Henry Urrutia has been the face of the Saraperos de Saltillo for quite sometime now. Within the last two seasons the native of Las Tunas, Cuba has been reaching milestones and making himself a staple in the Mexican League. The Cuban garnered his first All-Star selection this year in spite of having monster seasons each of the last three years.
Last season not only did the Urrutia win the batting title in the Liga Mexicana de Béisbol , but he also knocked in a career high 88 runs. Last month Urrutia swatted his 300th hit of his career in the Mexican Circuit. Fast forward to yesterday when the hitter went deep twice, the second of those longballs being his 100th homerun in the LMB.
— Henry Urrutia 🇨🇺⚾ (@HenryUrrutia51) July 26, 2023
Though season isn’t a typical Urrutia year by his standards, he is still hitting .305, which for any mortal is a great season. For Henry who came into the season hitting .383 and is the cousin Osmani Urrutia, better known as Mr. 400 in Cuba and is multi-batting champ in the Serie Nacional, this is a substandard average. Let me also remind you his father Ermidelio Urrutia was once a five-tool player for the Cuban National Teams and based on that Henry always has the bar set high.
Although I repeat by “his standards” Urrutia’s average is not up to par, he has still left the yard 17 times, driven in 56 runs and is slashing .348/.521/.869. Not only has he hit 100 roundtrippers, but the slugger has also driven 369 runs, making one of the few 100-300-300 Cubans in the history’s circuit. With numbers like these Urrutia should continue to be the face of the franchise for a long time coming.
Jornada memorable la de Henry Urrutia (2023 @ClubSaraperos; 17 HR's) este martes en Estadio Francisco I. Madero ante el pitcheo de Quintana Roo, el tunero despachó dos pelotas más allá de los limites para convertirse en el noveno jugador cubano con 100 + HR's en la @LigaMexBeis. pic.twitter.com/8hIRek48BY
— Drian Bernal ⚾️ / 🇨🇺🇪🇨 (@Drianrogelio) July 26, 2023