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
Minnesota Twins third baseman Gio Urshela is not in the lineup on Saturday vs. the Tampa Bay Rays. This appears to be a routine day of rest for the 30-year-old. Jose Miranda is taking over at third base and batting third in his place. Urshela has been a solid contributor this season, rocking a .274/.330/.402 batting line with five home runs and 24 RBI across 179 at-bats.
Minnesota Twins third baseman Gio Urshela (foot) is not in the starting lineup on Saturday against the Toronto Blue Jays. Urshela exited Friday's game against the Blue Jays early with a sprain in the mid-arch of his left foot, and he's being considered day-to-day for now. It's bad timing, too, as he was hitting .359 with two home runs in his last 10 games. Overall, the former Yankee is hitting .270/.330/.403 with five home runs, 23 RBI and 20 runs scored in 48 games in his first season with the Twins. Rookie Jose Miranda, who clobbered two home runs Friday night, is at third base and is hitting fifth against Jays right-hander Jose Berrios on Saturday. Miranda is hitting just .185 in his first 23 big-league games, but he does have four homers and 10 RBI in 81 at-bats.
Minnesota Twins third baseman Gio Urshela was removed from his team's game against the Toronto Blue Jays on Friday night. Urshela appeared to injure himself during a pickoff play during the contest. He was replaced at third base by Jose Miranda with Luis Arraez entering the game to play first base. Urshela went 1-for-2 with a double before departing. Look for the Twins to update his status after the game on Friday 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.