. Diaz hit the 600 plate appearance mark for the first time but did have issues throughout the season in his lower back and legs. He is now only first base eligible but was also the sixth most valuable player at the position in 2023. Diaz will not repeat, but his stock has risen.

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Batting Average
2024 1062.4 20 3 22 15 .247
2023 4723.4 95 22 78 65 .330
2022 3852.8 71 9 57 78 3 .296
3y Avg. 3972.9 76 15 66 71 1 .295
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  • Rays' Yandy Diaz: Continues hot stretch

    Diaz went 1-for-4 with a solo home run, a walk and two runs scored Sunday against the Yankees. Diaz launched his second homer in as many games and his third of the season. He has turned his results around in May, as he's maintained a .333 average with eight RBI and eight runs scored across 10 games. Diaz remains locked in as the Rays' leadoff hitter and should be a strong source of batting average and runs scored moving forward.
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  • Rays' Yandy Diaz: Three hits, homer in win

    Diaz went 3-for-4 with a solo home run in Saturday's win over the Yankees. Diaz jumped on Nestor Cortes' first pitch of the bottom of the first inning, sending it over the left-field wall for his second long ball of the season. He didn't stop there, doubling twice (with one of them plating another run) and finishing with three runs scored. Diaz already has five multi-hit games this month, elevating his average from .220 to .250.
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  • Rays' Yandy Diaz: Three straight multi-hit games

    Diaz went 2-for-4 with a double, a walk and two RBI on Sunday against the Mets. Diaz is hitting just .235 across his 150 plate appearances of the season, though his results have begun to turn around of late. Sunday marked his third straight start with two hits, and he also has a double, four RBI and a run scored in that span. Diaz has only two barrels in 114 batted ball events to begin the season, though he should continue to see hits fall in at an increased clip as he's maintained a 15.3 percent strikeout rate -- in line with his career norm.
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  • Rays' Yandy Diaz: Back in action Sunday

    Diaz (finger) is starting at first base and batting leadoff Sunday against the White Sox, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports. The 32-year-old sat out Saturday after being hit by a pitch in the left pinky finger Friday, but he'll rejoin the starting nine after missing just one game. Diaz is hitting .324 in his past nine contests, though he's slugging just .378 during that stretch and has not hit a home run since Opening Day.
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  • Rays' Yandy Diaz: Available Saturday

    Diaz (hand) is not in the starting lineup but is available as a pinch hitter for Saturday's game against the White Sox, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports. Diaz left Friday's game after taking a 99-mph fastball off his left pinky in the eighth inning. X-rays came back negative, and while he won't start Saturday, he will be available should the Rays need a right-handed bat. With Diaz in the dugout, lefty-hitting Austin Shenton will start at first base and bat in the cleanup spot against White Sox right-hander Jonathan Cannon.
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  • Rays' Yandy Diaz: X-rays negative

    X-rays on Diaz's hand came back negative Friday, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports. Diaz had to leave Friday's game after getting hit in the hand by a pitch during the eighth inning, but it seems he escaped the incident without suffering any significant damage. He may still step out of the lineup for a game or two to avoid playing with any lingering pain, but an extended absence isn't likely.
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  • Rays' Yandy Diaz: Exits after HBP

    Diaz was removed from Friday's game against the White Sox after getting hit by a pitch, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports. Diaz took a 99-mph fastball off his hand during the eighth inning of Friday's contest and was immediately replaced on the bases. He will presumably undergo imaging, and the Rays should offer an update on his status sometime after the game.
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  • Rays' Yandy Diaz: Performance turning around

    Diaz went 2-for-4 with an RBI on Wednesday against the Tigers. Diaz got off to a slow start to the season, but he now has at least one hit in seven of his last eight starts. In that span, he also has four multi-hit performances and a .314 batting average. Counting stats haven't followed Diaz's turnaround at the plate, but as the locked-in leadoff hitter, that should also change as the season progresses.
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  • Rays' Yandy Diaz: Hits not falling

    Diaz went 0-for-4 with a walk Tuesday against the Angels. Diaz is hitting only .197 across 78 plate appearances this season, and he's failed to record a hit in five of his last 10 games. However, he's remained installed as the Rays' leadoff hitter and has struck out only 16.7 percent of the time so far this year, so there's reason to believe his results will even out over time.
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  • Rays' Yandy Diaz: Reaches base three times

