USFNation: So how is the season going so far?
Diaz: Well, we're starting to come together as a team now. For a while there we were struggling a little bit, but I feel that the team chemistry is back where it's supposed to be.
USFN: How long have you been playing baseball?
Diaz: I've been playing baseball ever since I was born. Ever since I moved to Miami from Venezuela I have been playing baseball. So, ever since I was four or five years old.
USFN: Do you play any other sports?
Diaz: I've never played any other sports in, like a league or in school. But I like to play all other sports. I am very athletic. I love all other types of sports.
USFN: Why did you decide to transfer to USF?
Diaz: My mom and I felt that we needed to get out of Miami. And USF just fits everything. It is close to home. My mom can visit me. I love the coaches. Everything just fits.
USFN: Do you play any other positions?
Diaz: I could play any other position. Wherever the team needs me, I'll do.
USFN: Why do you like Shortstop?
Diaz: That's the position I have been playing since I was little. That's where I've been taught to play. I also feel like I am in command of the infield. I feel like I can make a lot of things happen and be a spark plug for this team.
USFN: What were your goals coming into the season?
Diaz: My number one goal is to get us to the Regionals, maybe to Omaha. My goal is to do whatever I can to keep this team together.
USFN: What are you plans after graduation?
Diaz: I plan to hopefully play professional baseball.
USFN: Do you have any superstitions?
Diaz: I have a whole bunch. I always bite my glove, and when I go up to the plate I talk to myself as I go up, say a little prayer every time. I never touch the foul lines, always hop over them. I where the same things every day: the same wristbands, the same armbands, and the same batting gloves. And I never wash them.