Relief Pitcher | Retired or Inactive Players
God, who doesn't love a knuckler? I saw a slow-motion version of one of his pitches on TV, it's no wonder they're unhittable! He's a good late inning man, which is when being a pitcher really counts. His slider is sharp and breaks both horizontally and vertically. The one thing I must say I don't like about Diaz is how easily rattled he gets. If he makes a mistake to a hitter and the guy winds up on second or third, you can pretty much count on the guy scoring. He attacks lefties and righties with similar success.
Defense & Hitting
Diaz does an average job of holding runners. Diaz is nothing special in the field. Diaz is a surpisingly good hitting pitcher. And I'm not sure you can say this about a pitcher, but Diaz has some pop in his swing. Interesting sidenote, The Retired or Inactive Players have been known to use Diaz as a pinch-runner on occasion.
Diaz has below average skills, even for the low minors. One has to expect the Retired or Inactive Players will give him his walking papers before the end of the season. I just don't know if The Retired or Inactive Players are ever going to get what they expect out of him.
-- Ska Nyman, A-Ball Scout