    Diaz went 2-for-4 with a double, a walk, an RBI and two runs scored Friday against the Rockies. Diaz has hit atop the Rays' lineup in every game this season, and he made an immediate impact by drawing a walk to begin the game while also coming around to score. Eight frames later, he led off with a double, which began a five-run rally for the Rays. Diaz now has a three-game hitting streak and three multi-hit performances for the season.
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  • Rays' Yandy Diaz: Lone producer in Opening Day loss

    Diaz went 3-for-4 with a solo home run and an additional RBI during Thursday's 8-2 loss to the Blue Jays. Diaz accounted for both of the Rays runs scored, going yard off Jose Berrios to lead off the first inning and driving in Rene Pinto on a sixth-inning double. After slashing .330/.410/.522 with a career-high 22 homers in 600 plate appearances during 2023, Diaz is off to a strong start in 2024.
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  • Rays' Yandy Diaz: Healthy to start spring training

    Diaz is fully healthy entering spring training after battling a groin injury for most of the 2023 season, Kristie Ackert of the Tampa Bay Times reports. Diaz suffered the initial injury in mid-May and went on to miss small chunks of time for the rest of the season with an assortment of lower-body injuries. He focused on agility work this offseason to avoid similar issues in 2024 while increasing his first-step quickness. It's also worth noting that Diaz played through the pain effectively, as he posted an excellent .406 wOBA with a .193 ISO across 259 plate appearances in the second half.
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  • Rays' Yandy Diaz: Leading off in wild-card opener

    Diaz is starting at first base and batting leadoff in Tuesday's AL Wild Card Series opener against the Rangers. Diaz started just one of the Rays' final five regular-season contests while dealing with a right hamstring issue, but his availability for the AL Wild Card Series never seemed to be in much doubt. The American League batting champ is just 3-for-16 in his career versus Rangers starter Jordan Montgomery, although he has drawn five walks and hasn't struck out.
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  • Rays' Yandy Diaz: Resting again Sunday

    Diaz is not in Sunday's lineup against the Blue Jays. The Rays will give Diaz another day to rest up in advance of the postseason. He has been a little banged up lately, but still managed to hit .345 with five home runs in the month of September.
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  • Rays' Yandy Diaz: Sitting Saturday

    Diaz isn't in the Rays' lineup Saturday against the Blue Jays, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports. After going 2-for-2 with a homer and two RBI in his return from a hamstring injury Friday, Diaz will get a breather for the Rays' penultimate game of the season. Isaac Paredes will shift to first base with Curtis Mead at second base, Junior Caminero at third and Taylor Walls starting at shortstop.
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  • Rays' Yandy Diaz: Homers in return

    Diaz went 2-for-2 with a two-run home run Friday against the Blue Jays. Diaz had been sidelined after missing two games caused by hamstring tightness. According to Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times, Diaz is still feeling discomfort and did state some concern about running the bases. With the Rays locked into the playoffs, the team could opt to take it easy with its primary leadoff hitter across the final two games of the regular season.
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  • Rays' Yandy Diaz: Back in lineup Friday

    Diaz (hamstring) is back in the lineup Friday against the Blue Jays. Diaz will serve as the Rays' designated hitter and leadoff man after missing two straight games because of right hamstring tightness. Isaac Paredes is playing first base Friday with Osleivis Basabe covering third.
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  • Rays' Yandy Diaz: Out again with tight hamstring

    Diaz (hamstring) remains out of the lineup Wednesday at Boston. Diaz made an early exit from Sunday's series finale against the Blue Jays due to right hamstring tightness and is now on the bench for a second straight game. Isaac Paredes will play first base for the Rays on Wednesday versus the Red Sox as Junior Caminero covers third base.
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  • Rays' Yandy Diaz: Not in Tuesday's lineup

    Diaz (hamstring) is out of the lineup for Tuesday's game against the Red Sox, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports. Diaz departed Sunday's matchup versus the Blue Jays with right hamstring tightness and will be out of the starting nine for at least one game. Tampa Bay has a scheduled day off Thursday, which could prompt the club to sit the 32-year-old again Wednesday in order to provide a couple extra days of rest.
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  • Rays' Yandy Diaz: Managing tight hamstring

    Diaz was diagnosed with right hamstring tightness after leaving Sunday's game against the Blue Jays, Tricia Whitaker of Bally Sports Sun reports. The 32-year-old went 1-for-2 with a run scored before he exited Sunday's contest with the injury. It's unclear if Diaz will require an MRI at this point, and he should be considered day-to-day heading into Tuesday's series opener at Boston.
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