Urena
2018 Stats
2018 Full Season Projections
AVG
.261
HR
1
RBI
3
R
2
SB
0
 
 
 
 
 
2018 Fantasy Outlook
Urena put forth his worst offensive performance, relative to league average, of his minor-league career in a return trip to Double-A (73 wRC+). While he clearly hadn't earned a promotion to Triple-A, let alone MLB, he received a September callup due to the fact he was alrea... read more
Urena put forth his worst offensive performance, relative to league average, of his minor-league career in a return trip to Double-A (73 wRC+). While he clearly hadn't earned a promotion to Triple-A, let alone MLB, he received a September callup due to the fact he was already on the 40-man roster and the Blue Jays had nothing to lose by seeing how Urena looked against the game's best. He surprised everyone by hitting .316/.381/.474 with a home run in his first 38 at-bats, but his .458 BABIP and 31 percent strikeout rate over that stretch were pretty obvious signs that significant regression was coming. He went on to notch just two hits over his final 33 plate appearances. Urena is a fringe defender at shortstop, so his bat was always going to need to carry him. He could head to Triple-A for his age-22 season, not necessarily because he is up for the challenge, but because he is running out of time to prove he deserves a spot on the 40-man roster.
LEAGUE: Majors    40 MAN: Yes    BATS: B    Throws: R    HT: 6'0"    WT: 185 lbs.    DOB: 2/26/1996    College: None    Drafted: 2012
Called up from Buffalo
SSToronto Blue Jays
August 7, 2018
Urena was called up from Triple-A Buffalo on Tuesday.
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2018 Stat Review for Richard Urena
0.00 BB/K
TERRIBLE
0.0 % BB Rate
TERRIBLE
37.5 % K Rate
TERRIBLE
0.652 OPS
TERRIBLE
0.261 OBP
TERRIBLE
0.261 AVG
WEAK
0.385 BABIP
HIGH
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First Baseman
  1. 1. JustinJ. Smoak (S)
  2. 2. KendrysK. Morales (S)
Second Baseman
  1. X. LourdesL. Gurriel (R) 10-Day DL
  2. 1. DevonD. Travis (R)
  3. X. YangervisY. Solarte (S) 10-Day DL
  4. X. BrandonB. Drury (R) 10-Day DL
  5. 2. AledmysA. Diaz (R)
  6. 3. RichardR. Urena (S)
  7. 4. CurtisC. Granderson (L)
Third Baseman
  1. X. YangervisY. Solarte (S) 10-Day DL
  2. X. BrandonB. Drury (R) 10-Day DL
  3. 1. RussellR. Martin (R)
  4. 2. AledmysA. Diaz (R)
  5. X. JoshJ. Donaldson (R) 60-Day DL
Shortstop
  1. 1. AledmysA. Diaz (R)
  2. X. YangervisY. Solarte (S) 10-Day DL
  3. X. LourdesL. Gurriel (R) 10-Day DL
  4. 2. RichardR. Urena (S)
  5. 3. RussellR. Martin (R)
  6. X. TroyT. Tulowitzki (R) 60-Day DL
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  1. Richard Urena 2018 Preseason Outlook
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  2. Richard Urena 2017 Preseason Outlook
    While Urena may not have the standout tools we typically look for in fantasy prospects, he does a lot of things well, and it's easier to overlook the flaws when the player fields a premium position. Urena made more consistent contact in 2016, posting a sub-15 percent strikeout rate with High-A Dunedin and maintaining an average north of .300 with the affiliate. He also took a significant step forward with his mechanics in the field, which helped convince the Blue Jays to bump him up to Double-A New Hampshire for the final month of the season. Urena's walk rate fell to just 3.0 percent and he didn't tally a homer or a steal in 20 games in the Eastern League, but the mere fact that he reached that level as a 20-year-old is impressive. He needs to learn to take a walk, but the switch-hitter has the potential for some power growth, especially when he reaches Rogers Centre. Look for him to spend all of 2017 at the upper levels as he prepares to break through to the majors in 2018.
  3. Richard Urena 2016 Preseason Outlook
    At first glance, Urena is a classic light-hitting, defensive shortstop. However, the 19-year-old has shown a profile that’s far more rounded than that. Signed in 2012 at just 16, Urena has quickly developed into an all-around player that has a chance to crack the majors sooner rather than later. After hitting three home runs in his first two minor league seasons, Urena hit 15 in 91 games with Single-A Lansing. In 121 games across Single-A Lansing and High-A Dunedin, Urena hit for a .262/.284/.407 slash line. While the increased pop in his bat is a huge development, he seemed to do so at the expensive of his eye, as his OBP dropped 70 points from 2014 to 2015. Defensively, Urena is excellent; using his rangy frame to track down everything in the hole and make all the necessary throws. With Troy Tulowitzki occupying his position and plenty of levels still to go, look for Urena to start back in High-A Dunedin and crack the MLB in 2018 or so.
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Called up from Buffalo
SSToronto Blue Jays
August 7, 2018
Urena was called up from Triple-A Buffalo on Tuesday.
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Headed back to minors
SSToronto Blue Jays
July 22, 2018
Urena was optioned to Triple-A Buffalo on Sunday, Shi Davidi of Sportsnet.ca reports.
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Recalled from Buffalo
SSToronto Blue Jays
July 20, 2018
Urena was called up from Triple-A Buffalo on Friday.
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Sustains hand injury
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Hand
June 2, 2018
Urena required three stitches on his right hand after being spiked on a slide Friday, Mike Wilner of Sportsnet 590 The Fan reports.
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Headed to Triple-A
SSToronto Blue Jays
May 20, 2018
Urena was optioned to Triple-A Buffalo on Sunday, Ben Nicholson-Smith of Sportsnet.ca reports.
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