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 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.
After blowing his last two save opportunities, New York Mets relief pitcher Edwin Diaz finally converted his 29th save of the season on Sunday in the Mets 7-6 win over the Yankees. Called on the preserve a one-run lead in the ninth inning, Diaz got the job done despite allowing two baserunners on a hit and walk. He struck out two in his one inning of work as well. Diaz now has 29 saves in 35 save opportunities (six blown saves) to go with a 3.81 ERA, 1.16 WHIP, and an 82:23 K:BB ratio over 56 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 and high strikeout totals, notwithstanding his occasional epic meltdowns and stress-inducing saves. Clearly a better closer in fantasy than real life, Diaz should remain active in all fantasy formats through the final 18 games of the regular season.
On Monday, New York Mets relief pitcher Edwin Diaz recorded only one out in a second failed attempt to pick up his 29th save of the season in the Mets 4-3 loss to the Nationals. Diaz, called on to preserve a 3-2 lead in the bottom of the ninth inning, allowed two earned runs on two hits and two walks in blowing his sixth game of the season and second in as many save opportunities. Diaz picked up the loss, as his record fell to 5-5 on the season. He now owns a 3.93 ERA, a 1.15 WHIP, and a 79:22 K:BB ratio in 55 innings pitched on the season. He has converted 28 saves in 34 save opportunities and owns elite underlying stats including a 34.6% strikeout rate and a 2.58 FIP. Despite his recent struggles, it is unlikely that the Mets will remove Diaz from the closer role where he had previously been pitching lights out. Diaz, a much better fantasy asset than a reliable closer in real life, should remain active in all fantasy formats.
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.