Julio Urias is a Mexican professional baseball player who is playing for the Los Angeles Dodgers of Major League Baseball (MLB). His playing position is Pitcher. He 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. He made his MLB debut on 27th May 2016 for the Los Angeles Dodgers against the New York Mets at the age of 19 becoming the youngest starting pitcher to debut in the Majors since Félix Hernández in the 2005 season and the second youngest Dodgers starting pitcher to debut since 18-year-old Rex Barney in the 1943 season. He agreed with the Dodgers on a one-year, $3.6 million, contract for 2021, avoiding arbitration.
MLB Pitcher, Julio Urias looks to pick up MLB-leading 19th win
While Max Scherzer and Walker Buehler have been working on their Cy Young campaigns, Urias has quietly been putting together his as well. He likely won’t finish in the top five of voting, but Urias will definitely be receiving votes this season. Urias will look to continue his great season at a stadium in which he’s struggled throughout his career. He’s made two starts at Coors Field this year. Urias pitched in the opening series to begin the season and had not only his best start ever at Coors but one of the best of his career. The lefty tossed seven innings of one-run ball and allowed only three hits. That’s an incredible start regardless of where you’re at, but doing it at Coors Field is essentially a complete game shutout almost. He also had six strikeouts and only one walk. His next start didn’t go as smoothly, as he allowed four runs on seven hits in 5 2⁄3 innings back in July. Since the start of July, Urias has been one of the best starting pitchers in all of baseball. He’s made 13 starts, going 9-0 with an ERA of 1.80 and a FIP of 2.92. In 75 innings of work, Urias has 73 strikeouts and 17 walks.
What is Julio Urias Famous For?
- Being a professional baseball pitcher for Los Angeles Dodgers.
- For being ranked by MLBpipeline.com as the top left-handed pitching prospect in all of baseball entering the 2015 season. MLB.com ranked him the 8th-best prospect in baseball, and Baseball America named him the #10 prospect in 2015.
- Known for his pickoff move, leading the major leagues in his rookie season with six pickoffs.
What Nationality is Julio Urias?
Julio Urias was born on 12th August 1996 and his place of birth is in Culiacan, Sinaloa, Mexico. He holds Mexican nationality and he came from Mexican-White ethnic background. His real name or birth name is ‘Julio Cesar Urias Acosta’ which was given to him by his parents. About his family, Julio was born to his father, Carlos Urias, and his mother, Juana Isabell Urias. He also has two siblings; Carlos Alberto Urías Acosta, and Alexia Guadalupe Urías Acosta. As per his birthdate, his Zodiac sign falls under Leo. He follows the Roman Catholic religion. As of 2021, he celebrated his 25th birthday.
Initially, he played with the Mexico national team during his early teams. At the age of 14, he met Los Angeles Dodgers scout Mike Brito, who had first scouted Fernando Valenzuela. In June 2012, the Dodgers discovered Julio at a showcase in Oaxaca, on the same scouting trip in Mexico on which they signed Yasiel Puig. The Dodgers then signed Julio on 12th August on his 16th birthday. The Dodgers also paid a signing fee of US$450,000, most of which went to the Diablos Rojos del México of the Mexican League.
Julio Urias Baseball Career Timeline
- Julio Urias made his professional baseball debut on 25th May 2013 for the Great Lakes Loons in the Midwest League being the youngest player in the league, striking out six batters over three shutout innings.
- He made a total of 18 starts and finished the season 2-0 with a 2.48 ERA, recording 67 strikeouts in 54.1 innings.
- He then spent the year 2014 with the Rancho Cucamonga Quakes of the California League.
- In his 25 appearances (20 of which were starts), he was 2-2 with a 2.36 ERA and he struck out 109 batters while walking only 37.
- He was then selected to play for the World Team at the 2014 All-Star Futures Game and was selected as the Dodgers organizational “Minor League Pitcher of the Year” for 2014.
- He also 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.
- Later, the Dodgers assigned him to the AA Tulsa Drillers of the Texas League to start his 2015 season.
- He was 3-4 with a 2.77 ERA in 13 starts for Tulsa.
- On 31st August 2015, Urias was promoted to the AAA Oklahoma City Dodgers.
- He struggled in his first AAA action, allowing nine runs in 4 1⁄3 innings over two starts.
- He 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.
- On 27th May 2016, he was promoted to the Los Angeles Dodgers to make his major league debut against the New York Mets. he became 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 as Urias’s age was 19 at that time.
- He 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.
- Likewise, he 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 pitched two innings of relief in game five of the 2016 National League Division Series, picking up the win.
- He also became 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).
- He became the youngest pitcher ever to start a post-season game when he started game four of the 2016 National League Championship Series.
- In June 2017, while pitching for Triple-A Oklahoma City, he tore the anterior capsule in his left shoulder, which ended his 2017 season and required surgery.
- He spent most of the 2018 season recuperating from his injury and didn’t begin rehabbing in the minors until 30th July.
- He made three appearances for the Dodgers during the regular season, pitching four scoreless innings in September 2018.
- Whereas, he 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 picked up his first career save on 6th May 2019 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.
- He then agreed with the Dodgers on a one-year, $1.0 million, contract for 2020, avoiding arbitration.
- In the pandemic-shortened 2020 season, he became a full-time starter for the Dodgers and went 3-0 with a 3.27 ERA in 11 games.
- In the NLCS against the Atlanta Braves, he was the winning pitcher in the two games in which he appeared.
- He then started Game 4 of the 2020 World Series against the Tampa Bay Rays, pitching 4.2 innings and allowing two runs on four hits while striking out nine.
- He agreed with the Dodgers on a one-year, $3.6 million, contract for 2021, avoiding arbitration.
- He started more than 20 games in his 2021 season for the first time in his career.
- Starting 26 games by the end of August, he had pitched 150.2 innings, striking out 160 while possessing an ERA of 3.17.
- By the completion of his second start in September, 7 shutout innings against the San Diego Padres, he lowered his ERA to 2.98, and with the victory, compiled his 17th win of the season. His 17-3 record for his first 28 starts of the year was the best on the National League up to that point in the season.
Awards and Achievements
- World Series champion (2020)
Who is Julio Urias Girlfriend?
Julio Urias is an unmarried man. Today, he is assumed to be single as there is no news and rumors regarding him dating and having affairs with anyone at present. It seems he is focusing on his career at present rather than being in a relationship. It can also be speculated that he is currently in search of a perfect partner. However, he is enjoying his present life a lot. His sexual orientation is straight and he is not gay.
How much is Julio Urias Net Worth? Know About His Annual Salary
Julio Urias is a professional baseball player whose net worth is estimated to have $3 Million – $5 Million as of 2021 as per sources. He is currently playing for the Los Angeles Dodgers of the MLB. He agreed with the Dodgers on a one-year, $3.6 million, contract for 2021, avoiding arbitration. Back then, he agreed with the Dodgers on a one-year, $1 million contract for 2020, avoiding arbitration. His present annual salary is $3,600,000. His major source of wealth comes from his baseball career and he is living a standard lifestyle as of today.
What is the Height of Julio Urias and how much does he Weigh?
Julio Urias is a handsome and cool man with a height of 1.83 m. His weight consists of 102 kg whereas he maintains his body a lot. He has an average body build. With his glowing face and charming smile, he has attracted a lot of people towards him. His other body measurements such as chest size, bicep size, hip size, and more are unavailable at a moment. He has inked tattoos on his right hand.
Julio Urias Surgery
Julio Urias 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.”