Julio Urías (pronounced oo-REE-ahs)...father, Carlos, played one year of professional baseball as a catcher in Mexico...lives in Culiacan Rosales, Mexico…wears uniform No. 7 for his favorite player growing up, outfielder Darrell Sherman of the Culiacan Tomateros...signed as a non-drafted free agent by Los Angeles on Aug. 17, 2012…signed by scout Mike Brito.
Made his first career Opening Day roster as a member of the Dodger rotation ... Went 4-3 with four saves and a 2.49 ERA (22 ER/79.2 IP) in 37 games (eight starts), striking out 85 batters against 27 walks while posting a 1.08 WHIP ... Finished the season with a career-best ERA while also setting career-highs in innings pitched (79.2), games (37) and strikeouts (85) ... Began the season as a starter, going 1-1 with a 3.66 ERA (8 ER/19.2 IP) in his first four outings, but later transitioned to a bullpen role to better manage his innings as he returned from left shoulder surgery ... As a starter, he posted a 1-1 record with a 3.26 ERA (11 ER/30.1 IP), striking out 37 batters against eight walks while recording a 1.12 WHIP...out of the bullpen, he put up a 3-2 record with four saves and a 2.01 ERA in 29 games, posting a 1.05 WHIP while holding batters to a .186/.275/.271 slash line...recorded a 22.2 scoreless inning streak from June 5-July 17, the longest such streak in his career...earned his first career save against Atlanta on May 6, tossing a scoreless inning with a strikeout… recorded three 3.0 inning saves and went 4-for-5 in save opportunities...limited left-handed hitters to a .198 average and righties to a .203 average...missed five games from May 14 to May 21 after being placed on administrative leave … was reinstated from the restricted list on September 2 after being suspended for 20 games under MLB's Joint Domestic Violence, Sexual Assault and Child Abuse Policy...appeared in three postseason games for the Dodgers, going 0-1 with a 7.36 ERA (3 ER/3.2 IP).
Spent the majority of the season on the DL recovering from left shoulder surgery (June 27, 2017) but returned to the Majors on Sept. 15 and made three scoreless relief appearances in the big leagues ... Allowed just one hit (1-for-13) in 4.0 scoreless innings in the Majors, striking out seven without issuing a walk ... Following rehab and a brief stint in the minors, recalled on Sept. 10 and his Sept. 15 relief appearance represented his first big league game since May 20, 2017…struck out a batter in 1.0 inning of relief against the St. Louis Cardinals ... Was a key piece out of the bullpen during the NLCS and World Series, going 1-0 with a 2.84 ERA (2 ER/6.1 IP) in seven Postseason relief appearances…struck out five batters against only one walk, while holding batters to a .174 average ... In eight minor league appearances (six starts), allowed seven runs in 11.2 innings with the Rookie-level AZL Dodgers, Single-A Rancho Cucamonga and Triple-A Oklahoma City…officially began his minor league rehab on July 30, reinstated from the DL and optioned to the minors on Aug. 24.
In his second season with the Dodgers, he went 0-2 with a 5.40 ERA (14 ER/23.1 IP) in just five starts in an injuryshortened season ... Placed on the minor league disabled list on June 11 and underwent season-ending left anterior capsule (shoulder) surgery on June 27…the successful surgery was performed by Dr. Neal ElAttrache in Los Angeles ... Made six starts for Triple-A Oklahoma City, going 3-0 with a 2.59 ERA (9 ER/31.1 IP) while collecting 32 strikeouts against 15 walks over 31.1 innings…held hitters to a .185 average and posted a 1.12 WHIP.
