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Baltimore Orioles

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March 23, 2020 05:32 PM
Orioles' Yusniel Diaz: Impressive spring training
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Diaz hit .300/.417/.500 with two RBI and two stolen bases over 24 plate appearances during spring training.

Diaz was able to put together a productive spring over a limited sample, but he's unlikely to be on the major-league roster once the season begins, Roch Kubatko of MASNSports.com reports. The 23-year-old has yet to advance past the Double-A level, but it wouldn't be surprising to see him face higher-level talent at some point in 2020.

February 29, 2020 09:04 AM
Orioles' Yusniel Diaz: Starting in left field Saturday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Diaz (shoulder) will start in left field in Saturday's spring game against the Marlins, Roch Kubatko of MASN Sports reports.

Diaz saw his first at-bats of the spring Friday while serving as the designated hitter, and he will make his first start in the field just one day later. Diaz should see plenty of action over the next couple weeks to gain experience against big-league pitchers, but his season will almost certainly begin with a minor-league affiliate.

February 26, 2020 03:56 PM
Orioles' Yusniel Diaz: May make spring debut over weekend
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Manager Brandon Hyde said Diaz (shoulder) may be ready to make his first appearance of the Grapefruit League season this weekend, Jon Meoli of The Baltimore Sun reports.

Diaz has been slowed by the left shoulder since reporting to camp, but the Orioles have apparently been encouraged by his progress so far this week. After hitting off a tee Tuesday, Diaz took a round of batting practice Wednesday and came out of the workout setback-free. Diaz could initially serve as a designated hitter in spring games until the Orioles are convinced the shoulder presents no issues for him while throwing from the outfield.

February 25, 2020 11:44 AM
Orioles' Yusniel Diaz: Slowed by shoulder issue
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Diaz is battling a sore left shoulder, Jon Meoli of The Baltimore Sun reports.

The severity of the problem isn't clear, but it's not expected to keep him out long. According to Dan Connolly of The Athletic, Diaz will hit off a tee Tuesday after he had previously been barred from swinging a bat the past few days, so he's seemingly already making progress in his recovery. The 23-year-old is in big-league camp this spring but has yet to play a game at the Triple-A level, so he's still some time away from making his big-league debut.

January 29, 2020 02:20 AM
Orioles' Yusniel Diaz: Joining big-league camp
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Diaz will join the Orioles' big-league camp this spring, Jon Meoli of The Baltimore Sun reports.

The top prize in the Manny Machado trade has yet to reach Triple-A, so he might not be in consideration for the Opening Day roster, but his debut could come at some point this season. He was held to just 76 games at Double-A Bowie last season due to hamstring and quadriceps injuries, but he hit a solid .262/.335/.472 (135 wRC+) when healthy.

August 26, 2019 04:56 PM
Orioles' Yusniel Diaz: Back from injury
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Diaz (quadriceps) was reinstated from the minor-league injured list at Double-A Bowie on Monday, Roch Kubatko of MASN Sports reports.

Diaz had been out since the start of August with a sore quad. He'd recorded a solid .258/.331/.465 slash line with 10 homers in 69 games for Bowie prior to the injury.

August 1, 2019 06:56 PM
Orioles' Yusniel Diaz: Dealing with quad injury
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Diaz exited Wednesday's game with Double-A Bowie due to a sore quad, Roch Kubatko of MASN Sports reports.

The issue isn't thought to be anything overly serious. Diaz, who is slashing .258/.331/.465 with 10 home runs in 69 games for Bowie this season, should be considered day-to-day.

July 31, 2019 11:12 PM
Orioles' Yusniel Diaz: Suffers apparent injury
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Diaz was removed from Wednesday's game with Double-A Bowie due to an apparent leg injury, Dan Connolly of The Athletic reports.

Diaz appeared to sustain the injury as he reached first base running out a grounder. The 22-year-old was sidelined by a hamstring injury early in the season but the specifics of the current injury remain unclear.

July 3, 2019 01:16 PM
Orioles' Yusniel Diaz: Production waning lately
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Diaz went 3-for-4 with a home run, a double and a walk Monday for Double-A Bowie in its 7-3 win over Hartford.

Even after his big day at the dish, Diaz is batting a meager .216 with 11 strikeouts in 37 at-bats over his past 10 games. His .246/.333/.441 slash line for the season (132 wRC+) has still made him one of Bowie's better producers, but he probably hasn't done enough yet to make a serious case for a promotion to the big club in 2019. The 22-year-old remains one of the Orioles' top position prospects, though his stock has probably dipped since he was shipped to Baltimore from Los Angeles as the main prize in last summer's Manny Machado deal.

May 29, 2019 05:48 PM
Orioles' Yusniel Diaz: Activated from IL
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Diaz (hamstring) was activated from the minor-league injured list Wednesday, Nathan Ruiz of The Baltimore Sun reports.

Diaz has been sidelined since April 25 with a strained hamstring. The 22-year-old will be eased back into action with High-A Frederick before rejoining Double-A Bowie, where he was playing when he suffered the injury. Prior to landing on the shelf, the well-regarded prospect hit .225/.313/.338 with a homer and seven RBI in 20 games for the Baysox.

May 22, 2019 05:00 PM
Orioles' Yusniel Diaz: Out with strained hamstring
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Diaz has been sidelined at Double-A Bowie with a strained hamstring, Roch Kubatko of MASN Sports reports.

Diaz has not played for the Baysox since April 25. It is unclear when he will be back, but it should be fairly soon if he is indeed dealing with a typical hamstring strain.

