Julio Urías was once the consensus top prospect in all of Major League Baseball and now, he almost gets lost in the mix when we discuss the Dodgers’ best young players. Somehow, he is still just 23 years of age. Yes, he came up at 19, but he still has so much career left. He seems to have overcome a major surgery/injury and is now poised to be in the 2020 rotation for at least some portion of the season.
Julio Urías spoke through a translator at Dodgers FanFest last week about his potential 2020 role and how he enjoyed the 2019 season that saw him spend most of his time in the bullpen:
Urías was asked about his off-season and what he focused on this winter.
“It was the same as every other off-season. I’m trying to come in as ready as possible in Spring Training and take on whatever responsibility the team gives me.”
The left-hander was also asked about what he expects his role to be in 2020 and this was his response.
“Like I have always said, I just wanted to come out of the off-season to be ready for however they need me.”
When asked about his role at the end of last season, he…