Yainer Diaz

C,DH · Houston Astros

Bats R Throws R
Height 6'0" Weight 195
DOB 1998-09-21 Age 25.2
2023 Fantasy Rankings

NFBC ADP (15-team): 38.07, 562nd

Season Projections

THE BAT-$24915714817387041773220.410.257.293.385.678.128

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

  • Yainer Diaz To Be Astros' Starting Catcher

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    Houston Astros general manager Dana Brown said the team will be on the lookout for backup catcher options this offseason, as they plan to enter the 2024 season with Yainer Diaz as "the guy." Martin Maldonado was the club's primary backstop in 2023, but he will head to free agency this winter. The Astros saw enough from Diaz this year to move forward with him as their starting catcher in 2024. In 355 at-bats, the 25-year-old Dominican hit .282 (100-for-355) with 23 home runs, 22 doubles, 60 RBI and 51 runs scored in 377 plate appearances in his first full major-league season. For the power alone, Diaz will be an intriguing fantasy option at a weak position as he sees even more playing time next year for the Astros.

    Nov 6 · Source via Houston Astros Yainer Diaz
  • Offseason Outlook: Houston Astros

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    In conjunction with this post, Anthony Franco will hold an Astros-centric chat on 10-25-23 at 9:30 am Central. Click here to leave a question in advance. The Astros made a seventh straight appearance in the American League Championship Series. It ended on a sour note, as consecutive home losses to their in-state rivals left them…

    Oct 25 · MLB Trade Rumors MLB Offseason Houston Astros Bryan Abreu Jose Altuve Yordan Alvarez Michael Brantley Alex Bregman Hunter Brown Yainer Diaz J.P. France Luis Garcia Kendall Graveman Cristian Javier Grae Kessinger Phil Maton Chas McCormick Lance McCullers Jr. Rafael Montero Hector Neris Ryan Pressly Ryne Stanek Kyle Tucker Framber Valdez Justin Verlander
  • Yainer Diaz, Mauricio Dubon Starting In Game 3

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    Houston Astros infielders Yainer Diaz and Mauricio Dubon are making their first starts of the American League Division Series in Game 3 on Tuesday against the Minnesota Twins and right-hander Sonny Gray. Diaz is the designated hitter and is batting sixth, while Dubon will start in center field and hit in the seven-hole. Michael Brantley and Chas McCormick will retreat to the bench. Diaz, 25, hit a strong .282/.308/.538 with an .846 OPS, 23 home runs, 60 RBI and 51 runs scored in 355 at-bats in his first full major-league season this year, but he's been limited to one pinch-hitting appearance in his first two postseason games to this point. Dubon also had an impressive regular season (.278 average) with 10 homers and seven steals in 467 at-bats.

    Oct 10 · Source via Houston Astros Yainer Diaz Mauricio Dubon
  • Yainer Diaz Back On The Bench Monday

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    Houston Astros catcher/designated hitter Yainer Diaz is not in the club's starting lineup Monday versus the Mariners and right-hander Luis Castillo. Diaz collected an RBI single in four at-bats in Sunday's 6-5 loss to the Royals and will begin a three-game set with the division-rival Mariners on the bench Monday. The rookie has enjoyed a big season at the plate, hitting .285 with 23 home runs and an .853 OPS across 372 plate appearances. Additionally, his .370 xwOBA sits above his current .356 wOBA, suggesting he had indeed been deserving of his results at the plate. With fellow backstop Martin Maldonado hitting free agency after the season, the 25-year-old Diaz could become the club's primary backstop if the veteran walks on the open market.

    Sep 25 · Source via Houston Astros Yainer Diaz
  • Yainer Diaz Returns To The Bench Monday

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    Houston Astros catcher/designated hitter Yainer Diaz is not in the starting lineup Monday night against the visiting Oakland A's and right-hander Mason Miller. The 24-year-old had a solid afternoon at the plate in Sunday's series finale with the Padres, going 1-for-3 with a walk, an RBI, and a pair of runs scored in his club's 12-2 rout of the visiting Friars. Diaz has burst onto the scene in 2023, hitting .283 with 21 home runs and an .842 OPS across 94 appearances on the campaign. However, his playing time could take a hit with the return of Michael Brantley who should also see time at designated hitter alongside Yordan Alvarez moving forward.

