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Edwin Diaz | Relief Pitcher | #39

Team: Seattle Mariners
Age / DOB:  (24) / 3/22/1994
Ht / Wt:  6'3" / 165
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
College: None
Drafted: 2012 / Rd. 3 (0) / SEA
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According to Jon Heyman of FanCred Sports, the Mariners intend to hold on to Edwin Diaz, Mitch Haniger, and Marco Gonzales.
Heyman was told that "everyone else is up for grabs." James Paxton and Jean Segura would seem to be highest in demand. Teams will surely call about Diaz, Haniger, and Gonzales as well, but there's not a sense of urgency to deal them due to the minimal cost involved. None of the trio are even arbitration-eligible just yet, so they could potentially be a part of the team's next contention cycle. The Mariners would have to be blown away. Nov 6 - 12:30 PM

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Edwin Diaz has been named the Mariano Rivera American League Reliever of the Year.

This was mostly a formality after Diaz lapped his peers this year, recording a league-best 57 saves with a microscopic 1.96 ERA, 0.79 WHIP and 124/17 K/BB ratio over 73 1/3 innings. His arrival came a year after most, including us at Rotoworld, expected it, but oh boy, it came. He'll enter next spring as one of the first relievers expected to go off the board.
Source: MLB.com
Oct 27 - 7:39 PM

Edwin Diaz notched save No. 57 by striking out three of the four batters he faced Saturday against the Rangers.

Diaz tied Bobby Thigpen for the second highest single-season save total in MLB history. He was on pace to challenge Francisco Rodriguez's record of 62 for much of the season, but the Mariners' late-season struggles changed that. Still, he's had a year for the ages.
Sep 30 - 12:48 AM

Edwin Diaz pitched a scoreless inning to pick up his 56th save of the season on Monday against the Astros.

Diaz didn't strike anyone out, but it's tough to strike anyone out when you throw just five pitches -- four of them for strikes. Diaz is now just six saves away from tying Francisco Rodriguez's record of 62. There just aren't enough games left to project him to tie or beat the record, but considering how many close games the Mariners seem to play, it's not completely out of the realm of possibilities.
Sep 17 - 11:28 PM

Edwin Diaz allowed a solo homer to Justin Upton on Saturday, but managed to hang on for his 55th save of the season.

Upton brought the deficit to one when he went deep against Diaz with one out in the bottom of the ninth inning, but that’s as close as the Angels would get. The M’s closer bounced back by getting Andrelton Simmons to line out and Jose Fernandez to fly out. Diaz has been scored upon in each of his last two experiences, but he has successfully converted each of his last eight save chances.
Sep 16 - 1:43 AM

Edwin Diaz allowed a run on three hits and took a loss against the Padres on Tuesday.

Diaz was summoned to face the heart of the Padres order with the score tied in the ninth inning and allowed a run for the first time since August 18. The 24-year-old righty got into trouble immediately, surrendering back-to-back singles to Hunter Renfroe and Eric Hosmer, before serving up a go-ahead RBI double to Wil Myers later in the frame. With the loss, Diaz falls to 0-4 with a 1.95 ERA and 119/16 K/BB ratio in 69 appearances. He's on the precipice of a historic season and needs just nine saves to break the all-time single-season record.
Sep 12 - 2:22 AM

Edwin Diaz pitched a scoreless ninth inning to pick up his 54th save on Sunday in a 3-2 victory over the Yankees.

Diaz did hit Andrew McCutchen, but there were no other runners. Diaz also struck out one, bringing his season total to 118 in just 68 innings. It's been a sensational season for the 24-year-old right-hander, but he'll need eight saves in the next 19 games to tie Francisco Rodriguez's record of 62. That's not impossible, but it's not close to probable, especially with the Mariners struggling. Nevertheless, this is one of the most impressive closing seasons in this century.
Sep 9 - 7:21 PM

Edwin Diaz pitched a scoreless inning and struck out two to pick up his 53rd save in a 5-2 victory over the Orioles.

Diaz struck out the first two hitters he saw, and got a weak fly to right to give him his 53rd save in 57 tries. He's now struck out a whopping 117 hitters in 67 1/3 innings, and his ERA drops to 1.87. Diaz is on pace for 61 saves now, which would put him one behind the all-time record of 62 behind Francisco Rodriguez.
Sep 6 - 1:18 AM

Edwin Diaz struck out the side and picked up his 52nd save of the season on Monday in a 2-1 victory over the Orioles.

