Lourdes Gurriel
Lourdes Gurriel
27-Year-Old OutfielderOF
Toronto Blue Jays
2020 Fantasy Outlook
In a Blue Jays offense ripe with young talent, Gurriel could tend to be overshadowed, though he put together a respectable season of his own. The 26-year-old was sent to Triple-A in mid-April after sputtering to start the year, but managed to turn things around once he returned, hitting .292/.339/.580 after his recall to the majors May 24 (71 games). He battled through knee and quad injuries before being shut down due to appendicitis in late September, after lower-body issues cut short his 2018 season. Gurriel has room for improvement in his walk rate (5.8%) and strikeout rate (25.1%), but he makes the most of his limited contact with a 43.5% hard-hit rate. Gurriel is OF-only in most leagues, and it could very well remain that way since he was not a good defender in the infield. Regardless, Gurriel could be a mid-round value thanks to his batting average and power potential. Read Past Outlooks
RANKSFrom Preseason
#155
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$Signed a seven-year, $22 million contract with the Blue Jays in November of 2016.
Collects four hits
OFToronto Blue Jays
September 27, 2020
Gurriel went 4-for-4 with a homer, two doubles, three runs scored and two RBI in Sunday's 7-5 loss to Baltimore.
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Gurriel did as much as he could to lead Toronto to a victory, but it wasn't enough. He gave the Blue Jays a 4-1 lead with his two-run blast in the third inning and fell a triple shy of the cycle. For the season, the 26-year-old slashed .308/.348/.534 with 25 extra-base hits and 33 RBI.
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Batting Order Slot Breakdown
vs Right-Handed Pitchers
vs RHP
#1
#2
#3
#4
#5
#6
#7
#8
#9
8
3
6
11
5
vs Left-Handed Pitchers
vs LHP
#1
#2
#3
#4
#5
#6
#7
#8
#9
2
2
3
9
3
Left/Right Batting Splits
Since 2018
 
 
+9%
OPS vs LHP
2020
 
 
+26%
OPS vs RHP
2019
 
 
+24%
OPS vs LHP
2018
 
 
+14%
OPS vs LHP
OPS PA R HR RBI SB AVG OBP SLG
Since 2018vs Left .873 255 40 16 36 2 .290 .325 .548
Since 2018vs Right .801 571 67 25 80 8 .279 .323 .477
2020vs Left .709 65 6 2 9 0 .250 .292 .417
2020vs Right .890 155 19 8 22 3 .313 .355 .535
2019vs Left .994 115 24 11 20 1 .300 .330 .664
2019vs Right .801 228 28 9 30 5 .265 .326 .475
2018vs Left .826 75 10 3 7 1 .310 .347 .479
2018vs Right .727 188 20 8 28 0 .270 .294 .433
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Home/Away Batting Splits
Since 2018
 
 
+8%
OPS on Road
2020
 
 
+66%
OPS on Road
2019
 
 
+20%
OPS at Home
2018
 
 
+9%
OPS on Road
OPS PA R HR RBI SB AVG OBP SLG
Since 2018Home .789 361 48 18 46 5 .256 .313 .476
Since 2018Away .850 465 59 23 70 5 .303 .333 .517
2020Home .598 87 7 2 11 3 .210 .264 .333
2020Away .993 133 18 8 20 0 .350 .383 .610
2019Home .960 150 26 10 21 1 .296 .360 .600
2019Away .799 193 26 10 29 5 .263 .302 .497
2018Home .721 124 15 6 14 1 .241 .290 .431
2018Away .785 139 15 5 21 0 .316 .326 .459
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Stat Review
How does Lourdes Gurriel compare to other hitters?
This section compares his stats with all batting seasons from the previous three seasons (minimum 400 plate appearances)*. 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 and Barrels/PA % are benchmarked against 2019 data (min 400 PA) and Hard Hit Rate is benchmarked against last season's data (min 400 PA). See here for more exit velocity/barrels stats plus an explanation of current limitations with that data set.
  • BB/K
    Walk to strikeout ratio
  • BB Rate
    The percentage of plate appearances resulting in a walk.
  • K Rate
    The percentage of plate appearances resulting in a strikeout.
  • BABIP
    Batting average on balls in play. Measures how many of a batter’s balls in play go for hits.
  • ISO
    Isolated Power. Slugging percentage minus batting average. A computation used to measure a batter's raw power.
  • AVG
    Batting average. Hits divided by at bats.
  • OBP
    On Base Percentage. A measure of how often a batters reaches base. Roughly equal to number of times on base divided by plate appearances.
  • SLG
    Slugging Percentage. A measure of the batting productivity of a hitter. It is calculated as total bases divided by at bats.
  • OPS
    On base plus slugging. THe sum of a batter's on-base percentage and slugging percentage.
  • wOBA
    Weighted on-base average. Measures a player's overall offensive contributions per plate appearance. wOBA combines all the different aspects of hitting into one metric, weighting each of them in proportion to their actual run value.
  • Exit Velocity
    The speed of the baseball as it comes off the bat, immediately after a batter makes contact.
  • Hard Hit Rate
    A measure of contact quality from Sports Info Solutions. This stat explains what percentage of batted balls were hit hard vs. medium or soft.
  • Barrels/PA
    The percentage of plate appearances where a batter had a batted ball classified as 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.
BB/K
0.29
 
