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Middle Infielder out of South Florida Seeking Opportunity Overseas in 2023

Name: Nicholas Diaz

Height: 182cm

Weight: 89kg

DOB: June 30, 1996

Date Available: January 20, 2023

Indy Pro experience Will Pay Flight

Bats: R

Throws: R

Positions: 2B, SS

Positions (alt): 3B

College: Keiser University

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Personal

Nicholas is a top-of-the-order batter who hits for average and good power to the gaps, with an exit velocity that has reached 100 (mph).  He has hit for good averages at the collegiate and independent professional levels in the U.S.

Defensively, his primary position has been shortstop, but he can easily slot in at second base and third base, as well.  He has been a consistently good defender in both college and professional ranks.

Nicholas is an above-average baserunner with good speed, having run the 60-yard dash in as little as 6.6 seconds.

He is a lead-by-example type with a very strong work ethic.  He is a very high-energy, supportive teammate with a positive outlook, and he understands the importance not only of hard work but of following a routine of proper training, diet, and rest.  He works out and trains regularly to remain in top condition.

In addition, Nicholas would be excited about helping a team’s coaching staff.  He owns a baseball training facility and has worked regularly with players aged 8 to 18.

Career Highlights

  • Experience at junior college, NAIA, and NCAA Division I levels in the U.S.

    • Starting shortstop at junior college and NAIA levels

    • Slash line of .327/.420/.470 with NAIA club in 2019

      • Led team in home runs and in fewest errors committed

  • Experience in independent professional leagues in the U.S.

    • In 2019, batted .347 with a .438 on-base percentage

    • In 2019, led the Pecos League team with a .457 slugging percentage and .894 OPS

    • In 2022, batted .341 for the Pecos League club

Overseas Goals

Nicholas wants to extend his playing career while experiencing new environments and cultures.  “My brother played overseas, loved how he was treated, and learned much about the cultures and areas to which he traveled.  I am extremely eager to meet new people who share my love for baseball.”

Playing Experience

YEARSORGANIZATIONLEAGUE/DIVISIONDETAILS
2015-17 Wake Tech Community College NJCAA Starting shortstop leading off
2017-18 University of Incarnate Word NCAA DI Utility Defender
2018-19 Keiser University NAIA Starting shortstop second baseman top of the order hitter
2019 Tucson Sagauros Pecos League Starting Shortstop/Second Baseman. 4 Hole hitter
2021 Colorado Snow Sox Pecos League Starting Shortstop/Second Baseman. Top of the order hitter
2022 Martinez Sturgeon Pecos League Starting Shortstop/Second Baseman. 3 Hole hitter

Coaching Experience

YEARROLEORGANIZATIONLEAGUE/DIVISIONDETAILS
2019-22 Coach Web Gems Baseball Academy Youth-College I have owned and ran a baseball training facility in South Florida and have worked with ages 8 to 18 with all different experiences. From coaching and managing game situations to working 1-1 with individuals to improve their game in fielding hitting throwing and running.

Stats

Pro/Overseas Batting

Years Team G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB CS AVG OBP SLG
2019 Tucson 22 81 15 28 3 0 2 23 9 19 3 0 .346 .438 .457
2021 Colorado SnowSox 12 37 6 9 2 0 0 3 4 10 0 0 .243 .363 .282
2022 Martinez Sturgeon 13 41 13 14 3 0 4 14 7 8 3 0 .342 .500 .707

College/Amateur Batting

Years Team G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB CS AVG OBP SLG
2016 Bishop State CC 39 84 10 22 4 1 1 10 6 15 0 0 .262 .319 .369
2017 Wake Tech 39 112 27 30 5 2 1 20 18 23 9 0 .268 .417 .375
2018 Incarnate Word 10 26 2 3 0 0 0 0 0 7 0 0 .115 .115 .115
2019 Keiser 50 168 39 55 6 0 6 28 15 20 3 2 .327 .420 .470

Video Highlights

Testimonials

Brook Fordyce

Keiser university, head coach / ex-MLB

Manny Corpas

Martinez Sturgeon, Manager

Bill Rogan

Tucson Saguaros, Manager

Additional Info

Playing preferences: Europe Semi-pro (ie. Austria, Germany, Czech Republic, France etc.), Europe Pro (Italy, The Netherlands), Australia Semi-pro (State Leagues), Australia Pro (Australian Baseball League), New Zealand Semi-pro, South Africa Semi-pro, Asia Pro (Japan, Korea, Taiwan), Canada semi-pro (Intercounty Baseball League, NBSBL, QSBL, etc.), Latin America pro (Guatemala, Colombia, Nicaragua, Venezuela, DR, etc)

 

Living preferences: Private living arrangement (apartment to self), Give me a floor, pillow and a mat to sleep on

 

Return home: I can stay as long as it takes to complete a season

 

Prior engagements: No

 

Recent injuries/illnesses: No

 

Traveling with a companion: No

 

Educational background: Bachelor’s degree in child adolescent behavioral psychology