Alexis Diaz

Alexis Diaz

26-Year-Old PitcherRP
Cincinnati Reds
2023 Fantasy Outlook
Diaz bypassed Triple-A entirely, making the jump from Double-A to the majors last season after making the Reds roster out of spring training. Edwin's younger brother quickly emerged as a key bullpen piece for Cincinnati, going from middle relief to high leverage by mid May. Both his fastball (65% usage) and slider (35%) were extremely effective, as his xBA was in the 99th percentile while his strikeout and whiff rates were also elite. Not all was great, as the rookie had a high walk rate (12.9%), and an extreme fly ball percentage (54.5%) that yielded a .178 BABIP that was second lowest among qualified relievers. Ultimately, Diaz was a stabilizing presence within an otherwise inconsistent bullpen. He should be the favorite to close games for the Reds to start 2023, but keep in mind David Bell has deployed a committee the last two years and several injured relievers (Antone, Sims, Santillan) will be returning next season. Read Past Outlooks
RANKSFrom Preseason
$Signed a contract with the Reds in June of 2015.
Earns win Tuesday
PCincinnati Reds
October 4, 2022
Diaz (7-3) earned the win after he pitched 1.1 innings scoreless innings, striking out two batters in Tuesday's 3-2 win over the Cubs.
ANALYSIS
Diaz entered the game with two outs in the top of the eighth inning and the score tied at 2-2, getting Ian Happ to fly out to end the frame. He returned for the top of the ninth, striking out two batters before earning the win when Spencer Steer ripped a walkoff RBI double in the bottom of the inning. Diaz now sports a 1.84 ERA and 0.96 WHIP with 83 strikeouts over 63.2 frames in 59 appearances this season. The reliever appears to be on track to be one of the best late-inning options in fantasy next year and has gone 10-for-14 in save chances with 13 holds in 2022.
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Pitching Appearances Breakdown
Average Pitch Count
18
Last 10 Games
19
Last 5 Games
16
How many pitches does Alexis Diaz generally throw?
 
1-10
 
11-20
 
21-30
 
31-40
 
41-50
 
51-60
 
61-70
 
71-80
 
81-90
 
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111-120
 
121+
 
1-10
 
11-20
 
21-30
 
31-40
 
41-50
 
51-60
 
61-70
 
71-80
 
81-90
 
91-100
 
101-110
 
111-120
 
121+
 
1-10
 
11-20
 
21-30
 
31-40
 
41-50
 
51-60
 
61-70
 
71-80
 
81-90
 
91-100
 
101-110
 
111-120
 
121+
What part of the game does Alexis Diaz generally pitch?
 
 
 
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% Games Reaching Innings Threshold
% Games By Number of Innings Pitched
Left/Right Pitching Splits
Since 2020
 
 
-32%
BAA vs RHP
2022
 
 
-32%
BAA vs RHP
2021
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2020
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BAA Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR
Since 2020vs Left .158 123 30 18 16 3 0 3
Since 2020vs Right .107 132 53 15 12 0 0 2
2022vs Left .158 123 30 18 16 3 0 3
2022vs Right .107 132 53 15 12 0 0 2
2021vs Left 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2021vs Right 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2020vs Left 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2020vs Right 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
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Home/Away Pitching Splits
Since 2020
 
 
-1%
ERA at Home
2022
 
 
-1%
ERA at Home
2021
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2020
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ERA WHIP IP W L SV K/9 BB/9 HR/9
Since 2020Home 1.83 0.70 34.1 5 0 4 11.8 3.1 0.8
Since 2020Away 1.84 1.26 29.1 2 3 6 11.7 6.4 0.6
2022Home 1.83 0.70 34.1 5 0 4 11.8 3.1 0.8
2022Away 1.84 1.26 29.1 2 3 6 11.7 6.4 0.6
2021Home 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2021Away 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2020Home 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2020Away 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
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Stat Review
How does Alexis Diaz compare to other relievers?
This section compares his stats with all relief pitcher seasons from the previous three seasons (minimum 30 innings)*. The bar represents the player's percentile rank. For example, if the bar is halfway across, then the player falls into the 50th percentile for that stat and it would be considered average.

* Exit Velocity, Barrels/BBE %, Balls Hit 95+ MPH %, and Spin Rate are benchmarked against 2019 data (min 30 IP). See here for more exit velocity/barrels stats plus an explanation of current limitations with that data set.
  • K/BB
    Strikeout to walk ratio.
  • K/9
    Average strikeouts per nine innings.
  • BB/9
    Average walks per nine innings.
  • HR/9
    Average home runs allowed per nine innings.
  • Fastball
    Average fastball velocity.
  • ERA
    Earned run average. The average earned runs allowed per nine innings.
  • WHIP
    Walks plus hits per inning pitched.
  • BABIP
    Batting average on balls in play. Measures how many balls in play against a pitcher go for hits.
  • GB/FB
    Groundball to flyball ratio. The higher the number, the more likely a pitcher is to induce groundballs.
  • Left On Base
    The percentage of base runners that a pitcher strands on base over the course of a season.
  • Exit Velocity
    The speed of the baseball as it comes off the bat, immediately after a batter makes contact.
  • Barrels/BBE
    The percentage of batted ball events resulting in a Barrel. A Barrel is a batted ball with similar exit velocity and launch angle to past ones that led to a minimum .500 batting average and 1.500 slugging percentage.
  • Spin Rate
    Spin Rate is the rate of spin on a baseball after it is released. It is measured in revolutions per minute (rpm).
  • Balls Hit 95+ MPH
    The percentage of batted balls hit that met or exceeded the 95 MPH threshold.
  • Swinging Strike
    The percentage of pitches that result in a swing and a miss.
K/BB
2.52
 
K/9
11.7
 
BB/9
4.7
 
HR/9
0.7
 
Fastball
95.7 mph
 
ERA
1.84
 
WHIP
0.96
 
BABIP
.192
 
GB/FB
0.65
 
Left On Base
79.6%
 
Exit Velocity
78.4 mph
 
Barrels/BBE
2.4%
 
Spin Rate
2688 rpm
 
Balls Hit 95+ MPH
15.9%
 
Swinging Strike
16.6%
 
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Yields run, earns save
PCincinnati Reds
October 3, 2022
Diaz allowed one run on two walks in one inning while picking up a save over the Cubs on Monday.
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Takes loss in extra frame
PCincinnati Reds
September 28, 2022
Diaz (6-3) allowed an unearned run on one walk and one hit while striking out two across 1.2 innings to take the loss Wednesday against the Pirates.
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Picks up ninth save
PCincinnati Reds
September 25, 2022
Diaz earned the save Sunday against Milwaukee, striking out the side in the ninth inning of a 2-1 victory.
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Two-out save
PCincinnati Reds
September 21, 2022
Diaz tallied the final two outs without allowing a baserunner to earn the save Wednesday against Boston.
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Survives for seventh save
PCincinnati Reds
September 15, 2022
Diaz picked up a save against the Cardinals on Thursday, allowing one run on two hits and one walk over one inning.
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