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Aledmys Diaz | Shortstop | #36

Team: St Louis Cardinals
Age / DOB:  (25) / 8/1/1990
Ht / Wt:  6'1" / 195
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
College: None
Drafted: 2014 / UDFA / STL
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Aledmys Diaz is not in the Cardinals starting lineup for Saturday's showdown against the Nationals.
Ruben Tejada will start in his place and bat seventh against opposing right-hander Joe Ross. Diaz, who is hitting a ridiculous .420/.452/.739 with four homers and 13 RBI on the season, should return to the lineup on Sunday. Apr 30 - 11:24 AM

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Aledmys Diaz had a homer, a walk, and a single in the Cardinals' 11-4 rout of Arizona on Wednesday.

Diaz finished the night 2-for-4 with two RBI and three runs scored, and he's now batting .468/.500/.823 with four home runs over his first 66 major league plate appearances. This incredible start from the 25-year-old Cuban shortstop is already in historic territory. Maybe it's time for Cardinals manager Mike Matheny to hit him higher than eighth.
Apr 28 - 1:22 AM

Aledmys Diaz went 3-for-5 with a solo homer in the Cardinals' defeat of the Padres on Sunday.

The solo shot tied the game at 5-5 in the top of the sixth inning, and the Cardinals went on to win by three. Diaz hit a pinch-hit single on Friday and went 5-for-5 with two doubles and two RBI on Sunday, so he officially finished 9-for-11 with three RBI in the three-game weekend set at Petco Park. The Cuban shortstop is slashing .480/.509/.860 over his first 53 plate appearances at the major league level. Maybe it's time for him to hit a little higher in the Cardinals' lineup.
Apr 24 - 8:18 PM

Aledmys Diaz is absent from the Cardinals' lineup Friday.

Diaz has now sat out two of the last three games, as the Cards are going with the more sure-handed Ruben Tejada. St. Louis also has Matt Adams at first base Friday, as Brandon Moss and Jeremy Hazelbaker are on the bench.

Aledmys Diaz is out of the starting lineup Tuesday against the Cubs.

Ruben Tejada will make his Cardinals' debut at shortstop and bat eighth. Diaz has put up some impressive numbers since his call-up, but he could lose some more starts if he doesn't improve his shaky defense.
Apr 19 - 3:01 PM

Aledmys Diaz committed his fourth error in 13 games on Monday.

Diaz played a ground ball off his chest and then made an errant throw to first base, which opened the door for a three-run seventh inning for the Cubs. The 25-year-old has been a pleasant surprise at the plate, batting .400 (14-for-35) with two home runs, six doubles, and one triple through 11 games, but it's fair to wonder if he'll lose playing time if the defensive miscues continue. Cardinals manager Mike Matheny isn't willing to go there yet. "You have to take the good with the bad, and he's been extremely good," said Matheny. "So we're just going to have to continue to work and improve on the consistency. That comes with time and experience, and it comes with confidence. He needs to see what we see -- the fact that he's an even better defender than what he's shown. He's going to keep figuring it out. He's also done a lot of things for us that we didn't anticipate he would do."
Apr 19 - 12:32 PM

Aledmys Diaz went 2-for-5 with a three-run homer and two runs scored Friday against the Reds.

The Cardinals hit six home runs in the game, their most at Busch Stadium since the stadium opened in 2006. Matt Holliday homered twice while Randal Grichuk, Brandon Moss, and Matt Adams also went deep. Diaz has impressed during his brief time in the majors, going 11-for-27 (.407) with two home runs, five doubles, one triple, eight RBI, and eight runs scored over eight games. With the pop that he has shown from a middle infield position, he’s worth a try in deeper mixed leagues.
Apr 16 - 1:09 AM

Aledmys Diaz went 3-for-5 with an RBI double and two runs scored in Monday's win over the Brewers.

Diaz doubled twice and then added a single in his first three plate appearances. He now has eight hits -- including a home run -- in his first 15 at-bats this season and has probably earned a long look at shortstop. The 25-year-old should be owned in deeper fantasy leagues.
Apr 11 - 7:49 PM

Aledmys Diaz went 2-for-5 with an RBI triple and a run scored in Saturday's lopsided win over the Braves.