Saw his first big league action in four stints with the Dodgers, going 5-2 with a 3.39 ERA and striking out 84 batters against 31 walks in 77.0 innings• Was rated by MLB.com and Baseball America as the Dodgers' No. 1 prospect and the second and fourth overall prospect in baseball, respectively at the time of his call up• Had his contract selected on May 27 from Triple-A Oklahoma City and made the start against the Mets that day for his Major League debut, allowing three runs on five hits in 2.2 innings and did not factor in the decision…was the 34th Dodger to make his MLB debut as a teenager since the club joined the National League in 1890 and first since Adrian Beltre, who made his debut on June 24, 1998 at the age of 19 years, 78 days…at 19-years-old (19 years, 289 days) became just the second teenager to start a game in the Major Leagues this century, joining Felix Hernandez (19 years, 118 days), who debuted in 2005…the last Dodger younger than Urias to make a start was Dick Calmus, who took the mound at Dodger Stadium on Aug. 23, 1963 vs. Milwaukee at 19 years, 228 days - Source: Stats, LLC. Collected his first big league win on June 28 at Milwaukee, allowing two runs on two hits in 6.0 innings and striking out six...Went 4-2 with a 3.25 ERA (25 ER/69.1 IP) and struck out 77 batters against 27 walks in 15 starts, while going 1-0 with a 4.70 ERA (4 ER/7.2 IP) in three relief appearances...His eight strikeouts on June 17 were the most by a teenager (19 yrs, 310 days) in a Dodger uniform since Don Drysdale struck out nine against the Phillies in 1956 (19 yrs, 275 days)...Was unbeaten in his last 14 games (11 starts) since June 17…after the All-Star break, went 4-0 with a 1.99 ERA (9 ER/40.2 IP) in 10 games (seven starts)...Overall, held lefties to a .234 average (15-for-64)…the opposition hit .188 (13-for-69) with no home runs with runners in scoring position...Made two appearances (one start) during the postseason run in the NLDS against the Nationals and the NLCS against the Cubs…became the youngest Dodger pitcher ever to appear in a postseason game at 20 years, 62 days in 2016 NLDS Game 5 against the Nationals, allowing just one hit in 2.0 innings of relief and recorded the win…became the youngest starting pitcher in MLB postseason history in the 2016 NLCS Game 4 against the Cubs at 20 years, 68 days, allowing four runs on four hits in 3.2 innings and recorded the loss...Began the season with Triple-A OKC and appeared in 11 games (seven starts), going 5-1 with a 1.40 ERA (7 ER/45.0 IP)…held the opposition to a .200 average and struck out 49 against just eight walks in 45.0 innings...At the time of his promotion on May 27, led the Pacific Coast League in ERA (1.10), WHIP (0.78) and opponents' batting average (.176), while tying for 10th with 44 strikeouts.
Combined to go 3-5 with a 3.81 ERA in 18 starts with Triple-A Oklahoma City, Double-A Tulsa, Single-A Rancho Cucamonga and the Rookie-level AZL Dodgers...opened the season and spent the majority of the year with Tulsa before a late-season promotion to Triple-A...also made three rehab starts in Arizona and Rancho Cucamonga ... Limited opposing hitters to a .241 batting average, while posting a 1.18 WHIP ... Placed on the DL from May 16-July 21 due to elective cosmetic surgery on his left eye on May 28 ... Saw his first action at the the Double-A level with Tulsa, where he limited opponents to a .213 batting average with a 1.00 WHIP...struck out 74 against only 15 walks in 68.1 innings with the Drillers ... Selected as the Double-A Texas League Pitcher of the Week for the period ending April 20 ... Entered 2015 rated by MLB.com as the No. 8 prospect in all of baseball.
Honored as the 2014 Dodgers' Branch Rickey Minor League Pitcher of the Year, after going 2-2 with a 2.36 ERA (23 ER/87.2 IP) in 25 games (20 starts)…struck out 109 batters against 37 walks in 87.2 innings ... Held hitters to a .194 average, including a .175 mark against lefties (17-for-97) and posted a 1.11 WHIP…limited batters to a .171 average with runners on base and a .164 average (12-for-73) with RISP ... Finished the season strong, going 1-1 with a 1.20 ERA (6 ER/45.0 IP) in 12 games (10 starts) and held opponents to a .162 average…struck out 62 against just 19 walks in 45.0 innings ... Honored as MiLB.com's organizational All-Star and was also selected to the World Team for the 2014 XM AllStar Futures Game, becoming the youngest-ever player to participate in the contest at the age of 17.
Opened the 2013 season as a 16-year-old and went 2-0 with a 2.48 ERA and a 1.10 WHIP in 18 starts with Single-A Great Lakes in his first professional season…struck out 67 against 16 walks in 54.1 innings ... Held hitters to a .227 average and was effective against batters from both sides of the plate, limiting lefties to a .214/.241/.268 slashline and a .232/.307/.399 slashline against righties ... Limited batters to a .221 average with runners on base and a .143 mark with RISP.