Aledmys Diaz

26 years old

Bats/Throws: :R/R

Height/Weight: 6’1”, 195 lbs

Position: Shortstop

THE NUMBERS

Cuban National Series


Professional Baseball

 

Diaz was signed in 2014 as a non-drafted free agent out of Cuba. He signed a 4-year deal with the club for $8 million.

In 2015 the Cardinals didn’t see it with Diaz so the simply they left him off their 40-man roster exposing him to waivers. Any team in baseball could have claimed Diaz if they had been willing to assume the $4.5 million he was still due. Not a single one of the other 29 teams in baseball was interested.

A nobody before last season, here is what Baseball Prospectus had to say about Diaz the past few years.

2015: A riddle wrapped in a mystery inside a Cuban shortstop, Diaz lied about his age when he defected in 2012, causing the league to rule him ineligible for a year before he signed a four-year, $8 million contract with St. Louis last spring. His stateside debut shed...

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