Minnesota Twins: A deep dive on the Sergio Romo trade
By Tyler Kruse
First off, I want to start by saying that I’m very happy for Lewin Diaz. The ups and downs have been undeniable for the young first baseman. Injuries have also played a role in his struggles throughout his minor league career. MLB.com has him as the 30th rated prospect in the Twins system. I recently put together a prospect profile on Diaz and said that him being off the top 30 list wouldn’t last long. Though, it doesn’t stop there.
Frankly, I think Diaz should’ve been in the top 15 for the Minnesota Twins. He has been one of the best bats this year throughout the entire organization and has mashed all year long. With a .294 batting average on the year and 19 homers, Diaz has been a fantastic player for any lineup he’s been a part of this year.
His strikeout rate isn’t as high as you’d think for the power shown this year. He’s not a home run or bust type of hitter. Lewin has 27 doubles and a couple of triples to go along with the 19 homers on the year. Diaz is a boom or bust prospect that seems to be hitting his stride and is well on his way to the MLB. Lewin jumped up to 21 in Marlins top prospects system following the move.