Yandy Diaz

3B · Tampa Bay Rays

Bats R Throws R
Height 6'2" Weight 185
DOB 1991-08-08 Age 31.6
Hometown Sagua la Grande, Cuba
2023 Fantasy Rankings

NFBC ADP (15-team): 18.06, 261st

Season Projections

THE BAT$13137582502721412421466717312.541.281.372.420.792.139

ATC projections by Ariel Cohen. Steamer projections by Steamer Projections Blog. THE BAT projections by Derek Carty. Zeile Consensus projections by FantasyPros.

Fantasy Baseball News Last 90 Days

  • Yandy Diaz Back In The Lineup Monday

    Tampa Bay Rays corner infielder Yandy Diaz (hand) is back in the Grapefruit League lineup on Monday against the Detroit Tigers and right-hander Miguel Diaz. Diaz is starting at third base and hitting leadoff for the Rays. Diaz was hit on the left hand by a pitch in the spring game on Friday, and this will be just his third Grapefruit League game after missing some time with a hip-flexor injury. X-rays on the 31-year-old's hand came back negative, so he should be fine for Opening Day unless he gets unlucky and suffers a third spring injury. Diaz doesn't hit for much power, but he makes a lot of hard contact and doesn't strike out often. He's a strong target in on-base-percentage leagues while hitting atop Tampa's lineup.

    Mar 13 · Source via Rays Yandy Diaz
  • X-Rays Negative On Yandy Diaz

    Tampa Bay Rays manager Kevin Cash said that X-rays on corner infielder Yandy Diaz's hand came back negative on Friday after he left the Grapefruit League game after his first at-bat when he was hit by a pitch on his hand/wrist. Diaz was returning from a hip-flexor injury on Friday before getting hurt again right away. The injury doesn't sound very serious, though, so hopefully the 31-year-old can get back into game action soon as he prepares for Opening Day in a few weeks. Diaz hit .296/.401/.423 with a career-high .824 OPS, nine home runs, 57 RBI, 71 runs scored and three stolen bases in 558 plate appearances and 137 games for the Rays in 2022. He should continue to hit atop Tampa's batting order and is a fine source of runs, on-base percentage and batting average in fantasy.

    Mar 10 · Source via Rays Yandy Diaz
  • Yandy Diaz Leaves Early After Hit By Pitch

    Tampa Bay Rays corner infielder Yandy Diaz (hip, hand, wrist) returned to the Grapefruit League lineup on Friday against the Atlanta Braves after dealing with a hip-flexor injury, but he left the game after his first at-bat after getting hit by a pitch on his hand/wrist area. It's a tough break for the 31-year-old, but fantasy managers will need to check back later to find out the severity of his latest injury and whether it could keep him out for Opening Day later this month. Diaz has only played in one spring training game so far due to his hip injury, so he'll need plenty more at-bats to get ready for the 2023 regular season. The contact-oriented hitter is a great source of on-base percentage and batting average in fantasy when he's healthy.

    Mar 10 · Source via Rays Yandy Diaz
  • Yandy Diaz To Play First Base On Friday

    Tampa Bay Rays manager Kevin Cash said corner infielder Yandy Diaz (hip) will play first base in a Grapefruit League game on Friday against the Atlanta Braves after missing some time in camp with a hip-flexor injury. The 31-year-old has missed almost a week of spring training action, but he'll be back in action this weekend and should be ready for Opening Day, barring a setback in the next few weeks. Diaz doesn't have a ton of power for fantasy managers, but he hits atop Tampa's lineup, gets on base frequently, makes a lot of hard contact and is an everyday player. He signed a three-year, $24 million contract extension with the Rays back in January.

