Luis Urias
Luis Urias
24-Year-Old ShortstopSS
Milwaukee Brewers
2021 Fantasy Outlook
Urias was a top-25 prospect in some circles as recently as two years ago, and the Brewers thought enough of his potential to exchange Trent Grisham for him as part of a deal with the Padres in November of 2019. Urias was expected to compete for a starting spot, but his preparation was paused due to a wrist injury that required surgery, and he was put behind the eight ball again after testing positive for COVID-19 in July and did not make his season debut until mid-August. He played fairly regularly after that, rotating between the three infield spots left of first base, but he never regained his swing and finished with an OPS barely above .600. Urias' hit tool carried him to the top of prospect lists, and with him now a year removed from the wrist procedure, he will have the chance to bounce back. He could contribute in the ratio departments if he does, but don't expect much in terms of power or speed. Read Past Outlooks
RANKSFrom Preseason
#463
ADP
$Traded to the Brewers in November of 2019.
Triples, scores twice
SSMilwaukee Brewers
June 13, 2021
Urias went 2-for-4 with an RBI triple and two runs scored in Sunday's 5-2 win over Pittsburgh.
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Urias scored the game's first run on Daniel Vogelbach's first-inning double. He later knocked an RBI triple and came around to score again in the sixth. The 24-year-old infielder is slashing .231/.330/.412 with 18 extra-base hits and 25 runs scored this season.
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Batting Order Slot Breakdown
vs Right-Handed Pitchers
vs RHP
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#2
#3
#4
#5
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#8
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10
1
6
7
15
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vs LHP
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Left/Right Batting Splits
Since 2019
 
 
+30%
OPS vs LHP
2021
 
 
+9%
OPS vs LHP
2020
 
 
+31%
OPS vs LHP
2019
 
 
+56%
OPS vs LHP
OPS PA R HR RBI SB AVG OBP SLG
Since 2019vs Left .809 145 21 3 22 2 .305 .359 .450
Since 2019vs Right .620 448 42 8 39 2 .198 .313 .307
2021vs Left .762 49 7 1 9 1 .268 .347 .415
2021vs Right .702 176 18 6 17 1 .205 .318 .384
2020vs Left .727 36 5 0 1 1 .273 .333 .394
2020vs Right .555 83 6 0 10 1 .227 .301 .253
2019vs Left .892 60 9 2 12 0 .351 .383 .509
2019vs Right .572 189 18 2 12 0 .177 .312 .259
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Home/Away Batting Splits
Since 2019
 
 
+1%
OPS on Road
2021
 
 
+22%
OPS at Home
2020
 
 
+71%
OPS on Road
2019
Even Split
OPS PA R HR RBI SB AVG OBP SLG
Since 2019Home .663 314 30 6 33 2 .224 .331 .332
Since 2019Away .672 279 33 5 28 2 .227 .315 .356
2021Home .775 130 11 5 17 0 .236 .338 .436
2021Away .635 95 14 2 9 2 .195 .305 .329
2020Home .450 60 4 0 3 2 .182 .250 .200
2020Away .769 59 7 0 8 0 .302 .373 .396
2019Home .654 124 15 1 13 0 .233 .363 .291
2019Away .653 125 12 3 11 0 .214 .296 .357
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Stat Review
How does Luis Urias 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
0.51
 
