AdministratorSeptember 3, 2020 at 6:26 pm
As a child, Julio Urías played with the Mexico National Baseball Team, traveling with them when he was just ten years old. The Dodgers scouted him in June of 2012 and signed him later in August on his 16th Birthday.
In 2013, Urías made his debut with the Great Lake Loons in the Midwest League. In 18 starts, he finished 2-0 with an ERA of 2.48 at just 17 years old. That year, he racked up 67 strikeouts in just 54 innings. In 2014, Urías moved to the the Rancho Cucamonga Quakes. He made 25 appearances with 20 starts and went 2-2 and with an ERA of 2.36. He struck out 109 of the batters he faced. Later that year, Urías played in the 2014 Futures Game for the World Team. He finished the year as the Dodgers Minor League Pitcher of the Year.
In 2015, MLB Pipeline ranked Julio Urías as the top lefty pitching prospect in all of baseball. He started in Double-A Tulsa Drillers with a 2.77 ERA in 13 games. Later that year he was promoted to Triple-A Oklahoma City. In 2016, he started with Triple-A again where he had 7 starts with an ERA of 1.10 before being promoted to the major league club
Julio Urías in the Majors
Julio Urías threw his first ball for the Dodgers on May 27, 2016 against the New York Mets. He was 19 years old. That year he had an ERA of 3.39 in 18 appearances with 84 strikeouts.
Since starting with the Dodgers, Julio Urías has dealt with some big injuries, but 2020 finds him fully healthy once more. And at just 24 years old, fans and the front office alike expect big things from Julio in the future.
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