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Yulieski Gurriel | First Baseman | #10

Team: Houston Astros
Age / DOB:  (32) / 6/9/1984
Ht / Wt:  6'0" / 201
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
Drafted: 2016 / UDFA / HOU
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Yulieski Gurriel went 3-for-4 with an RBI double and a run scored in Friday’s 6-3 win over the Rays.
Gurriel had a pair of doubles on the night. After getting off to a slow start this season, the 32-year-old has perked up of late by hitting an even .500 (13-for-26) over his last eight games. Gurriel is hitting in the bottom-third of the Astros’ order and that’s unlikely to change unless there’s an injury, but that shouldn’t stop him from being a useful corner-infielder option in mixed fantasy leagues. Apr 21 - 11:03 PM

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Yuli Gurriel hit his first homer and doubled Tuesday against the Angels.

He had two-thirds of the Astros' extra-base hits in the 5-2 loss. Gurriel has already sat a couple of times due to his slow start, but he can be an effective first baseman for the Astros going forward. He has his average up to .268 after tonight.
Apr 19 - 1:14 AM

Yulieski Gurriel was hitless in two at-bats with a strikeout in Friday's game against the Royals.

Gurriel was lifted for a pinch hitter in the seventh inning, as Marwin Gonzalez finished up for him. The Cuban import has collected just one single over 15 at-bats with three strikeouts through four games. He also had a tough start in Cactus League play in the spring, but he heated up quickly. Gurriel has the ability to pick up hits in bunches, so fantasy owners won't want to push the panic button quite yet.
Apr 7 - 11:52 PM

Yuli Gurriel went 2-for-4 with a double Sunday, raising his spring average to .333.

Gurriel started off quietly this spring, but he's 7-for-12 with two homers and three doubles in his last four games. Not that his starting job at first base was in any doubt entering the season, but the strong finish here should leave him less vulnerable to frequent off days (probably in favor of Marwin Gonzalez) early on.
Mar 26 - 4:02 PM

Yuli Gurriel homered and doubled Tuesday against the Marlins.

The homer was his first in 42 at-bats this spring, and he also raised his average to .286. The Astros plan on making Gurriel their everyday first baseman this year, but they do have A.J. Reed ready to step in if Gurriel's bat disappoints. Most likely, Gurriel will prove pretty solid in the end.
Mar 21 - 4:00 PM

Yulieski Gurriel is expected to work primarily at first base during spring training.

The 32-year-old spent most of his rookie season at the hot corner but this year that position will be filled by Alex Bregman. Gurriel did make a few cameos at first last season, drawing four starts there in 2016. "He obviously knows third, but first base is a huge priority for him for the spring," said manager A.J. Hinch. "I will sprinkle in third base and be a little more bullish about his first-base time." Gurriel hit .262 with three homers and 15 RBI over 130 at-bats last year in his first taste of the big leagues.
Feb 18 - 5:02 PM

Yulieski Gurriel is not in Monday's lineup versus the Mariners.

Gurriel has just three hits in his last 31 at-bats, so he'll get a breather for the series opener. Marwin Gonzalez will make the start at third base and hit second versus right-hander Hisashi Iwakuma.
Mon, Sep 26, 2016 04:16:00 PM

Yulieski Gurriel went 2-for-4 and hit his second homer Thursday against the Indians.

Gurriel struggled in his minor league stint, but he's hit .331 with a couple of homers in 51 at-bats as a major leaguer. The Astros will keep playing him regularly down the stretch, making him a solid choice in mixed leagues.
Thu, Sep 8, 2016 04:27:00 PM

Yulieski Gurriel went 2-for-4 and hit his first home run as a major leaguer on Wednesday versus the Indians.

The two-run shot off Indians relief ace Andrew Miller brought the Astros to within one run in the eighth inning but they ultimately fell short. The recent Cuban import has hit well in his first 14 games in the majors. He is sporting a solid .318/.340/.455 slash line. Time will tell if the 32-year-old's bat can impact fantasy pennant races.
Wed, Sep 7, 2016 10:59:00 PM

Yulieski Gurriel is not in the Astros' lineup Friday.

Gurriel has now sat out two of the last three games, both against right-handers. We haven't heard anything about his hamstring acting up again, so this just appears to be manager A.J. Hinch thinking he has better options. Gurriel is batting .318/.375/.409 over his first 24 plate appearances with the Astros. He's going to start working out at first base as the club tries to find ways to fit him into the lineup.
Fri, Sep 2, 2016 05:18:00 PM

Yulieski Gurriel will start in left field for the Astros on Wednesday against the A's.

Gurriel was supposed to take over as the Astros' starting third baseman when he arrived in the major leagues earlier this month, but a hamstring injury stalled that plan and now Alex Bregman appears firmly entrenched at the hot corner. Gurriel hasn't played the outfield regularly since 2005, when he was a 21-year-old center fielder in Cuba, but left field at Houston's Minute Maid Park is relatively easy because of the short porch. He did make one start in left at Triple-A Fresno prior to his callup.
Wed, Aug 31, 2016 10:46:00 AM

Yulieski Gurriel is out of the Astros' starting lineup on Tuesday against the Athletics.

Gurriel went 2-for-4 with a run scored on Monday and is batting .389/.450/.500 over his first seven major league games, but the 32-year-old Cuban may still be dealing with some hamstring tightness. Alex Bregman is at third base and Evan Gattis is at DH on Tuesday night against A's right-hander Kendall Graveman.
Tue, Aug 30, 2016 04:19:00 PM

Yulieski Gurriel will start at third base for Monday's game against the Athletics.

It will be his first action in the field since joining the Astros. Gurriel is 5-for-14 (.357) with two doubles and two RBI through his first six games in the majors. Alex Bregman will slide into the DH spot on Monday.
Mon, Aug 29, 2016 04:20:00 PM

Yulieski Gurriel (hamstring) is back in the Astros' lineup Friday.

It's his first start since Sunday, when he exited his first game with the 'Stros with a tight right hamstring. Gurriel is in the designated hitter spot and batting sixth against Drew Smyly and the Rays.
Fri, Aug 26, 2016 05:08:00 PM

Yulieski Gurriel (hamstring) lined out as a pinch-hitter on Wednesday against the Pirates.

Gurriel was held out of the Astros' starting lineup for the third straight game due to tightness in his right hamstring. It's something he came down with in his major league debut Sunday versus the Orioles. Gurriel should be ready to rock for the opening of a three-game weekend series Friday night against the Rays.
Thu, Aug 25, 2016 08:55:00 AM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Brian McCann
2Evan Gattis
1B1Yulieski Gurriel
2Marwin Gonzalez
2B1Jose Altuve
SS1Carlos Correa
3B1Alex Bregman
LF1Nori Aoki
CF1George Springer
2Jake Marisnick
RF1Josh Reddick
DH1Carlos Beltran
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Dallas Keuchel
2Collin McHugh
3Lance McCullers
4Charlie Morton
5Mike Fiers
6Joe Musgrove
7Brad Peacock
8David Paulino
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Ken Giles
2Will Harris
3Luke Gregerson
4Tony Sipp
5Chris Devenski
6Michael Feliz
7Jandel Gustave
8James Hoyt
9Mike Hauschild