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Matt DiazTrack this Player High Level: MLB Status: MLB Years: 2003-2013
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PositionsOF-737, LF-419, RF-140, DH-17, 1B-6, CF-2Position when DraftedOFPlayer Listed UnderMajor Leaguers
Proper NameMatthew E. Diaz
Height6-1Weight206BatsRightThrowsRight
Born DateMarch 3,1978 [40.113]PlacePortland,Oregon
High SchoolSanta Fe Catholic (Lakeland,FL)
CollegeFlorida State University (Tallahassee,FL)

DraftedSelected by the Tampa Bay Rays [Team Picks] in the 17th round (505th overall) of the 1999 Amateur Entry Draft [Signed]
Signing ScoutsMark McKnightService Time8.136 (2013)
MLB DebutJuly 19,2003 [25.138]
OrganizationsATL [7] TBA [6] KCA [1] MIA [1] PIT [1] Awards9
TBC Player ID5131Retrosheet IDdiazm003MLBAM ID429841
RelationshipsBrother of Zach Diaz
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Player Notes:   Inducted into the Florida State Athletics Hall of Fame in 2013
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Career Talent RatingsBattingSpeed64Power62Contact56XBH54RBIs68Runs46Hitting72Durability54Team.489Ratings Explained

Batting Statistics

TopStats GlossaryBatting DetailsStatistical FeatsOther BattingRemove Filters
YearTeamLeagueLvlOrgUnifPosAgeGABRH2B3BHRRBISBCSBBSOHBPSHSFIBBDPAVGOBPSLGOPSTBXBHPAbabipISOSecAwOBABB%SO%K-BBHR%AB/HRXBH%
1998Florida State UniversityACCNCAA-1lf-of2072269671051722284114186182307.390.440.7141.15419241300.439.324.416.4866.0020.333.397.3312.2339.05
1999Florida State UniversityACCNCAA-1lf-of21703018011424321941032258141406.379.440.6881.12820748342.412.309.405.4746.4316.962.646.1414.3342.11
1999Hudson Valley RenegadesNYPLA-tba-of215420822511521206264362205.245.284.351.6357318224.301.106.154.2812.6819.207.170.45208.0035.29
2000St. Petersburg Devil RaysFSLA+tba-of22106392371062136532311541115021.270.305.385.69015130420.297.115.140.3032.6212.864.911.4365.3328.30
2001Bakersfield BlazeCalifA+tba32of2313152479172402178111524731445311.328.370.510.88026759571.353.182.239.3754.2012.783.042.9830.8234.30
2002Orlando RaysSouAAtba-of2412244971123281105031934721033111.274.337.408.74518339499.305.134.258.3286.8114.432.122.0044.9031.71
2003Orlando RaysSouAAtba-of2560227328721054195192481367.383.444.542.98612326258.408.159.260.4217.369.301.261.9445.4029.89
2003Durham BullsILAAAtba23of2567253358318384562164580338.328.382.518.90013129280.369.190.269.3845.7116.072.812.8631.6334.94
2003Minor Totals (2 teams)Minor         12748067170393138615735691616915.354.412.529.94125455538.389.175.265.4026.5112.831.972.4236.9232.35
2003Tampa Bay RaysALMLBtba25lf-dh2549210000001300000.111.200.111.3111010.167.000.111.16010.0030.003.000.000.000.00
2004Durham BullsILAAAtba33of2613450381167475219315426961315010.332.377.571.94828773548.373.239.312.4014.7417.523.693.8323.9543.71
2004Tampa Bay RaysALMLBtba25dh-lf261021341113001620000.190.292.476.76810324.214.286.333.3284.1725.006.004.1721.0075.00
2005Arizona RoyalsArizRkkca-of27313262002010200001.462.462.6151.0778213.545.153.077.4660.0015.380.000.000.0033.33
2005Wichita WranglersTexAAkca-of27726670016103500101.269.333.385.71810130.286.116.269.31610.0016.671.673.3326.0014.29
2005Omaha RoyalsPCLAAAkca-of2765259489622414561031249501114.371.408.6491.05716840277.416.278.351.4474.3317.694.085.0518.5041.67
2005Minor Totals (3 teams)Minor         752985610924415641141556502116.366.403.6241.02718643320.410.258.332.4354.6917.503.734.6919.8739.45
2005Kansas City RoyalsALMLBkca34lf27348972542190141521103.281.323.404.72736797.324.123.157.3174.1215.463.751.0389.0028.00
2006Atlanta BravesNLMLBatl23lf28124297379715473255114991439.327.364.475.83914126322.367.148.185.3593.4215.224.452.1742.4326.80
2007Atlanta BravesNLMLBatl23lf2913535844121210124540166341538.338.368.497.86517833384.378.159.215.3724.1716.413.943.1329.8327.27
