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.
Coming off an incredible 2020 campaign, New York Mets closer Edwin Diaz finished seventh in saves in MLB with 32, to go with a 3.45 ERA, 1.05 WHIP, and 89 strikeouts over 62 2/3 innings pitched in 2021. Although Diaz saw his ERA rise to 3.45 from the minuscule 1.75 posted in 2020, his xERA was 2.64 (in the top 5% of MLB) indicating that Diaz was somewhat unlucky. Diaz's numbers were also supported by an elite xwOBA against of .251, which was tied for 12th in MLB, and a 47.9% whiff rate which was in the top 5% of MLB. Diaz continued to struggle with his control at times, exemplified by an 8.9% walk rate (bottom 40% in all of MLB), which led to some epic meltdowns during the season. Heading into 2022, Diaz nevertheless remains an elite relief option in all formats where he is locked into the Mets closer role. He should continue to provide excellent strikeout numbers supported by elite whiff rates, solid ratios, and a large number of saves on a competitive Mets team. As one of the remaining elite closing options in a league that has largely gone to committees, Diaz's current ADP of 70 correctly reflects his potential as a relief ace in 2022. Managers need only be wary of the surprise meltdown he is sometimes susceptible to thanks to occasional control issues.