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Jose Urena | Starting Pitcher | #62

Team: Miami Marlins
Age / DOB:  (26) / 9/12/1991
Ht / Wt:  6'3" / 206
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
College: None
Drafted: 2008 / UDFA / MIA
Contract: view contract details

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Jose Urena surrendered four runs on four hits over five innings while taking a no-decision in Saturday's loss to the Brewers.
Urena struck out three and walked two on the evening. Travis Shaw burned him for a solo home run in the second inning, while two more runs crossed the plate in the fourth inning and one more in the fifth inning. The hard-throwing right-hander has now allowed at least four runs in three of five starts this season. He'll carry a bloated 5.88 ERA and 1.33 WHIP into a home showdown with the Rockies next time out. Apr 21 - 10:55 PM

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Jose Urena fell to 0-3 by giving up four runs in five innings in a loss to the Pirates on Sunday.

Urena gave up eight hits, and he walked one while striking out five. Outside of a strong outing against the Red Sox in his second outing, Urena has struggled to locate, and his ERA has ballooned to 5.57 season. It's very early, but this hasn't been a very good followup to his solid 2017 campaign. He'll try and bounce back on Saturday against the Brewers in Milwaukee.
Apr 15 - 4:24 PM

Jose Urena bounced back from a miserable Opening Day start to limit the Red Sox to one run over seven innings Tuesday.

Urena allowed four hits, walked one and struck out seven, tying his career high. Although Urena went 14-6 with a 3.82 ERA last season, we're skeptical that he'll be of any use in mixed leagues this year.
Apr 3 - 11:03 PM

Jose Urena struggled in his Opening Day assignment against the Cubs on Thursday, allowing five runs over four innings of work.

Urena gave up a leadoff homer to Ian Happ on the first pitch of the ballgame and he appeared rattled after that. He ended up giving up three runs in the first inning, which included a couple of hit batsman. He hit three batters on the afternoon while giving up two homers and walking four batters (two intentional). Urena posted a 3.82 ERA in 28 starts and six relief appearances last season, but his peripherals indicate that it’s not a good idea to bank on a repeat.
Mar 29 - 5:06 PM

Jose Urena allowed just one base hit while tossing three scoreless frames during a 6-6 Grapefruit League tie against the Astros.

He notched just one strikeout and issued two walks and the only hit he allowed was a double by George Springer. It was a nice bounce-back effort from Urena after he was bombed for six runs without getting out of the first inning against the Cardinals in his last outing. The 26-year-old has already been anointed as the Marlins' Opening Day starter.
Mar 17 - 5:35 PM

Jose Urena was lit up for six runs while getting just one out in his start versus the Cardinals on Tuesday.

It was his first appearance since he was named the Marlins' Opening Day starter. We're not expecting much from Urena this year. He was a nice surprise last season, finishing 14-7 with a 3.82 ERA, but that came with just six strikeouts per nine innings and a 5.20 FIP.
Mar 13 - 4:35 PM

Marlins' manager Don Mattingly announced Saturday that Jose Urena would be his Opening Day starter.

That should give you a sense of how this season is going to go in Miami. On the surface, it looks as though Urena had a nice season in 2017, posting a 14-7 record and 3.82 ERA, but his xFIP checked in at 5.29 and he posted an absurdly-low K/9 of 5.99. He was also the benefit of an opposing BABIP of just .249. Regression is going to hit Urena hard in 2018, it begins on Opening Day.
Mar 10 - 3:49 PM

Jose Urena turned in a pair of scoreless frames in his start against the Mets in Grapefruit League play on Saturday.

He allowed just one hit, issued one walk and struck out two batters. He is firmly entrenched in the Marlins' starting rotation heading toward opening day. Urena recorded a fine 3.82 ERA and 14-7 record last year despite a pedestrian 113/64 strikeout-to-walk ratio in 169 2/3 innings.
Mar 3 - 6:59 PM

Jose Urena yielded three earned runs over five innings Sunday in a no-decision versus the Braves.

