Luis Urías Stats
- Height / Weight
- 5' 10" / 202 lbs.
- Date of Birth (Age)
- 6/3/1997 (26)
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Luis Urías News
Seattle Mariners infielder Luis Urias will likely play third base for his new club in the 2024 season. The news comes after Wednesday's trade of third baseman Eugenio Suarez to the D-backs in exchange for right-hander Carlos Vargas and catcher Seby Zavala. Recently acquired in a trade with the Boston Red Sox, Urias has experience at third base, shortstop, and second base in his big-league career, and while his 1,319 1/3 innings at the hot corner are his most at any single position, he does have fairly even playing time at those three spots. The 26-year-old struggled to a .194 average with three homers across 177 plate appearances between the Brewers and Red Sox in 2023 but did swat 39 home runs across the 2021 and 2022 seasons and posted a healthy .789 OPS as recently as the 2021 campaign.
Boston Red Sox infielder Luis Urias has been traded to the Seattle Mariners on Friday. The Red Sox were likely going to non-tender Urias, but instead were able to get something for him. In exchange for Urias, the Red Sox will receive right-hander Isaiah Campbell. Urias was unable to get anything going during his injury-plagued 2023 season. He slashed .194/.337/.299 with three home runs and 18 RBI in 45 games. The good news is, Urias is only 26 years old and has posted good numbers in the past. The Mariners are willing to roll the dice here and might have a possible starting second baseman if Urias can turn it around.
The Boston Red Sox placed infielder Luis Urias (calf) on the 10-day injured list (retroactive to Sept. 21) on Friday with a left-calf strain and recalled infielder Enmanuel Valdez from Triple-A Worcester in a corresponding move. The move to put Urias on the injured list will effectively end his 2023 season. The 26-year-old Mexican spent this year with the Milwaukee Brewers and Red Sox, hitting a miserable .194/.337/.299 with only three home runs, six doubles, 18 RBI and 18 runs scored in 177 trips to the plate over 52 games played. In 32 games for Boston, he hit .225 (20-for-89) with two homers, 13 RBI and 13 runs scored. With Urias out of the picture, Pablo Reyes and rookie Ceddanne Rafaela will battle for extra playing time on Boston's infield for the final nine games of the season.
Milwaukee Brewers infielder Luis Urias took a step back from a respectable 2021 season in 2022, slashing .239/.335/.404 with 16 home runs and 47 RBI in 472 plate appearances. The 25-year-old hit the ball in the air more than ever, raising his launch angle to a career-high 18 degrees. Unfortunately, he did not hit the ball as hard as he did in 2021, with an average exit velocity and hard-hit rate in the bottom 25 percent of baseball. Consequently, his HR/FB% dropped from 16.9% to 11.9%. He also did not see as much playing time, despite playing second base, third base, and shortstop. Urias is currently being drafted at pick 249 overall, putting him squarely in the middle infielder/corner infielder range. Urias' role with the team will play a large part in determining his fantasy value, but it would not be inconceivable for him to hit 20 HR with 65 runs scored and 65 RBI if he can see consistent playing time. This possibility coupled with his multi-position eligibility makes him well worth a late-round pick.