Edwin Diaz

RP, New York Mets

Bats R Throws R
Height 6'3" Weight 165
DOB 1994-03-22 Age 27
Hometown Naguabo, PUR
2021 Fantasy Rankings
5X5 $7 · RP # 4 (Tier 2)
NFBC ADP (15-team): 5.11, 71st
Mets
Depth
Season Projections
Source 5X5 G IP W L SV BLSV HLD K BB H HR HBP R ER ERA WHIP
ATC $16 64 63.0 3 3 30 0 4 105 25 45 7 0 0 21 3.00 1.11
Steamer $19 63 63.0 4 3 32 0 0 96 25 42 7 0 0 20 2.86 1.06
THE BAT $8 63 63.0 3 2 0 0 0 94 23 45 6 3 0 21 3.00 1.08
Zeile $17 64 62.7 4 2 31 11 3 101 25 46 0 0 0 21 2.94 1.10
Draft Buddy $7 - 65.0 3 3 31 0 0 83 25 60 10 4 36 33 4.56 1.30

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

Position Rankings
Rank Name 5X5 ADP1 Comment
Tier 1
2 Liam Hendriks, CWS $12 4.09
Tier 2
3 Aroldis Chapman, NYY $15 5.01
4 Edwin Diaz, NYM $7 5.11
5 Raisel Iglesias, LAA $10 6.07
6 James Karinchak, CLE -$2 7.09
Fantasy News Last 90 Days
  • Edwin Diaz Picks Up Second Save On Sunday

    New York Mets closer Edwin Diaz picked up his second save of the season on Sunday by preserving the Mets' 2-1 win over the Rockies in Colorado. Diaz pitched the ninth inning, allowing just one hit, to successfully convert his second save in as many chances on the young season. Diaz now has a 3.18 ERA, a 1.06 WHIP, and a 7:2 K:BB in five and 2/3 innings pitched on the season. Diaz has looked impressive so far in 2021, coming off of an incredible bounce-back campaign in 2020. As one of the few bona fide closers in MLB, Diaz remains a top relief pitcher option in all fantasy formats, particularly pitching for a Mets team that will be in playoff contention. Fantasy managers should, accordingly, have Diaz active in all formats.

    Apr 18 · RotoBaller Mets Edwin Diaz
  • Edwin Diaz Makes Quick Work Of The Phillies

    New York Mets closer Edwin Diaz worked a clean ninth inning on Wednesday to preserve the Mets' 5-1 win over the Phillies. Though it was not a save situation, Diaz was called upon to get the final three outs of the contest. Diaz struck out two batters and allowed no hits or walks in his one inning of work. In four appearances and three and 2/3 innings pitched on the young season, Diaz now owns a 4.91 ERA and a 1.36 WHIP to go with four strikeouts. Diaz has not yet converted a save, given that the Mets have not yet had a save opportunity. Managers should remain patient as the saves will come for Diaz in 2021. Diaz remains one of the top closer options in baseball while pitching for a Mets team that will be in playoff contention this season.

    Apr 15 · RotoBaller Mets Edwin Diaz
  • Edwin Diaz Picks Up Win On Thursday

    In his first appearance of the young 2021 season, New York Mets closer Edwin Diaz recorded the win in the Mets' 3-2 victory over the Miami Marlins on Thursday. Diaz pitched the top of the ninth inning, allowing only a walk while striking out one. Diaz is coming off of a very impressive 2020 season in which he registered six saves while posting the highest strikeout rate of his career. Thursday's uneventful outing is, hopefully, a sign that 2021 will be a continuation of his 2020 dominance and not a return to his poor 2019 campaign. Diaz lines up to be one of the top closer options in baseball while pitching for a Mets team that should be in playoff contention this season.

    Apr 9 · RotoBaller Mets Edwin Diaz
  • Edwin Diaz Feeling Confident This Spring

    New York Mets closer Edwin Diaz is feeling extremely confident, and looks like it on the mound this spring. Diaz has pitched four scoreless innings, allowing just two baserunners while fanning six batters. The soon-to-be 27-year-old is coming off a strong 2020 season, where he registered six saves while posting the highest strikeout rate of his career. It was a rocky 2019 for Diaz, though he noted that he never lost faith in his stuff, working tirelessly to improve his fastball location and break on his slider, leading to the fruitful results in the shortened season. Diaz could be one of the top closer options in baseball while pitching for an improved Mets team. The upside at his 84 ADP is immense if he can cut down on the walks and continue to limit the long ball.

