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In Focus: Isan Díaz

This week, we focus on the newly promoted Marlins second baseman.

A new feature series, “In Focus” will highlight a different Marlins player each week.

In Focus: Isan Xavier Díaz, 2B, Miami Marlins

Born: 5/27/1996 in Bayamon, Puerto Rico

High School: Springfield Central, Springfield, MA

Draft: 2014, Arizona Diamondbacks, CBA (Competitive Balance round), #70 Overall

What is the Competitive Balance Round? Explanation here.

Prospect Rankings

MLB Pipeline: #5 in Marlins system, #6 among second basemen, #86 in MLB overall

Baseball America: #4 in Marlins system, #4 among second basemen, #89 in MLB overall

Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images

Isan Díaz arrived into the Marlins scene at the beginning of 2018 when he was traded to the Fish as part of the deal for Christian Yelich. Prior to that, Díaz was a MVP in the rookie-level Pioneer League in 2015 with the Missoula Osprey. However, the following January he was traded to the Brewers in a deal for Jean Segura. During his tenure within the Milwaukee system, he led the Class A Midwest League with 20 home runs, as part of the Wisconsin Timber Rattlers in 2016. After his second season with the Brewers organization in 2017 (Adv A Carolina Mudcats), he was traded to the Miami Marlins organization. From there he made his way through Double-A with the Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp (2018) and Triple-A with the New Orleans Baby Cakes (2018-19). Díaz was on fire smashing 26 homers with a .305 BA prior to being called up to the Miami Marlins earlier this week.

Díaz made his major league debut with the Marlins on August 5, 2019. He has only one hit since then, but it was a memorable rocket of a homer. As Díaz trotted around the bases, his family was in hysteria in the stands on live TV. The moment has since gone viral, and is a moment Diaz and his family will never forget.

Inspired by that moment and the team’s new “home run sunglasses” tradition, Fish Stripes has partnered with BreakingT to create a new t-shirt for Marlins fans.

Welcome to the Big Leagues, Isan Díaz!