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Portrait of Giovanny Urshela

Giovanny Urshela 3BIndians

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2017 Projections (Rest of Season Projections - seasonal age 25)
PA AVG HR R RBI SB TAv WARP
8 .256 0 1 1 0 .241 0.0
Birth Date10-11-1991
Height6' 0"
Weight215 lbs
Age25 years, 10 months, 10 days
BatsR
ThrowsR
2013
2014
0.32015
2016
-0.12017
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WARP Summary

Projected Rest-of-Season Playing Time

Last Update: 8/21/2017 07:21 ET | Indians Depth Chart

Team Pos Order PT% PA AVG R HR RBI SB OBP SLG WARP TAv
CLE 3B 7 5 8 .256 1 0 1 0 .298 .403 0.0 .241
2017 Rest-of-Season Totals58.2561010.298.4030.0.241

MLB Statistics

YEAR TEAM AGE G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR TB BB SO HBP SF SH RBI SB CS AVG OBP SLG TAv VORP FRAA WARP
2015 CLE 23 81 288 267 25 60 8 1 6 88 18 58 2 0 1 21 0 1 .225 .279 .330 .217 -4.8 7.4 0.3
2017 CLE 25 29 80 74 6 16 2 0 0 18 5 11 0 0 1 3 0 0 .216 .266 .243 .182 -4.2 2.9 -0.1
Career1103683413176101610623692022401.223.276.311.209-9.010.30.1

Statistics for All Levels

'opp' stats - Quality of opponents faced - have been moved and are available only as OPP_QUAL in the Statistics reports now.
Minor league stats are currently shownClick to hide.
YEAR Team Lg G PA TAv oppAVG oppOBP oppSLG oppTAv BABIP BPF BRAA repLVL POS_ADJ FRAA BRR BVORP BWARP VORP WARP
2009 IDN Rk 32 119 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .287 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2010 MHV A- 58 243 .279 .249 .324 .361 .261 .326 102 4.7 6.8 0.7 1.8 0.5 12.8 1.5 12.8 1.5
2011 LKC A 126 529 .229 .254 .320 .376 .262 .258 99 -17.8 15.3 2.1 0.1 -1.6 -2.0 -0.2 -2.0 -0.2
2012 CAR A+ 114 475 .266 .259 .324 .396 .263 .290 97 3.2 14.2 1.9 -7.7 -1.8 17.5 1.0 17.5 1.0
2012 COL int 3 12 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .222 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2013 AKR AA 116 466 .240 .255 .328 .383 .267 .286 99 -9.7 12.7 1.2 1.8 -2.7 1.6 0.4 1.6 0.4
2014 AKR AA 24 98 .303 .260 .323 .389 .262 .314 101 4.3 2.7 0.3 0.5 2.2 9.5 1.1 9.5 1.1
2014 COH AAA 104 430 .265 .266 .333 .400 .254 .289 108 2.5 12.9 1.3 -0.0 -0.6 16.1 1.6 16.1 1.6
2015 CLE MLB 81 288 .217 .252 .314 .402 .258 .266 105 -12.2 7.8 1.1 7.4 -1.4 -4.8 0.3 -4.8 0.3
2015 COH AAA 22 84 .245 .275 .336 .407 .269 .288 109 -1.3 2.3 0 3.0 0.6 1.5 0.5 1.5 0.5
2016 COH AAA 117 491 .236 .258 .320 .386 .257 .294 104 -12.2 13.8 1.1 6.2 -4.3 -1.6 0.5 -1.6 0.5
2017 CLE MLB 29 80 .182 .243 .312 .409 .252 .254 101 -6.5 2.3 0.3 2.9 -0.3 -4.2 -0.1 -4.2 -0.1
2017 COH AAA 76 325 .240 .258 .328 .395 .256 .294 108 -7.2 9.8 1.7 1.3 -3.5 0.8 0.2 0.8 0.2

