Julio Urias

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Full Name Julio Urias
Age 24 Years Old
Nick Name Acosta
Gender Male
Famous As Baseball Player
Birth Date August 12th, 1996
Birth Place Culiacan, Sinaloa

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About Julio Urias 

Julio Urias is a Mexican professional baseball pitcher for the Los Angeles Dodgers of Major League Baseball (MLB). Mexican pitcher who signed with the Los Angeles Dodgers as a 16-year-old prospect in August 2012. The Dodgers paid a signing fee of $4,50,000, most of which went to the Diablos Rojos del Mexico of the Mexican League. Julio was named the Dodgers' Minor League Pitcher of the Year in 2014. He made his MLB debut in 2016. Urias is best known as a Baseball Player. He is a left-hand pitcher just like the well-known legend David Wells who retired in 2007. He made his professional debut on 25th May 2013 for the Great Lakes Loons in the Midwest League as the youngest player in the league. Julio Urias agreed with the Dodgers on a one-year, $1.0 million, contract for 2020, avoiding arbitration.

Famous For

  • Being a Mexican professional baseball pitcher.
  • For the Great Lakes Loons in the Midwest League as the youngest player in the league.

Julio Urias, a Mexican professional baseball pitcher for the Los Angeles Dodgers of Major League Baseball (MLB)

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Early Life of Julio Urias

Julio took birth on 12th August 1996 in Culiacan, Sinaloa. Julio Urias's full name or born name is ''Julio Cesar Urias Acosta''.  His birth nation is Mexico and nationality is Mexican. He belongs to Mexican-White ethnicity. His race is white and the zodiac sign is Leo. Urias celebrates his birthday on 12th August of every year and he had celebrated his 23rd birthday as of 2019. He is the son of Carlos Urias (father) and Juana Isabell Urias (mother). Urias played with the Mexico national team as a youth, joining them on road trips since the age of 10. At age 14, he met Los Angeles Dodgers scout Mike Brito, who had first scouted Fernando Valenzuela and the Dodgers discovered 15-year-old Julio at a showcase in Oaxaca in June 2012, on the same scouting trip in Mexico on which they signed Yasiel Puig. 

Career of Julio Urias 

Minor leagues

  • Julio kickoff his career by signing with the Dodgers on 12th August on his 16th birthday with a signing fee of $450,000.
  • On 25th May 2013, he made his professional debut for the Great Lakes Loons in the Midwest League as the youngest player in the league, striking out six batters over three shutout innings and made a total of 18 starts and finished the season 2-0 with a 2.48 ERA, recording 67 strikeouts in 54.1 innings.
  • Julio spent 2014 with the Rancho Cucamonga Quakes of the California League. In 25 appearances (20 of which were starts), Urias was 2-2 with a 2.36 ERA and he struck out 109 batters while walking only 37.
  • He was selected to play for the World Team at the 2014 All-Star Futures Game as well as selected as the Dodgers organizational "Minor League Pitcher of the Year" for 2014.
  • Julio received an invitation to attend the team's 2015 major league spring training camp and was the first to be cut from the roster and was reassigned to the team's minor league camp on 14th March 2015.
  • The Dodgers assigned Urias to the AA Tulsa Drillers of the Texas League to start the 2015 season. He was 3-4 with a 2.77 ERA in 13 starts for Tulsa.
  • On 31st August 2015, he was promoted to the AAA Oklahoma City Dodgers. Julio struggled in his first AAA action, allowing nine runs in 4 ​1⁄3 innings over two starts.
  • Urias was again invited to attend Dodgers spring training and was assigned to AAA to begin the season, where he was 4-1 with a 1.10 ERA in seven starts. He also had a 27 inning scoreless streak during the month of May for Oklahoma City.

