Derek Dietrich, Infield, Miami Marlins, #32
Date of Birth: 7/18/1989
Birthplace: Cleveland, Ohio
College: Georgia Institute of Technology
Current Salary: $1,700,000
Derek Dietrich, infielder for the Miami Marlins, was first drafted in 2007 by the Houston Astros but he opted instead for college. Three years later he was drafted by the Tampa Bay Rays. After three years in the Rays' minor league system, he was traded to the Marlins in December, 2012.
Dietrich played in the minor leagues from 2010 through most of 2014. During that time, he had 414 hits, 91 doubles, 232 RBIs, and 367 strikeouts to 116 walks in 393 games. Defensively, he played 128 games at second base, 229 games at shortstop, and 8 games at third base.
Dietrich joined the Marlins for 57 games in 2013. During that time, he had 46 hits, 9 of which were home runs. The following season, he had 36 hits and a .228 batting average in 49 games with the Marlins.
Dietrich played in 90 games with the Marlins in 2015. He finished the season with 64 hits, 14 doubles, 10 home runs, and a .256 batting average. Defensively, he played 46 games in left field, 2 games at first base, 2 games at second base, and 26 games at third base.
In 2016, Dietrich batted .279 in 128 games with the Marlins. He finished the season with 98 hits, 20 doubles, and 42 RBIs. Defensively, as the Marlins' second baseman in 75 games, he made 165 assists, 33 double plays, 120 putouts, and 4 errors. He also played 16 games at first base, 13 games at third base, and 8 games in left field.
Career batting statistics for Dietrich through 2016 include:
- 324 games played
- 244 hits
- 50 doubles
- 106 RBIs
- 243 strikeouts to 79 walks
- .251 batting average
Career fielding statistics for Dietrich at second base through 2016 include:
- 178 games played
- 457 assists
- 88 double plays
- 278 putouts
- 16 errors
- .979 fielding percentage
Dietrich's grandfather, Steve Demeter, played in the major leagues in 1959 and 1960.