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Yuli Gurriel | First Baseman | #10

Team: Houston Astros
Age / DOB:  (33) / 6/9/1984
Ht / Wt:  6'0" / 201
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
Drafted: 2016 / UDFA / HOU
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Astros manager A.J. Hinch said Wednesday in camp that he's planning to move Yuli Gurriel around the infield this season.
Gurriel played first base primarily in 2017, but he was a third baseman in Cuba and Hinch believes he could handle some second base and shortstop. Multi-position eligibility is always a good thing for fantasy purposes, and from a real-life perspective this makes sense for an Astros roster that has a number of talented and versatile parts. Gurriel batted .299/.332/.486 with 18 home runs and 75 RBI in 139 games last season for the World Series champions. Feb 21 - 9:55 AM

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Yulieski Gurriel clobbered a game-tying three-run homer off of Clayton Kershaw in the fourth inning of the Astros' victory over the Dodgers in Game 5 of the World Series on Sunday.

The Astros entered the fourth inning staring at a 4-0 deficit, but the tide started to change when Carlos Correa ripped an RBI single to get the Astros on the board. Gurriel unloaded on the very next pitch, breathing new life into the Astros and their faithful at Minute Maid Park. He also doubled in the contest, finishing the night 2-for-5.
Mon, Oct 30, 2017 01:49:00 AM

Yulieski Gurriel is playing first base and batting fifth in Saturday's World Series Game 4 against the Dodgers.

Gurriel avoided a World Series suspension Saturday when MLB Commissioner Rob Manfred announced he would instead be suspended for the first five games of the 2018 regular season, a suspension Gurriel won't appeal. The suspension resulted from a racist gesture the 33-year-old made in the dugout about Dodgers starter Yu Darvish during Friday's Game 3 win. Gurriel went 2-for-5 with a homer in the game, and he's hitting .340/.386/.547 this postseason. Along with Gurriel, the rest of the Astros' lineup backing up starter Charlie Morton goes as so: George Springer CF; Alex Bregman 3B; Jose Altuve 2B; Carlos Correa SS; Gurriel 1B; Josh Reddick RF; Evan Gattis DH; Marwin Gonzalez LF; Brian McCann C.
Sat, Oct 28, 2017 04:43:00 PM

Bob Nightengale of USA Today reports that Yulieski Gurriel will not be suspended for the World Series after making an offensive gesture toward Dodgers' hurler Yu Darvish on Friday.

Instead, he'll serve a five-game ban at the beginning of the 2018 season. Even if he had been handed a suspension for the Series, Gurriel would have been entitled to an appeal, which likely would have delayed his sentence until after the series had concluded anyways.
Sat, Oct 28, 2017 04:00:00 PM

Yulieski Gurriel went 2-for-5 and slugged a solo home run in a win over the Dodgers on Friday.

He spearheaded the Astros' second-inning charge by homering off of Yu Darvish to open the scoring. He led off the seventh inning with a double but was left stranded. Gurriel made an offensive gesture toward Yu Darvish in the dugout while celebrating his home run and may end up being disciplined for it. His extensive experience playing in high-pressure enviroments in Cuba and in overseas tournaments has helped him to a strong postseason campaign.
Sat, Oct 28, 2017 01:04:00 AM

Yuli Gurriel hit a three-run double Tuesday in the Astros' ALCS Game 4 loss to the Yankees.

Gurriel cleared the bases and put the Astros up 3-0 with his drive to left field in the top of the sixth, but he was thrown out trying to advance to third and the Cuban slugger finished the game 1-for-4 with two strikeouts. New York would answer with two runs in the bottom of the seventh and four more in the bottom of the eighth to win the game 6-4.
Tue, Oct 17, 2017 09:06:00 PM

Yuli Gurriel doubled twice and drove in a run Sunday against the Red Sox.

