There is still a lot to learn for Isan Diaz as he learns the speed of the game on the Major League level. There is no doubt there is talent at the plate and at second base. It’s harnessing it and continuing to build on it that will make him a star.
The good news is there is still a learning curve, as Diaz will work this offseason to master some of the finer points of hitting. He will also have a supporting cast to help him in his growth and development.
The Marlins cleared the path to make sure the organization’s Minor League Hitter of the Year is firmly entrenched at second base when it did not pick up the option on Starlin Castro’s contract. While I would have liked to see Castro on the field this season, it’s the right thing for progress’s sake.
Diaz has a chance to be a solid player in this lineup and hit 20 home runs in his first full season in the Big Leagues.