Gio Urshela Stats
- Height / Weight
- 6' 0" / 215 lbs.
- Date of Birth (Age)
- 10/11/1991 (29)
Gio Urshela Season Stats
Last 10 Games
Gio Urshela News
New York Yankees third baseman/shortstop Gio Urshela went 1-for-4 with a home run and two RBI in Wednesday's 4-3 win over the Orioles. Urshela belted a two-run homer in the third inning on a ball that left his bat at 102.6 MPH. After a quiet start to September, Urshela appears to be trending in the right direction, as he's 3-for-7 over his last two games. The 29-year-old is set to see consistent playing time moving forward, with the Yankees making him their starting shortstop down the stretch. The two-position eligibility could make Urshela a nice pick-up down the stretch if his bat starts to come to life.
New York Yankees third baseman Gio Urshela (wrist) remains out of the lineup Saturday against the Baltimore Orioles. Urshela has missed the last two games with a wrist injury occurring from a play during Tuesday's game against the Los Angeles Angels. Tyler Wade will play in his spot, batting ninth. Urshela shouldn't have to miss much time after receiving a negative MRI result and should be considered day-to-day. He hasn't been able to reproduce what he's done the past two seasons, slashing .263/.302/.420 with 11 HRs in 90 games, after posting a .889 and .858 OPS in 2019 and 2020, respectively. Fantasy managers can bench Urshela for the time being and may continue benching him upon his return if a better option is available.
New York Yankees third baseman Gio Urshela (wrist) is not in Wednesday's lineup for the contest against the Angels due to a hand issue. Urshela fell on his hand/wrist after throwing to home plate during a double steal situation in Tuesday night's loss to the Angels. The veteran third baseman will get an MRI Thursday, an off day for the Yankees, with the hope that he'll be able to return to action Friday against the Orioles. Rougned Odor will cover third base for Urshela Wednesday and bat seventh against Angels lefty Packy Naughton. Odor has 15 homers in 299 at-bats, giving him cheap upside in DFS formats Wednesday night.
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.