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August 18, 2016 6:00 am

Some Projection Left: Finding The Next Edwin Diaz

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Christopher Crawford

Who has the best chance of emulating the Mariners incredible closer?

I watch a lot of Seattle Mariners games. Some of that is because it gives me something to talk about with my Grandma, some of it is because I rooted for the team (and still do, to a much lesser extent) for the past 25 or so years. I won’t bore you with the existence of being a Mariners fan, because there are far better writers and some amazing team websites that’ll tell you all about it.

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Carl Crawford's tumultuous time in Tinsel Town comes to an end and Trea Turner gets the call.

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May 13, 2016 6:00 am

Youth Movement: The Baseball PROSPECT-us Mailbag

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Mark Anderson

Questions on Corey Ray, Edwin Diaz's big move, and a trio of struggling youngsters highlight this week's mailbag.

Q: When is the last time we have seen a college hitter like Corey Ray have over 30 SBs, flirt with a .300 ISO and K less than 12% of the time? That package might be unprecedented. Who’s the best MLB comp? Where is his most likely landing spot; still Braves? – Imari L.

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May 2, 2016 6:00 am

Monday Morning Ten Pack: May 2, 2016

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BP Prospect Staff

Notes on Yaisel Sierra, Ozhaino Albies, Edwin Diaz, and more.

Yaisel Sierra, RHP, Los Angeles Dodgers (High-A Rancho Cucamonga)
The Dodgers kept their $30 million man in extended spring training to start the season before transferring the 24-year-old to Rancho for his professional debut on Saturday. His first taste of competition in a couple years featured plenty of rust. His slender, athletic frame is on the smaller side, and while his movements were easy, he struggled to repeat his delivery and find his release point for most of the night.

The motion is low-octane, with a fluid takeaway into a clean arm swing, and he showed above-average arm speed. Most of his problems on this night stemmed from a poor drive: he didn’t leverage his weight particularly well, staying uphill as he pushed forward and failing to fire his hips. That created drag to his release point and a wildly inconsistent finish with his lower half.




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It's too trite to use Smells Like Teen Spirit, so let's just say that the M's farm system status could be described as In Utero.

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July 13, 2015 6:00 am

Notes from the Field: World Team

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Christopher Crawford

Notes on every single player from the World roster

Hitters

Ketel Marte, SS, Seattle Mariners – Marte had a solid if unspectacular showing during BP, spraying line drives and showing off the quick wrists that give him a chance for a plus hit tool when all is said and done. He picked up hits from both the left and right side of the plate, but unfortunately was thrown out twice; once on a caught stealing and once on a quality throw frome Michael Conforto. The upside doesn’t match some other names here, but he should be a starting middle-infielder someday, more than likely at second base.

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January 21, 2013 3:52 pm

BP Unfiltered: Daily Draft Video: Edwin Diaz

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Nick J. Faleris

Daily exclusive video series designed to familiarize you with the names you need to know leading up to the 2013 amateur draft.

Edwin Diaz (SS/INF), out of Ladislao Martinez Otero High School (Vega Alta, PR), is a projectable infielder with offensive upside and smooth enough actions to potentially stick up-the-middle.  Diaz shows well in the field with the glove, arm and lower-half, with ultimate size and quickness likely the determining factors as to which infield position he eventually calls home at the pro ranks. There is present pop in the barrel, produced by a leveraged swing with natural lift, though each can lead to empty cuts at present -- particularly against quality secondaries. Today’s video is from the 2013 Perfect Game World Showcase, held at Terry Park in Ft. Myers, Florida.

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