Miami wound up falling 8-5, with the loss going to reliever Junichi Tazawa. Urena gave up a walk, a double, a triple, and a home run in the Braves' three-run top of the third inning. He'll close out 2017 with a 14-7 record, 3.82 ERA, 1.27 WHIP, and 113/64 K/BB ratio in 169 2/3 innings.
Sun, Oct 1, 2017 06:43:00 PM

Jose Urena allowed six earned runs, nine hits and four walks with four strikeouts over five innings in a loss Tuesday at Colorado.

Urena will get one last chance to pick up his 15th victory of the season when he starts the regular season finale Sunday afternoon against the Braves. He is 2-1 with a 2.22 ERA across 24 1/3 innings with a .181 opponent batting average over four starts against Atlanta this season.
Wed, Sep 27, 2017 01:34:00 AM

Jose Urena held the Mets to two runs over eight innings Wednesday for his 14th win of the year.

Urena posted zeros until the top of the fifth inning, when Travis d'Arnaud plated Kevin Plawecki on an RBI single. Brandon Nimmo then hit a solo home run in the top of the seventh. Urena scattered seven hits and struck out three Mets batters while issuing zero walks over his eight strong frames. The 26-year-old right-hander will carry a cool 3.55 ERA and 1.22 WHIP into his next start on the road versus the Rockies.
Wed, Sep 20, 2017 04:12:00 PM

Jose Urena gave up two runs in 4 2/3 innings without earning a decision as his team got thumped by the Brewers on Friday.

Both runs came on a Stephen Vogt home run in the second inning. Urena burned 101 pitches without making it through five frames. He issued four walks, notched three strikeouts and allowed four hits. He went 1-for-2 with an RBI at the dish. The 26-year-old right-hander has been pretty solid this year despite a mediocre strikeout rate. He has a 13-6 record with a 3.62 ERA in 31 games (25 starts). He's generated 104 strikeouts and 56 walks in 151 2/3 innings.
Sat, Sep 16, 2017 12:51:00 AM

Jose Urena pitched well in Friday's victory over the Braves, scattering three hits and three walks over 6 1/3 innings of one-run baseball.

Urena struck out five on the night. The only blemish on his evening was a solo homer that he gave up to Freddie Freeman in the fourth inning. The right-hander has been mighty impressive for the Marlins this season, compiling a 13-6 record, 3.61 ERA and 1.22 WHIP. He'll look to replicate this fine effort when he takes on the Phillies in Philadelphia on Thursday.
Fri, Sep 8, 2017 10:55:00 PM

Jose Urena gave up one run in seven innings in a 3-1 extra-innings loss to the Phillies on Sunday.

Urena bounced back nicely from his poor start against the Nationals on Monday, giving up six hits while walking one and striking out three. Unfortunately, the Marlins weren't able to get anything going against Phillies starter Jake Thompson, so he was unable to pick up the W. He'll get another chance for a win on Friday when he takes on the Atlanta lineup.
Sun, Sep 3, 2017 05:04:00 PM

Jose Urena gave up four runs in four innings Monday in a loss to the Nationals.

It was his shortest start since July 15. Urena was in trouble throughout, allowing five hits (including a two-run homer to Jayson Werth) and three walks. He was pulled after 94 pitches. Suffering his first loss since July 31, Urena now sits at 12-6 with a 3.84 ERA. He’ll get the Phillies next.
Mon, Aug 28, 2017 10:58:00 PM

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C1J.T. Realmuto
2Tomas Telis
3Bryan Holaday
1B1Justin Bour
2Garrett Cooper
2B1Starlin Castro
SS1J.T. Riddle
2Miguel Rojas
3Yadiel Rivera
3B1Martin Prado
2Brian Anderson
LF1Derek Dietrich
CF1Lewis Brinson
RF1Cameron Maybin
2J.B. Shuck
Starting Pitcher
S1Dan Straily
2Wei-Yin Chen
3Jose Urena
4Jarlin Garcia
5Caleb Smith
6Dillon Peters
7Trevor Richards
8Elieser Hernandez
Relief Pitcher
R1Brad Ziegler
2Kyle Barraclough
3Junichi Tazawa
4Drew Steckenrider
5Tayron Guerrero
6Odrisamer Despaigne
7Chris O'Grady
8Tyler Cloyd
9Merandy Gonzalez
10Brett Graves
11Nick Wittgren