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Jun 06, 2013 - Jun 08, 2013   
  

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Edwin Diaz
RHP 6-3 170   R/R

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5/8/12: Edwin Diaz is closely linked with fellow right hander J.O. Berrios as the two top pitching prospects in Puerto Rico this year, although the two have entirely different physical profiles and pitching styles. Berrios was the subject of last Friday’s Perfect Game Draft Focus and is projected to go a bit higher, but not much so, than Diaz on June 4. It’s also worth noting that the third best pitching prospect in this year’s Puerto Rican draft class is the similarly named and built, but not related, Malcom Diaz. Edwin Diaz is a long limbed and lanky 6-foot-3, 175-pound athlete, and at first glance he would appear to be both taller and lighter than that listing. He is extremely loose in his actions and will not need to add strength for the purpose of improving his stuff but rather to improve his endurance and coordination. Diaz throws from a full leg raise, hands over the head delivery that causes plenty of inconsistencies but that are correctable, and they should be fairly easy to correct if Diaz has the physical and mental aptitude to do so. A major issue that Diaz has struggled with is keeping his lead leg and front side mechanics consistent from pitch to pitch as he kicks his leg out at different points and depth on different pitches. His release point will vary from a standard well extended three-quarters to a mid three-quarters, with the expected result that he tends to get under pitches from the lower release point and also has trouble getting his fastball to his glove side (something Berrios also occasionally struggles with). But there is absolutely nothing wrong with Diaz’s arm action, as he is fast and easy and extremely loose and tension free out front. He throws hard without giving the impression of trying to throw hard and is the type of pitcher who warms up between innings at the same velocity he throws to hitters. Diaz’ fastball velocity and command come and go with his mechanics on any particular pitch or sequence of pitches; he’ll touch as high as 97 mph and stay in the mid-90s low in the zone with movement, then be 90-92 and flat in the middle of the plate or up arm side for the next few pitches. Both of Diaz’ off speed pitches flash quality. He throws an upper-70s curveball that has good spin and a deep bite when he’s staying on top of it. He also shows a low-80s changeup with nice life down in the zone at times but doesn’t throw this pitch often; it’s a somewhat unrecognized part of his arsenal that could really develop at the professional level. Diaz’ release point, once he develops consistency, would also be well suited to a slider or cutter, but that is far in his future. The Berrios vs. Diaz debate between scouts basically boils down to taste, whether one likes the more polished, sure thing type of talent (Berrios) or the more projectable, higher ceiling type of talent (Diaz).




Jun 29, 2012 - Jul 06, 2012   FTB Pride
  

East Cobb Complex - Marietta, GA
Edwin Diaz
RHP 6-3 170   R/R

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May 25, 2012 - May 28, 2012   FTB Pride
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Terry Park - Ft. Myers, FL
Edwin Diaz
RHP 6-3 170   R/R

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Jan 07, 2012 - Jan 08, 2012   Kelly Green
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Terry Park - Ft. Myers, FL
Edwin Diaz
RHP 6-3 175   R/R

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Edwin Diaz is a 2012 RHP with a 6-3 175 lb. frame from Naguabo, PR who attends Caguas Military Academy. Slender build, long arms and legs, loose whippy actions. Busy delivery with big leg raise, hands over head, extended mid 3/4's to 3/4's release point, works downhill at times. Very inconsistent front side/front leg position, will cruise for 4-5 pitches, then lose it completely for 2-3 pitches. Dominant fastball, sits at 93 mph, touched 94 mph, very good run down in the zone, could throw harder with strength. Flashes tight spin on curveball, proper shape and velocity, throws CB for strikes, CB has improved considerably. Rare change up shows quality, nice run and arm speed. Can be first round talent with improved consistency, has the pitches, arm strength and projection.
PG Grade 10.0




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Oct 20, 2011 - Oct 24, 2011   Team Mizuno of Puerto Rico
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Roger Dean Complex - Jupiter, FL
Edwin Diaz
RHP 6-2 165   R/R

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Aug 01, 2011 - Aug 04, 2011   
  

Joker Marchant Stadium - Lakeland, FL
Edwin Diaz
RHP 6-2 165   R/R

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Jul 17, 2011 - Jul 22, 2011   Team Mizuno of Puerto Rico
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Terry Park - Ft. Myers, FL
Edwin Diaz
RHP 6-2 165   R/R

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Jun 16, 2011 - Jun 19, 2011   1-Columbia Blue
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City of Palms Park - Ft. Myers, FL
Edwin Diaz
RHP 6-2 165   R/R

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Edwin Diaz is a 2012 RHP with a 6-2 165 lb. frame from Naguabo, PR who attends Naguabo HS. Wide shoulders, extremely slender build. Full delivery with good direction, quick early wrap in back, very quick and loose arm, gets downhill even from mid 3/4's release point, throws to the bottom of the zone. Easy velocity, steady low 90's fastball, plenty of 92's, hard arm side run at times, occasional problems getting fastball to the glove side. Good feel for change up, maintains arm speed well. Tends to get under curveball, soft spin with flat sweeping break, might be better suited to slider/cutter. Has gained 5-6 mph in the last year. Pascual Perez comparison, arm works really well.
PG Grade 10.0




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Edwin Diaz P 2011 National Showcase
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Oct 08, 2010 - Oct 11, 2010   Team Mizuno Puerto Rico
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Terry Park - Ft. Myers, FL
Edwin Diaz
RHP 6-2 165   R/R

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Jul 20, 2010 - Jul 25, 2010   Storm P.R. 16 under
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Terry Park - Ft. Myers, FL
Edwin Diaz
RHP 6-2 165   R/R

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