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Victor Diaz
Ultimate Mets Database popularity ranking: 221 of 1043 players
Victor Diaz
Born: December 10, 1981 at Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
Throws: Right Bats: Right
Height: 6.00 Weight: 200

Victor Diaz was the most popular Ultimate Mets Database daily lookup on January 29, 2005, April 23, 2005, and August 6, 2010.


First Mets game: September 11, 2004
Last Mets game: April 30, 2006

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M-Rock Gargano
September 15, 2004
Man. This guy can flat out hit. I have a feeling he's going to end up as trade bait but I'd love to see this guy. Not to jump the gun, but he appears as if he's going to be the next Manny! (How many times have Met fans overhyped a prospect?)

Joe Figliola
September 24, 2004
He looks like a fat Cleon Jones. But he sure stings the ball like Cleon, too! Excellent bat speed; he can slap the ball around and has decent power.

M-Rock Gargano
September 30, 2004
Forgot to mention

I take you back to NYSEG Stadium, Binghamton, August 2003. Manny... errr Victor Diaz in the on-deck circle, my seat right next to the met dugout. Being used to games in Shea and players ignoring fans I shout out for Victor. He looks, I'm in shock. I shout back "See you in Queens" He looks back smiles and gives me a point. Well... I was right.

October 18, 2004
I like his confidence almost as much as I like his quick bat. Somehow, some way, I hope the Mets find a position for this kid because he has the kind of offensive talent that the Mets rarely produce. I'd give serious thought to throwing him out to a corner outfield position every day next year.

God knows Cubs fans won't forget Diaz any time soon. His 3-run opposite field bolt into the Mets' bullpen off Hawkins sent the Cubs into a disastrous spiral. Yet another brutal Cubbie choke job.

Billy V
October 18, 2004
Victor Diaz was awesome in Jacksonville in AA before they traded for him and he's an awesome power hitter. Saw him blast a ball out of the Baseball Grounds of Jacksonville during the AA Allstar Game. They need to keep him and dump Floyd and Hildalgo.

October 20, 2004
I really liked what I saw out of Diaz in his "cup of coffee" late in 04. This guy can pound and he's got a knack for the clutch. He's also so much like Manny Ramirez it's uncanny. They almost look alike, they have the same stance, the same attitude where you often wonder if they have any idea what's going on, the same swing...I've taken to calling him Lil' Manny. If he can keep his head in things--He's 22, so it could be tough--learn some plate discipline (over 150 Ks and less than 50 BB in AAA in 04), and play a decent LF--not RF, LF--I think he can become something special. If not, he becomes Randall Simon.

October 27, 2004
This kid is going to be nasty. This guy has talent and an excellent upside. If the Mets are smart they'll develop this kid and along with Wright will become the second addition to a potential dangerous hitting duo.

November 16, 2004
We all liked what we saw from him in September, but there's an old saying don't read too much into what you see from kids in September. Diaz only had 51 abs we never got to see him adjust to pitchers throwing him different ways. The Mets should have called him up earlier instead of playing Williams.

Harvey Poris
November 18, 2004
Saw him at Norfolk in August. He was hitting line drives all over the place and made a couple of good catches in right. Certainly looks like he can hit. Built like a catcher. Maybe he can become one.

DKingman 26
January 11, 2005
Am I the only one out there who doesn't think that it makes fiscal sense to sign Delgado? Diaz is a bright star that has amazing potential. He's clearly ready for the spotlight. Give him the LF job, and let "Cornelius" Floyd finish his contract at 1st.

Sal from Queens
March 6, 2005
I only saw Diaz play once, in a PH role against the Cubs last September but I sure liked what I saw: a ninth-inning 3 run HR to right, tying the game, which the Mets went on to win in the 11th on a HR by Craig Brazell. I expect great things from this guy, but I rarely get what I expect. Still, I'd rather have a bad year with Diaz and Brazell and other promising kids than a good year with a bunch of retreads--not that I'm likely to get either.

My buddy Ralph was sitting in front of me that Cub game, dragged out after 8 by his antsy young daughter. Ralph missed both HRs, and all the rookie excitement, but he got to be a good dad.

