Friday, February 11, 2011

2010 New Hampshire Fisher Cats Jonathan Diaz

Who is this? Toronto Blue Jays minor league infielder Jonathan Diaz
What is this? An autographed card from the 2010 New Hampshire Fisher Cats team set
Where'd I get it? Diaz signed it for me at a Trenton Thunder game last year
How much did it cost? The team set cost around $10, if I remember correctly.

Why is this so special? Diaz is wearing a pink jersey, which was undoubtedly from a Mother's Day/breast cancer awareness game. He's probably not thrilled at the choice of photos used for his baseball card, but at least it's a cool action shot.

Diaz was selected in the 12th round of the 2006 draft. He split last season between AA New Hampshire and AAA Las Vegas, hitting a combined .239 / .348 / .315 with two home runs and five stolen bases in seven attempts. Diaz turns 26 this April, so time is running out for him to show that he deserves a chance in the majors.

Diaz has an interesting signature, though I'm glad I don't have to decipher it.

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