Amalio Jose Diaz Fermin
- Bats Right, Throws Right
- Height 6' 2", Weight 170 lb.
- High School Pedro Maria Freitas (as per 2011 Angels Media Guide)
Amalio Diaz has pitched as high as AAA.
Diaz signed with the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim as an undrafted free agent; the scouts were Carlos Porte and Amador Arias. He had a superb first summer, going 6-0 with a 1.13 ERA and .150 opponent average for the 2004 DSL Angels. In 2005, he was 4-2 with 4 saves and a 4.31 ERA for the AZL Angels. That winter, he made his Venezuelan League debut, posting a 6.23 ERA in 3 games for the Caribes de Anzoategui. He bounced around the Angels chain in 2006, appearing for four teams - the AZL Angels (0-1, 5 R in 6 IP), Orem Owlz (0-2, 3.38), Cedar Rapids Kernels (2-1, 5.18, .357 opponent average) and Rancho Cucamonga Quakes (3-0, 1.52), not pitching more than 7 games for any of the four teams. In 2006-2007, he had a 2-4, 4.02 record for the Caribes.
Amalio split 2007 between Cedar Rapids (3-6, Sv, 4.47, .341 opponent average), Rancho Cucamonga (6.27, 1.90 WHIP in 9 G) and the Arkansas Travelers (0-2, 4.58). In the winter, he had a 3-1, 4.14 record for Anzoategui. In '08, he pitched again for the Quakes (7-4, 4.28) and Travelers (3-4, 4.40). He tied Robert Fish and Trevor Reckling for 5th among Angels farmhands in wins behind Sean O'Sullivan, Anthony Ortega, Michael Anton and Shane Loux. He fell to 0-4, 6.37 for the 2008-2009 Caribes, walking 23 in 29 2/3 IP.
With Arkansas in 2009, Diaz went 3-7 with a 3.65 ERA. That winter, he pitched for both the Caribes (0-2, 4.76) and the Aguilas del Zulia (3 shutout innings). In 2010, he again had a split season, this time with Arkansas (2 Sv, 2.29 in 10 G, .61 WHIP) and the Salt Lake Bees (5-6, Sv, 5.68, .310 opponent average). He was stellar as Zulia's closer in 2010-2011, going 3-3 with 9 saves and a 1.67 ERA. He was third in the Venezuelan League in saves, trailing Ronald Belisario and Dan Cortes.
In 2011, Amalio spent all year with Salt Lake, going 4-2 with a 5.85 ERA and walking 37 in 60 innings, worse control than in the past.
- 2011 Angels Media Guide
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