George Felonbrenner
May 12, 2005
What a steal this was! What were the Bride-Grooms thinking when they traded him away for over-priced, over-hyped Jeromy Burnitz?! Though wild at the plate, he shows great promise and comes through at the right times. In a few years this might be remarked as one of the greatest trades in Mets history.

May 20, 2005
Hope I am wrong, but, VD was good in his call up last year and early on this season, but staying power? Don't see it. Like I said, hope I'm wrong. Mets have overhyped or allowed us fans to be deluded once, maybe twice in the past. Beside me is anyone concerned with his foot work in the batters box? His back foot is all over the place and never seems to be on the ground when he swings. Cause for concern, me thinks.

August 15, 2005
He is only 23 and continues to show great skill. I remember him last year against the Cubs. Killed their playoff hopes with the game tying home run! Then Brazell with the big shot. Man alive.

I believe that they could trade Cameron and keep this guy. Though Cameron is a better player at this point, Diaz is a BETTER HITTER.

August 27, 2005
I know he is only 23, but I think this guy is vastly overrated. Ugly, long swing and is unbearable defensively in the OF. He may remind many of Manny Ramirez, but he only reminds me of Manny defensively.

Mr. Sparkle
September 24, 2005
Diaz is the type of guy where you hope he lives up to the hype but has not really shown it yet. In one at bat he can smoke a double in the gap and in the next 3 he can swing at lousy pitches and look totally over matched. He has flashes but can he learn to be more selective and become more consistent? He's had enough ABs this season to be a .300 hitter and has not quite done it. I think he could be great since he is only 23 and still learning. I hope they don't give up on him but I'm not sure if he's ready to be the everyday right fielder next season. Is he the next Manny Ramirez or the next Butch Huskey?

September 24, 2005
I tend to disagree. He is a great mistake hitter. (Some people would say, anyone is. Well those who know what they are talking about, know what I am talking about.) I'm not going to go and tell you that I feel he is gonna hit 50 homers, I'll wait for that to happen. The truth is that I feel that had he had the whole season to play, we could have been talking about a 20 hr season. I honestly feel that in the future that we could be dealing with a 30-35 hr hitter, with a 275-280 avearge.

As for his defense, it's a just a little hard to keep switching his position, and asking him to play well at each one. He was originally a second baseman, then a right fielder, then a 1st baseman, now a right fielder. I don't expect him to become Cameron in the field (few can be) but with some winter ball, and a lot of hard work, he can work himself into being a productive outfielder in the field.

Tino Vieitez
September 24, 2005
Victor Diaz gave me one of my greatest memories as a Mets fan. Now mind you I was at Game 6 of the 1986 World Series and watched the ball go through Buckner's legs. I also saw Todd Pratt's NLDS winning home run in 1999. I sat in the rain for Robin Ventura's Grand Slam single. I was present when Bobby Jones pitched a two hitter to clinch the 2000 NLDS. These are cherished memories, but on September 12, 2004 in the bottom of the Eighth inning of a 4-2 loss to the Phillies, Victor Diaz gave me my first ever foul ball. After 30 years of attending Mets games, I got my first foul ball. Thank you Victor Diaz.

Doctor Worm
August 9, 2006
My, how his stock has plummeted.

The Mets have now called up Michael Tucker (whose picture you see if you look up "journeyman" in the dictionary) and have left Victor and his .219 average to languish in Norfolk. I guess we'll see him in September, but who knows?

I get the feeling that if Victor Diaz is ever going to make it big in the bigs, it will be in someone else's uniform. Which will be a shame.

Jamey Bumbalo
September 8, 2006
Like a lot of the people who have posted comments about Diaz, I really thought he was going to be a very good major league ballplayer. He could really hit and showed lots of potential. But somehow he's flopped. I've read elsewhere that he doesn't have a good work ethic, so maybe that explains it. What a shame.

Jared K
September 8, 2006
The Mets have finally parted ways with Victor Diaz. Mini-Manny my a$$! I never saw what the big deal with this guy was. Got his shot at the majors, didn't wow anybody up here, and was sent back to Norfolk where he moped and pouted and slacked off, so much so that he was hitting .219 down there before the trade. Best of luck, bro! The fall from grace might be the wakeup call he needs.

Feat Fan
June 12, 2007
I'm thinking that he'd look pretty good in LF right about now since we are a walking infirmary! Certainly looking good in Arlington. One that got away.

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