Yuli Gurriel Stats
- Height / Weight
- 6' 0" / 215 lbs.
- Date of Birth (Age)
- 6/9/1984 (37)
Yuli Gurriel Season Stats
Last 10 Games
Yuli Gurriel News
Houston Astros first baseman Yuli Gurriel will be looking for some offensive home-cooking when the team takes on the Rangers on Friday. Gurriel is slugging only .288 in the month of July but has come alive over the last three games at Minute Maid Park, going 5-for-12 during a three-game series against the Indians (soon-to-be Guardians). The 37-year-old has been fantastic hitting at home this season, slashing .311/.380/.485 with 17 extra-base hits, 24 runs scored and 27 runs batted in through 46 games. Gurriel has a positive matchup against a left-handed starter (Rangers Kolby Allard) for Friday night, slashing .313/.377/.472 against lefties this season.
Houston Astros first baseman Yuli Gurriel went 3-for-4 with two runs batted in as Houston beat the White Sox 7-1 on Friday. It was positive start for Gurriel's second half and hopefully this means signs of offensive life for a player who is slugging .268 over his last 15 games played. Gurriel is having a fantastic season but perhaps a clean slate in the second half can propel him onto another hot streak heading into the weekend slate of games.
Houston Astros first baseman Yuli Gurriel went 1-for-4 in the team's epic comeback to beat the Yankees 8-7 on Sunday. Gurriel singled sharply in the ninth inning as the Astros would go on to score six runs and pick up a victory to end a very successful first half. The 37-year-old is coming off a scorching month of June where he posted an OPS of .934. The underrated hitter has come back to earth through the first portion of July (.194 over his last nine games) but will head into the break slashing .313/.377/.472 with 29 extra-base hits, 44 runs scored and 54 runs batted in through 84 games played.
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.