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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 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

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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

Aledmys Diaz (hamstring) is back in the Cardinals' lineup Sunday.

Diaz has been battling some minor hamstring tightness for a few days but is ready to give it a go again. The All-Star shortstop is a blistering 9-for-19 at the plate so far this spring.
Mar 12 - 10:01 AM

Aledmys Diaz went 2-for-2 with an RBI as the Cardinals' No. 2 hitter in Sunday's 7-4 victory over the Marlins.

Diaz isn't only locked into a starting job, but he's expected to bat second in between Dexter Fowler and Matt Carpenter in the Cardinals' lineup. That'd seem to be a really good situation for him, especially given his new-found patience in the second-half of last season. He'll likely remain a useful mixed-league shortstop, though probably without the steals to rank among the elite.
Feb 26 - 5:29 PM

Aledmys Diaz paid tribute to his friend Jose Fernandez on Tuesday, hitting a grand slam en route to the Cardinals' 12-5 drubbing of the Reds.

Diaz, who was away from the Cardinals on Monday to be with Fernandez's family in Miami, smacked a Robert Stephenson fastball into the left-center field bleachers to give the Cardinals a 5-2 lead in the bottom fourth inning Tuesday night at Busch Stadium in St. Louis. As he touched home plate he pointed to the sky in remembrance of his boyhood friend, and again Diaz gestured to the heavens after a curtain call from Cardinals fans. The 26-year-old shortstop will surely be playing with a heavy heart for as long as the Cards stay in it, but Tuesday was a moment he likely won't forget.
Wed, Sep 28, 2016 01:13:00 AM

Aledmys Diaz is back in the Cardinals' lineup on Tuesday night against the Reds.

Diaz was excused from the club on Monday to visit and mourn with the family of Jose Fernandez in Miami. The two grew up together in Cuba. Diaz will start at shortstop and bat seventh Tuesday versus Reds right-hander Robert Stephenson.
Tue, Sep 27, 2016 04:08:00 PM

Cardinals manager Mike Matheny said that Aledmys Diaz traveled to Miami on Monday to be with family and close friends following the tragic passing of Jose Fernandez.

Diaz was childhood friends and neighbors with Fernandez, who was killed early Sunday morning in a boating accident. "That was a place he needed to be today," said Matheny.
Mon, Sep 26, 2016 07:10:00 PM

Aledmys Diaz is out of the Cardinals' lineup Monday versus the Reds.

Diaz, who was childhood friends and neighbors with Jose Fernandez, was also out of the lineup on Sunday. The club will allow him to leave the team for Fernandez's funeral if he chooses to do so. Jedd Gyorko is playing shortstop Monday.
Source: MLBlogs.com
Mon, Sep 26, 2016 05:02:00 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Yadier Molina
2Eric Fryer
1B1Matt Carpenter
2B1Kolten Wong
2Greg Garcia
SS1Aledmys Diaz
3B1Jedd Gyorko
2Jhonny Peralta
LF1Randal Grichuk
2Jose Martinez
CF1Dexter Fowler
2Tommy Pham
RF1Stephen Piscotty
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Carlos Martinez
2Adam Wainwright
3Lance Lynn
4Mike Leake
5Michael Wacha
6Alex Reyes
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Seung Hwan Oh
2Brett Cecil
3Kevin Siegrist
4Trevor Rosenthal
5Matt Bowman
6Jonathan Broxton
7Tyler Lyons
8Miguel Socolovich
9Sam Tuivailala
10Zach Duke