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Danny Diaz

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Miami. FL

High School:
Southridge

Height / Weight:
6-3 / 215

Position:
C

B/T:
R-R


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2005: Florida State's back-up catcher started two games behind the plate for the Seminoles...starting assignments came against Hawaii-Hilo and Duke in the second game of a doubleheader...played in a single-season career-high 27 games and made a careerhigh two starts...also established career-highs for doubles (two) and homeruns (one) while recording four hits...slugging percentage of .450 on the year as Diaz exhibited big-time power in limited opportunities...of his four hits two were doubles and one was a home run... slugging percentage was sixth-best on the squad...first homer of his career came in a pinch hitting role versus VMI and was a tworun blast...only single of the season came in a pinch-hitting role against Jacksonville...hits came in four different games including a Seminoles' victory over Virginia Tech...careerhigh tying two RBIs in Florida State's victory over VMI. FRESHMAN YEAR (2004): Appeared in 23 games as a true freshman backing up Aaron Cheesman behind the plate...hit .250 in 24 at bats including a double and four RBIs...did not make a start last season... fielded an impressive .977...hit .333 versus left-handed pitchers and reached base safely 50% of the time when leading off an inning.

PREP: Named second team All-Dade County as a senior after hitting .406 with five home runs and 41 RBI...was charged with only one error during his entire senior season ...voted team MVP at Southridge...had a game-winning hit in every playoff game through the regional semifinals...recorded three home runs in five postseason games... Southridge was ranked No.1 in the nation in five different polls during his junior and senior seasons...hit .343 with three home runs as a junior...helped lead Southridge to a 35-2 record his junior season as they advanced to the State Championship at Legends Field in Tampa...went 2-for-3 with a double in the Championship game.

PERSONAL: Born on April 23, 1985... son of Juan Luis Diaz and Vivian Dominguez ...majoring in psychology...attended the same high school as Orlando Palmeiro of the Anaheim Angels and Shannon Stewart of the Minnesota Twins.

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