Statistics For All Levels

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Year Team Lg PA R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB CS AVG OBP SLG ISO TAv VORP FRAA WARP
2009 IDN Rk 119 10 27 2 0 0 11 10 12 3 0 .257 .325 .276 .019 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
2010 MHV A- 243 22 64 8 0 3 35 12 32 5 3 .290 .333 .367 .077 .279 12.8 1.8 1.5
2011 LKC A 529 57 120 24 2 9 46 14 69 3 0 .238 .262 .347 .109 .229 -2.0 0.1 -0.2
2012 COL int 12 2 3 1 0 1 3 0 2 0 0 .250 .250 .583 .333 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
2012 CAR A+ 475 50 122 30 1 14 59 16 60 1 1 .278 .309 .446 .169 .266 17.5 -7.7 1.0
2013 AKR AA 466 42 120 23 2 8 43 14 48 1 1 .270 .292 .384 .115 .240 1.6 1.8 0.4
2014 COH AAA 430 63 109 27 6 13 65 30 51 0 2 .276 .331 .473 .197 .265 16.1 -0.0 1.6
2014 AKR AA 98 15 27 9 0 5 19 6 16 1 1 .300 .347 .567 .267 .303 9.5 0.5 1.1
2015 COH AAA 84 12 22 5 1 3 9 3 12 0 0 .272 .298 .469 .198 .245 1.5 3.0 0.5
2015 CLE MLB 288 25 60 8 1 6 21 18 58 0 1 .225 .279 .330 .105 .217 -4.8 7.4 0.3
2016 COH AAA 491 54 128 24 1 8 57 15 58 0 0 .274 .294 .380 .107 .236 -1.6 6.2 0.5
2017 COH AAA 325 34 79 12 1 6 34 20 45 0 0 .266 .321 .374 .108 .240 0.8 1.3 0.2
2017 CLE MLB 80 6 16 2 0 0 3 5 11 0 0 .216 .266 .243 .027 .182 -4.2 2.9 -0.1

Plate Discipline

YEAR PITCHES ZONE_RT SWING_RT CONTACT_RT Z_SWING_RT O_SWING_RT Z_CONTACT_RT O_CONTACT_RT SW_STRK_RT CSAA_CHANCES CSAA_RT
2015 1077 0.4652 0.5720 0.7906 0.7465 0.4201 0.8690 0.6694 0.2094 370 0.003661
2017 256 0.4844 0.5273 0.8296 0.6532 0.4091 0.9136 0.7037 0.1704 0 0.000000
Career13330.46890.56340.79810.72860.4180.87760.6760.2019298.94220.003

Injury History  —  No longer being updated

Last Update: 12/31/2014 23:59 ET

Date On Date Off Transaction Days Games Side Body Part Injury Severity Surgery Date Reaggravation

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2017 CLE $
2016 CLE $
2015 CLE $

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
0 y 118 dLegacy Agency1 year (2017)

Details
  • 1 year (2017). Re-signed by Cleveland 3/17.
  • 1 year (2016). Re-signed by Cleveland 3/9/16.
  • 1 year (2015). Contract selected by Cleveland 11/20/14. Re-signed by Cleveland 3/9/15.
  • Signed by Cleveland 7/2/08 as a free agent from Colombia.

2017 Preseason Forecast

Last Update: 1/27/2017 12:35 ET

PCT PA R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB CS AVG OBP SLG TAv VORP FRAA WARP
90o 130 16 38 8 1 5 18 8 21 0 0 .304 .348 .499 .286 6.5 3B 2 0.9
80o 109 13 30 6 1 4 14 6 18 0 0 .288 .331 .472 .272 3.9 3B 2 0.6
70o 93 10 24 5 1 3 12 5 15 0 0 .277 .319 .453 .262 2.3 3B 1 0.4
60o 79 9 19 4 0 2 10 4 13 0 0 .268 .308 .437 .254 1.3 3B 1 0.3
50o 67 7 15 3 0 2 8 3 11 0 0 .259 .299 .421 .246 0.6 3B 1 0.2
40o 55 6 13 3 0 2 6 3 9 0 0 .250 .289 .406 .238 0.0 3B 1 0.1
30o 41 4 9 2 0 1 5 2 7 0 0 .240 .279 .390 .229 -0.3 3B 1 0.0
20o 25 2 6 1 0 1 3 1 5 0 0 .229 .266 .372 .219 -0.5 3B 0 0.0
10o 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 .214 .249 .346 .205 -0.1 3B 0 0.0
Weighted Mean73818402941200.263.303.429.2490.93B 10.2

2017 Rest-of-Season Forecast

Last Update: 8/20/2017 12:11 ET

PCT PA R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB CS AVG OBP SLG TAv VORP FRAA WARP
90o 71 8 19 4 0 2 9 4 11 0 0 .301 .348 .510 .282 3.3 3B 1 0.5
80o 49 6 13 3 0 1 6 3 8 0 0 .286 .331 .472 .268 1.6 3B 1 0.3
70o 34 4 9 2 0 1 4 2 5 0 0 .274 .319 .445 .258 0.7 3B 1 0.1
60o 20 2 5 1 0 1 2 1 3 0 0 .265 .308 .423 .249 0.3 3B 0 0.1
50o 8 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 .256 .298 .403 .242 0.0 3B 0 0.0
Weighted Mean141310021200.260.303.412.2450.13B 00.0

