Yusniel Diaz

Born: 10/07/1996 (Age: 22)
Bats: Right
Throws: Right
Height: 6'1"
Weight: 195
Primary Position: LF
Seconday Position: CF
Acquisition Period: Signed as international free agent, November 21, 2015 (LAD); Traded to BAL 7/18/2018
Entry Point: J2
Report Info
Evaluator:
Report Date: May 27th, 2016
Dates Seen: 4/20, 4/21, 5/20, 5/21
Level: High A
Affiliate: Rancho Cucamonga Quakes
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Physical Description
Athletic, wirey frame with broad shoulders and lots of room to fill out and get stronger. Has some fast-twitch muscle and present low-half strength
Swing Mechanics
Slightly open, some noise in the hands at set up; small load, stays balanced.
MLB ETA Future Floor Future Ceiling Realistic Role Risk
2019 45 60 Role 55: Above-average everyday left fielder High
Tool Present Future Comments
Hit 45 60 Level plane, very quick hands, recognizes spin. Tends to open early and wildly over-swing on anything inner half. Much calmer approach and swing on balls middle-away. Raw and lacks consistent plan, but ingredients there to get to plus.
Level plane, very quick hands, recognizes spin. Tends to open early and wildly over-swing on anything inner half. Much calmer approach and swing on balls middle-away. Raw and lacks consistent plan, but ingredients there to get to plus.
Raw Power 30 50 Gets some carry on line drives; majority of power is pull side now; will have power to middle of field as the body matures and gets stronger.
Gets some carry on line drives; majority of power is pull side now; will have power to middle of field as the body matures and gets stronger.
Run 60 60 Athletic gait; 4.14 -4.25 HP-to-IB; plays much better underway, goes 1st-to-3rd in very good shape.
Athletic gait; 4.14 -4.25 HP-to-IB; plays much better underway, goes 1st-to-3rd in very good shape.
Field 40 50 Limited look in center field; lacks instincts, but has enough athleticism to make up for mistakes right now; best fit for corner-outfield spot, but can handle center field in a pinch.
Limited look in center field; lacks instincts, but has enough athleticism to make up for mistakes right now; best fit for corner-outfield spot, but can handle center field in a pinch.
Throw 50 50 Gets on top, throws stay online; average accuracy from both left and center field
Gets on top, throws stay online; average accuracy from both left and center field
Overall Summary
Plus athlete who projects to have a plus hit tool and average power to go with solid-average defense at a corner-outfield spot. Very raw right now, but the ingredients are there; lightning-quick hands. His ability to recognize spin and handle balls on outer half suggest approach will develop. Tends to get over aggressive on fastball's on inner half, and gets outside himself; shows ability to shorten up with two strikes and drive the ball to opposite field. See power coming as the body matures. Plus runner whose speed plays better when underway; does not have natural base-stealing instincts, but should be an average threat. Plays deep in outfield, raw and will take bad angles in gap, but will improve as he matures. Overall, I like the tools; he is young for the level and holding his own. Suffering from a sore shoulder from early May, been DH'ing as a result.