Marlins second baseman Isan Diaz continues to rack up minor league honors even now after being promoted to the Majors.
The former Milwaukee Brewers prospect who was part of the deal that sent Christian Yelich to the National League Central was on the field on Monday night, facing the former Marlins slugger. Diaz was named to the All Prospect Team by Major League Baseball earlier in the day. Diaz was named to the second team.
Diaz, who spent the season at Triple-A New Orleans before being called up to the Majors after the MLB Trade Deadline, was as good a hitter as you will find this season in the Pacific Coast League for the Baby Cakes.
The Marlins No. 5 prospect, according to MLB Pipeline and the 82nd prospect overall had a solid slash-line at AAA: .305/.395/.578, 102 G, 26 HR, 89 R, 70 RBI.
It has not been as successful for Diaz in Miami, as growing pains have been the norm so fay. He is batting .145 with two home runs. The Marlins are hoping he can work through his hitting woes and focus on being the power hitter in the middle of the infield he was. He is part of a trio of players, including pitcher Jordan Yamamoto and outfielder Lewis Brinson, who are currently on Miami’s expanded MLB roster.
The fourth player in the deal for Yelich, outfielder Monte Harrison, would have been added to the Sept. 1 roster if not for a wrist injury that required surgery late in the season.
Eveld is another one of the Marlins pitching prospects that continued to flourish this season and was the player the Marlins got in return from the Arizona Diamondbacks in return for reliever Brad Ziegler.
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"“Eveld in August pitched in 11 games, converting all eight of his save chances with 15 strikeouts compared to one walk in 10 innings of work,” Roger Hoover wrote. “For August he posted a 1.80 ERA, only allowing two runs on seven hits as he kept the Jumbo Shrimp competitive in the second half South Division pennant race until the season’s final weekend.”"
He started the season in Triple-A at New Orleans, but moved to Jacksonville, the Marlins Double-A affiliate in June and was successful on the mound. He was 2-3 with a 2.77 ERA in his 24 relief outings with 11 saves in 12 save opportunities. He also collected 36 strikeouts compared to only four walks after joining the team.