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
#200
ADP
$Signed a contract with the Astros in March of 2015.
Gets turn in rotation skipped
PHouston Astros
October 11, 2021
Urquidy is expected to be available out of the bullpen for the Astros on Tuesday in Game 4 of the ALDS matchup with the White Sox after the team named Lance McCullers its starting pitcher for the contest, Chandler Rome of the Houston Chronicle reports.
ANALYSIS
Urquidy had been in line to start Monday, but that contest was postponed until Tuesday due to inclement weather in Chicago. As a result of the postponement, McCullers, the Astros' starter in Game 1, will be able to return to the hill Tuesday on his normal four days' rest. While Urquidy could be an option to start in a possible Game 5 on Wednesday if he goes unused Tuesday and if the White Sox even the series at 2-2, the Astros are more likely to turn to Framber Valdez for the elimination game.
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Pitching Appearances Breakdown
Average Pitch Count
82
Last 10 Games
78
Last 5 Games
81
How many pitches does Jose Urquidy generally throw?
 
1-10
 
11-20
 
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31-40
 
41-50
 
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111-120
 
121+
 
1-10
 
11-20
 
21-30
 
31-40
 
41-50
 
51-60
 
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121+
 
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121+
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% Games Reaching Innings Threshold
% Games By Number of Innings Pitched
Left/Right Pitching Splits
Since 2019
 
 
-29%
BAA vs LHP
2021
 
 
-20%
BAA vs LHP
2020
 
 
-46%
BAA vs LHP
2019
 
 
-40%
BAA vs LHP
BAA Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR
Since 2019vs Left .183 308 67 16 53 10 1 9
Since 2019vs Right .259 382 76 18 93 19 1 18
2021vs Left .190 180 39 10 32 8 1 5
2021vs Right .238 243 51 9 55 12 1 12
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
 
 
-11%
ERA at Home
2021
 
 
-13%
ERA at Home
2020
 
 
-3%
ERA at Home
2019
 
 
-8%
ERA at Home
ERA WHIP IP W L SV K/9 BB/9 HR/9
Since 2019Home 3.34 0.93 89.0 6 1 0 7.9 1.4 1.4
Since 2019Away 3.76 1.11 88.2 5 4 0 7.0 2.0 1.3
2021Home 3.35 0.90 51.0 4 1 0 7.1 1.2 1.6
2021Away 3.86 1.07 56.0 4 2 0 8.0 1.9 1.3
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
4.74
 
K/9
7.6
 
BB/9
1.6
 
HR/9
1.4
 
Fastball
92.6 mph
 
ERA
3.62
 
WHIP
0.99
 
BABIP
.248
 
GB/FB
0.76
 
Left On Base
76.6%
 
Exit Velocity
81.4 mph
 
Barrels/BBE
5.0%
 
Spin Rate
2221 rpm
 
Balls Hit 95+ MPH
20.2%
 
Swinging Strike
12.5%
 
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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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Astros-White Sox Game 4 postponed
PHouston Astros
October 11, 2021
Urquidy and the Astros won't face the White Sox on Monday in Game 4 of the ALDS after the contest was postponed due to inclement weather in Chicago, Russell Dorsey of the Chicago Sun-Times reports.
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Starting Game 4
PHouston Astros
October 10, 2021
Urquidy will start Game 4 of the ALDS against the White Sox on Monday, Danielle Lerner of the Houston Chronicle reports.
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Posts quality start in no-decision
PHouston Astros
October 3, 2021
Urquidy allowed three earned runs on four hits and one walk while striking out three across six innings in the win over the Athletics on Sunday. He did not factor into the decision.
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Settles for no-decision
PHouston Astros
September 29, 2021
Urquidy did not factor in the decision against Tampa Bay on Tuesday, pitching five innings and allowing two runs on four hits and one walk while striking out six.
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Picks up win despite mediocre start
PHouston Astros
September 21, 2021
Urquidy (8-3) allowed four earned runs on six hits while striking out three across 5.1 innings, getting the win over the Angels on Tuesday.
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