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Yennsy Diaz Putting Up Big Numbers in Lansing

Righty is dominating in his second go-round with the Lugnuts

Yennsy Diaz Putting Up Big Numbers in Lansing

May 10, 2018

Photo credit: Miguel Arcaute

Photo credit: Miguel Arcaute


Right-handed pitcher Yennsy Diaz is putting up big numbers in his second season with the Lansing Lugnuts.

Currently ranked third in the Midwest League with a 0.88 WHIP; Diaz has been tough on opposing hitters all season, as they’re only managing an average of .110 against him.

What makes Diaz so tough to hit is his ability to add and subtract from his fastball. Usually sitting anywhere from 92 to 97 miles per hour with the heater, the prospect discusses what he likes best about his fastball, “I think the biggest advantage to my fastball is the fact that I can throw it high at times”

The righty also uses a curveball and a changeup in his repertoire to keep hitters off-balance. And keeping hitters guessing has been a common occurrence in 2018, as Diaz is averaging close to a strikeout an inning with 31 K’s in 31 2/3 innings pitched.

Another component to Diaz’s success is the focus he’s using every outing in 2018.

“I used to lose my focus a lot last season,” said Diaz. “I focused on the mental side of the game during the off-season, and the results are showing.”

Be sure to follow Yennsy Diaz’s progress this season, and for years to come, as he continues to find success with his new focus every outing.