    Sep 11 · Source via Houston Astros Yainer Diaz
    2023 ATC-$34915714717377051983220.400.252.293.401.694.149
    2023 Steamer-$050198184224791724103718.710.255.299.429.728.174
    2023 THE BAT-$24915714817387041773220.410.257.293.385.678.128
    2023 Zeile-$347165153183870520103621.810.248.297.392.689.144

    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

    Oct 1at ARIW 8-19a1100000001100.
    Sep 26at SEAL 2-66431000000250.
    Sep 24vs KCL 5-67441100010125.
    Sep 23vs KCL 2-37440100000125.
    Sep 22vs KCL 5-79a11000000000.
    Sep 20vs BALW 2-16431110000250.000.333.500.6671.167.334
    Sep 19vs BALL 5-9744121012000.000.500.5001.5002.0001.000
    Sep 16at KCL 8-107551100110120.
    Sep 15at KCL 2-49a1100000001100.
    Sep 13vs OAKW 6-2744021001000.000.500.500.7501.250.250
    Sep 10vs SDW 12-29432100011250.000.333.500.333.833.000
    Sep 8vs SDL 2-118440110000250.
    Sep 4at TEXW 13-68552100130240.
    Sep 3vs NYYL 1-69a11010000000.0001.0001.0001.0002.000.000
    Sep 2vs NYYL 4-57441200120125.000.500.5001.2501.750.750
    Sep 1vs NYYL 2-66440100000250.
    Aug 29at BOSW 6-27431000001125.
    Aug 28at BOSW 13-5765110001100.000.200.333.200.533.000
    Aug 27at DETW 17-49a22220012000.0001.0001.0002.5003.5001.500
    Aug 26at DETW 9-2654000000100.
    Aug 25at DETL 1-4544000000000.
    Aug 24vs BOSL 1-17543010000100.000.333.500.333.833.000
    Aug 23vs BOSL 5-7555030001000.000.600.600.6001.200.000
    Aug 22vs BOSW 7-34441100010125.
    Aug 21vs BOSW 9-46551200110120.000.400.4001.0001.400.600
    Aug 20vs SEAL 6-74551110010120.
    Aug 19vs SEAL 3-105441210110125.000.500.5001.5002.0001.000
    Aug 18vs SEAL 0-2444021000000.000.500.500.7501.250.250
    Aug 15at MIAW 6-55441100120125.000.250.2501.0001.250.750
    Aug 14at MIAL 1-59a11000000000.
    Aug 13vs LAAL 1-29a1100000001100.
    Aug 12vs LAAW 11-35550100020360.
    Aug 11vs LAAW 11-35552210000120.000.400.400.6001.000.200
    Aug 10at BALL 4-5555120012000.000.400.4001.0001.400.600
    Aug 8at BALW 7-65430000010250.
    Aug 5at NYYL 1-38a11010000000.0001.0001.0001.0002.000.000
    Aug 4at NYYW 7-3555110013000.
    Aug 3at NYYL 3-48a11000000000.
    Aug 2vs CLEW 3-2844020000000.000.500.500.5001.000.000
    Aug 1vs CLEW 2-07330100000133.300.333.333.333.666.000
    Jul 31vs CLEW 7-3743121000000.000.667.7501.0001.750.333
    Jul 29vs TBW 17-4855221013000.000.400.4001.2001.600.800
    Jul 28vs TBL 3-48a11000000000.
    Jul 26vs TEXL 5-139a33110012000.000.333.3331.3331.6661.000
    Jul 25vs TEXW 4-37330000000133.300.
    Jul 24vs TEXW 10-96440100020125.
    Jul 23at OAKW 3-2844120011000.000.500.5001.2501.750.750
    Jul 22at OAKL 1-49a11000000000.
    Jul 20at OAKW 3-1833000000000.
    Jul 18at COLL 3-46440110010125.
    Jul 16at LAAW 9-86540100001240.000.250.400.250.650.000
