Yuli Gurriel

Yuli Gurriel #10

  • 1B
  • B/T: R/R
  • 6' 0" /190
  • Age: 33


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Yuli Gurriel 2017 Postseason Stats

69 .304 2 8 0 .864

Yuli Gurriel Postseason Career Stats

69 .304 2 8 0 .864

Yuli Gurriel 2017 Stats

529 .299 18 75 3 .817

Yuli Gurriel MLB Career Stats

659 .291 21 90 4 .790

Yuli Gurriel Bio

  • Full Name: Yulieski Gurriel
  • Born: 6/9/1984 in Sancti Spiritus, Cuba
  • Debut: 8/21/2016
  • Relationship(s): brother of Lourdes Gurriel
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2017 Postseason Stats 69 5 21 2 8 0 .304 .342 .864
Postseason Career Stats 69 5 21 2 8 0 .304 .342 .864
2017 Stats 529 69 158 18 75 3 .299 .332 .817
MLB Career Stats 659 82 192 21 90 4 .291 .324 .790
  • Status: Active

Yuli Gurriel Statcast Averages

Year Team LG PA HIP Avg Exit Velocity (mph) Avg HR Distance (feet) Avg Gen Velocity (mph) Avg Launch Angle (deg) Avg Height (feet)
2017 Astros AL 564 467 90.08 393.27 74.89 10.35 36.58
MLB Avg - - - - 87.32 400.52 71.55 11.83 39.17
Year Team LG PA HIP Avg Exit Velocity (mph) Avg HR Distance (feet) Avg Gen Velocity (mph) Avg Launch Angle (deg) Avg Height (feet)
2017 Astros AL 564 467 90.08 393.27 74.89 10.35 36.58
MLB Avg - - - - 87.32 400.52 71.55 11.83 39.17


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Yuli Gurriel Stats

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Yuli Gurriel Advanced Stats

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Yuli Gurriel News

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October 28, 2017 at 7:29 PM ET

Gurriel suspended for first 5 games in 2018

Astros first baseman Yuli Gurriel received a five-game suspension without pay for an offensive gesture directed at Dodgers pitcher Yu Darvish during Game 3 of the World Series, Commissioner Rob Manfred announced on Saturday afternoon.

October 2, 2017 at 1:11 PM ET

Gurriel bats .299 in 2017

Astros first baseman Yuli Gurriel finished the 2017 regular season with a .299 average, 18 home runs, 75 RBIs, 69 runs scored and three stolen bases.


Yuli Gurriel Awards

World Series Championship

Year Team League
2017 Houston AL

AL Rookie of the Month

Month Team League
07/2017 Houston AL

Astros Rookie of the Year

Year Team League
2017 Houston AL

WBC All-Tournament Team

Year Team League
2006 Cuba WBC

Yuli Gurriel Leaderboards

Batting Average

Season AVG Rank
2017 .299 12th in AL


Season H Rank
2017 158 24th in AL


Season 2B Rank
2017 43 7th in AL

Yuli Gurriel Latest Transactions

Team Date Transaction
August 21, 2016 Houston Astros recalled 1B Yuli Gurriel from Fresno Grizzlies.
August 16, 2016 2B Yulieski Gurriel assigned to Fresno Grizzlies from Corpus Christi Hooks.
August 8, 2016 2B Yulieski Gurriel assigned to Corpus Christi Hooks from Lancaster JetHawks.
August 2, 2016 2B Yulieski Gurriel assigned to Lancaster JetHawks from GCL Astros.
July 16, 2016 Houston Astros signed free agent 2B Yulieski Gurriel.
July 16, 2016 Houston Astros optioned 2B Yulieski Gurriel to GCL Astros.

Yulieski Gurriel Bio Info

Is the son of Cuban Serie Nacional star, Lourdes Gurriel who also managed Yulieski during his career in Cuba...is the brother of Lourdes Gurriel Jr. and Yunieski Gurriel, who both played in the Serie Nacional... Lourdes Jr. signed a Major League contract with the Blue Jays in November of 2016...Internationally, he played for the Cuban National Team, which won the gold medal in the 2004 Olympics and the silver in the 2008 Olympics...he also represented Cuba in the 2006, 2009 and 2013 World Baseball Classics...was named to the 2006 World Baseball Classic All-Tournament Team...also played with the Cuban National Team in the Baseball World Cup, International Cup, Pan American Games and Central American and Caribbean Games...Gurriel was one of nine Cuban players signed or acquired by the Astros from 2015-16, joining IF/OF Yordan Alvarez, RHP Rogelio Armenteros, OF Norberto Castellanos, CF Alejandro Garcia, LHP Cionel Perez, RHP Yoanys Quiala, SS Anibal Sierra and RHP Carlos Sierra...Became the eighth Cuban-born player (4th position player) to play in the Majors with Houston...also: OF Roman Mejias (1962), LHP Mike Cuellar (1965-68), RHP Aurelio Monteagudo (1966), IF Marty Martinez (1969-71), OF Sandy Valdespino (1969), RHP Oscar Zamora (1978) and LHP Raul Valdes (2014)...Was signed by Houston as a Major League free agent on July 16, 2016...was signed to a five-year deal that runs through the 2020 season.


