RHP Indigo Diaz, 27th round (817th overall), Atlanta Braves - SIGNED - $125,000
With their 27th round (817th overall) pick, the Atlanta Braves have selected RHP Indigo Diaz.
Hometown: North Vancouver, BC
Height/Weight: 6’ 5” 250 lbs.
Team: Michigan State Spartans
Coach: Jake Boss Jr.
Previous Teams: Iowa Western Reivers, North Shore Twins (2012-2014), Coquitlam Reds (2015-2016), Victoria HarbourCats
Previous Coaches: Marc Rardin, Shawn Bowman, Dave Kington, Jim Chapman, Pascal Paul, Brian McRae
Scout: Freddy Perez
Twitter Handle: @indigo_diaz
Most Influential person in his baseball life, besides, his Dad, Omar Diaz, who always taught me the value of hard work: Coach Marc Rardin
2019 season at Michigan State: Posted a 5.73 ERA in 25 appearances for the Spartans, including four starts, but had 51 strikeouts in 44 innings and opponents batted just .249 off him … Had a season-high nine strikeouts in 5 1/3 innings in his start against New Orleans on February 17 … Struck out the side in three different one-inning relief appearances during the season … Had 13 consecutive scoreless relief appearances between March to April 24
2018 season at Western Iowa: 11-1, 1.52 in 16 games, making 12 starts, walking 20 and striking out 101 in 65 innings ... Took the loss against Southern Idaho allowing three runs on three hits and three walks in 2 2/3 innings, while striking out one ... Dominant against Olney Central, pitching eight inning allowing oone hit, while fanning 14 ... Worked five innings against Marshalltown giving up one run on three hits, striking out seven .... Five scoreless facing Southwestern, allowing one hit, one wallk and whiffed eight ... Worked five innings in win over Marshalltown allowing two hits and a walk, while fanning eight ... Five scoreless against Indian Hills giving up one hit and two walks, while fanning six ... Pitched two scoreless and hitless iinnings against Southwestern, fanning five ... Worked five scoreless in 1-0 win over Indian Hills allowing one hit and walking two, while fanning six ... Pitched five innings in win over Marshalltown allowing one run on six hits, while striking out five ... Worked four innings against Indian Hills allowing one hit and one run, walking five and striking out six ... Scoreless inning with two punch outs against Indian Hills ... Threw 5 1/3 innings scoreless in a win over North Iowa Area allowing three hits and two walks, as he struck out nine ... Picked up win with a scoreless inning of relief against North Iowa ... Worked two scoreless against Iowa Central, fanning four ... Pitched four innings in win over Ridgewater allowing one run on two hits and four walks, while fanning six ...Beat Iowa Lakes 9-4 pitching 3 innings allowing four runs on seven hits, while striking out nine ... Worked 6 1/3 innings to beat Crowder in his first start, allowing three run -- two earned -- on five hits and two walks, while striking out seven.
2017 season: 3-1, 5.93 ERA in 16 games, making two starts ... Had wins over Ridgewater, Indians Hills and Southwestern ... Walked 21 and struck out 39 in 30 1/3 innings ... With Victoria in summer ball, 0-0, 4.12 ERA in 19 games ... Walked 15, fanned 35 in 24 innings.
2016 season: With Victoria in summer ball was 0-1 with a 4.09 ERA, allowing seven walks with eight strikeouts in 11 innings.
2016 Honours: First Team All-Province Pitcher, Pitcher of the Year, Provincial Player of the Year
2015 Honours: First Team All-Province Pitcher, Pitcher of the Year, Provincial Player of the Year.