19-Year-Old Pitcher – Los Angeles Dodgers
2016 Fantasy Baseball Outlook
Urias just turned 19 in August, but despite his youth, he's on the cusp of the big leagues after making it all the way to Triple-A last year. Overall between multiple levels, Urias tallied 80.1 inning...
Urias has been hammered in three consecutive starts for Triple-A Oklahoma City, allowing 15 runs in just 5.1 innings with a 6:7 K:BB.
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Los Angeles Dodgers Roster
MajorsAnderson, Brett (P)
AAAAnderson, Lars (OF)
AAArruebarrena, Erisbel (SS)
A+Bellinger, Cody (1B)
AHolmes, Grant (P)
RookieAlvarez, Yadier (P)
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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks
It may sound crazy to expect Urias to dominate against Double-A hitters in 2015 as an 18-year-old, but itís no more outlandish than the idea of him dominating High-A hitters as a 17-year-old, and thatís exactly what he did last season with Rancho Cucamonga. Urias is one of the most advanced teenage arms of all time. He posted a 2.36 ERA and a 109:37 K:BB ratio in 87.2 innings in 2014, and was extra filthy in the second half, putting up a 1.20 ERA with 62 strikeouts in his final 45 innings of the season. The Mexican lefty already possesses a plus fastball and an unfair curveball that could border on double-plus, and he made strides last season with his changeup, which now looks like a potential third plus offering if he can command it better. To say that an 18-year-oldís floor is a No. 3 starter on a contending team may sound insane, but itís hard to argue the contrary in Uriasí case. A stellar first half at Double-A in 2015 may force the Dodgersí hand and earn him a promotion to Triple-A before his 19th birthday.
Urias emerged as one of the organization's top prospects last season, tossing 54.1 innings of 2.48 ERA ball as a 17-year-old for Low-A Great Lakes. It's quite rare to see someone so young have this level of success in full-season ball, so there is reason to be excited about his long-term upside. That said, he is still very young, and at a listed 5-foot-11, 160 pounds, he doesn't exactly have the mound presence of Randy Johnson. The Dodgers are expected to take their time with Urias, so it would be a surprise to see him finish 2014 at a level above High-A.