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Top Jordan Diaz News

  • Athletics' Jordan Diaz: Sent to minors

    The Athletics optioned Diaz to Triple-A Las Vegas on Sunday.

    Though Diaz displayed impressive contact skills during his time at Las Vegas and Double-A Midland in 2022 and even acquitted himself well during his brief run in the big leagues late last season, the Athletics will have the 22-year-old open 2023 in the minors and afford him the chance to play regularly. Since he lacks major power and doesn't contribute as a base stealer, Diaz's fantasy upside isn't particularly high, but his stellar hit tool may be enough to earn him steady playing time in the majors at some point in 2023.

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  • Athletics' Jordan Diaz: On bench Tuesday

    Diaz isn't in the lineup for Tuesday's game against the Angels.

    After beginning his career with a .283/.313/.348 slash line through 14 games, Diaz will sit down to start Tuesday's game. Nate Mondou will start at second base instead and bat seventh.

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  • Athletics' Jordan Diaz: Resting Friday

    Diaz isn't starting Friday against the Mets.

    Diaz started the last four games and went 3-for-12 with two runs, a walk and two strikeouts. He'll get a day off while Stephen Vogt serves as the designated hitter and bats seventh.

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  • Athletics' Jordan Diaz: On base thrice in win

    Diaz went 2-for-2 with a walk and a run in a win over the Mariners on Wednesday.

    The rookie drew the start at designated hitter and made good use of all three of his plate appearances. Diaz, who made his big-league debut Sunday, has enjoyed varying degree of success in each of the three games he's played thus far, going 3-for-9 with Wednesday's walk and two total runs in that span.

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  • Athletics' Jordan Diaz: Called up Saturday

    Th Athletics plan to call up Diaz from Triple-A Las Vegas on Saturday, Daniel Alvarez-Montes of El Extrabase reports.

    The 21-year-old infielder/designated hitter hit .326/.366/.515 with 19 home runs and 76 strikeouts in 120 games between Double-A and Triple-A. Diaz has primarily played designated hitter while also playing a handful of games at first, second and third base this year at Triple-A. He's not included in the lineup for Saturday's game in Houston.

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  • Athletics' Jordan Diaz: Hitting seventh in debut

    Diaz is starting at first base and batting seventh in his big-league debut Sunday against the Astros.

    Diaz will have the platoon advantage Sunday, but he'll also be facing Framber Valdez, who has been one of the most dominant starters in the league in the second half. Diaz, one of Oakland's best hitting prospects, figures to see time at first base, designated hitter, second base and third base while playing regularly over the rest of the season. He hit .326/.366/.515 with 19 home runs in 120 games between Double-A and Triple-A.

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  • Athletics' Jordan Diaz: Promoted to Triple-A

    Diaz was promoted to Triple-A Las Vegas on Wednesday.

    Diaz has shown improvement in the minors over the past two years and progressed to Double-A Midland to begin the 2022 season. He slashed .319/.361/.507 with 15 home runs, 58 RBI and 48 runs over 94 games in Midland to begin the year and is riding an eight-game hitting streak that includes five multi-hit performances. The 22-year-old has lackluster defensive abilities but will test his power and contact skills against Triple-A competition.

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  • Athletics' Jordan Diaz: Intriguing returns in Double-A

    Diaz is hitting .309/.354/.500 with 14 home runs and a 22:60 BB:K through 89 games for Double-A Midland this season.

    There was some concern about whether he would be able to sustain his productivity in High-A last year (.821 OPS) at a higher level of baseball, but he's done that and more. The power (40 extra-base hits) and the contact ability (15.6 percent strikeout rate) make Diaz an exciting hitting prospect despite his defensive limitations. Previously a third baseman by trade, Diaz has appeared there just seven times this year, as he's mostly played first base or served as the DH.

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  • Athletics' Jordan Diaz: Joins 40-man roster

    Diaz's contract was selected by the Athletics on Friday.

    The move prevents Diaz from being selected in the Rule 5 draft. The 21-year-old has some potential and hit .288/.337/.483 in 90 games last season, but those at-bats all came at the High-A level, so he's not close to making his major-league debut.

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Player Bio

HT/WT: 5-10, 175 lbs
Birthplace: Monteria, Colombia
Age: 22
Experience: R
Bats/Throws: R, R