Urshela
2018 Stats
2018 Full Season Projections
AVG
.233
HR
1
RBI
3
R
7
SB
0
 
 
 
 
 
2018 Fantasy Outlook
As his development as a minor-league player progressed to Triple-A for the first time in 2014, Urshela looked like a slick-fielding third baseman capable of exceeding the low expectations he brought to the table as a prospect, especially since he showed more power at the pl... read more
As his development as a minor-league player progressed to Triple-A for the first time in 2014, Urshela looked like a slick-fielding third baseman capable of exceeding the low expectations he brought to the table as a prospect, especially since he showed more power at the plate at Double-A and above. The Indians have turned to him in two of the last three seasons when injuries created a need for infield depth on their 25-man roster, but the results have been underwhelming to this point at the top level. Although he's done a nice job limiting strikeouts (17.7 percent K%), a .225/.273/.314 line over 453 plate appearances has left the door open for other players on the organizational depth chart to bypass him in the battle for leftover scraps of playing time. Additionally, Urshela didn't tear the cover off the ball during his time at Triple-A Columbus last year (.266/.321/.374), and increasingly, his future looks like that of a Quad-A player.
LEAGUE: AAA    BATS: R    Throws: R    HT: 6'0"    WT: 215 lbs.    DOB: 10/11/1991    College: None    Drafted: 2008Show Contract
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Gio Urshela Contract Info:
Signed a one-year contract with the Indians in March of 2018. Traded to the Blue Jays in May of 2018. Traded to the Yankees in August of 2018.
Sent to Yankees
3BNew York Yankees  AAA
August 4, 2018
Urshela was traded to the Yankees for an undisclosed return Saturday, Conor Foley of the Times-Tribune reports.
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2018 Stat Review for Gio Urshela
0.20 BB/K
TERRIBLE
4.4 % BB Rate
POOR
21.7 % K Rate
WEAK
0.609 OPS
TERRIBLE
0.283 OBP
TERRIBLE
0.233 AVG
TERRIBLE
0.281 BABIP
LOW
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  1. Gio Urshela 2018 Preseason Outlook
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  2. Gio Urshela 2017 Preseason Outlook
    Urshela spent all of 2016 with Triple-A Columbus after playing 81 games for Cleveland in 2015 without much success at the plate. While he hit .274 against minor league pitching, Urshela didn't exactly light the world on fire, hitting just eight home runs and slugging .380 without stealing a single base. In addition, his 2016 numbers represented a decline from 2014 where he hit .276 while slugging .476 for Columbus. On the bright side, Urshela lowered his strikeout rate to 11.8 percent, down from 20.1 percent with the Indians. Still, his power numbers are headed in the wrong direction, a trend he'll need to reverse to put himself back on the club's radar as a potential big league starter. Meanwhile, 24-year-old third baseman Jose Ramirez broke out for a huge year for the Indians, and while Ramirez isn't an elite defender at third and could be moved in the future, Urshela will need to show more at the plate to earn another crack at the majors.
  3. Gio Urshela 2016 Preseason Outlook
    Urshela's bid to unseat Lonnie Chisenhall at the hot corner never got off the launch pad in spring due to a balky back and he opened the season at Triple-A Columbus. Chisenhall's slow start with both the bat and glove opened the door for Urshela, who was hitting .272/.298/.469 at Triple-A at the time of his recall in June. His inability to control the strikezone (18 walks, 58 strikeouts in 288 plate appearances) contributed to his offensive struggles with the Tribe as he posted a poor .608 OPS in 81 games for Cleveland. A nagging shoulder injury didn't help either but he, along with shortstop Francisco Lindor, helped solidify the Indians infield defense. After the Indians signed Juan Uribe to a one-year deal this offseason, Urshela will likely begin the year at Triple-A. He'll need to command the strikezone better and get himself into some good hitters' counts if he wants to take full advantage of his moderate power going forward. Unless Uribe gets hurt or struggles mightily, Urshela may have to wait until 2017 to get a crack at playing every day in the big leagues again.
  4. Gio Urshela 2015 Preseason Outlook
    Few third base prospects can match Urshela’s proximity to the big leagues. He played 24 games at Double-A Akron and 104 games at Triple-A Columbus last season, more than holding his own with the stick at both levels. He forced a promotion to Triple-A after slashing .300/.347/.567 with five home runs in just 24 games with Akron, and his numbers remained solid after moving up a level. Urshela hit .276/.331/.473 (.289 BABIP) with 13 home runs in 430 plate appearances with Columbus, and appears on the verge of making his big league debut. The incumbent at the hot corner, Lonnie Chisenhall, hit just .218 in the second half in 2014, and if he gets off to a slow start, Urshela figures to get the first crack at replacing him. While he will likely never put up elite power numbers for the position, he could settle in as a middling option there if he is playing every day.
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Sent to Yankees
3BNew York Yankees  AAA
August 4, 2018
Urshela was traded to the Yankees for an undisclosed return Saturday, Conor Foley of the Times-Tribune reports.
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Outrighted to Triple-A
3BToronto Blue Jays  AAA
July 5, 2018
The Blue Jays outrighted Urshela to Triple-A Buffalo on Tuesday.
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Designated for assignment
3BToronto Blue Jays  AAA
June 26, 2018
Urshela was designated for assignment Tuesday.
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Joins Toronto on Saturday
3BToronto Blue Jays  AAA
May 12, 2018
Urshela was added to the active roster prior to Saturday's game against Boston.
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Traded to Toronto
3BToronto Blue Jays  AAA
May 9, 2018
Urshela was dealt to the Blue Jays in exchange for cash considerations or a player to be named later, Ben Nicholson-Smith of Sportsnet.ca reports.
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