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Jun 06, 2013 - Jun 08, 2013   
  

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Jesmuel Valentin Diaz
MIF 5-10 180   S/R

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6/1/12: Valentin Diaz is the son of former big league infielder Jose Valentin, who hit 249 home runs in 16 big league seasons, including 30 home runs as a member of the White Sox in 2004. While Valentin was primarily a shortstop, he played every position except pitcher and catcher during his career and was also a switch-hitter. Like his father, Diaz is a 5-foot-10, 180-pound switch-hitter whose bat speed and power are deceptive for his size. He has legitimate bat speed from both sides of the plate, with just a bit different swing mechanics. His right handed swing has a bit better rhythm to get started and a bit more hand use and has a quick line drive swing plane. Valentin Diaz’s left handed swing is a bit more rotational and long with more pull and lift out front and he projects to him more home runs from the left side, while perhaps not hitting for quite as high an average. Valentin Diaz hit very well in all the major showcase and tournament events and established himself as a gamer for his overall performance. In fact, he tends to hit higher velocity/quality pitching better than mediocre stuff, not at all a bad sign for his professional future. While he plays shortstop, most view him as a second baseman at the professional level. In an attempt to prove his worth at the shortstop position, he switched teams in Puerto Rico this spring so he wasn’t playing on the same team as Carlos Correa. While Diaz has very soft and sure hands and a quick exchange and release, his quickness and arm strength project better at second base. Valentin Diaz also has a scholarship to Louisiana State to consider when scouts evaluate his draft position. While his father signed as a free agent in 1986 before the draft included Puerto Rico, Valentin Diaz is one of the rare present day Puerto Ricans who has a legitimate second option when it comes to the draft.




Oct 20, 2011 - Oct 24, 2011   PRBAHS
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Roger Dean Complex - Jupiter, FL
Jesmuel Valentin Diaz
MIF 5-10 180   S/R

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Aug 01, 2011 - Aug 04, 2011   
  

Joker Marchant Stadium - Lakeland, FL
Jesmuel Valentin Diaz
MIF 5-10 175   S/R

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Jul 17, 2011 - Jul 22, 2011   Team Mizuno of Puerto Rico
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Terry Park - Ft. Myers, FL
Jesmuel Valentin Diaz
MIF 5-9 170   S/R

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Jul 17, 2011 - Jul 22, 2011   FTB Mizuno
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Terry Park - Ft. Myers, FL
Jesmuel Valentin Diaz
MIF 5-10 175   S/R

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Jul 09, 2011 - Jul 15, 2011   FTB
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East Cobb Complex - Marietta, GA
Jesmuel Valentin Diaz
MIF 5-10 175   S/R

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Jun 16, 2011 - Jun 19, 2011   9-Red
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City of Palms Park - Ft. Myers, FL
Jesmuel Valentin Diaz
MIF 5-10 175   S/R

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Jesmuel Valentin Diaz is a 2012 MIF with a 5-10 175 lb. frame from Manati, PR who attends Puerto Rico Baseball Academy. Strong compact build, good present strength. Very good middle infield actions, works around the ball well, quick feet, soft hands, compact arm and release, very quick double play turns at second base, makes all the plays. Switch hitter, better bat speed and rhythm right handed, aggressive approach, ball jumps hard, good extension out front, shows more lift at times left handed, definitely capable of switching at the highest levels, confident hitter with an idea at the plate. Plays hard, mature high energy approach to the game.
PG Grade 10.0




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Jesmuel Valentin Diaz Hitting 2011 National Showcase
Jesmuel Valentin Diaz IF 2011 National Showcase
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Jan 08, 2011 - Jan 09, 2011   Maroon
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Terry Park - Ft. Myers, FL
Jesmuel Valentin Diaz
MIF 5-9 170   S/R

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Jesmuel Valentin Diaz is a 2012 MIF with a 5-9 170 lb. frame from Manati, PR who attends Puerto Rico Baseball Academy. Compact strong athletic build. Switch-hitting middle infielder. Very good bat speed right handed, quick strong hands, loose extension, ball jumps hard, can pull and lift the ball. Spread no stride approach left handed, smooth swing, a grade less raw bat speed, pull approach, uppercut plane. Balanced sound middle infield actions, good footwork, soft sure hands, strong arm, quick compact release, 6.88 runner. Son of long-time Major League infielder Jose Valentin. Good student.
PG Grade 9.5




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Jesmuel Valentin Diaz Hitting 2011 World Showcase
Jesmuel Valentin Diaz IF 2011 World Showcase
Jesmuel Valentin Diaz 60 2011 World Showcase
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Dec 28, 2010 - Dec 30, 2010   5-Purple
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5-Plex - Player Development Complex - Ft. Myers, FL
Jesmuel Valentin Diaz
MIF 5-9 170   S/R

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Jesmuel Valentin Diaz is a 2012 MIF with a 5-9 170 lb. frame from Manati, PR who attends Puerto Rico Baseball Academy. Solid athletic build, looks taller than list. Smooth defensive actions, has arm strength, moves to the ball aggressively, good hands, 6.68 runner. Switch hitter, bat speed from both sides of the plate, quick hands, has some lift in his swing from both sides, ball jumps, good loose extension. Plays the game hard. Son of former ML infielder Jose Valentin. Good student. Named to the Top Prospect team.
PG Grade 9.5




Videos  provided by  Skillshow
Jesmuel Valentin Diaz 60 2010 National Underclass Showcase-Main Event
Jesmuel Valentin Diaz Hitting 2010 National Underclass Showcase-Main Event
Jesmuel Valentin Diaz IF 2010 National Underclass Showcase-Main Event
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