Yuli Gurriel Stats
- Height / Weight
- 6' 0" / 215 lbs.
- Date of Birth (Age)
- 6/9/1984 (36)
Yuli Gurriel Season Stats
Last 10 Games
Yuli Gurriel News
Houston Astros first baseman Yuli Gurriel and the team will travel to Seattle to take on the Mariners beginning Friday. Gurriel has been white-hot at the plate through the first two weeks of the season and currently is enjoying a five-game hitting streak. Over his last 16 at-bats, Gurriel is hitting .562 with three doubles and five walks. Through his first 42 at-bats, the 36-year-old is slashing .429/.547/.595 with five extra-base hits. Gurriel is a very streaky hitter so when he gets hot, and he is right now, he is a must-start in any fantasy format.
Houston Astros first baseman Yuli Gurriel is off to a strong start this season heading into Friday's action. Through his first 26 at-bats, Gurriel is slashing .346/.469/.500 and has three multiple-hit games. Gurriel now gets a favorable matchup Friday against left-handed starter Sean Manaea. The 36-year-old posted a .565 slugging percentage against lefties last season and sports a .290 career batting average against Manaea through 31 plate appearances. Gurriel will provide some sneaky, strong value in DFS formats for Friday.
Houston Astros first baseman Yuli Gurriel went 3-for-3 with a home run and two walks in the Astros 9-5 victory over the A's. Gurriel went hitless in the first game of the season but busted out in this game. He went deep for his first home run of the season in the fourth inning and reached base in all five of his plate appearances. The 36-year-old is hoping to bounce back after a disappointing 2020 season and will try and carry this performance into Saturday's action.
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.