Edwin Díaz Stats
- Height / Weight
- 6' 3" / 165 lbs.
- Date of Birth (Age)
- 3/22/1994 (27)
Edwin Díaz Season Stats
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Edwin Díaz News
New York Mets relief pitcher Edwin Diaz saved his 32nd game of the year Friday, finishing off a 4-3 victory over the Atlanta Braves. He struck out two and did not allow a baserunner. Diaz has now gone six straight outings without giving up a hit or a walk, though he has hit two batsmen in that time. He's converted 32 saves in 38 tries, and despite his tumultuous year will enter 2022 as a top-10 relief pitcher once again.
New York Mets relief pitcher Edwin Diaz saved his 31st game of the season in the first half of Tuesday's doubleheader, allowing no baserunners and striking out two in an inning of work. He has now gone six consecutive outings without allowing an earned run. Despite a less-than-sparkling reputation, Diaz has converted on all but six opportunities this year, registering a 3.50 ERA, a 1.07 WHIP, and 87 strikeouts in 61 2/3 innings. He should still enter 2022 as a top-5 relief pitcher.
New York Mets relief pitcher Edwin Diaz worked a clean ninth inning to preserve the Mets 3-2 win over the Phillies on Sunday evening. Diaz struck out one batter in his one inning of work. Diaz now has 30 saves in 36 save opportunities to go with a 3.62 ERA, 1.11 WHIP, and an 83:23 K:BB ratio over 59 2/3 innings pitched on the season. He remains a top-tier fantasy reliever based on his firm grasp on the closer role in New York. A better closer in fantasy than real life, Diaz should remain active in all fantasy formats through the remainder of the regular season. He can provide managers with saves and elite strikeout totals.
Despite a miserable first season with the Mets in 2019 and a shaky start to the 2020 season, relief pitcher Edwin Diaz managed to put together an incredible 2020 campaign. While his overall save total of six was quite low, even for a truncated season, his other numbers were simply dominant. Diaz posted a 1.75 ERA, and a 1.25 WHIP, supported by an elite xBA of .156 and xwOBA of .234. Even more impressively, Diaz had 50 strikeouts in just 25 2/3 innings pitched. This translated to an absurd strikeout percentage of 45.9%, which was in the top 1% in all of MLB. Diaz also posted the second-highest MLB whiff rate in 2020 with a 48.8% whiff rate (minimum 150 swings), behind only Devin Williams. While Diaz's walk rate of 11.9% was much less impressive, he mitigated damage associated with those walks and overcame his ninth-inning mental issues. Heading into 2021, Diaz remains an elite relief option in all formats who can provide incredible strikeout numbers supported by elite whiff rates. He should post solid ratios including an ERA in the low 2.00s, given his 2.46 xERA in 2020. Diaz should also accumulate a huge number of saves on a competitive Mets team if he maintains the closer role throughout 2021 despite competition from Seth Lugo who may move back to the bullpen. If Diaz can get his BB% closer in line to his career 8.7% rate, there is potential for an even more impressive campaign in 2021. Diaz's current ADP of 81 correctly reflects his potential as one of the elite relievers in the game for 2021.