Diagnostics

Breakout Rate Improve Rate Collapse Rate Attrition Rate MLB %
7% 19% 13% 34% 56%

Preseason Long-Term Forecast (Beyond the 2017 Projections)

Playing time estimates are based on performance, not Depth Charts.
Year Age PA R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB AVG OBP SLG TAv WARP VORP BRR POS_ADJ REP_ADJ RAA FRAA
201826237285712183013420.258.301.430.2440.50.8-0.5-0.86.2-4.03.7
201927204244910172611360.257.302.430.2440.40.8-0.4-0.85.3-3.33.2
202028195244710172511350.258.302.437.2460.41.0-0.4-0.85.1-2.83.1
202129188234610172411340.259.305.437.2470.41.1-0.4-0.84.9-2.63.0
20223017521429162210320.258.303.433.2450.40.7-0.4-0.84.5-2.62.7
20233116920408162110300.257.303.430.2440.40.6-0.3-0.84.4-2.72.6
2024321461835715188270.257.303.431.2440.30.4-0.3-0.83.8-2.32.3
2025331371634715178250.257.304.429.2440.30.3-0.3-0.73.6-2.22.1
2026341051325504136190.256.303.427.2430.20.1-0.2-0.62.7-1.81.6

Comparable Players (Similarity Index 81)

Rank Score Name Year TAv Trend
1 87 Brent Morel 2012 .174
2 85 Yamaico Navarro 2013 .235
3 85 Michael Morse 2007 .375
4 85 Daniel Descalso 2012 .240
5 84 Casey McGehee 2008 .131
6 84 Hernan Perez 2016 .273
7 83 Conor Gillaspie 2013 .259
8 83 Jorge Jimenez 2010 .000 DNP
9 83 Travis Metcalf 2008 .280
10 83 Carlos Rivero 2013 .000 DNP
11 83 Vinnie Catricala 2014 .000 DNP
12 83 Peter Ciofrone 2009 .000 DNP
13 83 Luis Jimenez 2013 .240
14 83 Andrew Burns 2016 .091
15 83 Ryan Wheeler 2014 .244
16 82 Tyler Kuhn 2012 .000 DNP
17 82 Jefry Marte 2016 .273
18 82 Brandon Laird 2013 .219
19 82 Mitchell Delfino 2016 .000 DNP
20 82 Ramiro Pena 2011 .172
21 82 Michael Almanzar 2016 .000 DNP
22 82 Ryan Rohlinger 2009 .132
23 82 Brandon Phillips 2006 .253
24 82 Andy Marte 2009 .235
25 82 Pat Osborn 2006 .000 DNP
26 82 Jared Goedert 2010 .000 DNP
27 82 Jacob Wilson 2016 .000 DNP
28 81 Jordy Lara 2016 .000 DNP
29 81 Shane Costa 2007 .200
30 81 Anthony Hatch 2009 .000 DNP
31 81 Adam Abraham 2012 .000 DNP
32 81 Juan Portes 2011 .000 DNP
33 81 Johnny Giavotella 2013 .253
34 81 Chin-lung Hu 2009 .320
35 81 Jesus Guzman 2009 .151
36 81 Danny Richar 2008 .157
37 81 Christian Villanueva 2016 .000 DNP
38 81 Jordany Valdespin 2013 .224
39 80 Eric Campbell 2012 .000 DNP
40 80 Wes Hodges 2010 .000 DNP
41 80 Joe Leonard 2014 .000 DNP
42 80 Taylor Green 2012 .219
43 80 Garrett Weber 2014 .000 DNP
44 80 Eric Duncan 2010 .000 DNP
45 80 Stephen Parker 2013 .000 DNP
46 80 Tyler Pastornicky 2015 .000 DNP
47 80 Javier Castillo 2009 .000 DNP
48 80 Kevin Frandsen 2007 .229
49 80 Seth Mejias-Brean 2016 .000 DNP
50 80 Matthew Duffy 2014 .000 DNP
51 79 Scott Thorman 2007 .222
52 79 Donovan Solano 2013 .230
53 79 Deibinson Romero 2012 .000 DNP
54 79 Austin Romine 2014 .190
55 79 Matt Dominguez 2015 .000 DNP
56 79 Jemile Weeks 2012 .232
57 79 Jose Bautista 2006 .261
58 79 Jonathan Lucroy 2011 .247
59 79 Eduardo Nunez 2012 .275
60 79 Cesar Hernandez 2015 .261
61 79 Brennan King 2006 .000 DNP
62 79 Joel Guzman 2010 .000 DNP
63 79 Paul Hoenecke 2016 .000 DNP
64 79 Kendrys Morales 2008 .220
65 79 Kevin Plawecki 2016 .228
66 79 Omar Quintanilla 2007 .179
67 79 Matt Mangini 2011 .000 DNP
68 78 Kyle Seager 2013 .290
69 78 Nate McLouth 2007 .278
70 78 Brad Emaus 2011 .141
71 78 Marquez Smith 2010 .000 DNP
72 78 Chris Johnson 2010 .296
73 78 Yangervis Solarte 2013 .000 DNP
74 78 Jordy Mercer 2012 .232
75 78 Jeremy Barnes 2012 .000 DNP
76 78 Curtis Thigpen 2008 .218
77 78 Chris Marrero 2014 .000 DNP
78 78 Willie Cabrera 2012 .000 DNP
79 78 David Freese 2008 .000 DNP
80 78 Charlie Blackmon 2012 .236
81 78 Brandon Crawford 2012 .245
82 78 Eduardo Escobar 2014 .251
83 78 Matt Downs 2009 .201
84 78 Carlos Perez 2016 .198
85 78 Garrett Guzman 2008 .000 DNP
86 78 John Drennen 2012 .000 DNP
87 78 Jeff Mathis 2008 .217
88 78 Jeff Fiorentino 2008 .750
89 78 Brian Hernandez 2014 .000 DNP
90 78 Ruben Gotay 2008 .227
91 78 Reid Brignac 2011 .172
92 78 Donnie Murphy 2008 .215
93 78 Zelous Wheeler 2012 .000 DNP
94 78 Max Muncy 2016 .217
95 78 Adam Duvall 2014 .222
96 78 Kevin Pillar 2014 .258
97 78 Trevor Plouffe 2011 .256
98 78 Danny Valencia 2010 .261
99 78 Matt Carpenter 2011 .156
100 78 David Flores 2012 .000 DNP