    Mar 9 · Source via Rays Yandy Diaz
  • Yandy Diaz Likely Sidelined Into Next Week

    Tampa Bay Rays first baseman Yandy Diaz (hip) is sidelined by a hip flexor injury and likely won't play in a Grapefruit League game until after next Wednesday's off day. Meanwhile, infielder Taylor Walls, who has been out with an oblique strain since before the start of spring training, is "progressing well," according to manager Kevin Cash. He started "very minimal" baseball activities Thursday. The 31-year-old Diaz hasn't played since Monday in camp. As long as no setbacks pop up, he should have time to be ready for Opening Day at the end of this month. Diaz rarely strikes out and gets on base often. Although he hits the ball hard, he doesn't put the ball in the air enough to be a big-time power threat for the Rays or fantasy managers.

    Mar 3 · Source via Rays Yandy Diaz
  • Rays Finalize Three-Year Extension With Yandy Diaz

    The Tampa Bay Rays finalized a three-year, $24 million contract extension with infielder Yandy Diaz on Tuesday. Diaz will earn $6 million in 2023, $8 million in 2024 and $10 million in 2025. The Rays will also have a $12 million option for 2026 that doesn't include a buyout. The 31-year-old Cuban corner infielder should be a solid source of runs, average and on-base percentage near the top of Tampa's lineup again in 2023. He finished his sixth year in the majors and fourth with the Rays in 2022 by slashing .296/.401/.423 with a career-high .824 OPS, nine home runs, 57 RBI, 71 runs scored and three stolen bases in 137 games. Diaz is not flashy by any means and doesn't have a ton of power, but he's a nice complementary piece for fantasy managers as a corner infield option.

    Jan 31 · Source via Rays Yandy Diaz
  • Yandy Diaz Closing In On Extension With Rays

    The Tampa Bay Rays and infielder Yandy Diaz are closing in on a three-year, $24 million contract extension on Saturday, according to sources. The deal would include an option for a fourth year. Diaz battled through nagging injuries in 2022 but still managed to play a career-high 137 games in his sixth season in the big leagues, and he finished with a strong .296/.401/.423 slash line with a career-high .824 OPS, nine home runs, 57 RBI, 71 runs scored and career-high three stolen bases in 558 plate appearances. The 31-year-old won't supply fantasy managers with much power (career-high 14 homers in 2019), but he makes a ton of contact and gets on base frequently. Diaz had more walks (78) than strikeouts (60) and will need to continue making frequent hard contact to keep his average high.

    Jan 28 · Source via Rays Yandy Diaz
    2023 ATC$10137582497731392611361757613.132.280.378.414.792.134
    2023 Steamer$15143648550871553211563838813.652.282.379.425.804.143
    2023 THE BAT$13137582502721412421466717312.541.281.372.420.792.139
    2023 Zeile$11139584502741392711362747813.442.277.373.412.785.135

    Historic stats obtained free of charge from and are copyrighted by Retrosheet. ATC projections by Ariel Cohen. Steamer projections by Steamer Projections Blog. THE BAT projections by Derek Carty. Zeile Consensus projections by FantasyPros.

