Jose Urquidy Stats
- Height / Weight
- 6' 0" / 217 lbs.
- Date of Birth (Age)
- 5/1/1995 (26)
Jose Urquidy Season Stats
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Houston Astros starter Jose Urquidy allowed only one run through six innings pitched as the Astros took down the Red Sox 11-2 on Monday. Urquidy (4-2) held a potent Red Sox lineup to only three hits while punching out nine hitters. The right-handed starter has been lights-out over his last four starts, posting a sparkling 0.68 WHIP with a 1.14 ERA during that span. Pitch counts have hampered Urquidy from pitching deep into games at times but he will head into his next start with a 0.99 WHIP and a 3.02 ERA through 50 2/3 innings pitched this season.
Houston Astros starting pitcher Jose Urquidy (shoulder) will be on the bump for Monday's matchup against the Red Sox. Urquidy has been out of the lineup since May 12 due to shoulder inflammation and has made a few appearances with Double-A Corpus Christi. The 26-year-old has a 3.22 ERA this season but will have his hands full against a Boston club that has played well against right-handed pitching this year.
Houston Astros starting pitcher Jose Urquidy (shoulder) had a solid outing in his rehab start at Double-A on Wednesday. He pitched 3 2/3 scoreless innings, allowing two hits and two walks while striking out three. There's speculation that this rehab start is all he'll need before joining the rotation again. He has a chance to make his next start with the Astros during their series against the Boston Red Sox, which begins on Monday. Urquidy was placed on the injured list on May 13 due to shoulder discomfort. He was 3-2 with a 3.22 ERA and 1.03 WHIP over eight starts before the injury.
The Houston Astros go into the 2021 season with a starting rotation of exciting young arms. Right-handerJose Urquidy, while young, carries the least amount of excitement of the group. After making a solid Major League debut in 2019 with a 3.95 ERA and 1.10 WHIP in 41 innings (nine appearances, seven starts), Urquidy made five starts in 2020 after missing most of the season following a positive COVID-19 diagnosis. In his five starts, Urquidy totaled 29 2/3 innings with a 2.73 ERA and 1.01 WHIP, suggesting he was settling in as a potential star going forward. The underlying numbers don't back this up, however. Last year's sub-3.00 ERA was in spite of a 5.41 SIERA and 5.36 xFIP, while Urquidy only had a 14.7% strikeout rate. His full body of work in the majors, while small, is solid enough but lacks upside in fantasy. A total of 57 strikeouts in 70 2/3 innings is below average, and while his 3.44 career ERA is impressive, his 4.56 SIERA and 4.74 xFIP makes it unlikely that he can keep up a sub-4.00 ERA over a full season. The projection models actually have Urquidy with an ERA north of 4.50. With a current ADP of around 215, Urquidy will need to either increase his strikeouts or defy his projections and put up an ERA around 4.00 if he's to provide positive value in 2021.