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Aledmys Diaz | Shortstop | #36

Team: St Louis Cardinals
Age / DOB:  (26) / 8/1/1990
Ht / Wt:  6'0" / 200
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
College: None
Drafted: 2014 / UDFA / STL
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Aledmys Diaz is not in the Cardinals' lineup Saturday against the Pirates.
He's just getting a maintenance day. Diaz has fared poorly against tonight's starter Gerrit Cole (1-for-8), which probably made the decision to sit him a bit easier. Paul DeJong is starting at shortstop and batting sixth for St. Louis. Jun 24 - 4:53 PM

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Aledmys Diaz went 2-for-4 and hit his seventh homer Wednesday against the Brewers.

Diaz's exit velocity has been unimpressive this year, but he's showing a little more pop with two homers and four doubles in 12 games this month. Now he needs to get his OBP up if he's going to deserve to bat in the top half of the lineup for the Cardinals.
Jun 15 - 1:43 AM

Aledmys Diaz went 2-for-4 and hit his sixth homer Friday versus the Phillies.

Diaz's poor exit velocity numbers wouldn't seem to bode well for him matching last year's power production, but six homers in 55 games still isn't bad. It's important that he pick it up, since his glove isn't going to keep him in the lineup if the offense isn't there.
Jun 10 - 1:40 AM

Aledmys Diaz is absent from the Cardinals' lineup Tuesday.

It looks to be a routine day off. The Cards have Paul DeJong at shortstop and Greg Garcia at second base.
Jun 6 - 3:26 PM

Aledmys Diaz went 0-for-4 in Tuesday's loss to the Dodgers, dropping his season line to .260/.292/.401.

Diaz had a modest eight-game hitting streak going into this one. Still, his already-low walk rate has bottomed out this season and he's swinging at way more pitches out of the zone, which is obviously a concern.
May 30 - 11:46 PM

Aledmys Diaz went 1-for-4 with a double in Thursday's loss to the Dodgers.

Diaz's double off Kenta Maeda was his 11th of the season. He has been on a two-bagger tear of late, having doubled five times in his last four games. The 26-year-old shortstop is working to a .261/.296/.409 triple-slash with five homers, 14 RBI and 19 runs scored in 42 games played.
May 26 - 1:19 AM

Aledmys Diaz finished 2-for-3 with a walk and three runs scored Sunday in the Cardinals' defeat of the Giants.

It was just the seventh walk in 173 plate appearances this season for Diaz, who's sporting a disappointing .261/.289/.400 batting line. We've seen more good than bad from him lately, though.
May 21 - 6:28 PM

Aledmys Diaz went 4-for-4 with three RBI, a walk, and a run scored in Friday’s blowout victory over the Braves.

Diaz plated two runs with a double in the third inning before adding an RBI single in the sixth. The 26-year-old faded significantly after getting off to a hot start last month, but he’s 9-for-18 (.500) to begin May.
May 5 - 11:23 PM

Aledmys Diaz went 3-for-5 with a double and a run scored in Thursday's loss to the Brewers.

Diaz has struggled for much of the year, hitting .218/.233/.406 coming into Thursday's game, and Cardinals manager Mike Matheny moved him to the six spot in the lineup ostensibly to take some pressure off the 26-year-old. It appears to have worked, at least on this day, as Diaz picked up his first three-hit game since April 8. A run in the No. 6 spot won't do much for his counting stats, but if it helps him pick it up at the plate then fantasy owners won't mind.
May 4 - 11:44 PM

Aledmys Diaz is not in the Cardinals' lineup Saturday against the Brewers.

Diaz has been scuffling lately, hitting just .148 over his last 27 at-bats. Greg Garcia will fill in at shortstop and bat leadoff against Brewers right-hander Chase Anderson on Saturday.
Apr 22 - 4:21 PM

Aledmys Diaz is getting the day off Wednesday.

Greg Garcia will fill in at shortstop for Diaz, who's fallen into a brutal slump after a productive first week. Diaz is batting .214 with a .643 OPS over 56 total plate appearances in 2017. This is the fourth straight start for Garcia, who boasts a .396 on-base percentage in 111 games since the beginning of the 2016 season and will bat second Wednesday versus Pirates right-hander Gerrit Cole.
Apr 19 - 11:16 AM

Aledmys Diaz is getting the day off Wednesday versus the Nationals.

Greg Garcia will start at shortstop and bat second against Washington right-hander Max Scherzer. It's a routine day of rest for Diaz, who has three home runs and two stolen bases through eight regular-season games.
Apr 12 - 12:48 PM

Aledmys Diaz singled and smacked a solo homer in Tuesday's loss to the Nationals.

Diaz led off the top of the eighth inning with a no-doubter over the left field wall off of Joe Blanton. While the Cardinals' shortstop has just a .278 on-base percentage in the early going, he's homered three times and also has a couple stolen bases.
Apr 11 - 10:05 PM

Aledmys Diaz slugged two homers Saturday in the Cardinals' win over the Reds.

Not a bad day at the office for the talented 26-year-old. Both blasts came off 40-year-old Bronson Arroyo, who was making his first big league start since 2014. Diaz finished the afternoon with three hits and was responsible for driving in four of the Cardinals' 10 runs in a lopsided win. The Cardinals had just one homer all season before Diaz's breakout on Saturday.
Apr 8 - 7:49 PM

Aledmys Diaz went 2-for-5 with a double and a pair of stolen bases as the Cardinals topped the Cubs on Opening Night.

Diaz had swiped a total of just four bases in 111 major league games entering play on Sunday, but victimized Jon Lester and his inability to hold runners in this one. Perhaps this is a glimpse of things to come, as Diaz does have plus speed and could be in line for double-digit thefts this season.
Apr 3 - 12:19 AM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Yadier Molina
2Eric Fryer
1B1Matt Carpenter
2Chad Huffman
2B1Kolten Wong
2Greg Garcia
3Paul DeJong
SS1Aledmys Diaz
3B1Jedd Gyorko
LF1Tommy Pham
2Jose Martinez
CF1Dexter Fowler
RF1Stephen Piscotty
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Carlos Martinez
2Adam Wainwright
3Lance Lynn
4Mike Leake
5Michael Wacha
6Alex Reyes
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Seung Hwan Oh
2Trevor Rosenthal
3Kevin Siegrist
4Matt Bowman
5Brett Cecil
6Tyler Lyons
7John Brebbia
8Sam Tuivailala
9Zach Duke