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Dodgers Spring Training: Julio Urias Dominates Live Batting Practice

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Julio Urias got off to a quick start, needing just three pitches to strike out Joc Pederson and three more to retire Alex Guerrero, according to Eric Stephen of True Blue LA:

Video of Pederson’s first at-bat against Urias is provided below, via J.P. Hoornstra of the LA Daily News:

Hoornstra also captured video of Urias’ second inning of work:

Courtesy of the Los Angeles Dodgers’ Twitter account is this inside look at the Urias-Pederson matchup:

Understandably, the batting practice session drew quite the crowd, according to Bill Plunkett of the OC Register:

While O’Koyea Dickson fared better than Guerrero and Pederson, he was nonetheless impressed by Urias:

As was the case with Clayton Kershaw on Saturday, Urias’ session concluded after roughly 40 pitches:

Amid the belief by some that he’s currently ready to pitch at the Major-League level, Urias’ impressive performance on Sunday is sure to add more fuel to the fire. Should he navigate a successful Cactus League schedule, the Dodgers may be inclined to giving the possibility more thought, if they haven’t already.


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