Jason McLeod is a very busy gentleman as of late.
Nov 1, 2011; Chicago, IL, USA; Chicago Cubs vice president of scouting Jason McLeod (left) , president of baseball operations Theo Epstein (middle) and new general manager Jed Hoyer (right) in attendance at a press conference at Wrigley Field. Mandatory Credit: Jerry Lai-USA TODAY Sports
Diaz has a very similar story to a lot of the recently acquired pitching by the Cubs. He’s had previous success in other leagues followed up by being injured. After his injury, he showed promise within the Houston Astros system dominating short and low-A ball.
The cubs continue to stockpile these low cost-high potential pitchers at all levels of their baseball operations. These are the types of moves that reflect Epstein’s “be competitive for years to come” mentality.