Alexis Díaz Stats
- Height / Weight
- 6' 2" / 224 lbs.
- Date of Birth (Age)
- 9/28/1996 (27)
Alexis Díaz Season Stats
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Alexis Díaz News
Cincinnati Reds relief pitcher Ian Gibaut recorded a rare save on Sunday, shutting the door on the Pittsburgh Pirates in a 4-2 victory. Gibaut pitched a clean ninth inning, allowing no baserunners and striking out none. It is noteworthy that usual closer Alexis Diaz was used in the eighth inning of this one, something the Reds don't typically do. With their postseason chances hanging on the line, though, they went with what they thought would give them the best chance of winning. This sets up a potentially frustrating final week for Diaz owners, who may see the 26-year-old appear in more non-save situations if the Reds' feel it is necessary.
Cincinnati Reds closer Alexis Diaz picked up his ninth win of the season in Tuesday's 6-5 extra-innings win over the Tigers. Diaz came in to pitch the bottom of the ninth inning with the game tied 5-5. He got the first out on a strikeout, hit a batter, and got the final outs on a pop-out and a groundout. The Reds would go on to score in the 10th and turn to Buck Farmer to close the game out, making Diaz the pitcher of record. Although he had a bit of a rough patch recently, Diaz has been outstanding this season, going 9-4 with 35 saves, a 2.19 ERA, an 11.68 K/9 rate, and a 4.23 BB/9 rate. He has been a top fantasy asset and should continue to be for the final few weeks.
Cincinnati Reds right-hander Alexis Diaz pitched the ninth inning of Wednesday's 4-1 win over the San Francisco Giants, allowing no hits and one walk while striking out one to earn the save. It was his first outing since blowing the save on Saturday when he gave up three runs to the Arizona Diamondbacks. Diaz has been lights out this season, posting a 2.18 ERA, 1.06 WHIP, and a 33.2% strikeout rate with 35 saves over 56 2/3 innings. The 26-year-old is no doubt one of the best relievers in the game and is a must-start in all leagues.
Cincinnati Reds reliever Alexis Diaz was quietly one of the best bullpen arms in 2022. His microscopic 1.84 ERA and 0.96 WHIP, along with a 32.5% strikeout rate and seven saves in the final two months, gave fantasy managers a ton of value as a waiver wire pickup. Diaz threw two pitches, a four-seamer and a slider. His fastball averaged 95.7 MPH and had a 100th-percentile spin rate, while his slider produced whiffs at a 45% clip. The 26-year-old was in the 97th percentile in terms of whiff rate and owned a 30.2% strikeout rate in the minors, so it's clear he'll bolster that department. Diaz's ERA and WHIP will be hard to replicate, especially with his walk issues (12.9% in 2022). He also posted an absurd .178 BABIP and a 6.9 HR/FB rate. But all ERA estimators were positive on Diaz, including his 3.32 FIP and 2.76 xERA. His 0.71 HR/9 will climb, especially as he continues pitching at Great American Ballpark, but he made life unpleasant for opponents, allowing a .159 xBA and .279 xSLG, and it won't be easy to maintain a fly ball rate as high as 36.6%. The Reds will likely be in the basement of the NL Central, but Diaz is the club's most intriguing reliever and should go into 2023 as the closer, so it won't be a challenge to eclipse 20 saves. His ADP of 140 is a solid price for the right-hander.