Gio Urshela Stats
- Height / Weight
- 6' 0" / 215 lbs.
- Date of Birth (Age)
- 10/11/1991 (30)
Gio Urshela Season Stats
Last 10 Games
Gio Urshela News
The New York Yankees and third baseman Gio Urshela avoided salary arbitration on Tuesday by agreeing to a one-year, $6.55 million deal. Urshela will remain in the Bronx for at least one more season, but he wasn't as good in 2021 as he was when he posted an impressive .850 OPS over the previous two seasons. He had a final slash line of .267/.301/.419 in 116 games this year, and he finished the campaign as the club's starting shortstop when they moved Gleyber Torres to second base. Whether the 30-year-old remains at the 6 in 2022 will depend on whether the Yankees can land one of the remaining big free-agent shortstops like Carlos Correa or Trevor Story.
New York Yankees third baseman/shortstop Gio Urshela is in the lineup for Tuesday's Wild Card showdown against Boston. It was unclear if Urshela would be able to suit up after his dugout collision on a heroic catch in the season-finale win over the Rays, though he'll be out there, notably at third base instead of shortstop. The veteran infielder told reporters he is still experiencing some discomfort but said he feels better than the night before. Urshela, who will bat seventh, owns four hits, a home run, and two RBI in his career against Red Sox starter Nathan Eovaldi.
New York Yankees third baseman/shortstop Gio Urshela went 2-for-4 with two runs scored, a home run, and an RBI in Tuesday's 7-2 win over the Blue Jays. Urshela has been on fire at the dish lately, something that continued in New York's big victory Tuesday night. The veteran infielder tacked on an insurance run in the ninth inning, belting a solo homer, his 14th of the year. Like most of the Yankee hitters right now, Urshela is hot at the dish, as he's currently riding an eight-game hitting streak during which he's gone 11-for-25 with seven runs scored, two homers, and two RBI. He's on the streaming radar for those in need of a third baseman/shortstop bat in their pivotal playoff matchups.
After his out-of-nowhere breakout in 2019, the pressure was on New York Yankees third basemanGio Urshela to prove it wasn't a fluke. He lived up to it, as he put together a very nice 2020 season. While he didn't display as strong a power profile as he did in 2019, he did still manage a solid .192 ISO and his Statast batted-ball profile is quite encouraging and not far off from his 2019 breakout season. His average exit velocity (91.4 mph) and expected batting average (.315) both topped his 2019 marks, while his barrel and hard-hit rates were in line with his 2019 season. Urshela also maintained his reputation for putting the ball in play, with his strikeout rate dropping way down to 14.4%, one of the lowest marks in baseball. Urshela also made strides in what was his biggest area of weakness: plate discipline. His walk rate skyrocketed to 10.3%, double what it was in 2019. This was due to Urshela being a bit more selective at the plate. His swing rate dropped 8% to 48.2% swing rate. That drop in swing rate is mainly due to his chase rate dropping 12.5% to 27.6%. Urshela already had an encouraging batted-ball profile, but with an extra boost in plate discipline, he should be a player to believe in going forward and is likely still a bargain with an ADP in the 150s.