2023 Player Outlook
2023 Recap: Diaz set career highs in just about every offensive category last season including home runs with 22. Those home runs came in bunches and at times coincided with a periodically much lower ground ball rate when compared to his career norm. It shot back up at times and Diaz’s overall 52% ground ball rate was still well above the league average.
2024 Outlook: Diaz consistently hits for a high batting average and will continue to do so, but we’re likely to see some regression in his last season's .330 average. A 30-home run season, or even a 25-home run season isn’t likely, but the fact that he almost doubled his barrel rate from the 2022 season and also made significant gains in his hard-hit rate makes a 20-home run season very possible.