The Scoop: Urias was in contention for his second straight batting title, ranking second in the Double-A Texas League in batting average, before a sprained ankle at the end of July shelved him for three weeks and affected him after he came back. He still finished sixth in the TL and led in on-base percentage despite being the league's youngest position player on Opening Day. Now completely healthy, Urias is back to raking in the Fall League. He has a hit in all but one game, has more walks than strikeouts and is hitting .368 with a .480 on-base percentage. Most importantly, he is hitting for extra-base power. With three doubles and a triple in six games, Urias boasts a .632 slugging percentage. (KG)
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