Julio Urías has been dominant in 2022 to say the least. Off the mound, Julio opened up in a recent article about his journey and struggles.
Urías dealt with eye issues ever since he was a kid. Urías was diagnosed with a periorbital benign mass that had to be removed four times from when he was a kid up until May of 2015. Urías shared a story with Jorge Castillo of the L.A. Times when he was getting mocked by San Diego Padres fans right before his start day back in 2021. Here is what Urías said about that:
"I gave it to your team in the playoffs last year and I have a ring,” Julio said. “You guys don’t have anything. And that was with one eye. Imagine if I had two.”
Julio Urías was on the mound Wednesday night against the San Diego Padres. He had six scoreless innings and his ERA is now 2.17 which is the best in the NL as of today. Urías should be considered one of the frontrunners for the NL Cy Young award.