Lewin Diaz

Team: Minnesota Twins
Position: First Base
Original Acquisition: International Signing 2013
Signing Bonus: $1,400,000

Article Title: Minnesota Twins: Top Prospects for 2016
Author: John Sickels
Publication: minorleagueball.com
Publication Date: November 5, 2015
Rank / Grade: C+
Relevant Excerpts:

“size and bat speed to hit for plus power from left side”
“high upside”

Article Title: Twins Slugger Lewin Diaz “has Miguel Sano power”
Author: David Dorsey
Publication: news-press
Publication Date: June 25, 2015
Rank / Grade: N/A
Relevant Excerpts:

” ‘Most guys see him as a power guy,’ [Twins vice president of personnel Mike] Radcliffe said. ‘But we think he can hit. At the end of the day, we offered the most money. We think he can hit (for average) along with having that power.’ ”

Article Title: Top 40 Twins Prospects of 2015: 20, 19, 18, 17, 16
Author: Aaron Gleeman
Publication: aarongleeman.com
Publication Date: February  16, 2015
Rank / Grade: 20th in Twins system
Relevant Excerpts:

“For some context his Isolated Power was 125 percent higher than the Dominican Summer League average and he drew 45 percent more walks than the DSL as a whole”
“body type is compared to guys like David Ortiz and Ryan Howard at age 16”

Article Title: Minnesota Twins: Top Prospects for 2015
Author: John Sickels
Publication: minorleagueball.com
Publication Date: November 8, 2014
Rank / Grade: C+; High Ceiling Alert
Relevant Excerpts: N/A

Article Title: Evaluating the Prospects: Minnesota Twins
Author: Kiley McDaniel
Publication: FanGraphs
Publication Date: October 2, 2014
Rank / Grade: Others of Note
Relevant Excerpts:

“$1.4 million bonus…due to plus lefty raw power”
“work to do making contact”

Article Title: Twins Sign No. 15 International Prospect Lewin Diaz
Author: Ben Badler
Publication: Baseball America
Publication Date: July 2, 2013
Rank / Grade: N/A
Relevant Excerpts:

“raw power that ranks among the best in Latin America”
“Some scouts also like his swing, although he’s still learning to tap into his power in game situations

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