Hector Velázquez
P | Bats/Throws: R/R | 6' 0" 218LBS | Age: 35
W L ERA G GS SV IP SO WHIP
2017 3 1 2.92 8 3 0 24.2 19 1.14
2018 7 2 3.18 47 8 0 85 53 1.45
2019 1 4 5.43 34 8 0 56.1 49 1.53
3 Seasons 11 7 3.90 89 19 0 166 121 1.43
G W-L ERA IP SO WHIP
2017 8 3-1 2.92 24.2 19 1.14
2018 47 7-2 3.18 85 53 1.45
2019 34 1-4 5.43 56.1 49 1.53
3 Seasons 89 11-7 3.90 166 121 1.43
MLB Percentile Rankings
Pitch Distribution

Statcast Statistics

Season Age Pitches Batted
Balls
Barrels Barrel % Barrel/PA Exit
Velocity
Max EV Launch
Angle
Sweet
Spot %
XBA XSLG WOBA XWOBA XWOBACON HardHit% K% BB% ERA xERA
2017 28 382 70 4 5.7 4.2 87.1 106.4 9.7 41.4 .247 .437 .303 .314 .362 31.4 19.8 7.3 2.92 4.24
2018 29 1389 284 14 4.9 3.8 89.1 115.9 8.7 36.3 .280 .417 .334 .335 .357 35.6 14.3 7.0 3.18 4.83
2019 30 981 167 13 7.8 5.3 88.3 112.9 15.8 37.1 .258 .447 .348 .341 .377 38.0 19.8 11.3 5.43 5.23
Player 2752 521 31 6.0 4.3 88.6 115.9 11.1 37.2 .268 .430 .335 .334 .364 35.8 17.0 8.6
MLB 6.9 4.7 88.4 122.4 12.2 33.1 .245 .406 .316 .315 .369 36.3 22.2 8.4
! Note: All figures in this table cover the period 2015-present.

Statcast Pitch Arsenal

Velázquez relies on 5 pitches.
Changeup
(29.9%) ,
Sinker
(27.5%) ,
Four Seamer
(23.2%) ,
Slider
(16.9%) ,
Curveball
(2.6%) ,


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Pitch Tracking



Batted Ball Profile

Season GB % FB % LD % PU % Pull % Straight % Oppo % Weak % Topped % Under % Flare/Burner % Solid % Barrel % Barrel/PA
2017 44.3 22.9 28.6 4.3 40.0 37.1 22.9 5.7 35.7 24.3 22.9 5.7 5.7 4.2
2018 50.4 16.2 26.4 7.0 42.6 36.6 20.4 2.1 38.7 20.1 26.8 7.0 4.9 3.8
2019 37.1 22.2 28.1 12.6 36.5 35.3 28.1 3.6 28.1 25.7 28.1 5.4 7.8 5.3
Player 45.3 19.0 27.3 8.4 40.3 36.3 23.2 3.1 34.9 22.5 26.7 6.3 6.0 4.3
MLB 44.6 23.5 24.8 7.0 37.0 37.5 25.3 3.9 32.8 24.7 24.4 5.8 6.9 4.7
! Note: All figures in this table cover the period 2015-present.

Pitch Movement


How this works: Every pitch is affected by the forces of gravity, which means that every pitch drops on its way from the mound to the plate. These numbers are reported with gravity, which makes them larger and different than other pitch movement numbers you may have seen. Since gravity requires time, and slower pitches aren’t ‘better’ just because they have more time to move, the movement of a pitch is compared to ‘average’ movement by comparing it to other MLB pitch types within +/- 2 MPH and from within +/- 0.5 feet of extension and release.
Vertical Movement (inches) Horizontal Movement (inches)
Year Pitch Team Hand # MPH Inches of Drop vs Avg % vs Avg Inches of Break vs Avg % Break vs Avg
2019 Changeup BOS R 293 85.9 31.0 1.0 3 9.7 -4.2 -30
2019 Slider BOS R 165 83.0 33.2 -5.5 -14 6.6 0.4 6
2019 4-Seam Fastball BOS R 227 92.2 15.9 0.4 2 7.7 0.3 4
2019 Sinker BOS R 269 91.1 21.6 -1.7 -7 14.6 0.4 3
2019 Curveball BOS R 25 76.9 53.5 -4.3 -7 5.4 -4.9 -48
2018 Slider BOS R 187 84.0 34.1 -2.9 -8 2.2 -2.5 -54
2018 Sinker BOS R 511 90.2 24.2 0.3 1 13.6 -0.7 -5
2018 Curveball BOS R 45 76.6 52.3 -5.2 -9 6.4 -3.7 -37
2018 4-Seam Fastball BOS R 317 91.5 17.2 -0.2 -1 7.8 0.5 7
2018 Changeup BOS R 326 85.4 34.1 2.8 9 8.6 -5.3 -38
2017 4-Seam Fastball BOS R 134 90.1 18.1 -1.6 -10 8.2 0.7 10
2017 Slider BOS R 45 81.0 37.6 -2.0 -5 0.9 -5.5 -86
2017 Sinker BOS R 135 89.1 23.7 0.5 2 13.5 -0.7 -5
2017 Changeup BOS R 54 83.5 34.4 4.5 15 11.1 -2.2 -17
2017 Curveball BOS R 14 75.2 50.7 -6.5 -11 5.5 -4.6 -45
! Note: Years are in reverse order.
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Run Values by Pitch Type

