News: 20 hours agoUrena tossed four scoreless innings during Friday's intrasquad game, Joe Frisaro of MLB.com reports.
Spin: While the Marlins have yet to officially announce their rotation, Urena is considered a near lock for one of the spots despite finishing last season in the bullpen, and his workload in camp supports that notion. The 28-year-old posted a 5.21 ERA and 4.73 FIP with a 62:26 K:BB over 84.2 innings in 2019.
ESPN Fantasy Projection: Scouts have a saying: ?You can't teach velocity.? This explains why the Marlins are hell bent on finding a role for Urena and his 86th percentile (95 mph) sinking fastball. Control and the inability to develop secondary pitches have curtailed his development. Last season, Urena posted a 4.58 ERA and 1.45 WHIP in 74.2 innings as a starter, fanning only 51. After missing time with a back injury, Urena spent September as a reliever, recording a 9.00 ERA and 1.70 WHIP, albeit with 11 punch-outs in 10 frames. Urena, the Marlins' Opening Day starter the past two seasons, is expected to be stretched out in the spring. He wouldn't be the first to have something click, but it's only worth paying to find out in deep formats where streaming pitchers is a tactic.