Even though he has well cooled off from his hot April and May, Gio Urshela continues to make an impact for the New York Yankees at third base. His average has dipped to .302, but has still provided big hits and great defense.
In Sunday’s 4-2 win over the Blue Jays, he had two hits, with one being a two RBI single. He scored a run later in the game on a passed ball with a crafty slide into home to avoid the tag.
Urshela also has a .351 average with runners in scoring position, and is 5-for-7 with the bases loaded. He has also thrived in 2-1 and 2-2 counts, averages over .400 for both.
On the defensive end, he has been absolutely fantastic. He has maybe the best range in the game, and has one of the strongest arms. Urshela is definitely a top candidate for a gold glove award at third this year.
Gio also doesn’t strike out very much. He has just 42 punch-outs in 228 at-bats, which is a good rate in modern-day baseball.
On the season, he is batting .302 as said earlier with seven home runs and 41 runs batted in. His OBP is around .350 and his slugging is just over .450.
Though he isn’t hitting like he was earlier in the year, Gio Urshela is still making a noticeable impact for the Yankees on a daily basis.