BB Rate
6.3%
 
K Rate
21.4%
 
BABIP
.351
 
ISO
.226
 
AVG
.308
 
OBP
.348
 
SLG
.534
 
OPS
.882
 
wOBA
.362
 
Exit Velocity
84.7 mph
 
Hard Hit Rate
30.3%
 
Barrels/PA
8.3%
 
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Past Fantasy Outlooks
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In his first taste of the majors, Gurriel hit .281 and flashed some pop. At one point in July, he had an 11-game multi-hit streak, during which he batted an even .500 (25-for-50). It was the longest such streak by a rookie in major-league history. A pair of lower-body injuries derailed his season, and the "expected" numbers from Statcast suggest he overachieved a bit, but he rarely made soft contact and Gurriel showed an ability to go to the opposite field. Much like his brother, Lourdes rarely takes a walk (3.4%). He also proved to be a liability at shortstop, but he was passable at second base and there's little doubt that the rebuilding Blue Jays will give Gurriel regular at-bats in 2019 to evaluate his future in the organization. Batting average is tough to find outside the first several rounds of a draft, and Gurriel showed enough in that department as a 24-year-old to warrant a flier in most formats.
A chiseled 6-foot-2, 185 pounds, Gurriel definitely looks the part of a quality prospect, but he has been a flop thus far since signing a seven-year, $22 million deal with the Blue Jays last offseason. Gurriel suffered a hamstring injury in his first pro game, which cost him two months, and he scuffled at High-A and Double-A after returning. The one bright spot from his first pro season was the .291/.309/.494 slash line he posted in 79 at-bats in the Arizona Fall League. He walked just once over that span, but at least he flashed the potential to do some damage with the bat, hitting seven doubles and three home runs. Gurriel split time between second base and shortstop in his first season, but he doesn't have the range for shortstop, and fits better at second or third base. He turned 24 this offseason, so the clock is ticking for him to prove he can be more than a utility player in the big leagues.
The younger, less-accomplished brother of Yulieski Gurriel, Lourdes signed a seven-year, $22 million deal with the Blue Jays this offseason. He waited until he turned 23 in October to sign the deal so he would not be subject to international bonus pools. Often the best gauge of a Cuban or Asian talent is the open market price tag, and for Gurriel's prime years to come at a $3.14 million average annual value is a red flag. The general consensus pegs him as roughly average with his hit, power and speed tools, with the hit and power potentially being fringe average. He will likely begin 2017 at Double-A where he will play shortstop until he proves he can't handle the position. Most evaluators expect him to end up at second, third or left field. The sum of the tools might be a utility player that is more valuable in real life than fantasy. He could overshoot that projection, particularly if his hit tool is better than the market thought, but the upside does not appear to match the name value.
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Good to go Sunday
OFToronto Blue Jays
September 27, 2020
Gurriel (foot) is starting in left field and batting fifth Sunday against the Orioles.
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Leaves with foot bruise
OFToronto Blue Jays
Foot
September 26, 2020
Gurriel was removed from Saturday's game against the Orioles with a left foot contusion, Hazel Mae of Sportsnet reports.
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Not in Friday's lineup
OFToronto Blue Jays
September 25, 2020
Gurriel will sit Friday against Baltimore.
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Three hits in blowout
OFToronto Blue Jays
September 24, 2020
Gurriel went 3-for-5 with an RBI and a run Wednesday in the Blue Jays' 14-1 win over the Yankees.
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Power display not enough Thursday
OFToronto Blue Jays
September 18, 2020
Gurriel went 4-for-4 with a double, two solo home runs and a third run scored in Thursday's 10-7 loss to the Yankees.
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