Made his debut in the Majors after a long and successful career in Cuba's Serie Nacional...recorded 34 hits in 36 games with seven doubles, three homers and 15 RBI...made 20 starts at third base, seven starts at designated hitter, four starts at first base and one start in left field...after signing with the Astros on July 16, made four stops in the Astros minor league system: Gulf Coast League, Lancaster (A), Corpus Christi (AA) and Fresno (AAA), respectively...was recalled to the Major League club on Aug. 21, where he remained through the season...made his Major League debut on Aug. 21 at BAL, going 1x2 with a walk as DH... at 32 years and 73 days, became the third-oldest position player to make his Major League debut with the Astros, behind Pidge Browne (33.023) and Alan Zinter (34.030)...joined Dae-ho Lee as the only players in the Majors this season to debut at 32-or-older (Lee was 33.288 y/o with Seattle)...went 2x3 with two doubles and two RBI on Aug. 27 vs. TB...were his first career extra-base hits and RBI...became the first Astros player to record a game with at least two doubles and two RBI within his first five Major League games...hit his first career homer on Sept. 7 at CLE...also homered the following day on Sept. 8 at CLE...was batting .344 over his first 19 games in the Majors (through Sept. 12)...was the highest by an Astro over his first 19 games in the Majors (with an AB) since Hunter Pence hit .356 (26x73) in 2007...had a nine-game hitting streak from Sept. 4-12...batted .361 (13x36) with a double, three homers and six RBI in that span...in 15 overall games during his minor league stint (all four levels combined), hit .250 (14x56) with four doubles, two HR and 14 RBI with starts at third base, left field, and designated hitter.


In his final foreign season, recorded an incredible .500 (87x174) batting average with 20 doubles, 15 homers, 51 RBI and a 1.463 OPS (.589 OBP/.874 SLG) in 49 games for Industriales in Cuba's Series Nacional...led the league in batting average, on-base and slugging, while ranking in the top 10 in doubles, runs scored and home runs.


Was given a rare permission to play abroad by Cuban authorities and joined the Yokohama DeNA BayStars in Japan's Central League...hit a solid .305 (73x239) with 22 doubles and 11 homers in 62 games for Yokohama but after only one season in Japan, he returned to Cuba to recuperate from an injury...in what was his first time playing in a league outside of Cuba, ranked fifth in Japan in slugging (.536)...would join Industriales in Cuba for 49 games and hit .343 (60x175) with 18 doubles, seven home runs and 35 RBI...finished fourth in the league in OPS (1.009) and fifth in slugging (.577).


After playing 12 seasons for Sancti Spiritus, joined Industriales, playing 81 games, while hitting .313 (93x297) with 21 doubles, 16 home runs and 69 RBI... led the league in home runs and slugging (.566), while ranking tied for first in RBI, second in runs (63), third in OPS (.991), seventh in doubles and eighth in hits and walks (54).


Played his 12th and final season with Sancti Spiritus and hit .325 (91x280) with 18 doubles and 52 RBI in 79 games.


Ranked sixth in the league in slugging (.586) and seventh in OPS (1.020)...two of the five players that finished ahead of him in slugging became Major Leaguers in Jose Abreu (.837) and Hector Olivera (.626).


Finished tied for sixth in the Series Nacional in RBI, trailing current Big Leaguers Yoenis Cespedes (99) and Jose Abrea (93).


Rotated between second base and third base in the 2009 World Baseball Classic, when Cuba failed to make the finals in a global baseball event for the first time in 58 years...hit .333 with two homers, five runs and six RBI in a solid six games... in regular season play, led Sancti Spiritus to a division title and had one of his best professional seasons, hitting .363 (125x344) with career highs in home runs (30) and RBI (105)...led the league in RBI and finished tied for second in homers.


Hit .229 in the 2008 Olympics as Cuba won the Silver medal...in regular season play, hit .399 with 22 home runs, 90 RBI and 77 runs in 84 games...ranked among the league leaders in hits (131, 2nd), triples (7, tied for 4th), homers (7th), total bases (233, 2nd), RBI (90, 2nd), average (2nd) and slugging (.710, 2nd)...was named the League's All-Star third baseman and shared Gold Glove honors.


Hit .278 as Cuba's No. 3 hitter and third baseman in the 2007 Pan-American Games...hit one of the three homers for the Gold Medal winners...batted .275 in the 2007 Baseball World Cup as Cuba won the Silver Medal...in regular season play, hit .302, with 68 runs scored and 71 RBI in 79 games...ranked tied for 5th in the league in home runs (22), tied for 6th in RBI and was second in sacrifice flies (7)...was named to the Serie Nacional All-Star team at third base.


Was the star of the Cuban National Team which lost in the final of the 2006 World Baseball Classic... also played in the 2006 Central American and Caribbean Games, in which he hit .300 and led the tourney with nine runs in seven games while driving in seven...hit .389 in the 2006 Intercontinental Cup with 10 runs and eight RBI in nine games...in the 2006 qualifiers for the 2008 Olympics, hit .314 with four HR and 12 RBI in nine games...earned his second consecutive Serie Nacional MVP Award after hitting .345 (120x348) with 28 doubles, 13 homers and 46 RBI in 88 games.


Led the 2005 Baseball World Cup with eight homers and was second with 19 RBI en route to being named to the All-Tournament Team...hit .319 with 12 runs in 11 games...outpaced Joey Votto, who finished second in home runs, three behind Gurriel...won his first Serie Nacional MVP Award after hitting .291 (95x326) with 13 doubles, nine home runs and 60 RBI in 89 games as a 21-year-old.


Was a member of the Gold Medal Winning Cuban team at the 2004 Olympics.


In the 2003 Baseball World Cup, Gurriel hit .358 with five doubles, three homers, nine runs and 13 RBI in nine games to help Cuba win the title...was error-free in 23 chances at second base...in regular-season play, hit .358 (77x215) with 42 RBI...finished second in the league in slugging (.614) and seventh in batting average.


Played for Cuba in the 2002 Intercontinental Cup and 0x3 with a run...was just beginning his career in Cuba, as he played his regular season at the age of 18.


Debuted for Sancti Spiritus at the age of 17 and hit .300 (106x353) with 26 doubles and 50 RBI.