Late age breakouts rarely carry over. However, Gio Urshela received a key component to one when he arrived in New York, a clearer path to playing time. Injuries paved the way for him to breakout in 2019 and even with all the obstacles 2020 presented for fantasy, he shined once again. During 174 plate appearances over 43 contests, he slashed .298/.368/.490 with 24 runs, six home runs, 30 RBI and a stolen base.

His plate discipline metrics improved across the board. Urshela reduced his swinging strike percentage to 8.4 and his O-Swing (outside the strike zone) swing rate to 30.8 percent. He also increased his contact percentage to 82.6 while raising his Z-Contact (in the strike zone) to a robust 91.4 percent. Less swings and misses,...