Luis Urías

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Luis Urías
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Urías with the San Antonio Missions at the 2017 Texas League All-Star Game
San Diego Padres – No. 9
Infielder
Born: (1997-06-03) June 3, 1997 (age 21)
Magdalena de Kino, Sonora, Mexico
Bats: Right Throws: Right
MLB debut
August 28, 2018, for the San Diego Padres
MLB statistics
(through 2018 season)
Batting average.208
Home runs2
Runs batted in5
Teams

Luis Fernando Urías Figueroa (born June 3, 1997) is a Mexican professional baseball infielder for the San Diego Padres of Major League Baseball (MLB).

Professional career[edit]

2013-15[edit]

Urías signed with the San Diego Padres as an international free agent in December 2013.[1] He made his professional debut in 2014 with the Rookie League Dominican Summer League Padres, and was promoted to the Rookie League Arizona League Padres after two games; in 45 total games between the two clubs in which he split his time between second base and third base, he batted .297 with no home runs and 14 RBIs.[2] In the winter of 2014-15 he played for the Yaquis de Obregon of the Mexican Pacific Winter League, batting .158 in 12 games.[2] In 2015, he played for the Class A- Tri-City Dust Devils and the Class A Fort Wayne TinCaps, posting a combined .299 batting average with no home runs and 17 RBIs in 61 total games between the two teams.[2]

2016-17[edit]

In the winter of 2015-16 he played again for the Yaquis de Obregon of the Mexican Pacific Winter League, batting .280 with no home runs and 11 RBIs in 36 games.[2] Urías played primarily in 2016 for the Class A+ Lake Elsinore Storm, for whom in 120 games he batted .330 with five home runs (his first in the minor leagues), 52 RBIs, a .397 OBP, and an .836 OPS.[3] In July he played in three games for the El Paso Chihuahuas of the Class AAA Pacific Coast League, batting 9-for-15 with one home run, as a brief replacement for players who were selected to the All-Star Futures Game.

Urías was chosen to play for the Mexico national baseball team in the 2017 World Baseball Classic. In 2017, he played for the San Antonio Missions of the Class AA Texas League, where as he split his time between second base and shortstop he posted a .296 batting average with three home runs, 38 RBIs, a .380 slugging percentage, and a .778 OPS.[4]

2018[edit]

Urías entered 2018 ranked the #32 prospect in the minor leagues by Baseball America, #36 by major league baseball, and #74 by Baseball Prospectus.[2] He began the season with the El Paso Chihuahuas.[5] After producing at a .296/.398/.447 clip over 120 games with the team, he was called up to the major leagues on August 28.[6]

In 2018 with the San Diego Padres, Urías batted .208/.264/.354 with two home runs in 48 at bats. [2] On September 11 he suffered a left hamstring injury, ending his season.[7][8]

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.sandiegouniontribune.com/news/2016/aug/20/padres-minor-league-luis-urias-update
  2. ^ a b c d e f Luis Urias Winter, Minor & Fall Leagues Statistics & History | Baseball-Reference.com
  3. ^ NEGRI, LANDON. "CAL LEAGUE NOTES: Urias stays on even keel as star rises". Retrieved November 19, 2016.
  4. ^ "Luis Urias Stats, Highlights, Bio - MiLB.com Stats - The Official Site of Minor League Baseball". MiLB.com. Retrieved February 22, 2018.
  5. ^ https://www.milb.com/milb/news/luis-urias-homers-as-part-of-three-hit-day-for-el-paso-chihuahuas/c-271792174
  6. ^ "Padres call up prospect Luis Urias". San Diego Union-Tribune. August 27, 2018. Retrieved August 28, 2018.
  7. ^ Luis Urias injures hamstring vs. Mariners | MLB.com
  8. ^ Padres eye trades with long-term value | MLB.com

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