Springfield Central's Isan Diaz commits to Vandy

Springfield Central senior shortstop Isan Diaz has verbally committed to Vanderbilt University for the 2014-15 school year.

Russ Held of MassLive.com was the first to report the news.

Considered one of the best defensive middle infielders in New England, Diaz was named to ESPN Boston's annual All-State Team last spring after batting .435 with 23 RBI and three home runs in 15 games. At least one scouting service, Nine Baseball, has Diaz listed as one of the 100 best high school prospects for the 2014 MLB Draft.

Diaz joins Barnstable's Will Toffey among Massachusetts prospects currently committed to the Commodores. Diaz is expected to sign during next week's National Letter of Intent early signing period.