Yandy Diaz, Outfield, Cleveland Indians, #36


Date of Birth: 8/8/1991
Birthplace: Sagua la Grande, Cuba
Current Salary: $535,000

Yandy Diaz, outfielder for the Cleveland Indians, played professional baseball in Cuba before defecting. He signed with the Indians on September 20, 2013. As a minor league player from 2014 through 2016, he had an unusually high number of walks. He walked 198 times while striking out just 191 times. In 2015, he led the Eastern League in on-base percentage with .412. He was fourth in batting average with .315. The following season, he was named the International League Rookie of the Year. In 2016, he led the league in on-base percentage and he was second in batting average (.325).

Batting statistics for Diaz as a minor league player from 2014 through 2016 include:

  • 333 games played
  • 375 hits
  • 44 doubles
  • 151 RBIs
  • 191 strikeouts to 198 walks
  • .307 batting average

Fielding statistics for Diaz as a third baseman in the minor leagues from 2014 through 2016 include:

  • 252 games played
  • 392 assists
  • 196 putouts
  • 40 errors
  • .936 fielding percentage

Sources for Information
Wikipedia - Yandy Diaz
MiLB - Yandy Diaz