Lourdes Gurriel
Lourdes Gurriel
25-Year-Old OutfielderOF
Toronto Blue Jays
60-Day IL
Injury Chest
Est. Return 2/1/2020
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.
Shifts to 60-day IL
OFToronto Blue Jays
Chest
September 25, 2019
Gurriel (chest) was transferred to the 60-day injured list Wednesday, Shi Davidi of Sportsnet.ca reports.
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This move is simply procedural, as Gurriel has already been ruled out for the remainder of the season after undergoing surgery to remove his appendix. The 25-year-old, who slashed .277/.327/.541 with 20 home runs and six steals in 84 games this season, is expected to be ready for the start of spring training. Ryan Dull was added to the 40-man roster in a corresponding move.
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Batting Order Slot Breakdown
vs Right-Handed Pitchers
vs RHP
#1
#2
#3
#4
#5
#6
#7
#8
#9
31
2
3
6
3
1
1
vs Left-Handed Pitchers
vs LHP
#1
#2
#3
#4
#5
#6
#7
#8
#9
1
2
22
3
3
1
Left/Right Batting Splits
Since 2017
 
 
+21%
OPS vs LHP
2019
 
 
+24%
OPS vs LHP
2018
 
 
+14%
OPS vs LHP
2017
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OPS PA R HR RBI SB AVG OBP SLG
Since 2017vs Left .928 190 34 14 27 2 .304 .337 .591
Since 2017vs Right .767 416 48 17 58 5 .267 .312 .455
2019vs Left .994 115 24 11 20 1 .300 .330 .664
2019vs Right .801 228 28 9 30 5 .265 .326 .475
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
 
 
+7%
OPS at Home
2019
 
 
+20%
OPS at Home
2018
 
 
+9%
OPS on Road
2017
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OPS PA R HR RBI SB AVG OBP SLG
Since 2017Home .850 274 41 16 35 2 .271 .328 .522
Since 2017Away .793 332 41 15 50 5 .285 .312 .481
2019Home .960 150 26 10 21 1 .296 .360 .600
2019Away .799 193 26 10 29 5 .263 .302 .497
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.

* Exit Velocity and Barrels/PA % are benchmarked against 2019 data (min 400 PA) and Hard Hit Rate is benchmarked against last season's data (min 400 PA). See here for more exit velocity/barrels stats plus an explanation of current limitations with that data set.
  • BB/K
    Walk to strikeout ratio
  • BB Rate
    The percentage of plate appearances resulting in a walk.
  • K Rate
    The percentage of plate appearances resulting in a strikeout.
  • BABIP
    Batting average on balls in play. Measures how many of a batter’s balls in play go for hits.
  • ISO
    Isolated Power. Slugging percentage minus batting average. A computation used to measure a batter's raw power.
  • AVG
    Batting average. Hits divided by at bats.
  • OBP
    On Base Percentage. A measure of how often a batters reaches base. Roughly equal to number of times on base divided by plate appearances.
  • SLG
    Slugging Percentage. A measure of the batting productivity of a hitter. It is calculated as total bases divided by at bats.
  • OPS
    On base plus slugging. THe sum of a batter's on-base percentage and slugging percentage.
  • wOBA
    Weighted on-base average. Measures a player's overall offensive contributions per plate appearance. wOBA combines all the different aspects of hitting into one metric, weighting each of them in proportion to their actual run value.
  • Exit Velocity
    The speed of the baseball as it comes off the bat, immediately after a batter makes contact.
  • Hard Hit Rate
    A measure of contact quality from Sports Info Solutions. This stat explains what percentage of batted balls were hit hard vs. medium or soft.
  • Barrels/PA
    The percentage of plate appearances where a batter had a batted ball classified as 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.
BB/K
0.23
 
BB Rate
5.8%
 
K Rate
25.1%
 
BABIP
.318
 
ISO
.264
 
AVG
.277
 
OBP
.327
 
SLG
.541
 
OPS
.869
 
wOBA
.373
 
Exit Velocity
90.2 mph
 
Hard Hit Rate
43.5%
 
Barrels/PA
6.7%
 
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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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Undergoes successful surgery
OFToronto Blue Jays
Chest
September 25, 2019
Gurriel underwent surgery to remove his appendix Wednesday, according to his personal Twitter account.
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Done for season
OFToronto Blue Jays
Illness
September 23, 2019
Gurriel will be shut down for the remainder of the year due to appendicitis, Scott Mitchell of TSN.ca reports.
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Scratched with illness
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Illness
September 23, 2019
Gurriel was scratched from Monday's lineup against the Orioles due to illness.
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Not in Sunday's lineup
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September 22, 2019
Gurriel is not in Sunday's lineup against the Yankees.
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Cranks 20th homer Thursday
OFToronto Blue Jays
September 19, 2019
Gurriel went 2-for-5 with a solo home run, two runs and two RBI in the Blue Jays' 8-4 loss to the Orioles on Thursday.
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