Diaz' eighth-inning triple was largely an afterthought in the one-sided affair, but he continues to show he can hit at this level. He now has four hits, including the triple and a home run, in nine at-bats since being promoted after the season opener. The 25-year-old has earned more playing time and could hold onto the starting shortstop job until Jhonny Peralta returns if he continues to hit.
Apr 9 - 11:56 PM

Aledmys Diaz connected for his first major league home run -- a solo shot -- as part of a 7-4 win over the Braves on Friday.

Cardinals manager Mike Matheny elected to pinch-hit for Matt Adams against left-hander Eric O’Flaherty in the top of the eighth inning and the decision proved to be a wise one, as Diaz pulled a pitch over the left field fence to break a 4-4 tie. It was one of three pinch-hit home runs for St. Louis on the night, as Jeremy Hazelbaker and Greg Garcia also went deep. Diaz finished strong in the minors last season and had a good performance in the Arizona Fall League, so he could become an interesting name in deeper fantasy formats if the playing time is there at shortstop.
Apr 8 - 11:21 PM

Aledmys Diaz is not in the Cardinals' lineup Wednesday.

Diaz picked up a hit and scored a run in his major league debut on Tuesday night against the Pirates, but he also made a bad blunder in the field. Jedd Gyorko will get the start at shortstop Wednesday versus Bucs right-hander Juan Nicasio. Kolten Wong is at second base.
Source: MLBlogs.com
Apr 6 - 3:17 PM

Aledmys Diaz is starting at shortstop for the Cardinals on Tuesday against the Pirates.

He'll bat eighth. Diaz was called up Monday to replace outfielder Tommy Pham, who strained an oblique muscle in Sunday's opener at PNC Park. Diaz showed good life late last year in the minors and was one of the most productive hitters in the 2015 Arizona Fall League. The young Cuban defector also had a decent spring. He's worth a flier in deep mixed fantasy leagues on the chance that he runs away with the Cardinals' starting shortstop job. Jhonny Peralta (thumb) could be out the entire first half.
Apr 5 - 3:20 PM

Cardinals recalled SS Aledmys Diaz from Triple-A Memphis.

Diaz probably should have been on the Opening Day roster anyway. He gets the call one game in with outfielder Tommy Pham (oblique) landing on the 15-day disabled list. Diaz should see a handful of starts at shortstop over the next few weeks and he'll have an opportunity to claim more playing time if the early experiments go well. The young Cuban will be making his MLB debut.
Apr 4 - 10:25 AM

Cardinals optioned SS Aledmys Diaz to Triple-A Memphis; re-assigned C Carson Kelly, LHP Austin Gomber and RHP Deck McGuire to minor league camp.

The addition of Ruben Tejada allows the Cards to give Diaz a little more time in the minors, but he could still play a role for the big club before Jhonny Peralta returns around midseason. Diaz hit .265 in 34 at-bats this spring.
Mar 20 - 8:47 AM

Aledmys Diaz went 4-for-4 with two doubles as the Cardinals beat a Twins split-squad 5-3 on Tuesday.

Diaz might be the Cardinals' best option to fill in at shortstop while Jhonny Peralta is out. He offers more defensive range there than Jedd Gyorko, and after struggling in the minors early last year (the Cardinals even passed him through waivers in July), he finished strong and was one of the best players in the Arizona Fall League. The 25-year-old Cuban is already an NL-only fantasy sleeper.
Mar 8 - 4:43 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Yadier Molina
2Brayan Peña
3Eric Fryer
1B1Brandon Moss
2Matt Adams
2B1Kolten Wong
2Jedd Gyorko
SS1Jhonny Peralta
2Ruben Tejada
3Aledmys Diaz
3B1Matt Carpenter
LF1Matt Holliday
2Jeremy Hazelbaker
CF1Randal Grichuk
2Tommy Pham
RF1Stephen Piscotty
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Adam Wainwright
2Michael Wacha
3Carlos Martinez
4Jaime Garcia
5Mike Leake
6Lance Lynn
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Trevor Rosenthal
2Kevin Siegrist
3Seung Hwan Oh
4Jordan Walden
5Seth Maness
6Jonathan Broxton
7Tyler Lyons
8Matt Bowman
9Mitch Harris