José Urquidy

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Oops! All Astros: José Urquidy

We’re looking at the 316 young men who played in the Astros system in 2022. José Urquidy is a six-foot, 217 lb. right-handed starting pitcher from Mazatlan, MX. Born on May 1, 1995, he signed his first professional deal with the Astros on March 9, 2015. He made his debut in 2019, and over the first three seasons of his major league career he was 11-5 with a 3.55 ERA, a 1.019 WHIP, and 147 strikeouts in 177 2⁄3 innings. He only walked 34 batters during his first 34 appearances, including 32 starts.
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The Astros kept José Urquidy at trade deadline. He showed why in win over Red Sox

This is a carousel. Use Next and Previous buttons to navigate. Uncertainty defines José Urquidy’s season, one he turned around in time to make himself expendable. The Astros needed to resolve a starting pitching surplus to create what James Click called a more “functional” roster. Urquidy carried more value than almost any other legitimate trade candidate.
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Astros' Jose Urquidy: Strikes out ten batters

Urquidy (10-4) earned the win against Boston on Wednesday, allowing no runs on two hits while striking out ten and walking none over seven innings. Urquidy was impressive Wednesday, throwing 70 of 97 pitches for strikes across seven frames and limiting Boston to just three baserunners thanks to a single, a double and a hit batter. Urquidy has put together a streak of nine quality starts dating back to June 14. During that span, the righty went 5-1 and lowered his ERA from 4.99 to 3.62.

Astros’ Jose Urquidy a good fit for St. Louis Cardinals

The St. Louis Cardinals continue their pursuit of pitching ahead of the trade deadline. Another recent option has cropped up who would be a very nice fit. There have been plenty of articles posted here about potential pitching acquisitions the Cardinals could pursue. That makes perfect sense since August 2 is the final day for teams to make trades for players who would be eligible for their postseason rosters.

Houston Astros Open to Using Jose Urquidy as a Trade Chip

Recent reports say that the Houston Astros are open to using Jose Urquidy in a trade at the deadline next week. The Houston Astros announced they are open to hearing trade offers on Jose Urquidy as the trade deadline is quickly approaches. As a result, I would assume they are not planning on using him as a trade piece for rentals like Josh Bell or Luis Castillo and instead want to use him to acquire someone with team control. Of all the starting pitchers the Astros have, Urquidy makes the most sense since he owns one of the highest ERAs on the team at 3.93 and he is under team control past this season, which is more appealing to teams than someone like Jake Odorizzi, who is an impending free agent and doesn’t hold much value as a trade chip.