Left Handed Pitcher
Florida City, Fla.
2014 LOUISVILLE SLUGGER ALL-AMERICA FIRST TEAM (COLLEGIATE BASEBALL)
2014 RAWLINGS ALL-AMERICA THIRD TEAM (ABCA)
2014 ACC CO-PITCHER OF THE YEAR
2014 ALL-ACC FIRST TEAM
2014 ALL-ATLANTIC REGION FIRST TEAM (ABCA)
2013 COLLEGIATE NATIONAL TEAM MEMBER (USA BASEBALL)
2013 ALL-ATLANTIC REGION SECOND TEAM (ABCA)
2013 GREGG OLSON AWARD SEMIFINALIST (NCBWA)
2013 LOUISVILLE REGIONAL ALL-TOURNAMENT TEAM
2013 RON FRASER AWARD
Selected by Atlanta Braves in fifth round of 2014 MLB First-Year Player Draft (No. 163 overall)…Named to Louisville Slugger All-America first team by Collegiate Baseball Newspaper…Earned spot on Rawlings All-America third team from American Baseball Coaches’ Association (ABCA)…Selected ACC Co-Pitcher of the Year– just second such honor in program history…One of five starting pitchers named to All-ACC first team…Finished season 9-1 with 2.41 ERA…Struck out 86 batters and held opposing hitters to .236 average…Ended regular season with flawless 9-0 record…Allowed two earned runs or fewer in 12 of 16 starts…Tossed seven shutout innings in upset of Florida State (Feb. 28)…Went 7.1 innings against Virginia (March 22), allowing just one run…Pitched season high 8.0 innings against Notre Dame (April 19)…Tied career high with 10 strikeouts against Pitt (April 11)…Threw 8.0 innings against Duke (May 9)…Took first loss of season in NCAA Coral Gables Regional against Texas Tech (May 31), tossing 7.1 innings and allowing three runs.
Ranked among ACC leaders in several statistical categories after dominant campaign…Selected semifinalist for inaugural Gregg Olson Award honoring college baseball’s breakout player… Earned 2013 All-ABCA Second Team recognition…Named Opening Day starter prior to team’s series with Rutgers…Ended regular season ranked second in conference in ERA and innings pitched…Finished year with lowest ERA (1.64) and most innings (109.2) of any pitcher on staff… Delivered 14 quality starts (at least six innings, three earned runs or less) in 16 chances, including nine straight to end season…Held hitters to .250 average with 78 strikeouts, allowing just 20 earned runs…Pitched 7.1 innings against Florida State (April 5), yielding zero earned runs with seven strikeouts…Set career high with 8.0 shutout innings against Maryland (April 12), scattering five hits…Allowed just two earned runs over six starts (44.1 innings) from April 5 through May 10, combining for 0.41 ERA…Recorded career-first double-digit strikeout game (10) in 7-0 win over Oklahoma State (May 31) at Louisville Regional.
Served as one of the team’s key arms out of the bullpen in his first year as a Hurricane, registering 23 appearances…Made two starts on the year, finishing with a 4.18 ERA and a 2-1 record…Struck out 20 batters in 32.1 innings of work while walking 13 batters…Allowed only four extra-base hits (all doubles) all season…Registered a career-best six-inning scoreless streak stretching across six appearances from March 30 to April 18…Went three innings in his first career start against Florida Atlantic, striking out two batters in three scoreless frames…Set a career-high with 3.1 innings of relief against Florida State (April 21), allowing one run while striking out two batters…
Played for Javi Rodriguez at Gulliver Prep… EarnedMiami HeraldAll-Dade First Team honors after going 7-2 on the mound with a 1.82 ERA and 63 strikeouts in his sophomore year… Went 8-2 with 2.45 era and 66 strikeouts in his senior year, leading his team to the regional finals and earningMiami HeraldAll-Dade First Team honors for the third time… Team finished as a state runner-up in 2010… Played summer ball for the Homestead Storm and coach Davie Pozo… Played in the 2011 Sebring All-Star Game…
Son of Domitila Diaz… Majoring in Criminology with a minor in Sports Management…Has one sister (Jazmine) and one brother (Robert)…