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 Gio Urshela went 2-for-4 with a triple and a home run in Thursday's 7-5 loss to the Minnesota Twins. Urshela tripled in the first inning but was stranded on the base, then swatted his seventh homer of the season in the fourth inning. The 29-year-old is one of the hottest hitters in the Yankee lineup, having collected a hit in each of his last nine games, four of them of the multi-hit variety. Urshela is batting .368 during his hitting streak and makes for an excellent DFS option while he's playing this well.
New York Yankees third baseman Gio Urshela went 2-for-5 with a pair of base hits in Sunday's 6-5 loss to the Boston Red Sox. Urshela's hits were a couple of loud ones, registering exit velocities of 110.1 MPH and 97.9 MPH, as he recorded his second straight multi-hit contest. The 29-year-old was in a bit of a funk to end the month of May, though he is now riding a six-game hitting streak with three doubles and a homer in that span. DFS investors should ride the hot hand, especially with matchups coming up against Minnesota Twins' pitching. The Twins own a 4.76 ERA, fifth-worst in the league.
New York Yankees third baseman Gio Urshela went 2-for-4 with a home run and two RBI in Wednesday's 4-3 win over the Tampa Bay Rays. Urshela and the Yankees struck quickly in the first inning, as he sent the first pitch he saw over the right-field seats at an exit velocity of 103.4 MPH. After an 0-for-12, Urshela suddenly has three hits in his last two games. His .268 expected batting average and .480 expected slugging percentage suggest that he should remain a strong late-round option at the third base position.
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.