    Jul 15at LAAL 12-137542200011240.000.500.600.5001.100.000
    Jul 9vs SEAL 1-35330000000133.300.
    Jul 8vs SEAW 3-2633000000000.
    Jul 7vs SEAL 1-10644010000000.
    Jul 6vs SEAL 1-5544120000000.000.500.500.5001.000.000
    Jul 5vs COLW 6-45442200230125.000.500.5002.0002.5001.500
    Jul 4vs COLW 4-17430000001125.
    Jul 3at TEXW 12-117551100110120.
    Jul 2at TEXW 5-36440000000375.
    Jul 1at TEXL 2-5533010000000.000.333.333.333.666.000
    Jun 30at TEXW 5-35441100000125.
    Jun 29at STLW 14-05660320010116.700.500.500.8331.333.333
    Jun 28at STLW 10-75550000000240.
    Jun 27at STLL 2-4544010000000.
    Jun 24at LADL 7-85550210010120.000.400.400.6001.000.200
    Jun 23at LADL 2-3533000000000.
    Jun 21vs NYMW 10-85551100120240.
    Jun 20vs NYMW 4-24440200000125.000.500.500.5001.000.000
    Jun 19vs NYML 1-115441100110125.000.250.2501.0001.250.750
    Jun 18vs CINL 7-9555031001000.000.600.600.8001.400.200
    Jun 17vs CINL 3-10644110011000.000.250.2501.0001.250.750
    Jun 16vs CINL 1-26440000000125.
    Jun 15vs WASL 1-47a11010001000.0001.0001.0001.0002.000.000
    Jun 14vs WASW 5-46441100110125.000.250.2501.0001.250.750
    Jun 13vs WASW 6-16440000000125.
    Jun 11at CLEL 0-56440110000125.
    Jun 9at CLEL 9-108430100011125.000.333.500.333.833.000
    Jun 7at TORL 2-3633000000000.
    Jun 5at TORW 11-48551420000120.000.800.8001.2002.000.400
    Jun 4vs LAAL 1-2744121011000.000.500.5001.5002.0001.000
    Jun 1vs LAAW 5-2933110001000.000.333.333.333.666.000
    May 31vs MINL 2-89a22110011000.000.500.5002.0002.5001.500
    May 29vs MINL 5-79a1100000001100.
    May 28at OAKW 10-17441100000125.
    May 23at MILL 0-6744000000000.
    May 22at MILW 12-23a11000000000.
    May 17vs CHCW 7-6744120000000.000.500.500.5001.000.000
    May 14at CWSW 4-3644110011000.000.250.2501.0001.250.750
    May 13at CWSL 1-38a11000000000.
    May 10at LAAW 5-46330100010266.700.333.333.333.666.000
    May 8at LAAL 4-68330000000266.700.
    May 6at SEAL 5-7744000000000.
    May 2vs SFL 0-2833021000000.000.667.6671.0001.667.333
    Apr 26at TBW 1-0932010000100.000.500.667.5001.167.000
    Apr 24at TBL 3-87440000000250.
    Apr 21at ATLW 6-4844111000000.
    Apr 15vs TEXW 8-2833110001000.000.333.333.333.666.000
    Apr 12at PITW 7-0933110001000.000.333.333.333.666.000
    Apr 9at MINW 5-18440210000125.000.500.500.7501.250.250
    Apr 8at MINL 6-99a1100000001100.
    Apr 3vs DETL 6-79a1110000001100.
    Apr 1vs CWSW 6-4842100000100.000.000.500.000.500.000
    Mar 30vs CWSL 2-36440000000250.


    Sep 28vs ARIL 2-59a11000000000.
    Sep 22at BALL 0-28330000000266.700.
    Sep 20at TBW 5-06a11011000000.0001.0001.0002.0003.0001.000
    Sep 2at LAAW 4-2743000001100.
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