Yuli Gurriel Stats
- Height / Weight
- 6' 0" / 215 lbs.
- Date of Birth (Age)
- 6/9/1984 (37)
Yuli Gurriel Season Stats
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Yuli Gurriel News
Houston Astros first baseman Yuli Gurriel will head into the team's ALDS against the White Sox trying to put his October woes in the past. Gurriel enjoyed another strong regular season, slashing .319/.383/.462 with 15 home runs, 31 doubles, 81 runs batted in and 83 runs scored through 143 games. Gurriel hit .330 in the month of September but has struggled offensively in the playoffs. Over his last 39 playoff games, The 37-year-old is only 30-for-147 (.204) with only eight extra-base hits. Gurriel will face the White Sox starter Lance Lynn in Game 1.
Houston Astros manager Dusty Baker is giving three of his top hitters a day of rest for Sunday's season finale against the Oakland Athletics. Alex Bregman, Yuli Gurriel and Yordan Alvarez are all out of the starting lineup for the game. Aledmys Diaz is covering third base with Marwin Gonzalez at first base and Jake Meyers at designated hitter. Gurriel, who is hitting .318 this year, will likely take the AL Batting Crown. He has a small lead on his teammate Michael Brantley, who is hitting .313 and playing on Sunday. Brantley is unlikely to surpass Gurriel on Sunday without Gurriel's average dropping.
Houston Astros first baseman Yuli Gurriel isn't starting on Saturday against the Oakland Athletics and left-hander Sean Manaea. The veteran is batting .315 with a .381 on-base percentage, 14 home runs, and a stolen base in 585 plate appearances this season. It'll be Marwin Gonzalez playing first on Saturday and hitting sixth against Manaea. Gonzalez is batting .201 with a .279 on-base percentage, five home runs, and three stolen bases in 295 plate appearances this season. You're probably better off looking elsewhere for streaming help.
Houston Astros first baseman Yuli Gurriel is coming off his worst season as a big leaguer, posting a pitiful .232/.274/.384 triple slash along with a 79 wRC+ in 230 PA. Nonetheless, Houston elected to bring him back on a one-year deal and give him the opportunity to bounce back as the starting first baseman. Despite a poor 2020 showing, there's reason to believe a rebound is possible for Gurriel. His .232 BA is primarily the result of hard luck, as Gurriel's .235 BABIP is by far the lowest of his career. His strikeout rate remained superb at 11.7% despite his age, and his .268 xBA isn't too far off his career .277 xBA. His 89.3 MPH average exit velocity and 13.9-degree average launch angle are both on par with his career marks as well. Gurriel will likely never reach the power numbers he saw in 2019 again, as his 31 homers and .243 ISO look like the product of a juiced ball and a 15.6% HR/FB ratio, which is nearly double his career HR/FB ratio outside of 2019. First base isn't as loaded with sluggers as it once was, and Gurriel offers late round stability at the position, something especially valuable in deep leagues and AL-Only leagues. He doesn't offer the same ceiling as the youngsters going around him such as Bobby Dalbec or Andrew Vaughn, but Gurriel's floor is much higher. He's a quiet bounce back candidate that could help with batting average and RBI.