By Gian Franco Gil
Precisely, the eldest of Lourdes Gurriel’s children, Yuniesky, shared a video on his official Instagram account in which the former Houston Astros player appears combining his physical preparation with batting practice and wrote: “You are a machine father. We are ready».
At 38 years old and after playing seven seasons in the Texan franchise, the native of Sancti Spíritus is looking for a new start in the Big Top, although his time is becoming shorter in the best baseball on the planet. Despite this, three teams have shown interest in the versatile West Indian player: Miami Marlins, Minnesota Twins and Houston Astros.
In addition to his ownership in obtaining the second “Golden Ring” for the Sidereals, Gurriel shows his performance during the Big Top postseason as his most recent endorsement.
El Yuli played 12 games in the MLB playoffs the previous contest and visited the offensive box 49 times, getting 17 hits, including a double and two homers. In addition, he towed four teammates and went through the register on the same number of occasions.
Undoubtedly, the statistical variable that demonstrates his total maturity in the batting box is the frequency of strikeouts, since in 49 times at bat he was only retired via strikes in one turn, which increased his chances of putting the ball. at stake, against pitchers who are getting more difficult every year, with speeds, most of them, close to 100 mph.
Meanwhile, the team that finally manages to have the services of Yulieski will have an experienced, versatile player, capable of assuming any position in the box. In turn, he will have a slightly above average player, who has an American League batting championship to his credit and patience enough to discriminate pitches at home plate.