While we’ve yet to have seen Julio Urias throw in an actual game this spring, the news coming out of the Dodgers’ camp is that his bullpen sessions have been impressive.
Case in point: this latest tidbit from Bill Plunkett of the Orange Country Register.
#Dodgers Julio Urias threw equivalent of 2 innings of live BP to hitters. Broke Rob Segedin’s bat with one pitch
— Bill Plunkett (@billplunkettocr) March 7, 2016
Urias’ stuff is reportedly very impressive (hence his being a top-five prospect in all of baseball), so this kind of news isn’t all that shocking. We aren’t sure when we might see live action for Urias, but when the time comes, chances are there will be plenty of intrigue.
We’ve already seen other young pitchers throw well, as evidenced by Dodgers Insider’s tweet tracking their statistical success.
The Dodgers are 3-0-1 through four games, with a team ERA of 1.75. https://t.co/YltmGV6ZDx
— Dodger Insider (@DodgerInsider) March 6, 2016
That’s not bad at all, and, while it is spring training and the batters tend to be at a disadvantage this early in the spring, all you can do is face the hitting you’re scheduled against. The Dodgers have done so quite well.