The Brooklyn Cyclones are off to a rough start this season sitting in last place in their division and slowly falling even further behind. There is one bright spot emerging though and that’s starting pitcher Miller Diaz.
The Brooklyn Eagle’s own John Torenli wrote about Diaz for the paper:
Known as a high-velocity pitcher with raw, still-under-development mechanics, Diaz seems to be rounding into shape under the guidance of Brooklyn pitching instructor Marc Valdes.
After opening the season by permitting 14 runs — seven earned — over 14 1/3 innings in his first three starts, Diaz has held the opposition to only one run on six hits over 16 innings in his last three appearances, including Saturday’s rain-interrupted gem.
Even more impressively, Diaz currently ranks third in the NY-Penn with 39 strikeouts, and opponents are batting a measly .186 against him this summer.
Diaz, who just turned 21, has certainly put up good numbers this year: a 2.37 ERA, an 11.6 K/9, and a 3.9 BB/9. This week he earned New York-Penn League Pitcher of the Week honors after his latest start when he shutout Batavia over five innings while striking out nine.