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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 went 2-for-5 with a double and a two-run home run as the Cardinals edged the Marlins 5-4 on Thursday.
Diaz took Jose Fernandez deep for the two-run dinger in the third inning, and he added an RBI double in the fifth. The 25-year-old now has 14 home runs, 56 RBI and 64 runs scored in his rookie year. He continues to prove the naysayers wrong, batting .313/.378/.523 through 94 games. Jul 28 - 10:19 PM

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Aledmys Diaz went 2-for-5 with a run scored as the Cardinals came back to win on Wednesday night.

Diaz has been one of the biggest surprises in all of baseball this season. He is batting .312 with an .890 OPS as a rookie. He has 13 homers, 61 runs and 53 RBI. People have been expecting the 25-year-old shortstop's production to tail off but he has shown no signs of being a fluke.
Jul 27 - 11:11 PM

Aledmys Diaz hit a walk-off single to complete the comeback against the Padres on Thursday, giving the Cardinals a 6-5 win.

Down 5-1 in the eighth inning, the Cardinals scored four to tie the game, and Diaz came up with the bases loaded and one out in the ninth inning with a chance to be a hero. He did just that, lining a Carlos Villanueva pitch over the shortstop's head to bring home the winning run. Diaz finished 2-for-5 with two RBI in the game. The 25-year-old is hitting .319/.387/.533 with 13 homers, 51 RBI and 61 runs scored in a breakout rookie season.
Jul 21 - 11:53 PM

Aledmys Diaz pounded his 13th home run of the season Saturday in the Cardinals' 8-1 win over the Brewers.

His three-run shot in the ninth inning gave St. Louis some insurance runs. Diaz, who was recently named to the NL All-Star team as a replacement for injured teammate Matt Carpenter (oblique), has enjoyed a monster first half for the Red Birds. The rookie is hitting .318 with 48 RBI and a .540 slugging percentage. He's homered three times this month and will take a five-game hitting streak into Sunday's series finale.
Jul 9 - 6:30 PM

Aledmys Diaz went 3-for-5 with a homer and two RBI against the Pirates on Wednesday.

Diaz has rebounded from a six-week slump with a strong showing the last two weeks; he's 20-for-48 with four homers and six doubles in his last 13 games. He's also suddenly walking a bunch (11 BB during the 13-game stretch), so he's gone from being an abysmal No. 2 hitter to a pretty great one, at least for however long this lasts.
Jul 7 - 12:40 AM

Aledmys Diaz (eye) went 2-for-4 with an RBI double and a run scored in his return to the lineup Friday against the Brewers.

Diaz ended up missing three games after being hit above the eye with a foul tip off home plate on Monday. Fortunately, he avoided serious injury and should be good to go moving forward. The 25-year-old is batting .318/.375/.525 through 72 games. He has three straight multi-hit games.
Jul 1 - 11:14 PM

Aledmys Diaz (eye) is back in the Cardinals' lineup Friday.

Diaz missed a few days of action after a pitch he foul-tipped bounced off the dirt and caught him above the eye. He's batting second and playing shortstop against Matt Garza and the Brewers.
Jul 1 - 4:20 PM

Cardinals manager Mike Matheny said Aledmys Diaz (eye) is available off the bench Thursday against the Royals.

So is Stephen Piscotty (foot). Diaz hit in the batting cage on Thursday and seems to be doing much better. Don't be surprised if he's back in the lineup for Friday's series opener against Milwaukee. Greg Garcia has been handling shortstop during his absence.
Jun 30 - 7:31 PM

Aledmys Diaz said his injured eye is feeling better.

He was able to hit in the batting cage on Thursday and it looks like he could be back in the lineup later this weekend. Greg Garcia will start in his place Thursday against Kansas City.
Jun 30 - 5:52 PM

Aledmys Diaz (eye) remains out of the Cardinals starting lineup on Thursday.

It'll be the third straight contest the young shortstop has missed after getting hit by a foul ball above his eye during Monday's game. He could return at some point over the weekend.
Jun 30 - 4:44 PM

Aledmys Diaz is expected to miss a few games until the swelling above his right eye subsides.

Diaz is with the club and in good spirits after getting struck above the eye by a foul ball during Monday's game against the Royals. He went through the full concussion protocol after Monday's game, with everything coming back negative. Greg Garcia is starting in his place on Tuesday and should continue to see action until Diaz is cleared to return.
Jun 28 - 7:10 PM

Aledmys Diaz (eye) will go to the hospital Monday night for further testing.

Diaz was struck above the right eye by a foul ball in the ninth inning Monday versus the Royals, but the Cardinals don't believe he suffered a fracture to his orbital bone. Still, they'll send him for more tests to be on the safe side. The Cardinals should have an update on his status Tuesday.
Jun 27 - 11:40 PM

Aledmys Diaz exited Monday's game against the Royals in the ninth inning after fouling a ball off his face.

Diaz hit a foul ball which bounced off home plate and hit him in the forehead area. He walked off the field with a towel on his face. The Cardinals should pass along an update after the game.
Jun 27 - 10:56 PM

Aledmys Diaz blasted a three-run shot for his 10th homer of the season on Saturday, finishing the day 1-for-4 with a walk.

Diaz is hitting .306/.365/.500 with 48 runs and 39 RBI. Those are great numbers for a shortstop who was available very late in drafts this spring. He got an opportunity to play when Jhonny Peralta got hurt and he made the most of it, keeping the gig when Peralta returned.
Jun 26 - 1:59 AM

Aledmys Diaz went 3-for-4 with a two-run homer Wednesday in the Cardinals' 7-2 defeat of the Cubs.

Diaz singled off Jake Arrieta in the first and fifth before cranking a two-run shot off Carl Edwards Jr. in the sixth. The 25-year-old shortstop has met some natural regression, but he still boasts an impressive .310/.362/.496 overall batting line with nine home runs and 35 RBI in 67 total games this season.
Jun 22 - 5:45 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Yadier Molina
2Brayan Peña
3Alberto Rosario
1B1Matt Adams
2Brandon Moss
2B1Matt Carpenter
2Kolten Wong
3Jedd Gyorko
SS1Aledmys Diaz
3B1Jhonny Peralta
2Greg Garcia
LF1Matt Holliday
CF1Randal Grichuk
2Tommy Pham
RF1Stephen Piscotty
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Adam Wainwright
2Michael Wacha
3Carlos Martinez
4Jaime Garcia
5Mike Leake
6Lance Lynn
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Seung Hwan Oh
2Kevin Siegrist
3Trevor Rosenthal
4Jordan Walden
5Jonathan Broxton
6Tyler Lyons
7Matt Bowman
8Seth Maness
9Mitch Harris
10Dean Kiekhefer
11Jerome Williams