The Marlins got a taste of what Isan Diaz can do on the Major League level. He is still very much a work in progress. While he has flashed his power – hitting home runs off Jacob deGrom and Noah Syndergaard – but he also had issues at the plate and needs to work on his defense.
Diaz said he would use the offseason to work on his fundamentals and concentrate on preparing for a full season in the Majors. He will once again be asked to take over at second base and could hit as high as second in the batting order.
Also, the diamond – especially the infield – will look different this season. There is more power in the lineup this season with new acquisitions, but the Marlins want to see the consistency at the plate that produced home runs at the Triple-A level. Diaz could be a 25-homer guy with some grooming.