2. 1B LEWIN DÍAZ
“The first baseman of the future” is a great nickname for Lewin Diaz. Lewin is another Miami Marlins hitter who shouldn’t be on the team next season. He’s just plain bad and “the future” is really a couple months of horrible production this season. This “top prospect” has -0.2 WAR and a .163/.235/.260 batting line.
Look up batting lines of pitchers when they used to bat. Quite a few of them had better batting lines than Lewin Diaz. Yes our first baseman hits worse than pitchers. Is there anything remotely positive about this guy? He has an 87.9 Exit Velocity. Oh wait you meant “positive”, in that case you can probably get his rookie card for free as that’s how much it’s worth these days. You can put him in your “busts” pile before you toss it in the trash.
There’s little more frustrating than seeing supposed top prospects turn into horrible players, and continually getting chances to prove that they’re not busts. Was Lewin Diaz any better last season? Nope he had a .205/.242/.451 batting line then, so he actually managed to get worse. Maybe if we don’t just waive him or send him to help the AAA team until he retires, we can see if he makes pitchers look like home run record candidates.