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Yulieski 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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Yulieski Gurriel went 4-for-5 with a homer and a double on Friday, leading the Astros to an 8-7 victory over the Orioles.
Gurriel crushed a two-run homer off of Ubaldo Jimenez in the first inning, increasing the Astros' early advantage to 3-0. He's quietly having an extremely productive season in the middle of the Astros lineup, hitting .300/.327/.497 with 12 homers and 49 RBI. Jul 21 - 10:29 PM

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Yulieski Gurriel went 2-for-4 and drove in a run as his club lost to the Twins on Saturday.

He doubled to left field to score Carlos Correa in the second inning. He's very quietly putting together an impressive season. He has a .299 batting average with 11 home runs and 45 RBI in 78 games. The 33-year-old Cuban was considered a bit of a bust last year as a rookie. He seems to have adjusted to the majors this year and has been one of the hotter hitters in the league for the last month.
Jul 15 - 11:03 PM

Yuli Gurriel delivered his third straight three-hit game and drove in four Tuesday against the Braves.

Gurriel's RBI totals by month: 7 in April, 12 in May, 14 in June and 10 in July. That's in three games, of course. He's batting .355 with six homers since beginning of June.
Jul 4 - 11:45 PM

Yulieski Gurriel homered and had four RBI, including a game-winning RBI double in the eighth inning, to help the Astros rally past the Yankees 7-6 on Saturday.

Gurriel hit a two-run homer, his ninth of the year, off Yanks starter Jordan Montgomery in the fifth inning, but it was his double, yanked inside the third base bag, off Yankees closer Aroldis Chapman that was the difference in the game. He finished 3-for-4. The 33-year-old hit .309/.309/.532 in June and certainly got July off on the right foot. Gurriel is hitting .285/.310/.461 in 70 games overall.
Jul 2 - 12:19 AM

Yulieski Gurriel went 1-for-4 with a two-run home run in Sunday's win over the Mariners.

Gurriel cracked a two-run homer off Ariel Miranda in the fourth inning. For the season as a whole, the veteran first baseman is slashing .275/.303/.441 with eight homers and 32 RBI in 66 contests. He has hit safely in nine of his last 10 games.
Jun 25 - 7:43 PM

Yulieski Gurriel came through with two hits Wednesday in the Astros’ win over the Athletics.

Both were singles. Wednesday’s two-hit effort extended Gurriel’s hitting streak to seven games. He’s had an impressive month, batting .323 over 65 June at-bats.
Jun 22 - 1:21 AM

Yuleski Gurriel went 1-for-4 with a solo home run in Sunday's loss to the Angels.

Gurriel connected for a solo home run off Jesse Chavez with two outs in the fourth inning. The tater was his seventh of the season and kept alive what is now an 11-game hitting streak. He is slashing .276/.310/.442 overall.
Jun 11 - 7:26 PM

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

Gurriel had a nice day at the plate on Sunday, but Marwin Gonzalez will draw the start at first base and hit seventh against Ervin Santana.
May 29 - 11:10 AM

Yulieski Gurriel ripped a solo homer in Tuesday's win over the Tigers.

Gurriel hit a no-doubt, line-drive shot off of Jordan Zimmermann in the second inning that found the Crawford Boxes in a hurry. He also reached on a hit by pitch. It's been a struggle of late for the infielder, as Gurriel has seen his average drop from .293 to .269 over his last six games. Hopefully Tuesday's longball will get him going again.
May 23 - 11:31 PM

Yulieski Gurriel slugged a grand slam Monday in the Astros' 7-2 defeat of the Marlins.

Gurriel followed a Josh Reddick double, a Carlos Correa walk, and an Evan Gattis hit-by-pitch with a four-run shot in the top of the sixth inning off Marlins reliever Junichi Tazawa. Gurriel also doubled to lead off the top of the eighth and is now batting .293/.328/.431 with three homers and 14 RBI in 34 games this season. We've seen good production in stretches, but consistency remains an issue.
May 15 - 10:24 PM

Yulieski Gurriel went hitless in four at-bats Thursday against the Yankees, dropping his average to .274.

That doesn't sound like a disaster, but consider that Gurriel was hitting .329 when the month started. In May, he's 5-for-34 with one extra-base hit, a double, one run scored and two RBI. The Astros continue to win anyway, lifting some of the pressure off the 32-year-old to perform, but the club has too many talented hitters to continue riding with Gurriel as its unquestioned starter at first base for much longer. He needs to get something going here soon.
May 11 - 10:55 PM

Yulieski Gurriel continued his hot-hitting ways on Friday against the Athletics by going 3-for-4 with a home run, two RBI, and two runs scored.

His seventh-inning blast was his second home run of the season. Gurriel is one of the hottest hitters in the game right now. After getting off to a quiet start, he’s hitting .458 (22-for-48) over his last 13 games.
Apr 29 - 1:26 AM

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

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

Depth Charts

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