While Dodgers starting pitcher prospect Julio Urias continues to impress early on in spring training, the team is still tempering expectations for the 18-year-old left-hander. As of now, the Dodgers are not planning to call him up in 2015, per FOX Sports.
“It’s pretty hard not to like what you see,” manager Don Mattingly said. “It’s a nice, clean delivery. The ball comes out easy. He’s still very young but seems wise beyond his years, as far as pitching. Everybody likes what we see.
“Our standard answer right now is that we won’t see him (in 2015). He’s 18. Nobody wants to retard his development at all. He’s moving forward. He had (87 2/3) innings last year. He’ll get more this year. There’s a plan to continue to build his innings and get him ready for the big leagues.
“At this point, it’s not about him being in the big leagues. It’s about him developing.”
Urias is 4-2 with a 2.41 ERA and 1.11 WHIP through 43 career minor-league outings (38 starts). He also has 176 strikeouts in 142 innings.