Dodgers Potential September Call Ups
By Alex Campos
Mar 15, 2014; Phoenix, AZ, USA; Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher Julio Urias (84) throws in the first inning against the San Diego Padres at Camelback Ranch. Mandatory Credit: Rick Scuteri-USA TODAY Sports
7. Julio Urias
This is where it gets fun with the top guys. Urias missed a month of the minor league season after undergoing eye surgery, which has helped keep his inning count low. Urias is a beast and most are salivating about the prospect of him pitching out of the Dodger bullpen in September. At age 22, David Price came up for the Rays and pitched in five regular season games (14 innings) and earned a spot out of their bullpen in October. He appeared in three ALCS and two World Series games and allowed a single run. Francisco Rodriguez didn’t allow a run in five 2/3 innings as a 20-year-old for the 2002 Angels and ended up pitching in 18 2/3 innings for them in the playoffs. See what I’m getting at here. Oh yeah, URIAS IS ONLY 19. Mattingly has already said that Urias won’t be part of the first wave of minor leaguers to come up, but there’s a chance he makes his Dodger debut in September.
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