2008Mississippi BravesSouAAatl-of30726560014102500001.231.286.346.6329128.250.115.231.2837.1417.862.503.5726.0016.67
2008Richmond BravesILAAAatl-of30412020001001300000.167.231.167.3982013.222.000.083.1927.6923.083.000.000.000.00
2008Minor Totals (2 teams)Minor         1138580015103800001.211.268.289.55711141.241.078.184.2547.3219.512.672.4438.0012.50
2008Atlanta BravesNLMLBatl23lf3043135933202144233210104.244.264.304.568414140.304.060.096.2532.1422.8610.671.4367.5012.12
2009Atlanta BravesNLMLBatl23rf-lf3112537156116184135812535901351214.313.390.488.87818135425.383.175.288.3848.2421.182.573.0628.5430.17
2010Gwinnett BravesILAAAatl-lf32312231003000300000.250.250.333.5834112.333.083.083.2550.0025.000.000.000.0033.33
2010Atlanta BravesNLMLBatl23lf3284224275617273131134442136.250.302.438.7409826244.282.188.254.3185.3318.033.382.8732.0046.43
2011Pittsburgh PiratesNLMLBpit23rf33100216145612101942114430108.259.303.324.6277013231.324.065.125.2814.7619.054.000.000.0023.21
2011Atlanta BravesNLMLBatl23rf3316352101001101800103.286.297.314.61111137.357.028.086.2702.7021.628.000.000.0010.00
2011Totals for NL-NL         1162511666131020521252302011.263.302.323.6258114268.328.060.120.2804.4819.404.330.000.0021.21
2012Atlanta BravesNLMLBatl23lf34511081024602130092100114.222.280.333.613368118.256.111.194.2687.6317.802.331.6954.0033.33
2013New Orleans ZephyrsPCLAAAmia23lf35248582940210606700037.341.385.459.84439691.355.118.259.3616.597.691.172.2042.5020.69
2013Miami MarlinsNLMLBmia32lf351018131001001300001.167.211.222.4334119.200.055.111.1975.2615.793.000.000.0033.33
MLB Totals - 11 Season(s)Filter736188121254698144522633161063783810161260.290.338.429.7678071572051.340.139.204.0005.1718.433.572.1941.8028.75
Minor League Totals - 10 Season(s)Filter7872989428938219208646598341604817512281797.314.361.487.84814553253264.348.173.248.0004.9014.743.012.6334.7634.65
AAA Totals - 6 Season(s)Filter2971124174380921245208379612032619739.338.383.561.9446311491221.379.223.302.0005.0016.633.333.6924.9839.21
AA Totals - 4 Season(s)Filter196728114223491171014214581061847720.306.369.446.81532567815.337.140.258.0007.1213.011.832.0942.8230.04
A+ Totals - 2 Season(s)Filter237916116278615231341383512725510332.303.343.456.79941889991.329.153.197.0003.5312.823.632.3239.8332.01
A- Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter5420822511521206264362205.245.284.351.6357318224.301.106.154.0002.6819.207.170.45208.0035.29
Rk Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter313262002010200001.462.462.6151.0778213.545.153.077.0000.0015.380.000.000.0033.33
NCAA Totals - 2 Season(s)Filter14257014721941543178217401192237013.384.440.7001.14039989642.424.316.411.0006.2318.542.986.7013.2640.64
Atlanta Braves Totals - 7 Season(s)Filter5781528185457801043194291388307319141248.299.347.449.7966861331670.347.150.218.0005.2718.383.492.5735.5329.10
Pittsburgh Pirates Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter100216145612101942114430108.259.303.324.6277013231.324.065.125.0004.7619.054.000.000.0023.21
Kansas City Royals Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter348972542190141521103.281.323.404.72736797.324.123.157.0004.1215.463.751.0389.0028.00
Tampa Bay Rays Totals - 2 Season(s)Filter1430551113002920000.167.265.367.63211334.200.200.267.0005.8826.474.502.9430.0060.00
Miami Marlins Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter1018131001001300001.167.211.222.4334119.200.055.111.0005.2615.793.000.000.0033.33
Average MLB - Per 162 games162414471202231050742383824313.290.338.429.76717835451.340.139.204.0005.1718.433.572.1941.8028.75
Average Minor - Per 162 games16261588193454189620733991526320.314.361.487.84830067672.348.173.248.0004.9014.743.012.6334.7634.65

