Jose Urquidy
Jose Urquidy
26-Year-Old PitcherSP
Houston Astros
2021 Fantasy Outlook
Urquidy tested positive for COVID-19 in summer camp, then quarantined for a month before rebuilding his arm strength. He debuted in early September, making five regular-season starts. After just 3.2 frames in his first game, Urquidy alternated six- and seven-inning outings, a good sign in today's landscape. His 14.7 K% is misleading as Urquidy faced the Diamondbacks and Angels, two lineups with low strikeout rates, and a mid-pack Athletics squad. In 14 innings against the Rangers, Urquidy fanned a respectable 12 batters. However, regression on a .209 BABIP should be expected, and that should give you some pause; his 5.36 xFIP and 5.41 SIERA essentially doubled his 2.73 ERA. Embarking on his age-26 season, Urquidy is likely to have his innings monitored, and his 93.5-mph fastball is average by today's standards. This is a solid, but not truly dominant, skill set. Read Past Outlooks
RANKSFrom Preseason
#197
ADP
$Signed a contract with the Astros in March of 2015.
Picks up pace in win
PHouston Astros
May 2, 2021
Urquidy (2-2) won his second straight start Saturday, allowing four hits and one walk over seven scoreless innings against the Rays.
ANALYSIS
Urquidy was efficient and in control, dominating the Rays and working from ahead in the count. He threw 68 strikes among his 91 pitches, and Tampa hitters swung and missed 12 times. At the behest of pitching coach Brent Strom, Urquidy hurried his tempo between pitches and it produced desired results, Chandler Rome of the Houston Chronicle reports. "I'm trying to get a good rhythm with my body," Urquidy said. "I'm trying to not lose my focus and not lose the strike zone. To get that I have to be a little quicker with my movements." The Rays averaged an exit velocity of just 87.6 mph on 20 balls in play against Urquidy, who didn't throw more than 16 pitches in an inning. He's next slated to pitch at home against the Blue Jays.
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Pitching Appearances Breakdown
Average Pitch Count
93
Last 10 Games
93
Last 5 Games
92
How many pitches does Jose Urquidy generally throw?
 
1-10
 
11-20
 
21-30
 
31-40
 
41-50
 
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61-70
 
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81-90
 
91-100
 
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111-120
 
121+
 
1-10
 
11-20
 
21-30
 
31-40
 
41-50
 
51-60
 
61-70
 
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121+
 
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11-20
 
21-30
 
31-40
 
41-50
 
51-60
 
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111-120
 
121+
What part of the game does Jose Urquidy generally pitch?
 
 
 
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% Games Reaching Innings Threshold
% Games By Number of Innings Pitched
Left/Right Pitching Splits
Since 2019
 
 
-40%
BAA vs LHP
2021
 
 
-36%
BAA vs LHP
2020
 
 
-46%
BAA vs LHP
2019
 
 
-40%
BAA vs LHP
BAA Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR
Since 2019vs Left .175 189 42 11 31 4 0 5
Since 2019vs Right .292 217 38 12 59 11 1 9
2021vs Left .182 61 14 5 10 2 0 1
2021vs Right .284 78 13 3 21 4 1 3
2020vs Left .159 47 6 3 7 0 0 1
2020vs Right .292 53 7 5 14 1 0 3
2019vs Left .179 81 22 3 14 2 0 3
2019vs Right .300 86 18 4 24 6 0 3
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Home/Away Pitching Splits
Since 2019
 
