Jose Urquidy

Jose Urquidy

27-Year-Old PitcherSP
Houston Astros
2022 Fantasy Outlook
Urquidy is beginning to establish an interesting profile. He has an effective mix of pitches, led by the great changeup, but pairs all of it up with strong command to get the most out of what he has. The profile lines up with a modern day James Shields, but without the workhorse innings "Big Game James" threw in the previous era. Urquidy missed a chunk of the summer with shoulder troubles, reminding us that he's yet to work more than 110 innings in a single season. Like Shields, Urquidy is susceptible to the long ball when he misses his location, something Minute Maid Field does not help hide at all. His changeup gets the attention, but don't overlook his slider which has similar swing-and-miss potential thanks to its above-average horizontal movement which hitters have a tough time barreling up. Interest in fantasy is warranted, but the lack of a durability track record is concerning. Read Past Outlooks
RANKSFrom Preseason
#211
ADP
$Signed a contract with the Astros in March of 2015.
Outing shortened due to rain
PHouston Astros
May 12, 2022
Urquidy allowed one run on three hits across three innings during the 11-3 win over the Twins. He struck out three and walked zero in a game that was completed Thursday following Wednesday's suspended action.
ANALYSIS
Urquidy allowed doubles to Max Kepler and Jorge Polanco during the first inning, resulting in his only earned run. However, the right-hander's outing was cut short when the contest was suspended due to inclement weather at the end of the third inning, and he wasn't able to get a win even with the team ahead by four runs. Urquidy's next start is tentatively scheduled for Tuesday's matchup in Boston.
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Pitching Appearances Breakdown
Average Pitch Count
76
Last 10 Games
76
Last 5 Games
76
How many pitches does Jose Urquidy generally throw?
 
1-10
 
11-20
 
21-30
 
31-40
 
41-50
 
51-60
 
61-70
 
71-80
 
81-90
 
91-100
 
101-110
 
111-120
 
121+
 
1-10
 
11-20
 
21-30
 
31-40
 
41-50
 
51-60
 
61-70
 
71-80
 
81-90
 
91-100
 
101-110
 
111-120
 
121+
 
1-10
 
11-20
 
21-30
 
31-40
 
41-50
 
51-60
 
61-70
 
71-80
 
81-90
 
91-100
 
101-110
 
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 2020
 
 
-22%
BAA vs LHP
2022
 
 
-7%
BAA vs LHP
2021
 
 
-20%
BAA vs LHP
2020
 
 
-46%
BAA vs LHP
BAA Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR
Since 2020vs Left .202 276 52 15 52 14 1 6
Since 2020vs Right .259 368 70 16 90 15 1 19
2022vs Left .283 49 7 2 13 6 0 0
2022vs Right .304 72 12 2 21 2 0 4
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
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Home/Away Pitching Splits
Since 2020
 
 
-30%
ERA at Home
2022
 
 
-76%
ERA at Home
2021
 
 
-13%
ERA at Home
2020
 
 
-3%
ERA at Home
ERA WHIP IP W L SV K/9 BB/9 HR/9
Since 2020Home 2.95 0.98 79.1 5 1 0 6.5 1.6 1.2
Since 2020Away 4.19 1.12 86.0 6 4 0 7.2 1.8 1.5
2022Home 1.54 1.20 11.2 0 0 0 4.6 1.5 0.8
2022Away 6.35 1.41 17.0 2 1 0 6.9 1.1 1.6
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
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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
4.75
 
K/9
6.0
 
BB/9
1.3
 
HR/9
1.3
 
Fastball
93.6 mph
 
ERA
4.40
 
WHIP
1.33
 
BABIP
.327
 
GB/FB
0.80
 
Left On Base
74.1%
 
Exit Velocity
85.9 mph
 
Barrels/BBE
8.7%
 
Spin Rate
2251 rpm
 
Balls Hit 95+ MPH
33.9%
 
Swinging Strike
9.1%
 
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Past Fantasy Outlooks
2021
2020
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.
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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Six scoreless innings
PHouston Astros
May 5, 2022
Urquidy allowed six hits and one walk in six scoreless innings, striking out three in a 3-2 win Thursday over Detroit. He did not factor into the decision.
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Earns win in shaky outing
PHouston Astros
April 29, 2022
Urquidy (2-1) allowed four runs on one walk and seven hits over five innings Friday, striking out six and earning a win over Toronto.
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Limits damage against Jays
PHouston Astros
April 24, 2022
Urquidy allowed two earned runs on six hits and one walk while striking out three across 5.2 innings Saturday against the Blue Jays. He did not factor into the decision.
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Hit hard by Mariners
PHouston Astros
April 17, 2022
Urquidy (1-1) took the loss during Sunday's 7-2 defeat at the hands of the Mariners, allowing six runs on eight hits and a walk with two strikeouts in four innings.
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Wins 2022 debut
PHouston Astros
April 10, 2022
Urquidy (1-0) registered the victory in Sunday's 4-1 triumph over the Angels, allowing one run on four hits with two strikeouts across five innings.
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