Platoon

SORT_FIELD PLATOON AVG OBP SLG TAv

Definition of multi-year splits

BP Annual Player Comments

YearComment
2017 Due to publishing agreements, the 2017 player comments and team essays are only available in the Baseball Prospectus 2017 book (available in hardcopy, and soon e-book and Kindle).
2016 It only took a complete midseason makeover of Cleveland's awful defense to get Urshela his shot. The young Colombian showed smooth motions and plus range from the jump; for Indians fans who spent a year and a half watching Carlos Santana and Lonnie Chisenhall at third base, this was like going from pool to hot tub. Unfortunately, he didn't hit, and with Yandy Diaz breathing down his neck (metaphorically, we hope), he'll need to turn his bat-to-ball skills and power potential into actual production if he's to keep a regular job. If he can't, he's more likely the next Matt Dominguez than the next Pedro Feliz, though neither comparison is particularly inspiring.
2015 Weirdly not yet nicknamed "The Sea Witch," Urshela is a former glove-first, bat-maybe prospect who has come a long way from his free-swinging days and sub-5 percent walk rates. He's been aggressively promoted throughout his career, so he's been more than two years younger than the average hitter at each of his stateside stops. The power spike he's enjoying now is encouraging, but the improved approach is even more important, in part because a great way to hit the ball harder is to wait for good pitches to hit. Urshela's profile doesn't scream "star" by any means, but he'll find his way onto a major-league roster.

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This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessFantasy Three-Year Projections: Third BaseGreg Wellemeyer2016-02-03
State of the Position: Third BaseMike Gianella2016-02-01
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2016 Prospects: Cleveland Indians Top 10 ProspectsChristopher Crawford2016-01-15
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Rumor Roundup: Rumors About Melancon AboilDaniel Rathman2015-12-15
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Expert FAAB Review: Week 11Mike Gianella2015-06-16
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BP Chats

DateQuestionAnswer
2015-03-06 14:00:00 (link to chat)Tell me about Giovanny Urshela? Solid potential with what kind of upside?
(Matthew from San Diego)
I can. And I will. He's one of the best defensive 3B prospects I've seen in quite some time, and he's got quality bat-to-barrel skills. I think he's a starter, maybe even an above-average one. (Christopher Crawford)
2015-02-04 19:00:00 (link to chat)Any thoughts on Giovanny Urshela? His always been a 60/70 defender, and scouts have finally taken notice, but he showed undeniable improvement with the bat this year. Highest BB% of his career and showed major uptick in power production. If he can be an even average hitter in the majors I would think he would be an incredible asset for the Tribe.
(username49 from Ohio)
Incredible is likely overstating it, but he's gone from a guy who's been under appreciated to a nice prospect. The improvements with the bat are undeniable, but it's really whether or not he's going to make enough consistent hard contact at the big league level. I'd grade him as more of a 60 defender than a 70, but regardless, he and Lindor could be a nice, controllable left side of the infield. (Jordan Gorosh)


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