RP - NYM
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Diaz's overall numbers bounced back in a monstrous way last season. He dropped his ERA from a bloated 5.59 in 2019 to a 1.75, and upped his strikeout rate to a career-best 45.5%. He was among the league leaders in nearly every expected statistic (batting average, slugging percentage wOBA, and ERA), and he cut his HR/9 rate from 2.33 to just 0.70. Diaz's walk rate actually regressed, however, as he issued free passes to nearly five batters per nine innings. That's not often a recipe for success from a closer, but Diaz can survive at that rate if he continues to keep the strikeouts up and limit the long balls. In the end, Diaz does carry some risk given his history, but he should be drafted as one of the upper echelon closers in the game, if not a touch behind the truly elite options.
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Edwin Diaz in line to get majority of save chances
Mets manager Luis Rojas says Edwin Diaz "may be the guy that gets the most chances" in the closer role this year.
Rojas also said that he likes having the flexibility to use Diaz in other game situations, but the expectation is that he's mostly used as the team's closer. After all, he was fantastic last season, putting up a 1.75 ERA with 50 strikeouts in 25 2/3 innings. He should be treated as a borderline top-five reliever in fantasy this season.
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|Sat, Sep 26||@ WSH||-||-||1.2||0||0||0||0||0||1||0.00||0.00|
|Thu, Sep 24||@ WSH||-||SV||1.0||2||1||1||0||0||1||9.00||2.00|
|Tue, Sep 22||vs. TB||-||SV||1.0||1||0||0||0||0||1||0.00||1.00|
|Mon, Sep 21||vs. TB||-||-||1.0||0||0||0||0||1||0||0.00||1.00|
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|Thu, Apr 1st||@ WSH||7:09pm|
|Sat, Apr 3rd||@ WSH||4:05pm|
|Sun, Apr 4th||@ WSH||1:05pm|
|Mon, Apr 5th||@ PHI||7:05pm|