Yainer Diaz

24-Year-Old CatcherC
Houston Astros AAA
2023 Fantasy Outlook
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RANKSFrom Preseason
$Signed a $25,000 contract with the Indians in December of 2016. Traded to the Astros in July of 2021.
Optioned to Triple-A
CHouston Astros  AAA
September 29, 2022
Diaz was optioned to Triple-A Sugar Land on Thursday.
ANALYSIS
Diaz was subsequently placed on the Astros' taxi squad, so he will hang around the big-league club in case he's needed in the near future. The young backstop has one hit and a walk over just nine plate appearances this season. He will be replaced on the major-league roster by Jake Meyers, who was called up Thursday from Sugar Land.
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Batting Order Slot Breakdown
vs Right-Handed Pitchers
vs RHP
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#2
#3
#4
#5
#6
#7
#8
#9
1
vs Left-Handed Pitchers
vs LHP
#1
#2
#3
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#6
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1
Left/Right Batting Splits
Since 2020
 
 
-100%
OPS vs RHP
2022
 
 
-100%
OPS vs RHP
2021
No Stats
2020
No Stats
OPS PA R HR RBI SB AVG OBP SLG
Since 2020vs Left .000 2 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
Since 2020vs Right .619 7 0 0 1 0 .167 .286 .333
2022vs Left .000 2 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
2022vs Right .619 7 0 0 1 0 .167 .286 .333
2021vs Left 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2021vs Right 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2020vs Left 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2020vs Right 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
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Home/Away Batting Splits
Since 2020
 
 
-100%
OPS on Road
2022
 
 
-100%
OPS on Road
2021
No Stats
2020
No Stats
OPS PA R HR RBI SB AVG OBP SLG
Since 2020Home .000 1 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
Since 2020Away .536 8 0 0 1 0 .143 .250 .286
2022Home .000 1 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
2022Away .536 8 0 0 1 0 .143 .250 .286
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 Yainer Diaz compare to other hitters?
This section compares his stats with all batting seasons from the previous three seasons (minimum 400 plate appearances)*. 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 and Barrels/PA % are benchmarked against 2019 data (min 400 PA) and Hard Hit Rate is benchmarked against last season's data (min 400 PA). See here for more exit velocity/barrels stats plus an explanation of current limitations with that data set.
  • BB/K
    Walk to strikeout ratio
  • BB Rate
    The percentage of plate appearances resulting in a walk.
  • K Rate
    The percentage of plate appearances resulting in a strikeout.
  • BABIP
    Batting average on balls in play. Measures how many of a batter’s balls in play go for hits.
  • ISO
    Isolated Power. Slugging percentage minus batting average. A computation used to measure a batter's raw power.
  • AVG
    Batting average. Hits divided by at bats.
  • OBP
    On Base Percentage. A measure of how often a batters reaches base. Roughly equal to number of times on base divided by plate appearances.
  • SLG
    Slugging Percentage. A measure of the batting productivity of a hitter. It is calculated as total bases divided by at bats.
  • OPS
    On base plus slugging. THe sum of a batter's on-base percentage and slugging percentage.
  • wOBA
    Weighted on-base average. Measures a player's overall offensive contributions per plate appearance. wOBA combines all the different aspects of hitting into one metric, weighting each of them in proportion to their actual run value.
  • Exit Velocity
    The speed of the baseball as it comes off the bat, immediately after a batter makes contact.
  • Hard Hit Rate
    A measure of contact quality from Sports Info Solutions. This stat explains what percentage of batted balls were hit hard vs. medium or soft.
  • Barrels/PA
    The percentage of plate appearances where a batter had a batted ball classified as 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.
  • Expected BA
    Expected Batting Average.
  • Expected SLG
    Expected Slugging Percentage.
  • Sprint Speed
    The speed of a runner from home to first, in feet per second.
  • Ground Ball %
    The percentage of balls put in play that are on the ground.
  • Line Drive %
    The percentage of balls put in play that are line drives.
  • Fly Ball %
    The percentage of balls put in play that are fly balls.
BB/K
0.50
 
BB Rate
11.1%
 
K Rate
22.2%
 
BABIP
.167
 
ISO
.125
 
AVG
.125
 
OBP
.222
 
SLG
.250
 
OPS
.472
 
wOBA
.218
 
Exit Velocity
93.7 mph
 
Hard Hit Rate
33.3%
 
Barrels/PA
11.1%
 
Expected BA
.179
 
Expected SLG
.399
 
Sprint Speed
26.2 ft/sec
 
Ground Ball %
50.0%
 
Line Drive %
0.0%
 
Fly Ball %
50.0%
 
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Collects first RBI
CHouston Astros  AAA
September 2, 2022
Diaz went 0-for-3 with a walk and an RBI in Friday's 4-2 win over the Angels.
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Contract officially selected
CHouston Astros  AAA
September 1, 2022
Diaz's contract was selected from Triple-A Sugar Land on Thursday, Chandler Rome of the Houston Chronicle reports.
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MLB debut coming soon
CHouston Astros  AAA
August 29, 2022
Diaz will have his contract selected from Triple-A Sugar Land when rosters expand Sept. 1, Brian McTaggart of MLB.com reports.
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Rises to Triple-A
CHouston Astros  AAA
June 21, 2022
The Astros promoted Diaz from Double-A Corpus Christi to Triple-A Sugar Land on Tuesday, Chandler Rome of the Houston Chronicle reports.
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Shipped to Astros
CHouston Astros  AAA
July 30, 2021
Diaz and right-hander Phil Maton were traded from Cleveland to Houston on Friday in exchange for outfielder Myles Straw, Zack Meisel of The Athletic reports.
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