The Giants have acquired infielder Isan Diaz from the Marlins in exchange for cash considerations or a player to be named later, The Miami Herald’s Jordan McPherson reports (Twitter link). The Fish designated Diaz for assignment last week.
This is the third time Diaz has been dealt in his career, though this particular trade is far and away the lowest-profile of the three swaps. Originally selected by the Diamondbacks in the second round of the 2014 draft, Diaz was part of the five-player deal between the D’Backs and Brewers in January 2016 that brought Jean Segura to Arizona. In January 2018, Milwaukee then included Diaz as one of the four prospects sent to Miami in the Christian Yelich blockbuster.
Diaz drew some top-100 prospect attention during his time in the minors, so it wasn’t surprising that multiple teams were interested in his services. However, Diaz wasn’t able to translate his minor league production into success in the majors, as he has hit only .185/.275/.287 over 501 career plate appearances over the 2019-21 seasons (he also opted out of much of the 2020 season due to COVID-19 concerns). Diaz hasn’t seen any big league action this year, or even much action at all due to injuries — he has thus far appeared in two rehab games at A-ball, and two Triple-A games.
Originally drafted as a shortstop, Diaz was moved off the position but then surpassed by Jazz Chisholm as the Marlins’ second baseman of the future. Defensive metrics aren’t impressed with Diaz’s work at second base or third base, though as technically a multi-position capable player, he does fit the versatile profile that the Giants often covet. Diaz also doesn’t turn 26 until next month, so the Giants may feel he might be a late bloomer who could break out in a new environment. Considering San Francisco’s success at reclamation projects in recent years, it might not be surprising if Diaz should blossom with his new club.
Good pickup for the Giants, I’m still high on this guy. He might just need a change of scenery
Well, that is what the Giants said in the article… lol
password is tacko
If the marlins got a footlong sub, they win the trade
Depends on where the sub was from.
Subway = L
Jersey Mike’s = W
I’m not so sure about that…
The one time I got a Jersey Mike’s sub, they made it with the five or so ingredients lying around (none of which were particularly fresh), and then peed all over it with the oil and vinegar.
I agree. Subway is better and you can never change my mind.
Subway has better options Jersey Mikes has better quality
Bart Harley Jarvis
Yous guys need to get a real hoagie. National-chain subs are for jabronies.
The Baseball Fan (Doesn’t like the Cubs)
the next Thairo Estrada, book it
I think a youtube video still exists where his dad was being interviewed just as Issan hit his first major league home run…it was cute. And I’m partial to Issan; we’re from the same city.
But frankly, he could never hit a lick and the glove is anything but remarkable. OTOH, the Giants’ developmental staff continues to impress.
Yes and it was off DeGrom too. So everyone got super hyped about him and he didn’t do anything again.
THE END OF AN ERROR
You Can Put It In The Books
Don’t tell your fans that.
Diaz could be another Joe Panik for them if he ever reaches his ceiling
I often look at guys like Diaz & wonder why they’ve not fixed his swing. I understand If his swing has been successful, but it hasn’t, & it’s clearly limiting his ability to impact the ball correctly.
Hopefully the Giants hitting coaches will correct his technique & get him right.
The Giants probably looked at the film and figured out that they can fix his swing and get maximum output from the player. The Rays, Dodgers and other smart organizations frequently do that, then buy low, fix the guy and get great value in deals.
This article has an error. Isan Diaz was DFAed on March 22nd as the corresponding transaction when the Marlins signed Jorge Soler. He cleared outright waivers on March 29th. I don’t know why the Marlins decided to trade him now, or why they don’t want to keep him in AAA since that is presumably what the Giants will also be doing with him.
You Can Put It In The Books
Because they want to forget about and eliminate every scrap of the Yelich trade.
i always complain about it . starting day one it was a bad trade. force by jeter.
Definitely a change of scenery type guy. A middle infielder who has that kind of power potential is always worth the minimal risk. Especially when he doesn’t currently occupy a 40-man roster spot. I like this for the Giants. Besides, Dubon’s been struggling and he’s out of options. I’d guess Padlo is the next one to get an opportunity, but Blandino and Mathisen have struggled thus far in AAA, and David Villar is corners only. I’d guess it’s between Gamboa and Diaz for the second infield call-up in the event of an injury.
Thought he would end up being the person that worked out most in the trade. Especially since the team decided to ruin Monte Harrison and give him no chance. SF always seems to get the best out of some people so hopefully he works out.
The Diaz Line will be a couple of notches below the Mendoza Line in major league jargon.
Soooo, the Diaz line is to the TTO people what the Mendoza line is to the rest of baseball? Makes sense.
I fully support Farhan, but this (and the Mike Ford deal) make no sense except for left-handed depth in the minors. Unless more injuries plague the Giants, I wouldn’t expect to see either of these two in the majors this year. Very little upside—if any—from what they’ve already shown.