MLB’s most left-handed Mexican national team captain.
Julio Urias (27, LA Dodgers), the winner of the U.S. Major League Baseball (MLB) Warren Span Award, will play the role of captain beyond the ace of the 2023 World Baseball Classic (WBC) Mexican national team.
“Urias was the first to express his intention to play in the WBC,” Mexican national team leader Rodrigo Lopez said in a recent interview with MLB Network reporter John Morosi. “He will be the captain.” Morosi reported on her social media (SNS) on the 3rd (local time), and many Mexican media quoted it as saying.
Urias is the Dodgers’ left-handed ace following Clayton Kershaw. He, who was highly regarded as the No. 1 pitcher in the league as a promising player, debuted in the big league in 2016 and played as a bullpen until the 2019 season, and joined the team’s starting rotation in earnest from 2020. In particular, he became an ace in 2021 and scored 20 wins, 3 losses, and a 2.96 ERA. He also recorded 17 wins, 7 losses, and a 2.16 ERA this season, winning the Warren Span Award for the past two consecutive years. The Warren Span Award is given to the best left-handed pitcher of the year throughout the MLB. In 2020, Ryu Hyun-jin (36, Toronto Blue Jays) received it, and Urias, his “Dodgers junior,” received it in both seasons 파워볼사이트
In addition to Urias, a number of big leaguers will join the WBC Mexico national team. Right-hander Ty Juan Walker (30), who recently moved to the Philadelphia Phillies, Houston Astros starter Jose Urquidi (27), Boston Red Sox outfielder Alex Verdugo (26), and St. Louis Cardinals fastball pitcher Giovanni Gajogos (22) expressed their intention to play in WBC.
Mexico are in Group C of the first round of the finals with the United States, Colombia, Canada and the United Kingdom.