Jose Urena Scouting Report
It’s been an inconsistent season for Urena thus far in 2018 as sometimes he can look like an ace on the mound and dominate an opposing lineup, while at others as struggles to get past the 5th inning. He returns from a brief stay on the disabled list thanks to what has determined to be a minor shoulder injury this afternoon, with his last start coming on June 20th when he allowed five runs on eight hits, working 5 2⁄3 innings against the San Francisco Giants. He also walked two and struck out five during the outing.
His pitch repertoire, per Brooks Baseball
In 2018, he has relied primarily on his Fourseam Fastball (96mph) and Slider (87mph), also mixing in a Change (91mph).
His fourseam fastball has heavy sinking action, has an obvious tail, generates a very high amount of groundballs compared to other pitchers’ fourseamers and has well above average velo. His slider generates a very high amount of groundballs compared to other pitchers’ sliders, has much less depth than expected, is much harder than usual and has primarily 12-6 movement. His change is thrown extremely hard, has a lot of backspin and has slight armside fade.