Lourdes Gurriel
Lourdes Gurriel
25-Year-Old Second Baseman2B
Toronto Blue Jays
2019 Fantasy Outlook
In his first taste of the majors, Gurriel hit .281 and flashed some pop. At one point in July, he had an 11-game multi-hit streak, during which he batted an even .500 (25-for-50). It was the longest such streak by a rookie in major-league history. A pair of lower-body injuries derailed his season, and the "expected" numbers from Statcast suggest he overachieved a bit, but he rarely made soft contact and Gurriel showed an ability to go to the opposite field. Much like his brother, Lourdes rarely takes a walk (3.4%). He also proved to be a liability at shortstop, but he was passable at second base and there's little doubt that the rebuilding Blue Jays will give Gurriel regular at-bats in 2019 to evaluate his future in the organization. Batting average is tough to find outside the first several rounds of a draft, and Gurriel showed enough in that department as a 24-year-old to warrant a flier in most formats. Read Past Outlooks
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$Signed a seven-year, $22 million contract with the Blue Jays in November of 2016.
Heading to Triple-A
2BToronto Blue Jays  AAA
April 14, 2019
Gurriel will be sent to Triple-A Buffalo on Monday, Shi Davidi of Sportsnet.ca reports. He went 0-for-1 in an 8-4 loss Sunday against the Rays before being removed in the top of the fourth inning.
ANALYSIS
Gurriel has really struggled at the dish and in the field to open up the 2019 campaign and is hitting .175 with seven RBI over 13 games. The Blue Jays will call up Eric Sogard to replace the scuffling infielder.
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Batting Order Slot Breakdown
vs Right-Handed Pitchers
vs RHP
#1
#2
#3
#4
#5
#6
#7
#8
#9
1
3
2
1
1
vs Left-Handed Pitchers
vs LHP
#1
#2
#3
#4
#5
#6
#7
#8
#9
2
2
Left/Right Batting Splits
Since 2017
 
 
+2%
OPS vs LHP
2019
 
 
+301%
OPS vs RHP
2018
 
 
+14%
OPS vs LHP
2017
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OPS PA R HR RBI SB AVG OBP SLG
Since 2017vs Left .732 87 11 3 8 2 .277 .310 .422
Since 2017vs Right .719 220 21 8 34 0 .262 .297 .422
2019vs Left .167 12 1 0 1 1 .083 .083 .083
2019vs Right .670 32 1 0 6 0 .214 .313 .357
2018vs Left .826 75 10 3 7 1 .310 .347 .479
2018vs Right .727 188 20 8 28 0 .270 .294 .433
2017vs Left 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2017vs Right 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
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Home/Away Batting Splits
Since 2017
 
 
+15%
OPS on Road
2019
 
 
+41%
OPS on Road
2018
 
 
+9%
OPS on Road
2017
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OPS PA R HR RBI SB AVG OBP SLG
Since 2017Home .673 151 16 6 20 1 .225 .272 .401
Since 2017Away .771 156 16 5 22 1 .306 .329 .442
2019Home .454 27 1 0 6 0 .154 .185 .269
2019Away .639 17 1 0 1 1 .214 .353 .286
2018Home .721 124 15 6 14 1 .241 .290 .431
2018Away .785 139 15 5 21 0 .316 .326 .459
2017Home 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2017Away 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
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Stat Review
How does Lourdes Gurriel 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.
BB/K
0.25
 
BB Rate
6.8%
 
K Rate
27.3%
 
BABIP
.250
 
ISO
.100
 
AVG
.175
 
OBP
.250
 
SLG
.275
 
OPS
.525
 
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Past Fantasy Outlooks
2018
2017
A chiseled 6-foot-2, 185 pounds, Gurriel definitely looks the part of a quality prospect, but he has been a flop thus far since signing a seven-year, $22 million deal with the Blue Jays last offseason. Gurriel suffered a hamstring injury in his first pro game, which cost him two months, and he scuffled at High-A and Double-A after returning. The one bright spot from his first pro season was the .291/.309/.494 slash line he posted in 79 at-bats in the Arizona Fall League. He walked just once over that span, but at least he flashed the potential to do some damage with the bat, hitting seven doubles and three home runs. Gurriel split time between second base and shortstop in his first season, but he doesn't have the range for shortstop, and fits better at second or third base. He turned 24 this offseason, so the clock is ticking for him to prove he can be more than a utility player in the big leagues.
The younger, less-accomplished brother of Yulieski Gurriel, Lourdes signed a seven-year, $22 million deal with the Blue Jays this offseason. He waited until he turned 23 in October to sign the deal so he would not be subject to international bonus pools. Often the best gauge of a Cuban or Asian talent is the open market price tag, and for Gurriel's prime years to come at a $3.14 million average annual value is a red flag. The general consensus pegs him as roughly average with his hit, power and speed tools, with the hit and power potentially being fringe average. He will likely begin 2017 at Double-A where he will play shortstop until he proves he can't handle the position. Most evaluators expect him to end up at second, third or left field. The sum of the tools might be a utility player that is more valuable in real life than fantasy. He could overshoot that projection, particularly if his hit tool is better than the market thought, but the upside does not appear to match the name value.
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Plates two in loss
2BToronto Blue Jays  AAA
April 12, 2019
Gurriel went 1-for-3 with a double, two RBI and a run scored Friday against the Rays.
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Takes seat in series finale
2BToronto Blue Jays  AAA
April 7, 2019
Gurriel is out of the lineup for Sunday's game against the Indians, Arden Zwelling of Sportsnet.ca reports.
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Hitting ninth Saturday
2BToronto Blue Jays  AAA
April 6, 2019
Gurriel will start at second and bat ninth in the order Saturday against Cleveland.
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Out of Friday's lineup
2BToronto Blue Jays  AAA
April 5, 2019
Gurriel is not in the lineup for Friday's game against the Indians.
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Records first hits
2BToronto Blue Jays  AAA
April 3, 2019
Gurriel went 2-for-4 with a double and two RBI Wednesday against the Orioles.
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