This was unfair. Diaz faced the top of the Baltimore lineup, but he was still able to strike out the side and pick up his 52nd save in 56th save. He threw 15-of-23 pitches for strikes, and the three punchouts gives the 24-year-old stopper 115 in just 66 innings. He's no longer on-pace to break the save record of 62 set by Francisco Rodriguez, but he's still having one of the best closer seasons we've seen. He's sensational.
Sep 3 - 11:48 PM

Edwin Diaz wasn't at his best but he managed to get the last four outs of the game for a save against the Athletics on Saturday.

He was called upon to squelch a bases-loaded threat with two outs in the eighth inning. He allowed a bases-clearing double to Marcus Semien, with all three of those runs being charged to Alex Colome. Diaz came back out for the ninth and walked the leadoff hitter before striking out the next three batters swinging. He leads the majors with 51 saves (14 more than anyone else) and owns a cool 1.93 ERA on the season.
Sep 2 - 1:37 AM

Edwin Diaz earned his 50th save of the season in the Mariners' 4-3 win over the Diamondbacks on Saturday.

Diaz broke the Mariners' single-season saves record on Friday, and he pitched his way out of a first-and-third, no-out jam on Saturday to notch save No. 50. The 24-year-old right-hander boasts a 1.97 ERA, 0.78 WHIP, and 108/15 K/BB ratio in 64 innings this season with Seattle. He's been the top closer in fantasy baseball by a wide, wide margin.
Aug 26 - 12:27 AM

Edwin Diaz struck out two hitters in a scoreless ninth inning against the Astros on Monday to pick up his 48th save of the season.

Diaz blew his first save since June 1 against the Dodgers on Saturday, but he was back to his dominant self on Monday against Houston; striking out the first two hitters and getting a weak groundout to short to end the game. Diaz has now tied the Mariners record for saves in a season. It's August 20. His ERA drops to 2.03, and his K/BB ratio is now a ridiculous 107/15 over 62 innings. What a season it's been for the 24-year-old.
Aug 21 - 1:26 AM

Edwin Diaz blew a save against the Dodgers on Saturday by giving up a solo homer to Max Muncy in the top of the ninth inning.

Diaz got Matt Kemp to fly out to center field to begin the frame before Muncy took him deep with a no-doubt shot. This was his fourth blown save this season, though just his first since way back on June 1. While he’s stuck on 47 saves for the time being, Diaz has now struck out multiple batters in each of his last eight appearances.
Aug 19 - 2:07 AM

Edwin Diaz struck out three hitters and pitched a scoreless ninth against Oakland to pick up a save.

Diaz gave up a leadoff single, but he quickly disposed of the next three A's to pick up his league leading 47th save. The scoreless inning lowers the 24-year-old's season ERA to 1.95, and the three punchouts give him 103 on just 60 innings this year. He's on pace now for 62 saves, which would tie the single season record set by Francisco Rodriguez in 2008.
Aug 15 - 6:59 PM

Edwin Diaz twirled a scoreless 10th inning to preserve the Mariners' win over the Astros and notch his league-leading 46th save on Sunday.

Diaz was handed a one-run lead in the 10th inning and struck out a pair of batters to begin the frame. He gave up a two-out single to Alex Bregman, but induced a ground ball off the bat of Carlos Correa to end the contest. He needed just 10 pitches (10 strikes) to close out the Astros in this one. He's 46-for-49 in save opportunities and holds a staggering 11-save advantage over Craig Kimbrel for the major-league lead. The 24-year-old righty has a realistic shot at the single-season record of 62 saves set by Francisco Rodriguez back in 2008.
Aug 12 - 6:16 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1David Freitas
1B1Ryon Healy
2Daniel Vogelbach
3Joey Curletta
2B1Dee Gordon
SS1Jean Segura
3B1Kyle Seager
2Andrew Romine
3Dylan Moore
LF1Ben Gamel
2Mallex Smith
3Kristopher Negron
CF1Mallex Smith
2Braden Bishop
RF1Mitch Haniger
DH1Robinson Cano
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1James Paxton
2Mike Leake
3Marco Gonzales
4Wade LeBlanc
5Felix Hernandez
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Edwin Diaz
2Alex Colome
3Juan Nicasio
4Zach Duke
5Adam Warren
6Chasen Bradford
7Roenis Elias
8James Pazos
9Sam Tuivailala
10Shawn Armstrong
11Casey Lawrence
12Nick Rumbelow
13Matt Festa