José Ureña

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José Ureña
José Ureña on April 8, 2016.jpg
Ureña pitching for the New Orleans Zephyrs in 2016
Miami Marlins – No. 62
Pitcher
Born: (1991-09-12) September 12, 1991 (age 28)
Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
Bats: Right Throws: Right
MLB debut
April 14, 2015, for the Miami Marlins
MLB statistics
(through May 18, 2016)
Win–loss record 2–5
Earned run average 5.38
Strikeouts 37
Teams

José Miguel Ureña Rodriguez (born September 12, 1991) is a Dominican professional baseball pitcher for the Miami Marlins of Major League Baseball (MLB).

Professional career

2009–2013

Ureña grew up in the Dominican Republic. The Marlins signed him on August 28, 2009,[1] and he played for two seasons with the Dominican Summer League Marlins.[2] In 2011 he played in short season Single-A with the Jamestown Jammers, posting a 4.33 ERA in 15 starts. He advanced to full-season Single-A in 2012, posting a 3.38 ERA in 138.1 innings with the Greensboro Grasshoppers. In 2013 he played in high Single-A with the Jupiter Hammerheads, pitching 149.2 innings with a 3.73 ERA. In 2014 he amassed a record of 13-8, pitching 162 innings with 121 strikeouts and a 3.33 ERA.[2]

2015

Ureña began the 2015 season with the New Orleans Zephyrs of the Class AAA Pacific Coast League.[3] Ureña was called up to the majors for the first time on April 13, 2015 to replace David Phelps.[4] In his first major league start on May 26, 2015, against the Pittsburgh Pirates, he gave up 5 runs in 4 2/3 innings and took the 5-1 loss.[5]

Pitching style

According to a scouting report prepared for MLB's 2014 midseason prospect rankings, the 8th-ranked Ureña had "an above-average fastball that can touch the mid 90s", a change-up, and a breaking ball that is "a combination of a slider and a curve". He was said to have "above-average command".[1]

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 "Jose Urena". MLB.com. June 30, 2014. Retrieved May 27, 2015.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  2. 2.0 2.1 Snyder, Andrew (September 3, 2014). "Miami Marlins Prospects: Jose Urena Finishes Strong". SB Nation. Retrieved May 27, 2015.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  3. "Miami Marlins' Justin Nicolino headed to New Orleans Zephyrs". MiLB.com. March 3, 2015. Retrieved March 11, 2015.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  4. De Nicola, Christina (April 14, 2015). "Marlins top prospect Jose Urena throws scoreless inning in debut". Fox Sports. Retrieved May 27, 2015.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  5. Associated Press (May 26, 2015). "Pirates run win streak to 5, top Marlins 5-1". ESPN. Retrieved May 27, 2015.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>

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