Urias' scorching winter continues with 3-homer game

Cards prospect matches 73-year-old Mexican Pacific League record

November 29th, 2018

Back in the Mexican Pacific League this offseason, Ramon Urias is putting up big numbers.
The Cardinals' No. 20 prospect connected on three home runs and finished with seven RBIs on Wednesday as he helped power Caneros de los Mochis over Yaquis de Obregon, 11-6.
• Winter leagues stats
Urias matched a 73-year-old league record with the three-homer performance. He's now homered four times in his past two games and ranks second in the league with nine home runs.

Urias put Caneros on the board early with a first-inning grand slam to the opposite field and then added a solo shot in his next trip to the plate in the third inning. After reaching via a walk to lead off the fifth, Urias launched a two-run home run to left field in the subsequent frame for his third homer of the game.
Batting for a final time in the eighth inning with a chance to make Mexican League history, Urias hit a pop out to second base as he finished 3-for-4 with four runs scored. The multi-hit performance was Urias' fifth in his past 10 games, during which he's hit .438/.523/.906 with 13 RBIs and 10 runs scored.
Urias has been perhaps the top hitter in the Mexican League this winter. Through 40 games, the 24-year-old infielder is second in all three triple-slash categories, at .358/.474/.591, and sits atop the leaderboard with a 1.065 OPS. His 32 RBIs and 31 walks both rank second, and he's tied for third with 28 runs scored.
The older brother of Padres No. 4 prospect Luis Urias, Ramon originally signed with the Rangers back in December 2010 and spent the next two seasons in the Dominican Summer League.
He was sold the following year to Mexico City in the Mexican League -- after Texas had initially loaned him to the club -- and then spent the next five seasons putting up numbers, both in the summer and winter leagues, before signing with St. Louis in January 2018.
Returning to affiliated ball this past season, Urias produced a .300/.356/.516 line with 13 home runs and 28 doubles over 90 games between Double-A Springfield and Triple-A Memphis. The performance, on top of his previous body of work in the Mexican League, prompted the organization to add Urias to its 40-man roster last week.