Gurriel came oh so close to batting .300, finishing with a .299 average. The two doubles gave him 43 for the season to go along with his 18 homers.
Sun, Oct 1, 2017 06:44:00 PM

Yuli Gurriel carried the load for the Astros’ offense by slugging a three-run homer in Friday’s win over the Angels.

His seventh-inning blast against Yusmeiro Petit was the only offense of the night for either team. He’s now up to 18 homers and 72 RBI to go along with a .299/.330/.488 batting line. He’s hitting .354 (17-for-48) this month.
Sat, Sep 23, 2017 02:09:00 AM

Yuli Gurriel went 3-for-4 with a double and two RBI in Wednesday's win over the White Sox.

Gurriel has had multiple hits in four of five games, pushing his average up to .298. He needs one more double to get to 40 on the season.
Thu, Sep 21, 2017 12:44:00 AM

Yulieski Gurriel went 3-for-4 and drove in a run on Thursday as the Astros defeated the Angels.

Gurriel plated Alex Bregman with an RBI single in the second inning that gave the Astros a 2-0 lead that they wouldn't relinquish. All three of his hits in the contest were singles. The 33-year-old is now slashing .293/.326/.478 with 17 homers and 67 RBI in his first full big league season.
Fri, Sep 15, 2017 01:46:00 AM

Yulieski Gurriel finished 2-for-3 with an RBI in Tuesday's road win against the Angels.

It's been a slow go for Gurriel since returning from a four-game absence due to a sore right knee on Sept. 3. He is just 5-for-22 (.227) with two homers and four RBI over the past six games. He has been struggling, but perhaps the multi-hit game will get him going.
Wed, Sep 13, 2017 02:15:00 AM

Yuli Gurriel went 2-for-4 and homered as a designated hitter Monday in his return to Houston's lineup.

Gurriel missed the previous four games because of a sore right knee. The homer was his 16th of the year.
Mon, Sep 4, 2017 09:40:00 PM

Astros manager A.J. Hinch said Sunday that he hopes Yulieski Gurriel (knee) will be ready to return to the lineup Monday.

Gurriel is missing a fourth straight start Sunday because of a sore right knee, but he's evidently feeling better and should be back in there soon. Tyler White is at first base Sunday.
Sun, Sep 3, 2017 12:02:00 PM

Yulieski Gurriel (knee) is not in the Astros' starting lineup for the first game of Saturday's doubleheader against the Mets.

This will be the second straight game that Gurriel has missed after leaving Wednesday's game with a right knee injury. Marwin Gonzalez is starting at first base while J.D. Davis covers third base for the Astros.
Sat, Sep 2, 2017 11:49:00 AM

Yulieski Gurriel (knee) is out of the Astros' starting lineup Thursday versus the Rangers.

Gurriel was pulled from Wednesday's game after injuring his right knee while running the bases. He's being called day-to-day for now. Marwin Gonzalez is starting at first base and batting sixth for the Astros on Thursday afternoon at Tropicana Field.
Thu, Aug 31, 2017 11:10:00 AM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Brian McCann
2Evan Gattis
3Max Stassi
4Tim Federowicz
1B1Yuli Gurriel
2Tyler White
2B1Jose Altuve
SS1Carlos Correa
3B1Alex Bregman
2J.D. Davis
LF1Derek Fisher
2Tony Kemp
CF1George Springer
2Jake Marisnick
RF1Josh Reddick
DH1Marwin Gonzalez
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Dallas Keuchel
2Justin Verlander
3Gerrit Cole
4Lance McCullers
5Charlie Morton
6Brad Peacock
7Collin McHugh
8David Paulino
9Brady Rodgers
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Ken Giles
2Chris Devenski
3Will Harris
4Joe Smith
5Hector Rondon
6Tony Sipp
7James Hoyt
8Francis Martes
9Reymin Guduan
10Jandel Gustave
11Anthony Gose
12Buddy Boshers
13Matt Ramsey