MLB Future Watch: Lewin Diaz Baseball Cards, Miami MarlinsMLB Future Watch: Lewin Diaz Baseball Cards, Miami MarlinsLewin Diaz was signed as an international free agent by the Minnesota Twins back in 2013. This 6’4”, 217-pound outfielder had a lot of raw ability, meaning it would take some time for this prospect to master his craft. Now he has a chance to make Miami his home.

In 2016, Diaz hit .310 with nine home runs while playing for the Elizabethton Twins in the Appalachian League. In 2017, he advanced to Low-A, and he powered up with 32 doubles, 12 home runs, and 68 RBI with a solid .292 batting average. He was going places.

2019 was a big year for Diaz. He was traded to the Marlins in a one-for one-deal. They wanted the first baseman, and Diaz finished playing for three teams powering 33 doubles, 27 home runs, and driving in 76. Did the Marlins get a steal? He has a nice upper-cut swing and a decent eye at the plate.

Diaz was on the Marlins alternate site in 2020, and he did manage to get 39 at-bats. It was good to get his feet wet, but 2021 would be a “prove it to the organization” year for the 24-year-old.

Diaz got more playing time in Miami in 2021. It took him a while to get going, and then he started to make a difference. Diaz was recalled from AAA on September 8th, and on the 14th, he hit two home runs. On September 20th, Diaz hit his first-career walk-off home run. He went down for a pitch and golfed it out of the park. He hit eight for the season in 122 at-bats. If he would have had 500 at-bats that could have meant 32 home runs. Miami definitely has something in Diaz, and they’re excited to see him in spring training next season.

MLB Future Watch: Lewin Diaz Baseball Cards, Miami Marlins – Cards Worth Chasing

MLB Future Watch: Lewin Diaz Baseball Cards, Miami MarlinsThe first card to chase would be his  2021 Topps Chrome Rookie Card . It shows him getting ready to field a ground ball at first base. His fielding has been great, as he hasn’t made an error in the big leagues.

His 2021 Topps Baseball Series 2 Rookie Card has a short print photo variation that shows him making the stretch at first base. His manager, Don Mattingly, has talked about the play of this prospect, and he was one of the best first basemen of his era.

One more card to look for is Diaz’s 2021 Bowman Platinum Rookie Card. It shows him fielding once again, but this time it’s a two-tone glove. Don’t miss out on this potential star.

 

MLB Future Watch: Lewin Diaz Baseball Cards, Miami Marlins – Stats

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Year Age Tm Lg G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS OPS+ TB GDP HBP SH SF IBB Pos Awards
2020 23 MIA NL 14 41 39 2 6 2 0 0 3 0 0 2 12 .154 .195 .205 .400 9 8 2 0 0 0 0 3/HD
2021 24 MIA NL 40 128 122 16 25 4 1 8 13 0 0 6 33 .205 .242 .451 .693 83 55 1 0 0 0 1 3H
2 Yrs 54 169 161 18 31 6 1 8 16 0 0 8 45 .193 .231 .391 .622 65 63 3 0 0 0 1
162 Game Avg. 162 507 483 54 93 18 3 24 48 0 0 24 135 .193 .231 .391 .622 65 189 9 0 0 0 3
Provided by Baseball-Reference.com: View Original Table Generated 10/24/2021.

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