    Fielding Stats

    Mar 30vs DETW 4-0320000001133.300.000.333.000.333.000


    Apr 8vs BALW 2-144110000000.
    Apr 10vs BALW 8-042100000200.000.000.500.000.500.000
    Apr 11vs OAKL 2-13430000001250.
    Apr 12vs OAKW 9-8220000000150.
    Apr 13vs OAKL 2-444130000000.000.750.750.7501.500.000
    Apr 14vs OAKL 3-644000000000.
    Apr 15at CWSL 2-344011001000.
    Apr 16at CWSL 2-3420000002125.000.000.500.000.500.000
    Apr 17at CWSW 9-354110001100.000.250.400.250.650.000
    Apr 18at CHCL 2-444020000000.001.500.500.5001.000.000
    Apr 19at CHCW 6-5431110001125.000.333.500.6671.167.334
    Apr 22vs BOSL 3-444020000000.000.500.500.5001.000.000
    Apr 24vs BOSW 5-242210011100.000.500.7502.0002.7501.500
    Apr 26vs SEAL 4-852000000300.000.000.600.000.600.000
    Apr 27vs SEAW 3-244010000000.
    Apr 28vs SEAW 2-143020000100.000.667.750.6671.417.000
    Apr 29vs MINW 6-144120001000.000.500.500.5001.000.000
    Apr 30vs MINL 1-9420000002125.000.000.500.000.500.000
    May 2at OAKW 6-155220011000.000.400.4001.0001.400.600
    May 3at OAKW 10-754121001100.000.500.600.7501.350.250
    May 4at OAKW 3-054000000000.
    May 5at SEAW 4-343010000100.000.333.500.333.833.000
    May 6at SEAW 8-7551200010120.001.400.400.400.800.000
    May 7at SEAW 8-2441000000125.
    May 8at SEAL 1-21100000001100.
    May 9at LAAL 3-11541100001240.000.250.400.250.650.000
    May 10at LAAL 0-1244000000000.
    May 11at LAAW 4-2540000011120.
    May 14vs TORL 1-543110011100.000.333.5001.3331.8331.000
    May 16vs DETL 2-342000000200.000.000.500.000.500.000
    May 17vs DETW 8-144120000000.000.500.500.5001.000.000
    May 18vs DETW 6-144130000000.000.750.750.7501.500.000
    May 20at BALL 6-866010001000.
    May 21at BALW 6-1331100000133.300.333.333.333.666.000
    May 25vs MIAW 5-443100000100.
    May 26vs NYYL 2-743000000100.
    May 27vs NYYL 0-233000000000.
    May 28vs NYYW 3-1430100011125.000.333.500.333.833.000
    May 29vs NYYW 4-2440000000250.
    May 30at TEXL 5-9000000000000
    May 31at TEXL 0-344010000000.
    Jun 1at TEXW 4-3520100002120.000.500.800.5001.300.000
    Jun 2at TEXW 3-154020001100.000.500.600.5001.100.000
    Jun 3vs CWSW 6-341211000300.0101.0001.0002.0003.0001.000
    Jun 4vs CWSL 2-342010000200.000.500.750.5001.250.000
    Jun 5vs CWSL 5-643120000100.001.667.750.6671.417.000
    Jun 7vs STLW 4-211000000000.
    Jun 8vs STLW 11-353110000200.000.333.600.333.933.000
    Jun 9vs STLW 2-1330000000133.300.
    Jun 10at MINL 4-9440000000125.
    Jun 11at MINL 5-6440200020250.000.500.500.5001.000.000
    Jun 12at MINW 6-0550000000120.
    Jun 14at NYYL 0-2440100000125.
    Jun 15at NYYL 3-4551220000120.000.400.400.8001.200.400
    Jun 16at NYYL 1-244010000000.
    Jun 17at BALL 0-1440100000250.
    Jun 18at BALW 7-654331000100.000.750.8001.0001.800.250
    Jun 19at BALL 1-2430000001125.
    Jun 20vs NYYL 2-444000001000.
    Jun 21vs NYYW 5-444110000000.
    Jun 22vs NYYL 4-554000000100.
    Jun 24vs PITW 4-3440000000125.
    Jun 25vs PITW 6-511000000000.
    Jun 26vs PITW 4-255021000000.000.400.400.6001.000.200
    Jun 28vs MILL 3-5432210001125.000.667.7501.0001.750.333
    Jun 29vs MILL 3-554011000100.000.250.400.500.900.250
    Jun 30at TORL 1-443020000100.000.667.750.6671.417.000
    Jul 1at TORL 2-944010000000.
