Colorado Rockies Sign Catcher To Extension

The Colorado Rockies have signed catcher Elias Diaz to a three-year contract extension. Although the specific breakdown of the contract hasn't been reported, it does come with a guaranteed $14.5 million.

Diaz is coming off one of the best seasons of his seven-year career thus far. In 106 games, he had 18 home runs, 44 RBIs and a .246 batting average. His home run and RBI totals were the highest of his MLB career thus far. During the 2018 campaign with the Pittsburgh Pirates, however, he had a .286 batting average in 82 games. Perhaps he can hit for contact like that moving forward, too.

Behind the plate, he also has a very strong arm, so it isn't the easiest of tasks to try to steal bases on him. That's another nice perk that comes with keeping him around for the Rockies.

Overall, this doesn't seem like a bad contract at all for the 31-year-old catcher. It's affordable and Diaz showed this season that he does have the ability to be a bit of a power threat. We will have to now wait and see if he can replicate his totals at the plate these next few seasons. If he does, that $4,833,333 average salary is absolutely worth it for the Rockies. 

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