D-backs round out Day 1 selections with Diaz at No. 70

D-backs round out Day 1 selections with Diaz at No. 70

DENVER -- The D-backs selected high school shortstop Isan Diaz with their Compensation Round B pick (No. 70 overall) in the 2014 First-Year Player Draft.

Diaz, who turned 18 last month, likely will need to move to second base when he gets to professional baseball.

The left-handed hitter has excellent rhythm and tempo in his swing and he is a gap-to-gap hitter rather than a power one.

Diaz has outstanding hands and instincts on defense and, though his arm and lack of speed will likely move him to second, he has shown that he can play on that side of the infield as well.

Diaz played at Springfield Central (Mass.) High School and has committed to play at Vanderbilt University.

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