Miami Marlins: Post Series Grades vs Boston

MIAMI, FL - APRIL 03: Lewis Brinson
MIAMI, FL - APRIL 03: Lewis Brinson /
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MIAMI, FL – APRIL 03: Jose Urena /

Jose Urena +.278

Jose Urena is a 6’2″, 200 lb. right hander from the Dominican Republic. Now 26-years-old, he signed with the Marlins back in 2009.

Urena worked his way up through Miami’s minor league system, earning a 53-41 record and a 3.48 ERA. He posted a 1.216 WHIP, with 542 strikeouts in 750 innings.

Urena made his Marlins debut in 2015, and over his first two major league seasons did not inspire much. He went just 5-14 for the Marlins, with a 5.76 ERA, a ghastly 1.500 WHIP, and just 86 K’s in 145 1/3 innings.

Urena put it together a little better in 2017. He remained in the rotation for most of the season, making 28 starts in total. He racked up a team-high 14 wins, going 14-7 with a 3.82 ERA, a 1.273 WHIP, and 113 whiffs in 169 2/3 innings of work.

Urena started out this season without his best stuff. He hit three batters and allowed two walks and a homer in the first inning of the MLB season opener against the Chicago Cubs.

Urena has made a career out of bouncing back from less-than-impressive appearances. In Tuesday’s game, he pitched seven strong innings and struck out a career-high seven Red Sox. He surrendered only one earned run, on four hits and a walk. 72-of-109 pitches were over the plate.