Lourdes Gurriel Jr. Stats
- Height / Weight
- 6' 4" / 215 lbs.
- Date of Birth (Age)
- 10/10/1993 (28)
Lourdes Gurriel Jr. Season Stats
Last 10 Games
Lourdes Gurriel Jr. News
Toronto Blue Jays outfielder Lourdes Gurriel Jr. will be on the bench for Tuesday's game against right-hander Jordan Hicks and the St. Louis Cardinals. Raimel Tapia is getting the start in left field and batting ninth in the game. Gurriel seems to be falling out of favor due to his early struggles. He was on the bench Sunday, then he batted eighth in Monday's game and now he's sitting for the second time in three games. Over 39 games on the year, the 28-year-old is slashing .225/.273/.326 with two home runs, 12 RBI and 13 runs.
Toronto Blue Jays outfielder Lourdes Gurriel Jr. is out of the starting lineup for Sunday's game against the Cincinnati Reds. Raimel Tapia is getting the start in left field for the game. Gurriel suffered a hamstring injury this past Thursday. He sat out on Friday due to the injury, but he returned to the lineup on Saturday and went 1-for-3 in the game. It's been an underwhelming start to the year for the 28-year-old, who is slashing .230/.274/.333 with two home runs, 12 RBI and 13 runs over 38 games.
Toronto Blue Jays outfielder Lourdes Gurriel Jr. (hamstring) is back in the starting lineup for Saturday's game against the Cincinnati Reds. He is back in the lineup after exiting Wednesday's game due to hamstring tightness. Gurriel will play first base and bat eighth versus righty Hunter Greene. Fantasy managers should make sure Gurriel is back in their lineups for Saturday.
It may seem odd to declare someone without a full season played as safe, but that is the resume Gurriel has built. While many others floundered in 2020, Gurriel continued his ascendance in fantasy circles. In parts of three seasons, he has yet to have a bad showing, culminating in his .882 OPS in 57 games last season. The hard-hit percentage was in the 91st percentile, along with an 11.7 barrel rate and 90.8 average exit velocity. The downsides to Gurriel's game are when he doesn't put the bat squarely on the ball. His 34th percentile sprint speed and negative-value baserunning do nothing to aid his quest to grab a base. His walk rate remained very low as well, ranking in the 21st percentile in '20. The walk rate is trending up though. It has gone from 3.4% to 5.8% to 6.3%. If he continues to make strides in that department, it can help cover one of the few holes in his game. Managers still seem hesitant to trust Gurriel, but besides the samples being piecemeal, we have seen little reason not to. Full-time at-bats are headed his way in '21, which should result in career-highs in all counting stats across the board. With an ADP near 100, there are far riskier selections around him in drafts.