MLB

Matt Diaz # - OF

  • Age: 36
  • DOB: 1978/03/03
  • POB: Portland, OR
  • Height: 6-0 Weight: 215lbs
  • Bats/Throws: R/R
  • MLB Seasons: 11
  • Drafted by Tampa Bay in 1999 (17th round).

Scouting Report

AssetsHad a very good batting eye and made excellent contact. Also had a little pop in his bat and was very good against left-handed pitching. Showed some versatility defensively.
FlawsA late bloomer, he had the overall profile of a designated hitter: not strong with the glove. Despite his good batting eye, he didn't take enough walks.
Career potentialSolid platoon outfielder and pinch-hitter.

Honours and Awards

2004International League (AAA) - All-Star Team
2003Southern League (AA) - All-Star Team
2001California League (A) - All-Star Team

Transactions / Injuries / Suspensions

2014/02/04Announced his retirement.
2013/10/31Filed for free agency.
2013/10/31Missed the last 119 regular season games (left knee contusion).
2013/07/04Transferred from the 15-day DL to the 60-day DL (left knee contusion).
2013/05/20Left knee contusion, 15-day DL (retroactive to May 19th, 2013).
2013/05/02Contract purchased from New Orleans (AAA).
2013/03/25Signed by the Miami Marlins to a minor league contract and invited to spring training.
2013/03/17Released by the New York Yankees.
2012/12/26Signed by the New York Yankees to a minor league contract.
2012/10/29Filed for free agency.
2012/10/05Missed the last 70 regular season and all playoff games (right thumb injury).
2012/07/21Right thumb injury, 15-day DL.
2011/08/31Acquired from the Pittsburgh Pirates.
2010/12/14Signed as a free agent by the Pittsburgh Pirates to a two-year contract.
2010/12/02Atlanta Braves declined to tender a contract.
2010/06/29Missed 42 games (right thumb injury).
2010/05/15Right thumb injury, early September.
2009/12/12Re-signed by the Atlanta Braves to a one-year contract.
2009/10/04Missed 3 games (right thumb injury).
2009/10/02Right thumb injury, day-to-day.
2009/01/19Re-signed by the Atlanta Braves to a one-year contract.
2009/01/16Re-signed by the Atlanta Braves to a one-year contract.
2008/07/04Missed 34 games (left knee injury).
2008/07/04Optioned to Mississippi (AA).
2008/05/28Left knee injury, 15-day DL.
2008/01/18Re-signed by the Atlanta Braves to a one-year contract.
2007/02/28Re-signed by the Atlanta Braves to a one-year contract.
2005/12/19Acquired from the Kansas City Royals.
2005/12/16Designated for assignment by the Kansas City Royals.
2005/08/30Recalled from Omaha (AAA).
2005/07/19Optioned to Omaha (AAA).
2005/07/19Missed 32 games (oblique injury).
2005/06/11Oblique injury, 15-day DL.
2005/05/14Recalled from Omaha (AAA).
2005/05/03Optioned to Omaha (AAA).
2005/04/22Contract purchased from Omaha (AAA).
2005/03/26Assigned by the Kansas City Royals to their minor league camp.
2005/02/25Signed by the Kansas City Royals to a minor league contract.
2005/02/23Filed for free agency.
2005/02/18Released by the Tampa Bay Rays.
2004/09/01Contract purchased from Durham (AAA).
2003/12/09Outrighted to Durham (AAA).
2003/07/30Optioned to Durham (AAA).
2003/07/18Contract purchased from Durham (AAA).

Trades

2013/03/25Signed by the Miami Marlins to a minor league contract.
2012/12/26Signed by the New York Yankees to a minor league contract.
2011/08/31Atlanta Braves traded a player to be named later to the Pittsburgh Pirates for Matt Diaz and cash.
2010/12/14Signed as a free agent by the Pittsburgh Pirates.
2005/12/19Kansas City Royals traded Matt Diaz to the Atlanta Braves for Ricardo F. Rodriguez.
2005/02/24Signed by the Kansas City Royals to a minor league contract.
1999/06/03Drafted by the Tampa Bay Devil Rays in the 17th round in 1999.

Career Stats

YearTeamLeagueGPABRH2B3BHRRBIBBSOSBCSEAVGOBPSLGOPS
2013MiamiNL101813100113000.167.211.222.433
2013New OrleansAAA24858294021067600.341.385.459.844
2012AtlantaNL51108102460213921000.222.280.333.613
2011AtlantaNL1635210100118100.286.297.314.611
2011PittsburghNL10021614561210191144422.259.303.324.627
2011Total Pit/AtlNL11625116661310201252522.263.302.323.625
2010AtlantaNL842242756172731134431-.250.302.438.740
2010GwinnettAAA3122310030300-.250.250.333.583
2009AtlantaNL12537156116184135835901253.313.390.488.878
2008AtlantaNL431359332021433242-.244.264.304.568
2008RichmondAAA41202000113000.167.231.167.398
2008MississippiAA72656001425100.231.286.346.632
2007AtlantaNL1353584412121012451663402.338.368.497.865
2006AtlantaNL12429737971547321149554.327.364.475.839
2005Kansas CityAL34897254219415012.281.323.404.727
2005OmahaAAA652594896224145612491034.371.408.6491.057
2005WichitaAA72667001635100.269.333.385.718
2005AZL RoyalsR31326200202010.462.462.6151.077
2004Tampa BayAL102134111316000.190.292.476.768
2004DurhamAAA13450381167475219326961547.332.377.571.948
2003Tampa BayAL4921000013001.111.200.111.311
2003DurhamAAA6725335831838451645621.328.382.518.900
2003OrlandoAA6022732872105411924951.383.444.542.986
2002OrlandoAA12244971123281105034723193.274.337.408.745
2001BakersfieldA131524791724021781247311510.328.370.510.880
2000St. PetersburgA1063923710621365311542310.270.305.385.690
1999Hudson ValleyA54208225115212064362-.245.284.351.635
TotalMLB7361881212546981445226106378331614.290.338.429.767
TotalAL48119123053212624013.252.308.395.703
TotalNL6881762200516931143214100354331511.293.340.431.771
TotalAAA29711241743809212452086120337912.338.383.561.944
TotalAA196728114223491171015810642144.306.369.446.815
TotalA29111241383297672415441170191020.293.332.437.769
TotalR31326200202010.462.462.6151.077

Legend:

GP - games played
AB - at bats
R - runs
H - hits
TB - total bases
2B - doubles
3B - triples
HR - home runs
RBI - runs batted in
BB - walks or base on balls
SO - strikeouts
SB - stolen bases
CS - caught stealing
E - errors
AVG - average
OBP - on-base percentage
SLG - slugging perentage


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