Fielding Statistics

TopPositions by DayStats GlossaryAbout Fielding Data
YearTeam NameLgLevelOrgAgePosGGSInnPOAEDPTCTSCFPctRFgRFiSBCSSB%PBGPPos-ShareTm-Share
1999Hudson Valley Renegades NYPLA-tba21OF54--921232107104.9721.93------54100.071.1
2000St. Petersburg Devil Rays FSLA+tba22OF104--2178108235225.9572.16------10698.174.8
2001Bakersfield Blaze CalifA+tba23OF130--22817105255245.9611.88------13199.292.9
2002Orlando Rays SouAAtba24OF113--212113-226223.9871.97------12292.682.5
2002Orlando Rays SouAAtba241B1--1---111.0001.00------1220.80.7
2003Orlando Rays SouAAtba25OF60--147713155154.9942.57------60100.043.8
2003Durham Bulls ILAAAtba25OF64--131812140139.9932.17------6795.545.7
2003Tampa Bay RaysALMLBtba25DH1---------------425.00.6
2003Tampa Bay RaysALMLBtba25LF1196-1-76.8576.000.67-----425.00.6
2004Durham Bulls ILAAAtba26OF132--2501576272265.9742.01------13498.591.7
2004Tampa Bay RaysALMLBtba26DH4---------------1040.02.5
2004Tampa Bay RaysALMLBtba26LF33208---881.0002.670.40-----1030.01.9
2004Tampa Bay RaysALMLBtba26RF1193---331.0003.000.33-----1010.00.6
2005Arizona Royals ArizRkkca27OF2--2---221.0001.00------366.73.6
2005Wichita Wranglers TexAAkca27OF5--111--12121.0002.40------771.43.6
2005Omaha Royals PCLAAAkca27OF65--119642129125.9691.92------65100.045.1
2005Kansas City RoyalsALMLBkca27LF191613634-2-3634.9441.790.25-----3455.911.7
2005Kansas City RoyalsALMLBkca27DH7---------------3420.64.3
2005Kansas City RoyalsALMLBkca27RF21114---441.0002.000.36-----345.91.2
2006Atlanta BravesNLMLBatl28LF9562587163541172168.9771.770.29-----12476.658.6
2006Atlanta BravesNLMLBatl28RF6-133---331.0000.500.23-----1244.83.7
2007Atlanta BravesNLMLBatl29LF9577678155421161159.9881.670.23-----13570.458.6
2007Atlanta BravesNLMLBatl29RF5-163---331.0000.600.19-----1353.73.1
2007Atlanta BravesNLMLBatl291B2-331-1441.0002.001.33-----1351.51.2
2007Atlanta BravesNLMLBatl29DH1---------------1350.70.6
2008Mississippi Braves SouAAatl30OF6--7---771.0001.17------785.74.3
2008Richmond Braves ILAAAatl30OF2--2---221.0001.00------450.01.4
2008Atlanta BravesNLMLBatl30LF3733288592116261.9841.650.21-----4386.022.8
2009Atlanta BravesNLMLBatl31RF66615408922-9391.9781.380.17-----12552.840.7
2009Atlanta BravesNLMLBatl31LF503030167-1-6867.9851.340.22-----12540.030.9
2009Atlanta BravesNLMLBatl31CF2161---111.0000.500.17-----1251.61.2
2010Gwinnett Braves ILAAAatl32LF2--2---221.0001.00------366.71.4
2010Atlanta BravesNLMLBatl32LF63534489312-9694.9791.490.21-----8475.038.9
2011Pittsburgh PiratesNLMLBpit33RF45372764531-4948.9801.070.17-----10045.027.8
2011Pittsburgh PiratesNLMLBpit33LF1589017-1-1817.9441.130.19-----10015.09.3
2011Atlanta BravesNLMLBatl33RF985916---16161.0001.780.27-----1656.35.6
2011Atlanta BravesNLMLBatl33LF3214-------------1618.81.9
2012Atlanta BravesNLMLBatl34LF1917141352-237371.0001.950.26-----5137.311.7
2012Atlanta BravesNLMLBatl34RF654115---15151.0002.500.37-----5111.83.7
2012Atlanta BravesNLMLBatl34DH2---------------513.91.2
2013New Orleans Zephyrs PCLAAAmia35LF13--192-121211.0001.62------2454.29.0
2013New Orleans Zephyrs PCLAAAmia351B3--161--17171.0005.67------2412.52.1
2013Miami MarlinsNLMLBmia35LF432742-1661.0001.500.22-----1040.02.5
MLB Totals for LF - 11 season(s)-   LF404305273964116146671657.9791.630.24-----4040.00.0
MLB Totals for RF - 7 season(s)-   RF14011396517853-186183.9841.310.19-----1400.00.0
MLB Totals for DH - 5 season(s)-   DH15---------------150.00.0
MLB Totals for CF - 1 season(s)-   CF2161---111.0000.500.17-----20.00.0
MLB Totals for 1B - 1 season(s)-   1B2-331-1441.0002.001.33-----20.00.0
AAA Totals for OF - 4 season(s)-   OF263--502291210543531.9782.02------2630.00.0
AAA Totals for LF - 2 season(s)-   LF15--212-123231.0001.53------150.00.0
AAA Totals for 1B - 1 season(s)-   1B3--161--17171.0005.67------30.00.0
AA Totals for OF - 4 season(s)-   OF184--3771943400396.9902.15------1840.00.0
AA Totals for 1B - 1 season(s)-   1B1--1---111.0001.00------10.00.0
A+ Totals for OF - 2 season(s)-   OF234--445252013490470.9592.01------2340.00.0
A- Totals for OF - 1 season(s)-   OF54--921232107104.9721.93------540.00.0
Rk Totals for OF - 1 season(s)-   OF2--2---221.0001.00------20.00.0

