- Height / Weight
- 6' 0" / 190 lbs.
- Date of Birth (Age)
- 6/9/1984 (35)
The Houston Astros signed first baseman Yuli Gurriel to a one-year, $8.3 million deal on Monday. The deal will contain $250,000 in award bonuses for 2020, and he'll have the right to declare free agency at the end of the year. The 35-year-old Cuban had by far his best season in the big leagues in 2019, slashing .298/.343/.541 with a career-high 31 home runs, 104 RBI, 85 runs scored and five stolen bases in 144 games for the 'Stros. Houston ultimately fell short in the World Series in seven games, but Gurriel was a force at the plate all season long. He's hit above .290 the last three seasons and has plenty of pop in this potent lineup, making him an attractive fantasy corner infielder even if some regression is on its way.
Houston Astros first baseman Yuli Gurriel started off Game 7 with a second-inning home run that gave the Astros a 1-0 lead on Wednesday. He singled later in the game and had four high-quality at-bats. It certainly wasnt his fault that the Astros couldnt score more than two runs. They couldnt defend their home turf and lost all four games in Houston. The Nationals take home the championship after one of the greatest postseason stories to date.
Houston Astros first baseman Yuli Gurriel will hit fifth against the Nationals Max Scherzer in Game 5 of the World Series. Gurriel will carry a five-game playoff hitting streak into this pivotal game and is hitting .278 with two doubles and three runs batted in during the World Series. Gurriel is hitting only .172 on the road during the postseason but will need to deliver with the series tied up at 2-2.