    Mar 19 · RotoBaller Mets Edwin Diaz
  • Edwin Diaz Preparing For Closer Role

    On Tuesday, New York Mets relief pitcher Edwin Diaz stated that his preparation and mindset for the 2021 season is to be the team's closer. After a shaky 2019, Diaz put together an incredible 2020 campaign. While his overall 2020 save total of six was low, and he did lose the role for a brief time early in the season, Diaz still posted a 1.75 ERA, and a 1.25 WHIP, to go with 50 strikeouts in 25 2/3 innings pitched. These numbers were supported by an elite xBA of .156, and xwOBA of .234. Although manager Luis Rojas previously stated he won't formally commit to naming Diaz the closer,there is no doubt that Diaz will begin the 2021 campaign as the Mets' closer. If he maintains the role by limiting the ninth inning issues he had in 2019 (and the early part of 2020), Diaz should accumulate a huge number of saves on a very competitive Mets team in 2021. He is justifiably being taken as one of the first closers off of 2021 draft boards.

    Feb 23 · RotoBaller Mets Edwin Diaz
  • Pitching
    Season Team 5X5 G IP W L SV BLSV HLD K BB H HR HBP R ER ERA WHIP
    2016 SEA - 49 51.2 0 4 18 0 0 88 15 45 5 3 16 16 2.79 1.16
    2017 SEA $13 66 66.0 4 6 34 3 2 89 32 44 10 3 28 24 3.27 1.15
    2018 SEA $28 73 73.1 0 4 57 4 0 124 17 41 5 6 17 16 1.96 0.79
    2019 NYM $1 66 58.0 2 7 26 6 1 99 22 58 15 4 36 36 5.59 1.38
    2020 NYM $7 26 25.2 2 1 6 2 2 50 14 18 2 2 5 4 1.40 1.25
    2021 NYM - 6 5.2 1 0 2 0 0 7 2 4 0 0 2 2 3.18 1.06
    2021 ATC $16 64 63.0 3 3 30 0 4 105 25 45 7 0 0 21 3.00 1.11
    2021 Steamer $19 63 63.0 4 3 32 0 0 96 25 42 7 0 0 20 2.86 1.06
    2021 THE BAT $8 63 63.0 3 2 0 0 0 94 23 45 6 3 0 21 3.00 1.08
    2021 Zeile $17 64 62.7 4 2 31 11 3 101 25 46 0 0 0 21 2.94 1.10
    2021 Draft Buddy $7 - 65.0 3 3 31 0 0 83 25 60 10 4 36 33 4.56 1.30

    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. Draft Buddy projections by Chris Spencer.

    Date Opp Result IP W L SV BLSV HLD K BB H HR HBP R ER ERA WHIP
    Apr 8 vs MIA W 3-2 1.0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 1.00
    Apr 10 vs MIA L 0-3 0.2 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 3 0 0 2 2 27.00 6.00
    Apr 13 vs PHI W 4-3 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00
    Apr 14 vs PHI W 5-1 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00
    Apr 17 at COL W 4-3 1.0 0 0 1 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00
    Apr 18 at COL W 2-1 1.0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0.00 1.00
    2020
    Date Opp Result IP W L SV BLSV HLD K BB H HR HBP R ER ERA WHIP
    Jul 24 vs ATL W 1-0 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 1.00
    Jul 25 vs ATL L 3-5 1.0 0 0 0 1 0 2 0 1 1 0 1 1 9.00 1.00
    Jul 30 vs BOS L 2-4 0.1 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 1 0 1 1 1 27.00 9.00
    Aug 2 at ATL L 0-4 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 1.00
    Aug 4 at WAS L 3-5 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00
    Aug 7 vs MIA L 3-4 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00
    Aug 9 vs MIA W 4-2 1.0 0 0 0 0 1 3 0 2 0 0 0 0 0.00 2.00
    Aug 11 vs WAS L 1-2 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0.00 1.00
    Aug 13 vs WAS W 8-2 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0.00 1.00
    Aug 18 at MIA W 8-3 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 3 0 0 1 1 9.00 3.00
    Aug 19 at MIA W 5-3 1.1 1 0 0 1 0 4 1 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.75
    Aug 26 vs MIA W 5-4 0.1 0 0 0 0 1 1 2 1 0 0 0 0 0.00 9.00
    Aug 28 at NYY W 6-4 1.0 0 0 6 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00
    Aug 30 at NYY L 7-8 1.0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 2 1 0 1 0 0.00 3.00
    Aug 31 vs MIA L 3-5 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0.00 1.00
    Sep 3 vs NYY W 9-7 2.0 1 0 0 0 0 4 1 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.50
    Sep 5 vs PHI W 5-1 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 3 2 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 2.00
    Sep 7 vs PHI L 8-9 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00
    Sep 9 vs BAL W 7-6 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0.00 1.00
    Sep 15 at PHI L 1-4 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00
    Sep 16 at PHI W 5-4 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 0.00 1.00
    Sep 17 at PHI W 10-6 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 0 0 1 0 0 0.00 2.00
    Sep 21 vs TB L 1-2 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 1.00
    Sep 22 vs TB W 5-2 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0.00 1.00
    Sep 24 at WAS W 3-2 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 2 0 0 1 1 9.00 2.00
    Sep 26 at WAS L 3-4 0.2 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00