Lourdes Gurriel Jr.

Lourdes Gurriel Jr.

2B,SS - TOR - IL60
Age: 26Bats: RThrows: R

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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 and 10 times more in June. Just like that, he's now batting .279/.331/.548 for Toronto. We've seen too low of a floor to trust this ceiling, but he has shown the promise that made him a popular target after strong finish to 2018. After missing most of August with a quad injury, he could return in early September. Keep him in mind for the final weeks.

Gurriel was so awful to open the season the Toronto sent him back to the minors. He responded by earning his job back then taking the league by storm. Heading into the break, he was one of the most exciting middle infielders in the game and that should continue throughout the remainder of the year.