Three-year pitching regular at St. Joseph High School in
Perth Amboy, N.J. • Coached by Paul Esposito • Earned all-state,
all-conference and all-division honors as a senior, compiling a 7-3 pitching
mark with a 1.77 earned run average • Registered 58 strikeouts in 59 innings •
Team MVP and 2010 county player of the year • Also played shortstop and
compiled a .340 batting average with 35 RBI, 10 doubles, two triples and five
home runs • Collected all-division, second-team all-conference and third-team
all-county honors as a junior in 2009
after compiling a 5-1 record with a 3.38 earned run average • Tallied 38
strikeouts in 39.1 innings • Played summer league baseball in 2008 and 2009
with New Jersey Super 17, coached by Justin Jensen, Bobby Barth
and former Bulldog pitcher Keith Dilgard • Honor roll student, a peer
mentor and a member of his school’s campus ministry • Also played one season of
basketball in high school.
Born Victor Alejandro Diaz on
January 3, 1992 in Perth Amboy, N.J. • Son of Santia and Victor Diaz of Perth Amboy, N.J.
• Majoring in kinesiology.