Do you check our Prospect Page on a daily basis? If not you should be! Yesterday we took a look at the recently recalled Lourdes Gurriel and tried to decide if he was worth adding. Let’s take a look:
The Blue Jays signed Lourdes Gurriel, the younger brother of Yulieski Gurriel, with a lot of hype after his defection from Cuba. His first professional season didn’t go as planned, hitting .229 with 5 HR and 3 SB over 236 AB between High-A and Double-A. Those numbers caused the now 24-year old to fall off the map for many, but a quick start to 2018 has changed that.
First he was tearing it up at Double-A (.347/.382/.510) over his first 12 games, then came today’s news that he’d earned a promotion directly to the Majors. There obviously are questions about his playing time, but it’s not like Toronto has been getting tremendous production from either middle infield spot:
- Second Base – .169/.250/.200 (the SLG is worst in the league)
- Shortstop – .233/.313/.517 (the SLG is Top 10, but the AVG/OBP are both mediocre)
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