Edwin Diaz New York Mets

Age: 28 (March 22, 1994) | 6' 3" | 165lbs. | Throws: Right Minors: p-73
Tm Lg YEAR W L SV Hld G GS IP H HR BB SO ERA WHIP Rating BB/9 SO/9 BABIP G/L/F % $4x4 $5x5
SEA AL 2018 0 4 57 0 73 0 73.0 41 5 17 124 1.97 0.79 0.78 2.1 15.3 .305 44/20/35 50 30
NYM NL 2019 2 7 26 1 66 0 58.0 58 15 22 99 5.59 1.38 1.58 3.4 15.4 .400 37/20/44 13 8
NYM NL 2020 2 1 6 2 26 0 25.1 18 2 14 50 1.78 1.26 1.11 5.0 17.8 .427 43/23/34 24 19
NYM NL 2021 5 6 32 0 63 0 62.2 43 3 23 89 3.45 1.05 0.94 3.3 12.8 .313 34/23/43 29 18
NYM NL 2022 2 1 27 2 48 0 48.1 27 3 14 96 1.30 0.85 0.80 2.6 17.9 .373 47/22/31 29 19
Career 7yrs 15 29 200 7 391 0 385.0 276 43 137 635 2.99 1.07 1.06 3.2 14.8 .341 n/a
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Beautiful words ... thanks, Alex!

I was previously unfamiliar with "the entrance trumpets" ... what a SHOW!

Howard Lynch LynchMob
Aug 5

Ian O'Connor in the Post:

Seven Braves up and six Braves down, courtesy of Edwin Diaz. Six outs from the world’s best closer on a night when the Mets showed power and poise and everything a team would want to show at the start of a five-game series with an oppressive rival. 

Diaz has grown into a terrifying force of nature, a harder-throwing Mo Rivera. What odds would you have gotten on that in Vegas a few years ago? 

So yes, Buck Showalter went for the summertime kill against Atlanta on Thursday night, asking Diaz to do something managers only ask closers to do in October. Showalter once had his Yankees starter, David Cone, throw 147 pitches in a sudden-death playoff game in Seattle. That was really pushing it. 

This was kinda pushing it too, in the 105th game of the year. But these were the Braves, the franchise that has owned the Mets and the National League East for so long. Showalter felt the heartbeat of the game and, after Adam Ottavino barely survived the seventh, understood he had no other bullpen arm worthy of the moment. 

The Mets’ manager made the right call. Diaz hadn’t appeared since Friday, and interrupted his five days off only to throw 14 or 15 bullpen pitches Tuesday. This game felt bigger than the calendar suggested, the Yankees had the night off and the whole city was watching to see if the Mets could land a first-round haymaker against the defending world champs. 

Edwin Diaz
Edwin Diaz recorded the first six-out save of his career. 
Charles Wenzelberg / New York Post

Diaz was expecting to go an inning and a third, or an inning and two-thirds. With the Mets holding a 6-4 lead, he wasn’t expecting to go two full innings for the first six-out save of his life. 

Nobody was expecting that on this sweltering night inside Citi Field. When the closer emerged from the bullpen door to start the eighth, his trademark trumpets were as silent as a church at midnight. 

“They were doing maybe a promo or something,” Diaz said through a laugh. 

Alex Patton Alex
Aug 5

First reader response to Jon Heyman in the Post (under Mancini):

I can't imagine why a team leading the league in runs scored would be looking at anything other than bullpen help. There's not a reliable arm out there. (Three good months by Diaz has not redeemed him in my mind.) Go fill up the bullpen and I'll be happy to stick with the bats we have.

Alex Patton Alex
Jul 1

Little bro Alexis is climbing the ranks in the Reds pen.

John Thomas Roll2
May 2

Rotowire's depth chart for the Mets:

Closer 
  1. 1. Edwin Diaz (R)
Bullpen 
  1. 1. Seth Lugo (R)
  2. 2. Trevor May (R)
  3. 3. Miguel Castro (R)
  4. 4. Antonio Santos (R)
  5. X. Drew Smith (R) Out
  6. 5. David Peterson (L)

Most recent comment for Diaz:

Scoops up 31st save
September 29, 2021
Diaz struck out two in a perfect seventh inning to claim his 31st save of the season Tuesday in the Mets' 5-2 win over the Marlins in the first game of a doubleheader.
ANALYSIS
Since blowing back-to-back save chances against the Nationals earlier this month, Diaz has responded by allowing only one unearned run over his subsequent seven appearances while nabbing three saves along the way. Though his 3.50 ERA is higher than fantasy managers might have anticipated, a 2.52 FIP, 1.07 WHIP and a 25.2 K-BB% all exemplify how dependable he's been at the back of the New York bullpen, despite some high-profile blowups.
Alex Patton Alex
Jan 23
2020: FB 62% FBv 97.8 EV 86.6 HardHit 39% Barrel 7% HR/FB 13% FIP 2.18
2021: FB 62% FBv 98.8 EV 87.6 HardHit 27% Barrel 5% HR/FB 5% FIP 2.48
Alex Patton Alex
Dec 16 '21