Aledmys Diaz headshot
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Bio:

DOB: 8/1/1990 (25) Place Of Birth: Santa Clara, Cuba. Teams: St. Louis Cardinals Aledmys grew up in Cuba. From a young age, he succeeded at a high level, drawing attention from international scouts. At only 19, he played in the Cuban National Series, the biggest Cuban amateur baseball league, and batted .301. However, he was 3rd in the league with 24 errors. In 2012, he played for the Cuban national baseball team in the Netherlands. He held a showcase for MLB teams in 2014 and the Cardinals claimed Diaz.

As a Player

Position: Shortstop Bats: R Throws: R Statline: Rookie (no stats) Diaz is a hitter who hits a lot of line drives and has a lot of plate discipline. He has the power to hit homeruns, but that is not his strength. Last year in 116 games between AA-AAA, he hit .278 with 13 home runs in 116 games. Defensively, he can field the shortstop position and has the arm strength to make the throws necessary. He has the tools to be a solid backup at shortstop.