Joselo Diaz Stats

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"He's like [Joel] Peralta ," (Omaha pitching coach Tom) Burgmeier said. "Give me the ball and let's go. It's like the gunslinger mentality and that's good. You can't teach that." - By Dick Kaegel on MLB.com (09/05/2006, 'Notes: Diaz shows versatility | Right-hander has gone from behind the plate to the mound', Source )

Joselo Diaz

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Joselo "Jose" Diaz Autograph on a 2002 Upper Deck SP (#P-JDi)

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Birth Name:
Joselo Soriano Díaz
Nickname:
Jose
Born On:
04-13-1980  (Aries)
Place of Birth Data Born In:
San Pedro de Macorís, San Pedro de Macorís, Dominican Republic
Year of Death Data Died On:
Still Living ( 500 Oldest Living )
Place of Death Data Died In:
Still Living
Cemetery:
n/a
High School:
Ana Josefa Puello Escuela (San Pedro de Marcoris, DR)
College:
None Attended
Batting Stances Chart Bats:
Right
Throwing Arms Chart Throws:
Right
Player Height Chart Height:
6-00
Player Weight Chart Weight:
230
First Game:
09-06-2006 (Age 26)
Last Game:
07-12-2008
Draft:
Undrafted Free Agent

Joselo Diaz

Joselo Diaz Pitching Stats

2006 26 Royals 4 0 1 0 0 .000 10.80 0 0 0 6.2 38 10 8 8 2 8 0 3 2 1 0 0
2008 28 Rangers 1 0 1 0 0 .000 0.00 0 0 0 1.0 6 1 0 1 0 1 0 2 1 1 0 0
2 Years 5 0 2 0 0 .000 9.39 0 0 0 7.2 44 11 8 9 2 9 0 5 3 2 0 0

Joselo Diaz

Joselo Diaz Hitting Stats

2006 26 Royals 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
2008 28 Rangers 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
2 Years 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000

Joselo Diaz

Joselo Diaz Fielding Stats

2006 Royals P 4 0 21 1 0.3 1 1 0 0 1 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 1.29
2008 Rangers P 1 0 3 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a .000 0.00
P Totals 5 0 24 1 0.2 1 1 0 0 1 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 1.13
2 Years 5 0 24 1 0.2 1 1 0 0 1 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 1.13

Joselo Diaz

Joselo Diaz Miscellaneous Stats

2006 Royals 0 0 .000 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.38 4.05 10.80
2008 Rangers 0 0 .000 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 2.00 18.00 9.00
2 Years 0 0 .000 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.56 5.87 10.56

Joselo Diaz

Joselo Diaz Miscellaneous Items of Interest

2006 Kansas City Royals 53 $327,000.00 - -
2008 Texas Rangers 65 $390,000.00 - -
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Did you know that Joselo Diaz was a catcher, but made it to the show as a pitcher? Take a look at the skills this former major leaguer possessed via a Dick Kaegel article that appeared on MLB.com September 5, 2006:

Notes: Diaz shows versatility

Right-hander has gone from behind the plate to the mound

KANSAS CITY -- Joselo Diaz was signed by the Los Angeles Dodgers as a catcher.

He was 16 years old then. Before long, he was throwing so well from behind the plate that the Dodgers decided to try him throwing from in front of the plate.

Diaz became a pitcher.

The change came in 2001 in the Pioneer League. Diaz threw out 45 percent of aspiring basestealers. He led the league's catchers in putouts and assists. He even played some at first base and at third.

"I was in rookie ball at Great Falls and the manager, Sly Silvestri, said, 'You want to pitch for fun? Go to the bullpen and see if you like it.'"

Well, Diaz liked it and a new career was born. Now, after throwing the baseball from 60 feet 6 inches for more than five years, he's on the Royals' roster for his Major League debut.

He joins the contingent from the Dominican Republic, guys he knows from winter ball and from the Minors. Diaz is from San Pedro de Macoris.

Diaz was obtained from the Texas Rangers in the trade for veteran slugger Matt Stairs . Before the July 31 deal, Diaz had a 2-0 record with four saves and a 2.40 ERA in 36 outings combined from Double-A Frisco and Triple-A Oklahoma.

The Royals sent him to Triple-A Omaha where he was 2-3 with a 5.40 ERA in 13 games as a reliever.

Diaz has a 95-mph fastball, a sharp-breaking curveball and a changeup.

"Check his stats. His biggest problem, like anybody, is his command," Omaha pitching coach Tom Burgmeier said.

OK, in a total 82 innings this season in the minors, Diaz walked 57. But he also had 91 strikeouts.

"He's like [Joel] Peralta ," Burgmeier said. "Give me the ball and let's go. It's like the gunslinger mentality and that's good. You can't teach that."

Diaz, a 6-0, 240-pound right-hander, has been around. The Royals are his sixth organization.

"You go up and down," he said. "You find a way when you're down to go back up again."

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Last-Modified: July 2, 2019 4:20 AM EST

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