Lourdes Gurriel Jr.

Lourdes Gurriel Jr.

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

Next Game

TOR @ OAK
A. Brooks #184
Fri, 4/19 10:07pm
Matchup (?)
Rank H #214
Projection (?) 0 pts

Ownership

 
Yahoo
17%
 
ESPN
28%

Eligibility

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

The Blue Jays demoted Gurriel, who was hitting .175 with no homers and 12 strikeouts in 44 plate appearances. It's a surprising development for a talented youngster who hit .281/.309/.446 as a rookie last season. Toronto may just want to rebuild his confidence with a short minor league stay, but there are too many productive second basemen available (Adam Frazier, Jeff McNeil, Niko Goodrum, Brandon Lowe, Chad Pinder) to save a spot for Gurriel in standard mixed 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.