April 26, 2019 07:00 PM
Orioles' Yusniel Diaz: Heads to injured list
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Diaz was placed on the 7-day injured list Friday due to an undisclosed injury.

The location and severity of Diaz's injury are not yet known. Baltimore's top prospect began the 2019 season at Double-A, where he slashed .225/.313/.338 over 20 games prior to being placed on the shelf.

March 30, 2019 06:04 PM
Orioles' Yusniel Diaz: Remains in Double-A
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Diaz will open the year in Double-A Bowie, Joe Trezza of MLB.com reports.

Diaz hit .306/.316/.472 with a home run and seven RBI in 36 at-bats this spring, which apparently wasn't enough to warrant promotion to Triple-A to begin the year. The Cuban outfielder remains the Orioles' top prospect and likely won't stay in Bowie for very long.

February 28, 2019 05:40 PM
Orioles' Yusniel Diaz: Collects three hits
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Diaz went 3-for-4 with two doubles, an RBI and a run scored in Thursday's game against the Phillies.

After lining out in his first at-bat, Diaz proceeded to go 3-for-3 with a single and a pair of doubles in his next three trips to the plate. While the youngster is expected to open the year in the minors, he's showing why he's considered one of the team's top prospects thus far in camp, going 7-for-14 with a homer through five spring games.

January 25, 2019 04:00 PM
Orioles' Yusniel Diaz: Receives spring training invite
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Diaz will attend major-league spring training with the Orioles, Roch Kubatko of MASN Sports reports.

Diaz headlined the trade package sent to Baltimore for Manny Machado and slashed .285/.392/.449 in 97 games between Double-A Tulsa and Double-A Bowie in 2018. The 22-year-old seems unlikely to make the jump straight to the majors and should be bound for Triple-A Norfolk in 2019, but his major-league debut shouldn't be too far off.

August 21, 2018 02:20 PM
Orioles' Yusniel Diaz: Heating up at Double-A
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Diaz went 2-for-5 with a three-run home run for Double-A Bowie in its 6-2 win over Richmond on Monday.

After being acquired in July in the trade that sent Manny Machado to the Dodgers, Diaz didn't make a positive impression with his new organization, going just 10-for-55 (.182 average) in his first 16 games with Bowie. The outfielder has been riding a hot bat ever since, however, turning in three multi-hit efforts over his past nine starts while homering three times. Because of his lack of impact tools, Diaz doesn't projected as a multi-category contributor at the game's top level, but his excellent plate approach and impressive bat speed should aid him to high averages and on-base percentages at his peak.

August 8, 2018 03:16 PM
Orioles' Yusniel Diaz: Struggling since trade
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Diaz is hitting .192/.300/.288 with one home run and two steals in 15 games (60 plate appearances) with Double-A Bowie.

The two main factors in Diaz's poor production since being traded to Baltimore are his strikeout rate jumping from 14.8 percent to 23.3 percent and his BABIP dipping from .360 to .243. Considering Diaz was 48 percent better than league average in 90 games across 2017 and 2018 at Double-A with the Dodgers prior to the trade, his struggles with Baltimore should be primarily chalked up to a small sample size. That said, if he can't rebound to some extent over the final four weeks of the minor-league season, his dynasty-league stock will inevitably take a hit heading into the offseason.

July 18, 2018 07:28 PM
Orioles' Yusniel Diaz: Headlines package for Machado
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Diaz was shipped to Baltimore as the headliner in a five-player package for Manny Machado on Wednesday, J.P. Hoornstra of the Los Angeles Daily News reports.

The shift in organizations should give Diaz an easier path to the majors and a friendlier home park when he arrives. The 21-year-old outfield is hitting an excellent .314/.428/.477 with six homers and eight steals in 59 games for Double-A Tulsa, following a similar 31-game stint at the same level last season. He could be on track to reach the majors sometime next season.

July 9, 2018 04:24 PM
Dodgers' Yusniel Diaz: Delivers four-hit performance
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Diaz recorded a season-high four hits -- including his sixth home run of the season -- in Double-A Tulsa's 10-5 victory over Frisco on Sunday.

After he was sidelined just under two weeks in May with a hip injury, Diaz hasn't missed a beat since returning to the lineup. The 20-year-old is slashing .311/.416/.472 since the beginning of June, with his high-end bat speed aiding him to lofty batting averages at every stop on the minor-league ladder. Perhaps more impressively, Diaz has recorded as many walks (36) as strikeouts over 244 plate appearances on the season. That improved plate approach could help him earn a look in the majors at some point in 2019, but his fantasy potential is somewhat muted due to his unremarkable power and stolen-base output. He's been nabbed in seven of his 15 steal attempts this season and has slugged no more than 11 home runs in any of his three professional seasons.

May 16, 2018 01:44 PM
Dodgers' Yusniel Diaz: Hits DL with hip issue
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Diaz was placed on the 7-day disabled list Tuesday at Double-A Tulsa due to a hip injury, Kelsie Heneghan of MiLB.com reports.

It's the second DL stint of the season for Diaz, whose 2018 debut was delayed until April 19 after he came out of spring training with a combination of minor injuries. Since returning to action, Diaz had slashed .308/.419/.513 and collected five stolen bases in 93 plate appearances, with the 21-year-old outfielder reaching base in eight straight contests before succumbing to the hip issue. He faces an uncertain timetable for a return from his latest setback, though the Dodgers haven't suggested the injury is a significant one.

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Player Info

Height/Weight:
6-1/195
Birthdate:
10/7/1996
Age:
23
Hometown:
Havana, Cuba
Bats/Throws:
R/R
Team:
Baltimore Orioles
College:

MLB Experience:
0