Est. Return 2/25/2023
2023 Fantasy Outlook
Gurriel maintained a high batting average and on base rate, but his power fell to a career low. At the end of the season, it was revealed he had been playing with a wrist issue, which required surgery in the offseason. Gurriel also missed most of September with a sore hamstring. he chased less, resulting in a personal-low strikeout rate. Gurriel's batted ball distribution was typical, but he hit grounders harder while losing exit velocity on fly balls, dropping his HR/FB to a meager 4.2%. Gurriel hit a career-high 32 doubles, so he was more useful in points-leagues. Gurriel is slated to be healthy in the spring and should remain in left field after being traded to the Diamondbacks. It's unclear how much of his drop in homers was related to playing with a sore wrist. With no steals and possibly waning power, Gurriel has slipped to a back-end outfielder in mixed leagues, best used as a batting average stabilizer, especially with his chances for runs and RBI likely to diminish in a weaker Arizona lineup. Read Past Outlooks
$Signed a seven-year, $22 million contract with the Blue Jays in November of 2016.
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