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Edwin Diaz

Edwin Diaz

RP - NYM
Age: 26Bats: RThrows: R

2020 Outlook

Draft Rank (ECR) P #34
Best / Worst #19 / #73
ADP #112

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96%

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Diaz's season was an unmitigated disaster. While his strikeout rate remained strong, his ERA ballooned to 5.59, his home run rate rose to comical levels, and his control waned. By the end of the season, he had ceded save opportunities to Seth Lugo and was relegated to mopup duty. Diaz's slider went from being unhittable in 2018 (.129 BAA) to getting crushed in 2019 (.297 BAA). He'll enter 2020 as the closer for the Mets, and reliever volatility is well-known, so don't be surprised to see Diaz rebound big-time in 2020. But just don't go into your season banking on it.

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Edwin Diaz: Closing duties up in the air?

Edwin Diaz has yet to be formally named the Mets' closer heading into the start of the regular season. Manager Luis Rojas declined to commit to Diaz as the team's closer, admitting "I don't know yet. We'll get there at some point."

Fantasy Impact

Rojas mentioned Diaz, Dellin Betances, Seth Lugo, and Jeurys Familia as potential options for the ninth inning, and also hinted at a 'closer by committee' approach. Diaz should remain the favorite given his track record and what the team gave up to acquire him. Though his 2019 stats (5.59 ERA, 1.38 WHIP, seven blown saves) put him firmly in the hot seat.

Connor Rooney1 week ago
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2020 Relief Pitcher Ranking Tiers (Fantasy Baseball) photo
Given that many starters will not take on a full workload initially, the "SPARP" (Starting Pitchers as Relief Pitchers) strategy is an even more viable option this year.
by Carmen Maiorano in FantasyJul 13, 2020
Rankings
ECRBestWorst# of Experts
Draft#109#61#21247
Rest of Season ----
Dynasty #173#118#2273
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Projections
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Projections (2020 Season)
GGSWLSVBSHDIPHERHRBBKERAWHIP
23011102123.918938373.321.08
Stats
Pitching Stats
SeasonTeamGGSWLSVIPHRERHRBBBB%KK%ERAWHIP
2017SEA660463466442824103211.518932.013.271.15
2018SEA730045773.14117165176.0712444.291.960.79
2019NYM66027265858363615228.669938.985.591.38
History
Game Log
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Game Log
GameOPPScoreDECIPHRERHRBBKERAWHIP
Sat, Sep 28vs. ATLW, 0-3SV1.00000020.000.00
Thu, Sep 26vs. MIAL, 4-2-1.211110013.501.50
Mon, Sep 23vs. MIAL, 8-4-1.00000020.000.00
Sun, Sep 22@ CINW, 6-3HLD1.00000230.002.00
Game Schedule
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Game Schedule
GameOpp. Team
DateOppTimePitcherVBRMatchup
Fri, Jul 24thvs ATL4:10pm
Sat, Jul 25thvs ATL4:10pm
Sun, Jul 26thvs ATL7:08pm
Mon, Jul 27th@ BOS7:30pm
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