Venezuelan-born Elas David Diáz Soto plays catcher for the Colorado Rockies in Major League Baseball. Previously, he was a member of the Pittsburgh Pirates.
Diáz joined the Pittsburgh Pirates in 2008 as an unrestricted foreign free agent. For the Pirates of the Venezuelan Summer League, he made his professional debut in 2009.
He played with the Gulf Coast Pirates from 2010 to 2013 (batting.210), West Virginia Power from 2011 to 2012 (batting .221, then.208 the following year), and Bradenton Marauders (batting .279).
With the Double-A Altoona Curve, Dáz began the year 2014.
After hitting .328 with Altoona, he was promoted to the Triple-A Indianapolis Indians in August, but he struggled in AAA, batting just .152/.243/.182. Dáz was added to the Pirates’ 40-man roster on November 20, 2014.
In the major leagues, Diaz had a batting line of 0–2 in 2015, 0–4 in 2016, and.223/.265/.314 with one home run in 200 at-bats in 2017.
Diáz was not extended a contract by Pittsburgh on December 2 of this year, making him a free agent.
Diaz and the Colorado Rockies agreed to a minor league contract on January 6, 2020. Diáz was chosen for the Rockies’ Opening Day roster on July 22, 2020, and was later added to the 40-man roster.
In 73 plate appearances throughout 2020, Daz batted.235/.288/.353 with 2 home runs.
In 106 games in 2021, he batted .246/.310/.464 with 18 home runs and 44 RBI. Daz and the Rockies agreed to a three-year, $14.5 million deal on November 18, 2021.
What Is Elias Díaz Nationality?
Elias Díaz is Venezuelan. He was born in Maracaibo, Venezuela.