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Julio Urias Reminding Dodger Fans of Fernando and Koufax

The Los Angeles Dodgers made headlines Thursday announcing that left-hander Julio Urias will start vs. the New York Mets. Urias is 19-years-old and before stepping onto the field is already hitting milestones.

He leaves the Triple A with 27 scoreless innings, and in 41 games has an ERA of 1.10. As he faces the Mets Friday night Urias will be the first teenager to pitch for the Dodgers since 1980.

That’s not the only milestone he is hitting.

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From Jon Weisman, MLB.com writer:

The No. 2 prospect in baseball, Urias is the most heralded Dodger pitching prospect since Clayton Kershaw, whose Major League debut was eight years and two days ago.

[Urias] will be the youngest Major League pitcher since Felix Hernandez’s 2005 season with Seattle, the youngest Dodger pitcher since Fernando Valenzuela made his debut as a reliever in 1980 and the youngest Dodger starting pitcher since Dick Calmus on August 23, 1963. (The last teenage MLB pitcher was Dylan Bundy of the Orioles in 2013.)

Urias has received praise from manager Dave Roberts, and even a former Dodger.

Hopefully this is a preview of what to expect:

https://twitter.com/PresidentPunto/status/735873816396603396

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