    Jul 2at TORW 6-254020001100.000.500.600.5001.100.000
    Jul 2at TORW 11-5432210001125.000.667.7501.0001.750.333
    Jul 3at TORW 7-354020001100.000.500.600.5001.100.000
    Jul 4at BOSL 0-444010000000.
    Jul 5at BOSW 8-454132001100.000.750.8001.2502.050.500
    Jul 6at BOSW 7-153221000200.000.667.8001.0001.800.333
    Jul 8at CINL 1-2551110000240.
    Jul 9at CINL 4-511000000000.
    Jul 10at CINL 5-1044031002000.000.750.7501.0001.750.250
    Jul 11vs BOSW 10-543332003000.0001.000.8001.6672.467.667
    Jul 12vs BOSW 3-2430000001125.
    Jul 13vs BOSW 4-1441100010125.
    Jul 14vs BOSW 5-444010002000.
    Jul 15vs BALW 5-4430000001125.
    Jul 16vs BALL 4-654000000000.
    Jul 22at KCW 7-353011003200.000.333.600.6671.267.334
    Jul 23at KCL 3-6431000001125.
    Jul 24at KCL 2-4442210110125.000.500.5001.5002.0001.000
    Jul 25at BALL 1-5540100001120.000.250.400.250.650.000
    Jul 26at BALL 3-555000000000.
    Jul 27at BALW 6-4550310010120.000.600.600.8001.400.200
    Jul 29vs CLEL 1-4441100000125.
    Jul 30vs CLEW 6-444110012000.000.250.2501.0001.250.750
    Jul 31vs CLEL 3-555000000000.
    Aug 3vs TORW 3-2430000001125.
    Aug 4at DETW 6-253200000200.000.000.400.000.400.000
    Aug 5at DETW 5-3540000001120.
    Aug 7at DETW 7-0541000011120.
    Aug 9at MILL 3-543110012100.000.333.5001.3331.8331.000
    Aug 10at MILL 3-443000000100.
    Aug 12vs BALL 3-10440100000250.
    Aug 13vs BALW 8-2551100000120.
    Aug 14vs BALW 4-143000000100.
    Aug 15at NYYW 4-055021002000.000.400.400.6001.000.200
    Aug 16at NYYW 3-144110000000.
    Aug 17at NYYL 7-8660220030233.300.333.333.6671.000.334
    Aug 18vs KCW 7-144221013000.000.500.5001.5002.0001.000
    Aug 19vs KCL 2-311000000000.
    Aug 20vs KCW 5-243021001100.000.667.7501.0001.750.333
    Aug 22vs LAAW 2-144000000000.
    Aug 23vs LAAW 11-154211001100.000.250.400.500.900.250
    Aug 24vs LAAW 4-344020000000.000.500.500.5001.000.000
    Aug 25vs LAAW 8-353200000200.000.000.400.000.400.000
    Aug 26at BOSL 8-954231011100.010.750.8001.7502.5501.000
    Aug 27at BOSL 1-5441100000125.
    Aug 28at BOSW 12-466120000000.000.333.333.333.666.000
    Aug 30at MIAW 7-233122001000.000.667.6671.3332.000.666
    Aug 31at MIAW 2-153131000200.0001.0001.0001.3332.333.333
    Sep 2vs NYYW 9-0530000012120.000.000.400.000.400.000
    Sep 3vs NYYW 2-144020002000.000.500.500.5001.000.000
    Sep 4vs NYYL 1-2550200000120.000.400.400.400.800.000
    Sep 6vs BOSW 8-454111000000.000.250.400.500.900.250
    Sep 7vs BOSW 1-042000000200.010.000.500.000.500.000
    Sep 9at NYYW 4-2541200001120.000.500.600.5001.100.000
    Sep 10at NYYL 3-1033020000000.000.667.667.6671.334.000
    Sep 11at NYYL 4-1031000000200.000.000.667.000.667.000
    Sep 12at TORL 2-344010000000.
    Sep 13at TORW 4-244230000000.000.750.750.7501.500.000
    Sep 13at TORL 2-711000000000.
    Sep 14at TORL 1-543010000100.000.333.500.333.833.000
    Sep 15at TORW 11-0551100130240.
    Sep 16vs TEXL 3-4550100000240.
    Sep 18vs TEXW 5-344120000000.000.500.500.5001.000.000
    Sep 19vs HOUL 0-4540000001240.
    Sep 27at CLEW 6-511000000000.
    Sep 30at HOUW 7-3542310021120.000.750.8001.0001.800.250
    Oct 1at HOUL 1-211010001000.0001.0001.0001.0002.000.000
    Oct 4at BOSL 0-6220000000150.
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