Jose Urquidy Stats
- Height / Weight
- 6' 0" / 217 lbs.
- Date of Birth (Age)
- 5/1/1995 (26)
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Houston Astros starting pitcher Jose Urquidy will start Game 3 of the American League Championship Series against the Boston Red Sox on Monday. Urquidy will be making his first start of the postseason after pitching to a 3.62 ERA and a 4.14 FIP to go along with 90 strikeouts and 19 walks in 107 innings during the regular season. The right-hander made one start against Boston earlier this year on May 31, allowing three hits, one earned run, and a walk in six innings while striking out a season-high nine batters.
Houston Astros pitcher Jose Urquidy was originally slated to start Game 4 of the ALDS against the Chicago White Sox. However, after the game was postponed from Monday to Tuesday, manager Dusty Baker decided to go with Lance McCullers Jr. as the team's starter on short rest instead. As a result, Urquidy will be available out of the bullpen for the game, according to Baker. The 26-year-old right-hander has yet to pitch this postseason, but he made eight appearances (four starts) over the last two postseasons and performed well, pitching to a 2.46 ERA and a 1.12 WHIP.
Houston Astros starter Jose Urquidy will take the mound Tuesday night against the Rays. Urquidy has made four starts since returning from a shoulder injury and is 2-0 during that span with a 1.13 WHIP and a 4.34 ERA. The right-handed starter has been able to extend his pitch count in each proceeding start but has allowed 17 hits over his last 18 2/3 innings pitched. Urquidy twirled seven shutout innings against the Rays on May 1 but that was before he dealt with shoulder issues. Urquidy will be a middle-of-the-road DFS option for Tuesday.
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.