 
-4%
ERA on Road
2021
 
 
-27%
ERA on Road
2020
 
 
-3%
ERA at Home
2019
 
 
-8%
ERA at Home
ERA WHIP IP W L SV K/9 BB/9 HR/9
Since 2019Home 3.60 0.98 50.0 3 1 0 8.5 1.3 1.4
Since 2019Away 3.46 1.19 54.2 2 3 0 6.1 2.6 1.0
2021Home 4.50 1.00 12.0 1 1 0 6.8 0.0 2.3
2021Away 3.27 1.23 22.0 1 1 0 7.4 3.3 0.4
2020Home 2.70 1.08 16.2 1 0 0 5.9 2.7 0.5
2020Away 2.77 0.92 13.0 0 1 0 4.2 2.1 2.1
2019Home 3.80 0.89 21.1 1 0 0 11.4 0.8 1.7
2019Away 4.12 1.32 19.2 1 1 0 5.9 2.3 0.9
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Stat Review
How does Jose Urquidy compare to other starting pitchers?
This section compares his stats with all starting pitcher seasons from the previous three seasons (minimum 120 innings)*. 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, Barrels/BBE %, Balls Hit 95+ MPH %, and Spin Rate are benchmarked against 2019 data (min 120 IP). See here for more exit velocity/barrels stats plus an explanation of current limitations with that data set.
  • K/BB
    Strikeout to walk ratio.
  • K/9
    Average strikeouts per nine innings.
  • BB/9
    Average walks per nine innings.
  • HR/9
    Average home runs allowed per nine innings.
  • Fastball
    Average fastball velocity.
  • ERA
    Earned run average. The average earned runs allowed per nine innings.
  • WHIP
    Walks plus hits per inning pitched.
  • BABIP
    Batting average on balls in play. Measures how many balls in play against a pitcher go for hits.
  • GB/FB
    Groundball to flyball ratio. The higher the number, the more likely a pitcher is to induce groundballs.
  • Left On Base
    The percentage of base runners that a pitcher strands on base over the course of a season.
  • Exit Velocity
    The speed of the baseball as it comes off the bat, immediately after a batter makes contact.
  • Barrels/BBE
    The percentage of batted ball events resulting in 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.
  • Spin Rate
    Spin Rate is the rate of spin on a baseball after it is released. It is measured in revolutions per minute (rpm).
  • Balls Hit 95+ MPH
    The percentage of batted balls hit that met or exceeded the 95 MPH threshold.
  • Swinging Strike
    The percentage of pitches that result in a swing and a miss.
K/BB
3.38
 
K/9
7.1
 
BB/9
2.1
 
HR/9
1.1
 
Fastball
91.9 mph
 
ERA
3.71
 
WHIP
1.15
 
BABIP
.282
 
GB/FB
0.59
 
Left On Base
74.9%
 
Exit Velocity
80.2 mph
 
Barrels/BBE
5.2%
 
Spin Rate
2206 rpm
 
Balls Hit 95+ MPH
18.8%
 
Swinging Strike
10.0%
 
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2020 Fantasy Outlook
Urquidy entered 2019 as an unheralded prospect, sporting quality earned run averages and walk rates with middling strikeout totals. He finished his first full season since 2017 Tommy John surgery as a member of the rotation for the top seed in the American League. A velocity jump fueled his rise. He sat 90-91 mph with his fastball before TJS, but averaged 93 mph and touched 97 last year. His slider and changeup are quality offerings, but his top tool is plus command. In seven starts and two relief appearances at the big-league level, his walk rate was low as usual (4.2%), though his strikeout rate dropped to a merely good 24.0%. He had some gems and a couple clunkers, and when he was on, he looked the part of at least a mid-rotation starter. Entering his age-24/25 season, he appears poised to be the No. 4 or No. 5 starter on a team that has won 100-plus games in each of the last three seasons.
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Picks up first win
PHouston Astros
April 26, 2021
Urquidy (1-2) earned the win Monday after holding the Mariners to two runs on five hits and no walks while striking out a pair of batters across six innings.
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Handed loss versus Rockies
PHouston Astros
April 21, 2021
Urquidy (0-2) took the loss Wednesday, allowing four runs on six hits and three walks with one strikeout in five innings versus the Rockies.
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Strikes out seven Friday
PHouston Astros
April 16, 2021
Urquidy pitched 5.2 innings against Seattle on Friday, allowing two runs on five hits and two walks while striking out seven. He did not factor in the decision.
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Gives up four runs in loss
PHouston Astros
April 10, 2021
Urquidy (0-1) gave up four runs on seven hits while fanning seven across six innings Saturday against the Athletics. He was tagged with the loss.
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Doesn't last long enough for win
PHouston Astros
April 4, 2021
Urquidy threw 4.1 innings Sunday against Oakland, allowing two runs on four hits and two walks while striking out five.
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