José Urquidy Stats
- Height / Weight
- 6' 0" / 217 lbs.
- Date of Birth (Age)
- 5/1/1995 (28)
José Urquidy Season Stats
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Houston Astros right-hander Jose Urquidy will start Game 4 of the American League Championship Series on Thursday in Texas against the Rangers as the Astros look to even up the best-of-seven series at two games apiece. Urquidy allowed two earned runs on three hits (two home runs) while walking one and striking out six to pick up the win in 5 2/3 innings in Game 4 of the ALDS against the Minnesota Twins in his only postseason appearance this year. The Rangers bats have cooled off a bit so far in the ALCS, but Urquidy still faces a tough assignment on the road on Thursday. The 28-year-old Mexican only appeared in 16 games (10 starts) during the regular season while missing a big chunk of time due to injury, and he didn't face the Rangers at all in 2023.
Houston Astros right-hander Jose Urquidy will start Game 4 of the American League Division Series on Wednesday in Minnesota against the Twins. It will be Urquidy instead of right-hander J.P. France in Game 4 as the Astros look to finish off the Twins and advance to the Championship Series. The 28-year-old Urquidy will be making his first playoff appearance this year after tossing nine shutout innings with four walks and four strikeouts in two appearances (one start) to close out the regular season. Urquidy missed a large chunk of the 2023 season due to injury and had a 5.29 ERA, 1.43 WHIP and only 45 K's in 63 innings over 16 outings (10 starts). He faced the Twins just once this year back on April 7 and allowed an earned run while walking one and striking out six in 5 1/3 innings in a no-decision. Urquidy will have a short leash and isn't a big strikeout artist.
Houston Astros manager Dusty Baker said the team is wrestling with a couple of pitchers -- J.P. France and Jose Urquidy -- for the Game 4 start of the American League Division Series in Minnesota against the Twins on Wednesday. France had a rough second half of the season, but overall he was solid for Houston with an 11-6 record, 3.83 ERA, 1.36 WHIP and 101 strikeouts in 136 1/3 innings over 24 appearances (23 starts). Urquidy was much more inconsistent (5.29 ERA and 1.43 WHIP with only 45 strikeouts in 63 innings) and missed a big chunk of the regular season due to injury. The 28-year-old right-hander pitched in only 16 games (10 starts) all year. France is the more likely choice and the more intriguing DFS option.
Houston Astros pitcher Jose Urquidy was efficient despite being limited with shoulder discomfort in 2021. He posted an 8-3 record with a 3.62 ERA, 4.01 xERA,0.99 WHIP, 4.14 FIP, and 90 strikeouts over 107 innings. The 26-year-old isn't an elite strikeout pitcher (32nd percentile in K%) but has excellent command, as evidenced by last year's 96th percentile walk rate. He should limit any self-damage by using his four-pitch arsenal, led by his great changeup. The right-hander's lack of durability is concerning, as he's only thrown for 100-plus innings just once in his career. ATC projects Urquidy with a 9-7 record, 10 quality starts, 4.25 ERA, 1.17 WHIP, and 120 strikeouts over 137 innings in 2022. According to Rotoballer's Expected Draft Values, ATC's projections have Urquidy roughly fair value at his ADP of 214. Urquidy will provide good ratios and is solid SP 4/5 in upcoming fantasy drafts despite the lack of durability.