Infielder Luis Uras has experience playing for both the Mexican national team and in the major leagues.
Chad MacDonald and Robert Rowley, two San Diego Padres scouts, signed Uras in December 2013.
The next summer, he made his professional debut with the DSL Padres; after going 1 for 10 with a walk, he was promoted to the AZL Padres, where he hit .310/.393/.355.
Between Michael Gettys and Steven Mateo, he was fifth in average in the Arizona League, and he was seventh in OBP (between Mateo and Cody Yount).
With the Yaquis de Obregón, he made his winter league debut, batting .158/.333/.211 in 25 plate appearances.
With a.299 average and.388 OBP for the season, he split time in 2015 between the Tri-City Dust Devils and the Fort Wayne Tincaps (.355/.487/.357 in 10 games). He batted .280/.369/.308 that winter as a Yaquis utility infielder.
In 2016, the adolescent enjoyed a breakthrough season with the Lake Elsinore Storm, producing at a.330/.397/.440 rate and scoring 71 runs.
Despite beginning the season as the league’s youngest player, he went on to win the California League batting title by .001 over Kyle Petty, finish third in OBP (behind Drew Ferguson and Petty), place second in hits (154, 5 behind Scott Heineman), and be the only player to qualify for the batting title with more walks (40) than whiffs (36).
He was recognized as the Rookie of the Year, MVP, and second baseman for the All-Star game. In three games with the El Paso Chihuahuas, he again had a standout performance, going 4 for 9 with 5 walks and 6 runs.
After Ryan Castellani and Chris Shaw, he was ranked by Baseball America as the third-best prospect in the league.
The Sonora native joined the Mexican national squad for the 2017 World Baseball Classic at the last minute.
He backed up Esteban Quiroz at second base and Luis Cruz at shortstop, going 1 for 6 for the team, with his lone hit coming off Tommy Layne.
Where Was Luis Urias Born?
Luis Urias was born in Magdalena de Kino, Mexico.