Fielding Statistics - Position Grid

TopPositions by DayStats GlossaryAbout Fielding Data
YearTeam NameLeagueLevelOrgAgePC1B2BSS3BLFCFRFOFDH
1999Hudson Valley Renegades NYPLA-tba21---------54-
2000St. Petersburg Devil Rays FSLA+tba22---------104-
2001Bakersfield Blaze CalifA+tba23---------130-
2002Orlando Rays SouAAtba24--1------113-
2003Orlando Rays SouAAtba25---------60-
2003Durham Bulls ILAAAtba25---------64-
2003Tampa Bay RaysALMLBtba25------1---1
2004Durham Bulls ILAAAtba26---------132-
2004Tampa Bay RaysALMLBtba26------3-1-4
2005Arizona Royals ArizRkkca27---------2-
2005Wichita Wranglers TexAAkca27---------5-
2005Omaha Royals PCLAAAkca27---------65-
2005Kansas City RoyalsALMLBkca27------19-2-7
2006Atlanta BravesNLMLBatl28------95-6--
2007Atlanta BravesNLMLBatl29--2---95-5-1
2008Mississippi Braves SouAAatl30---------6-
2008Richmond Braves ILAAAatl30---------2-
2008Atlanta BravesNLMLBatl30------37----
2009Atlanta BravesNLMLBatl31------50266--
2010Gwinnett Braves ILAAAatl32------2----
2010Atlanta BravesNLMLBatl32------63----
2011Pittsburgh PiratesNLMLBpit33------15-45--
2011Atlanta BravesNLMLBatl33------3-9--
2012Atlanta BravesNLMLBatl34------19-6-2
2013New Orleans Zephyrs PCLAAAmia35--3---13----
2013Miami MarlinsNLMLBmia35------4----