Los Angeles Dodgers 

  • On 27th May 2016, Julio was promoted to the Los Angeles Dodgers to make his major league debut against the New York Mets.
  • At only 19 years of age, Urias was the youngest starting pitcher to debut in the Majors since Felix Hernandez in the 2005 season and the youngest Dodgers starting pitcher to debut since 18-year-old Rex Barney in the 1943 season.
  • Julio struggled in his debut, lasting only 2​2⁄3 innings while allowing five hits, three runs, and four walks. He did strike out three, including the first batter he faced, Curtis Granderson, and was optioned back to AAA after the game.
  • Urias picked up his first major league win, against the Milwaukee Brewers, on 28th June 2016, when he allowed two runs on two hits in six innings. 
  • He was the first teenage Dodger pitcher to throw 100 pitches in a game since Joe Moeller in 1962. Similarly, Julio pitched in 18 games for the Dodgers, 15 of them starts and was 5-2 with a 3.39 ERA, 84 strikeouts and 31 walks. He led the major leagues in pickoffs, with six. 
  • He pitched two innings of relief in game five of the 2016 National League Division Series, picking up the win.
  • Julio was also the fourth-youngest pitcher in MLB postseason history, behind Ken Brett (1967 World Series), Bert Blyleven (1970 ALCS), and Don Gullett (1970 NLCS and 1970 World Series).
  • Urias became the youngest pitcher ever to start a post-season game when he started game four of the 2016 National League Championship Series.
  • He spent most of the 2018 season recuperating from his injury and didn't begin rehabbing in the minors until 30th July. Julio made three appearances for the Dodgers during the regular season, pitching four scoreless innings in September.
  • Despite that, Julio was added to the Dodgers roster for the 2018 NLCS and 2018 World Series and he allowed one run in 3​1⁄3 innings against the Milwaukee Brewers in the NLCS and one run in three innings against the Boston Red Sox in the World Series.
  • He was scheduled to begin 2019 in the bullpen to reduce his innings in the early going, but injuries to Clayton Kershaw and Rich Hill led to him beginning the season in the rotation.
  • Urias started four games at the start, including a nine strikeout game (in six innings) while allowing only one hit against the Brewers on 18th April after which he joined the bullpen. He picked up his first career save on 6th May against the Atlanta Braves.
  • On 14th May, he was placed on paid administrative leave as a result of a domestic battery investigation but was reinstated on 21st May, and on 17th August he was suspended for 20 games.
  • Julio Urias agreed with the Dodgers on a one-year, $1.0 million, contract for 2020, avoiding arbitration.
  • It seemed like trouble from the get-go for the Dodgers with another southpaw on the mound in Julio Urias.
  • Urias was much more effective, allowing just one earned run on an RBI single from Darin Ruf and overcoming some control concerns by working out of trouble multiple times. He was especially impressive in his final inning when he put two runners on base to start the frame before striking out Ruf and inducing a double play from Hunter Pence.
  • Considering Clayton Kershaw is on the injured list and Walker Buehler hasn't started yet after the Dodgers took it slow with him during summer camp, the need for Urias to be effective in a shortened season is heightened. He was excellent last year in 37 appearances eight of which were starts with a 2.49 ERA and 1.08 WHIP.
  • If he pitches like that and works out of trouble as he did in Sunday's game, the Dodgers can tread water until Kershaw is healthy and Buehler is dominating hitters on a regular basis.

Julio Urias, known for his pickoff move, leading the major leagues in his rookie season with six pickoffs

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Pitching Style of Julio Urias

His primary pitch is a fastball with a typical velocity between 90 and 95 miles per hour, peaking at 97. Urias also throws a low-80s changeup, curveball, and slider. During the 2016 season, Julio altered his grip to add vertical movement. He began using the slider in 2015. He is also known for his pickoff move, leading the major leagues in his rookie season with six pickoffs.

Personal Life of Julio Urias

Regarding Julio's personal life, he is not married yet. He is also not dating anyone and living a single life. Julio underwent three surgeries on his left eye during his youth to remove a benign mass. As a result, his left eye is nearly closed, but he is able to see through it. When he was asked about his eye condition, Julio, a devout Roman Catholic, said, "That's how God works. He gave me a bad left eye but a good left arm." He had elective surgery to correct the condition on 19th May 2015. He was arrested for domestic battery in May 2019. However, the case was dismissed and no further action would be taken unless another incident occurred. And talking about his sexual orientation, he is straight.

Net Worth of Julio Urias

The saying "Don't judge a book by its cover" certainly goes well for the 23-years-old Julio because the net worth of the left-hand pitcher is a Whooping $2.5 million which he earned through MLB career. Urias's career earning are received from the baseball field playing for the Dodgers. His estimated earning for the four-season is $3,679,444. However, he was fined an amount of $60,760 for domestic violence on 17th August 2019. He signed a 1 year/1 million contract with the Los Angeles Dodgers, including $1,000,000 guaranteed, and an annual average salary of $1,000,000. In 2020, Urias will earn a base salary of $1,000,000, while carrying a total salary of $1,000,000. His main source of income is from a baseball career.

Body Measurement of Julio Urias

Moving towards Julio's body measurement, he has a perfect height of 1.83 m and he has gained a weight of 102 kg. He is a handsome guy with a perfect body whereas his body build is Athletic. He has attracted a lot of people from his appearance. Julio is living a healthy, fit, and fine life till now and hopes he will.