BB Rate
12.2%
 
K Rate
24.0%
 
BABIP
.267
 
ISO
.175
 
AVG
.222
 
OBP
.326
 
SLG
.397
 
OPS
.723
 
wOBA
.316
 
Exit Velocity
81.0 mph
 
Hard Hit Rate
39.1%
 
Barrels/PA
6.0%
 
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Past Fantasy Outlooks
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Urias spent most of April with the Padres and appeared overmatched, collecting only two hits in 24 at-bats. After a productive three-month sojourn in the minors, the 22-year-old returned to the big club in mid-July but continued to scuffle at the plate. Things finally clicked for Urias in September; he hit .300 for the month and produced a nine-game hitting streak during which he went 14-for-35. While his 22.5 K% was the highest of his career at any level, it was balanced by a 10.0 BB% that yielded a palatable 0.45 BB/K. It remains to be seen whether Urias' 19 homers in 295 minor-league at-bats last season will translate to a power stroke in the majors, but a boost in park factors following a November trade to Milwaukee should help in that regard. He has demonstrated the necessary hitting tools to be an on-base machine for years to come. Look for him to be the Opening Day shortstop for the Brewers.
It was a year of adjustments for the youngest qualified hitter in the Pacific Coast League. Urias finally struck out more (20.5 K%) than he walked (12.6 BB%), but also finally started getting to notable pop (career-high .151 ISO). He made a concerted effort to get the ball in the air more, logging a career-high 29.4 FB% and a career-low 49.1 GB%. There is nothing to suggest he won’t always hit for a high average -- the 21-year-old middle infielder still used the whole field (33.5 Oppo%) and had a top-20 AVG in the PCL. However, instead of having to assume power would eventually come, there is now tangible evidence he is trending in that direction. He suffered a significant hamstring strain on Sept. 11, which ended his season and limited him to an insignificant amount of MLB at-bats. The Padres could keep Urias at Triple-A for the first month in order to gain an extra year of control, but if they field their best team, he could be the Opening Day leadoff hitter.
It is easy to look at Urias and complain about what he can't do. He can't hit for much power, at least not as a 20-year-old hitting non-juiced baseballs. He won't offer more than a handful of steals per year. That said, here are the middle-infield prospects who are better bets to hit .300 in the majors: Bo Bichette and Gleyber Torres. That's the list. For the second year in a row, Urias walked more than he struck out while being the youngest hitter in his league. Don't be fooled by his listed 5-foot-9, 160-pound frame. Nobody is knocking the bat out of his hands. Urias is strong where it counts, in his wrists and forearms. He covers the whole plate and hits the ball to all fields. Much like Jose Altuve, his size actually works in his favor, as his smaller strike zone forces pitchers to come to him. The Padres acquired Freddy Galvis to play shortstop in 2018, so while Urias has been groomed at both middle infield spots, he will likely debut at second base, possibly as early as this summer.
Signed out of Mexico in late 2013, Urias has been an above-average hitter at every stop as a professional, but 2016 served as his coming out party. He was the youngest player in the California League, but was arguably the league's best hitter despite not turning 19 until June 3. Urias is on the right track to be an above-average contributor in the power department, showing excellent barrel control and the ability to drive the ball to all fields. It's very difficult to find past players who match his age, position and level, but consider that Rougned Odor, who is also similar to Urias from a physical standpoint, hit five home runs as a 19-year-old at High-A in 2013. The key here is the age, the hit tool and the approach, all of which are huge marks in his favor. If he handles Double-A the same way he handled High-A, he'll be in the big leagues before his 21st birthday.
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Heads to bench
SSMilwaukee Brewers
June 12, 2021
Urias is not in the lineup for Saturday's game against the Pirates.
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Holding down leadoff role
SSMilwaukee Brewers
June 10, 2021
Urias will start at third base and bat leadoff Thursday against the Reds.
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Slated for bulk of time at keystone
SSMilwaukee Brewers
June 4, 2021
Manager Craig Counsell said Friday that Urias will serve as the primary second baseman while Kolten Wong recovers from his oblique strain, Sophia Minnaert of Bally Sports Wisconsin reports.
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Cranks seventh homer
SSMilwaukee Brewers
June 3, 2021
Urias went 1-for-2 with a solo home run Thursday against the Diamondbacks.
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Belts sixth homer
SSMilwaukee Brewers
June 2, 2021
Urias went 1-for-3 with a walk and a solo home run in Tuesday's 10-7 loss to the Tigers.
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