Other Batting Statistics

TopRegular Season BattingStats GlossaryAbout 'Other' Stats
YearTeamLeagueCategoryAgeGABRH2B3BHRRBISBCSBBSOHBPSHSFIBBDPAVGOBPSLGOPSTBXBHPAbabipISOSecABB%SO%K-BBHR%AB/HRXBH%
2006Atlanta BravesMLB Spring TrainingMLB28247182530312101801103.352.356.521.87737674.361.169.1971.3510.818.004.0523.6724.00
2007Atlanta BravesMLB Spring TrainingMLB29246261850062111100006.290.302.371.67323563.353.081.1131.5917.4611.000.000.0027.78
2008Atlanta BravesMLB Spring TrainingMLB3022529202106200930101.385.411.462.87324356.455.077.1150.0016.070.000.000.0015.00
2009Atlanta BravesMLB Spring TrainingMLB3127651019512132021000004.292.313.492.80532867.321.200.2622.9914.935.002.9932.5042.11
2010Atlanta BravesMLB Spring TrainingMLB32246581930013271320000.292.378.338.71622374.365.046.1699.4617.571.860.000.0015.79
2010Atlanta BravesDiv SeriesMLB32410010000000200000.100.100.100.2001010.125.000.0000.0020.000.000.000.000.00
2011Pittsburgh PiratesMLB Spring TrainingMLB33225710163016213810001.281.328.386.71422461.313.105.1754.9213.112.671.6457.0025.00
2012Atlanta BravesMLB Spring TrainingMLB3422543112013003700003.204.246.296.54216357.217.092.1485.2612.282.331.7554.0027.27
2013Miami MarlinsMLB Spring TrainingMLB351330160002111110003.200.250.200.4506032.207.000.0333.133.131.000.000.000.00
MLB Spring Training Totals - 8 yrs178456551342327491351867712021.294.329.399.72818232484.331.105.1623.7213.843.721.4565.1423.88
MLB Playoffs - Divisional Series Totals - 1 yrs410010000000200000.100.100.100.2001010.125.000.0000.0020.000.000.000.000.00

Awards [9]

TopAwards SectionAbout Awards
YearAwards (Notes)# Awards
19981st Team College Freshman All-American (OF) ... CWS Regionals Most Outstanding Player (Tallahassee)2
1999Atlantic Coast Conference All-Conference (OF) ... College World Series All-Tournament Team (OF)2
2001Carolina League All-Star Team (OF)1
2003Baseball America Minor League 2nd All-Star Team (DH) ... Southern League All-Star (OF)2
2004International League All-Star Team (OF) ... Triple A All-Star Team (OF)2

