Jonathan Diaz...Is a 2003 graduate of Coral Gables (FL) High School...Earned honourable-mention All-Dade County by The Miami Herald after hitting .323 with 6 doubles and 1 home run as a senior in 2003...Attended North Carolina State University where he played baseball and majored in computer engineering...Led all ACC shortstops in fielding percentage as a sophomore in 2005...Married with three children.
Selected to BOS's active roster from Triple-A Pawtucket on June 29...Appeared in 5 games (1 start) before being optioned back to the PawSox on July 6...Outrighted to Triple-A on July 8...Made his ML debut in a start at 3B on June 29 vs. TOR...Scored the game-winning run as a pinch-runner in a 5-4 walk-off victory over the Blue Jays on June 30...Played 101 regular season games for the International League North Division Champion PawSox...In regular season, appeared defensively at 2B (43 G), 3B (26 G), and SS (25 G)...Also pitched twice, allowing two runs on six hits with two strikeouts in 3.0 innings (6.00 ERA)...Played eight postseason games for Pawtucket, all at 3B, batting .172 (5-for-29) with two RBI and four walks...Played winter ball in the Dominican Republic, batting .261 with one home run and 15 RBI in 45 games.
Began the year with Double-A New Hampshire but spent most of the season at TripleA Las Vegas where he led the Pacific Coast League in sacrifice hits (15).
Transferred to Las Vegas after 39 games on 5/22...Led Las Vegas in walks (62) and was 4th in runs scored (58).
Batted .314 (11-for-35) and scored a total of 10 runs though his 1st 9 games, 5/22-6/1.
Had a season-best 11-game hit streak, 6/14-25...Hit .324 (12-for-37) with 4 RBI over that span.
Between both clubs, scored at least 1 run in 62 of his 134 games (46%).
Hit in 5 different spots of the lineup (1st, 2nd, 3rd, 8th and 9th)...Posted highest AVG batting 9th (.284, 38-for-134).
Appeared primarily at 2nd base, but also played shortstop for both clubs.
Played at three levels in 2012, combining to hit .267 with a .381 OBP... VEGAS NIGHTS: Began the season with New Hampshire, but was promoted to Las Vegas on April 23... Played in 19 games (13-SS, 6-2B) for the 51s... Batted .526 (10-19) at Las Vegas vs. left-handed pitching... Was sidelined in May after being in car accident... A NEW HAMPSHIRE RECOVERY: Returned to the field of play in July with the Fisher Ctas (AA)... Posted a .256 average for the balance of the season in New Hampshire, appearing games at 2B, SS and 3B... Marked his 3rd season splitting time between New Hampshire and Las Vegas... A SURE HAND: Over three levels and splitting time at 2B, SS & 3B, made only six total errors all season.
Split time between New Hampshire (AA) and Las Vegas (AAA) for the second consecutive season... MR. VERSATILITY: For New Hampshire, appeared in 51 games at shortstop, 45 at second base, and one at thrid base... In Las Vegas appeared in all 28 games at shortstop... WALK THIS WAY: Drew 53 walks in only 312 at-bats at New Hampshire,
while striking out only 48 times... Has produced more walks than strikeouts in his five year career... BIG DAYS: Had six games of three or more hits for New Hampshire, including a four-hit day (all doubles) on May 26 at New Britain... Added another four-hit effort (double, home run) on Sept. 2 at Sacramento... Homered on back-to-back days for Las Vegas on Sept. 2/3... LIKES THE LEFTIES: Overall batted .302 vs. lefthanded pitching (29-96), as opposed to .219 vs. righthanded pitchers (68-310).
Reached AAA for the first time with Las Vegas of the Pacific Coast League... Did not collect a hit for Las Vegas in his first six games, starting 0-20 before registering an RBI-single... Batted a combined .195 with nine doubles, one home run, yet collected 48 walks.
Began the season in Dunedin (A) and split time between Dunedin and New Hampshire (AA)... Made his debut at AA on May 18 as a pinch runner... In total appeared in 44 games at Dunedin and 24 for New Hampshire... Walked 43 times in 165 at-bats.
Batted .246 in 120 games for Lansing (A), with 26 extra base hits... Walked 82 times, posting a .406 on base percentage to lead the Midwest League... Has his best month in Sept., batting .275 with six doubles and three triples.
Made his professional debut with Auburn of the New York Penn League, playing in 73 games... Hit his first professional home run, a three-run shot off Kyle Mura in the 6th inning.