Jose Urquidy
Jose Urquidy
25-Year-Old PitcherSP
Houston Astros
Out
Injury Undisclosed
Est. Return 7/18/2020
2020 Fantasy Outlook
Urquidy entered 2019 as an unheralded prospect, sporting quality earned run averages and walk rates with middling strikeout totals. He finished his first full season since 2017 Tommy John surgery as a member of the rotation for the top seed in the American League. A velocity jump fueled his rise. He sat 90-91 mph with his fastball before TJS, but averaged 93 mph and touched 97 last year. His slider and changeup are quality offerings, but his top tool is plus command. In seven starts and two relief appearances at the big-league level, his walk rate was low as usual (4.2%), though his strikeout rate dropped to a merely good 24.0%. He had some gems and a couple clunkers, and when he was on, he looked the part of at least a mid-rotation starter. Entering his age-24/25 season, he appears poised to be the No. 4 or No. 5 starter on a team that has won 100-plus games in each of the last three seasons. Read Past Outlooks
$Signed a contract with the Astros in March of 2015.
Unable to report
PHouston Astros
Undisclosed
July 4, 2020
Urquidy has yet to report to camp with the Astros for undisclosed reasons, Brian McTaggart of MLB.com reports.
ANALYSIS
If Urquidy's absence is coronavirus-related, the Astros wouldn't legally be allowed to say. Manager Dusty Baker said simply that the righty "has a condition preventing him from reporting to the field." Whether or not he'll be able to report in time to take his presumed place in the Astros' Opening Day rotation remains to be seen.
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Pitching Appearances Breakdown
Average Pitch Count
66
Last 10 Games
62
Last 5 Games
50
How many pitches does Jose Urquidy generally throw?
 
1-10
 
11-20
 
21-30
 
31-40
 
41-50
 
51-60
 
61-70
 
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111-120
 
121+
 
1-10
 
11-20
 
21-30
 
31-40
 
41-50
 
51-60
 
61-70
 
71-80
 
81-90
 
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111-120
 
121+
 
1-10
 
11-20
 
21-30
 
31-40
 
41-50
 
51-60
 
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81-90
 
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111-120
 
121+
What part of the game does Jose Urquidy generally pitch?
 
 
 
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Extra
% Games Reaching Innings Threshold
% Games By Number of Innings Pitched
Left/Right Pitching Splits
Since 2017
 
 
-40%
BAA vs LHP
2019
 
 
-40%
BAA vs LHP
2018
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2017
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BAA Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR
Since 2017vs Left .179 81 22 3 14 2 0 3
Since 2017vs Right .300 86 18 4 24 6 0 3
2019vs Left .179 81 22 3 14 2 0 3
2019vs Right .300 86 18 4 24 6 0 3
2018vs Left 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2018vs Right 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2017vs Left 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2017vs Right 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
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Home/Away Pitching Splits
Since 2017
 
 
-8%
ERA at Home
2019
 
 
-8%
ERA at Home
2018
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2017
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ERA WHIP IP W L SV K/9 BB/9 HR/9
Since 2017Home 3.80 0.89 21.1 1 0 0 11.4 0.8 1.7
Since 2017Away 4.12 1.32 19.2 1 1 0 5.9 2.3 0.9
2019Home 3.80 0.89 21.1 1 0 0 11.4 0.8 1.7
2019Away 4.12 1.32 19.2 1 1 0 5.9 2.3 0.9
2018Home 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2018Away 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2017Home 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2017Away 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
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Stat Review
How does Jose Urquidy compare to other starting pitchers?
This section compares his stats with all starting pitcher seasons from the previous three seasons (minimum 120 innings)*. The bar represents the player's percentile rank. For example, if the bar is halfway across, then the player falls into the 50th percentile for that stat and it would be considered average.

* Exit Velocity, Barrels/BBE %, Balls Hit 95+ MPH %, and Spin Rate are benchmarked against 2019 data (min 120 IP). See here for more exit velocity/barrels stats plus an explanation of current limitations with that data set.
  • K/BB
    Strikeout to walk ratio.
  • K/9
    Average strikeouts per nine innings.
  • BB/9
    Average walks per nine innings.
  • HR/9
    Average home runs allowed per nine innings.
  • Fastball
    Average fastball velocity.
  • ERA
    Earned run average. The average earned runs allowed per nine innings.
  • WHIP
    Walks plus hits per inning pitched.
  • BABIP
    Batting average on balls in play. Measures how many balls in play against a pitcher go for hits.
  • GB/FB
    Groundball to flyball ratio. The higher the number, the more likely a pitcher is to induce groundballs.
  • Left On Base
    The percentage of base runners that a pitcher strands on base over the course of a season.
  • Exit Velocity
    The speed of the baseball as it comes off the bat, immediately after a batter makes contact.
  • Barrels/BBE
    The percentage of batted ball events resulting in a Barrel. A Barrel is a batted ball with similar exit velocity and launch angle to past ones that led to a minimum .500 batting average and 1.500 slugging percentage.
  • Spin Rate
    Spin Rate is the rate of spin on a baseball after it is released. It is measured in revolutions per minute (rpm).
  • Balls Hit 95+ MPH
    The percentage of batted balls hit that met or exceeded the 95 MPH threshold.
  • Swinging Strike
    The percentage of pitches that result in a swing and a miss.
K/BB
5.71
 
K/9
8.8
 
BB/9
1.5
 
HR/9
1.3
 
Fastball
93.3 mph
 
ERA
3.95
 
WHIP
1.10
 
BABIP
.297
 
GB/FB
0.96
 
Left On Base
73.8%
 
Exit Velocity
87.0 mph
 
Barrels/BBE
9.5%
 
Spin Rate
2316 rpm
 
Balls Hit 95+ MPH
30.2%
 
Swinging Strike
12.0%
 
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Presumed fourth starter
PHouston Astros
June 30, 2020
Urquidy has been added to the Astros' 60-man player pool and is the presumed frontrunner for the fourth-starter role, Brian McTaggart of MLB.com reports.
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Throws four relief innings
PHouston Astros
March 8, 2020
Urquidy allowed three runs on six hits and one walk while striking out three over four innings of relief in Sunday's spring game against the Mets.
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Tosses three scroreless
PHouston Astros
March 4, 2020
Urquidy allowed two hits and struck out four over three scoreless innings in Tuesday's spring game against St. Louis.
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Seemingly locked into rotation spot
PHouston Astros
February 19, 2020
Urquidy's excellent showing in September and the postseason "almost cements him as the team's fourth starter," Chandler Rome of the Houston Chronicle reports.
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Starting Game 4 of World Series
PHouston Astros
October 25, 2019
Urquidy has been named the starter for Game 4 of the World Series against Washington on Saturday, Jerome Solomon of the Houston Chronicle reports.
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