Roster Transactions

Top Change of Organization Injuries/DL Contracts
Tranx DatePosOrganizationAssignment40mStatusTypeTransaction DescriptionAgeRoster for Current Team
2014-02-05lfFree Agent -RetiredRetiredAnnounced retirement35.339  
2013-10-31lfFree Agent -Free AgentFree AgentDeclared free agency35.242  
2013-07-06lfMiami MarlinsNew Orleans (AAA)-DL-60InjuredDL60 Transferred to 60-day DL35.125Team Roster on 2013-07-06
2013-05-25lfMiami MarlinsNew Orleans (AAA)YDL-15InjuredAssigned to New Orleans (AAA) for rehab35.083Team Roster on 2013-05-25
2013-05-20lfMiami MarlinsMiami Marlins (MLB)YDL-15InjuredDL15 Left knee bone contusion35.078Team Roster on 2013-05-20
2013-05-02lfMiami MarlinsMiami Marlins (MLB)YActiveMLB ActiveContract purchased from New Orleans (AAA)35.060Team Roster on 2013-05-02
2013-04-06RFMiami MarlinsNew Orleans (AAA)-MinorsReassigned MinorsAssigned to New Orleans (AAA)35.034Team Roster on 2013-04-06
2013-03-26RFMiami MarlinsMiami Marlins (MLB)-MinorsContractSigned to minor league contract35.023Team Roster on 2013-03-26
2013-03-18RFFree Agent -Free AgentFree AgentReleased by Yankees35.015  
2012-12-26RFNew York YankeesNew York Yankees (MLB)-MinorsContractSigned to a minor league contract34.298Team Roster on 2012-12-26
2012-10-29RFFree Agent -Free AgentFree AgentDeclared free agency34.240  
2012-10-11RFAtlanta BravesAtlanta Braves (MLB)YActiveMLB ActiveActivated from DL34.222Team Roster on 2012-10-11
2012-07-21lfAtlanta BravesAtlanta Braves (MLB)YDL-15InjuredDL15 Right thumb contusion 34.140Team Roster on 2012-07-21
2012-05-04lfAtlanta BravesAtlanta Braves (MLB)YActive--34.062Team Roster on 2012-05-04
Tranx DatePosOrganizationAssignment40mStatusTypeTransaction DescriptionAgeRoster for Current Team
2011-08-31TradeTraded by Pirates to Braves for cash 
2010-12-14ContractSigned by Pirates 
2010-12-02Free AgentGranted free agency 
2010-06-29InjuredActivated from DL 
2010-05-15InjuredDisabled -- Infected Right Thumb 
2009-01-19ContractSigned by Braves (1-year) 
2008-09-24InjuredActivated from DL 
2008-09-02InjuredTransferred to 60-day DL 
2008-05-28InjuredDisabled -- Strained ligament in left knee 
2008-01-18ContractSigned by Braves (1-year) 
2005-12-20TradeTraded by Royals to Braves for Ricardo Rodriguez 
2005-07-18InjuredActivated from DL 
2005-06-11InjuredDisabled -- oblique 
2005-02-24ContractSigned by Royals (minor) 
2005-02-23Claimed off waivers from Devil Rays by Orioles 
2005-02-19Released by Devil Rays 
1999-06-24Contractsigned 
* Transactions data can be divided into 2 eras. 2012-2018 includes all MLB/Minor roster movement whereas 1903-2012 contains only MLB change of organization with some DL-related data since 2000s.

Salaries

TopAbout Salary DataPayroll SectionAll $ are USD
YearTeam NamePayrollAgeSalaryServMLB RkTm RkCentileAboveLeague AvgLeague MinCareer*Contracts
2003Tampa Bay RaysTeam Payroll25300,000-70336-2,163,527300,000300,000
2004Tampa Bay RaysTeam Payroll26300,000-75539-2,070,100300,000600,000
2005Kansas City RoyalsTeam Payroll27300,000-79434-2,189,055300,000900,000
2006Atlanta BravesTeam Payroll28330,000-70428132,365,072327,0001,230,000
2007Atlanta BravesTeam Payroll29395,000-61027242,459,737380,0001,625,000
2008Atlanta BravesTeam Payroll301,225,000-37914592,696,252390,0002,850,000
2009Atlanta BravesTeam Payroll311,237,500-39818512,746,792400,0004,087,500
2010Atlanta BravesTeam Payroll322,550,000-29814682,812,412400,0006,637,500
2011Pittsburgh PiratesTeam Payroll332,125,000-3238652,722,607414,0008,762,500
2011Atlanta BravesTeam Payroll332,125,000-32313652,722,607414,0008,762,500
2012Atlanta BravesTeam Payroll342,125,000-32310652,954,887480,00010,887,500
2013Miami MarlinsTeam Payroll35490,0008.13677523-3,023,990490,00011,377,5002012-12-26 - Signed to a minor league contract
2013-03-26 - Signed to minor league contract
* Career earnings are a simple calculation of available yearly salaries listed here. They include only base salary and draft signing bonus. Minor league salaries are excluded. The value is not meant to reflect a player's actual career earnings.
* League minimum salaries are displayed in red