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Jose Urquidy
Trending: ↑ 58%
P | B/T: R/R | 6' 0" 217LBS | Age: 25

MLB Pipeline Rank
Poor Avg Great

Stats

W L ERA G GS SV IP SO WHIP
2020 1 1 2.73 5 5 0 29.2 17 1.01
2 Seasons 3 2 3.44 14 12 0 70.2 57 1.06
G W-L ERA IP SO WHIP
2020 5 1-1 2.73 29.2 17 1.01
2 Seasons 14 3-2 3.44 70.2 57 1.06

Standard MLB Pitching Statistics

SeasonTmLGBFWLERAGGSSVIPHRERHRBBSOWHIP
2019 HOU AL 167 2 1 3.95 9 7 0 41.0 38 18 18 6 7 40 1.10
2020 HOU AL 116 1 1 2.73 5 5 0 29.2 22 9 9 4 8 17 1.01
*: All Star Season, Rankings AL/NL: Top 5 10 15 20      Click for Chart.

Scouting Report

2020

Largely unknown outside of the organization entering 2019, Urquidy turned in one of the clutch performances of the year when he spun five shutout innings to win Game 4 of the World Series. He has demonstrated the best control and command in the system since the Astros purchased him from the Mexican League's Mexico City Red Devils for $100,000 in 2015. He missed all of 2017 following Tommy John surgery but raced from Short-Season ball to the big leagues in little more than a year when he returned.

Urquidy's stuff ticked up in his first full year back from elbow reconstruction, and he now works at 92-94 mph and touches 97 with riding life on his four-seam fastball. His best pitch remains his plus changeup with fade that he throws with deceptive arm speed. He was much more effective against left-handers than right-handers in 2019 because he lacks a quality breaking pitch, with his newer slider showing more promise than his softer curveball.

Urquidy doesn't have huge margin for error but usually locates his pitches with precision. Formerly projected as a middle reliever or swingman, he'll open 2020 in Houston's rotation. If he can continue to improve his slider, he could settle in as a No. 3 or 4 starter.



Statcast - Pitching

Season Pitches Batted Balls Barrels Barrel % Exit Velocity Launch Angle Sweet Spot % XBA XSLG WOBA XWOBA XWOBACON Hard Hit % K % BB % ERA xERA
2019 693 120 12 10.0 87 17.8 35.8 .236 .439 .285 .299 .378 29.2 24.0 4.2 3.95 3.76
2020 429 90 6 6.7 89.8 16.7 37.8 .283 .468 .259 .335 .362 38.9 14.7 6.9 2.73 5.25
ALL 1122 210 18 8.6 88.2 17.3 36.7 .255 .451 .274 .314 .371 33.3 20.1 5.3
MLB 43639 6.4 88.3 11.9 32.8 .250 .414 .317 .321 .376 34.9 21.8 8.3

Transactions

Team Date Transaction
09/05/2020 Houston Astros activated RHP Jose Urquidy from the 10-day injured list.
07/12/2020 Houston Astros placed RHP Jose Urquidy on the 10-day injured list.
08/31/2019 Houston Astros recalled RHP Jose Urquidy from Round Rock Express.
08/02/2019 Houston Astros optioned RHP Jose Urquidy to Round Rock Express.
07/20/2019 Houston Astros recalled Jose Urquidy from Round Rock Express.
07/08/2019 Houston Astros optioned RHP Jose Urquidy to Round Rock Express.
07/02/2019 Houston Astros selected the contract of Jose Urquidy from Round Rock Express.
05/15/2019 RHP Jose Urquidy assigned to Round Rock Express from Corpus Christi Hooks.
03/27/2019 RHP Jose Hernandez-Urquidy assigned to Corpus Christi Hooks from Fayetteville Woodpeckers.
01/22/2019 Houston Astros invited non-roster RHP Jose Hernandez to spring training.
11/18/2018 Venados de Mazatlan placed RHP Jose Hernandez on the reserve list.
10/11/2018 RHP Jose Hernandez assigned to Venados de Mazatlan.
07/14/2018 Buies Creek Astros activated RHP Jose Hernandez from the 7-day injured list.
06/21/2018 Buies Creek Astros sent RHP Jose Hernandez on a rehab assignment to Tri-City ValleyCats.
04/05/2018 Buies Creek Astros placed RHP Jose Hernandez on the 7-day disabled list.
09/27/2017 Buies Creek Astros activated RHP Jose Hernandez from the 7-day disabled list.
07/23/2016 Jose Hernandez assigned to Lancaster JetHawks from Quad Cities River Bandits.
04/05/2016 RHP Jose Hernandez assigned to Quad Cities River Bandits from Tri-City ValleyCats.
03/26/2016 RHP Jose Hernandez assigned to Houston Astros.
12/01/2015 Venados de Mazatlan placed RHP Jose Hernandez on the reserve list.
10/21/2015 RHP Jose Hernandez assigned to Venados de Mazatlan.
10/21/2015 Venados de Mazatlan placed RHP Jose Hernandez on the reserve list.
08/12/2015 RHP Jose Hernandez assigned to Tri-City ValleyCats from Greeneville Astros.
07/09/2015 RHP Jose Hernandez assigned to Greeneville Astros.
03/09/2015 Houston Astros signed RHP Jose Hernandez.