Lourdes Gurriel Jr.

Lourdes Gurriel Jr.

2B,SS - TOR
Age: 25Bats: RThrows: R

Next Game

LAA @ TOR
A. Heaney #41
Wed, 6/19 7:07pm
Matchup (?)
Rank H #196
Projection (?) 4 pts

Ownership

 
Yahoo
43%
 
ESPN
35%

Eligibility

Yahoo 2B,SS,LF
ESPN 2B,SS,LF
CBS 2B,SS

In mid-April the Blue Jays demoted Gurriel, who was hitting .175 with no homers and 12 strikeouts in 44 plate appearances. It's was still a surprising development for a talented youngster who hit .281/.309/.446 as a rookie last season. The wake-up call was apparently heard loud and clear. Upon returning, he homered in three consecutive games. Just like that, he's now batting .263/.323/.544 for Toronto. Give him a second chance as a power-laden MI in deeper leagues.

On a 162-game pace, Gurriel was a 27 homer hitter with a .281 batting average and 87 RBIs. He may not keep up that pace with a full season's worth of at bats, but you can argue that is his upside which would make for an exceptional value late in drafts.