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|#-- Argenis Diaz|
|Pittsburgh Pirates - Shortstop|
|Bats: Right||Throws: Right|
|Height: 6'0||Weight: 180 lbs.|
|Born on February 12, 1987 in Guatire, Venezuela|
|N/A, N/A for the N/A|
|Picked no. N/A in round N/A of the N/A draft by the Boston Red Sox.|
|Updated August 13, 2008|
|Career Highlights and Awards|
Argenis Diaz was born on February 12, 1987 in Guatire, Venezuela. He is currently a member of the Pittsburgh Pirates' 40-man roster and most recently played with the Hawaii Winter Baseball leagues' Honolulu Sharks. He bats and throws right-handed.
In 2007 Díaz played for A Greenville Drive, batting .279 in 405 at-bats. The Boston Red Sox bought his contract from Greenville on November 20, 2007 and was invited to spring training by the Red Sox. On March 11, 2009, Díaz was optioned to the Double-A Portland Sea Dogs.
Scouting Report Edit
From Soxprospects.com: Diaz is an elite defensive shortstop, and could compete for a gold glove in the bigs right now. He has plus range, excellent footing, an impressive glove, and a strong arm. Every once in a while he still may boot a routine play, but he'll also make some impossible ones. The key for Diaz is how much he will hit. He's a slap hitter with average on base ability and without much power, but he's swung the bat very well during a few prolonged stints here and there. Hits lefties significantly better than righties. Speed on the basepaths isn't where it should be for a middle infielder. Needs to work on endurance over the course of the season.
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