Year Pitch Type Team RV/100 Run Value Pitches % PA BA SLG wOBA Whiff% K% PutAway % xBA xSLG xwOBA Hard Hit %
2019 Changeup -1.1 -3 293 29.9 76 .258 .470 .365 23.1 13.2 10.2 .305 .535 .380 31.0
2019 Sinker -1.6 -4 269 27.4 67 .400 .582 .449 11.0 9.0 14.3 .322 .538 .400 53.8
2019 4-Seam Fastball -2.0 -4 227 23.1 51 .238 .429 .357 32.7 39.2 24.1 .185 .343 .303 36.4
2019 Slider 2.9 5 165 16.8 46 .119 .167 .174 32.5 26.1 24.5 .144 .261 .214 26.7
2019 Curveball -16.5 -4 25 2.5 6 .800 1.800 1.017 25.0 16.7 20.0 .528 .703 .551 25.0
2018 Sinker 0.6 3 511 36.8 129 .308 .500 .386 10.2 5.4 9.2 .293 .483 .358 35.4
2018 Changeup 0.5 2 326 23.5 101 .272 .348 .318 25.6 15.8 14.4 .282 .385 .326 35.5
2018 4-Seam Fastball -2.1 -7 317 22.8 88 .289 .395 .341 19.0 23.9 13.5 .233 .352 .305 35.1
2018 Slider 1.2 2 187 13.5 41 .263 .368 .305 21.2 17.1 18.9 .323 .424 .352 32.3
2018 Curveball -4.1 -2 45 3.2 9 .375 .375 .378 27.8 22.2 16.7 .313 .384 .346 50.0
2017 Sinker 4.2 6 135 35.3 34 .125 .156 .157 8.1 5.9 8.7 .226 .293 .248 20.0
2017 4-Seam Fastball -0.1 0 134 35.1 37 .324 .412 .353 16.4 27.0 17.2 .270 .351 .299 41.7
2017 Changeup 1.4 1 54 14.1 15 .214 .429 .300 24.3 26.7 14.8 .190 .520 .315 30.0
2017 Slider -7.9 -4 45 11.8 7 .500 2.000 .957 28.6 28.6 15.4 .417 1.623 .798 75.0
2017 Curveball 4.4 1 14 3.7 3 .000 .000 .000 40.0 33.3 33.3 .126 .194 .132 0.0
! Note: Years are in reverse order.
! Note: To better align with other values, positive numbers (red) are good, and negative numbers (blue) are poor.
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Swing/Take

Runs
Year Team PA Pitches Heart Shadow Chase Waste All
2017 96 382 -1 6 -1 -1 3
2018 369 1,387 -1 15 -7 -8 -1
2019 246 979 8 -2 -10 -7 -11
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Plate Discipline

Season Pitches Zone % Zone Swing % Zone Contact % Chase % Chase Contact % Edge % 1st Pitch Strike % Swing % Whiff % Meatball % Meatball Swing %
2017 382 53.7 71.7 85.7 25.4 73.3 47.6 60.4 50.3 17.2 7.3 71.4
2018 1,389 48.0 73.0 88.5 27.3 63.5 44.3 64.1 49.2 18.3 7.5 86.5
2019 981 45.0 68.0 81.3 27.3 63.9 43.4 60.3 45.7 23.7 6.7 74.2
Player 2,752 47.7 71.1 85.7 27.1 64.8 44.4 62.3 48.1 20.0 7.2 80.3
MLB 48.6 66.9 82.0 28.4 58.0 42.6 60.9 47.1 24.8 7.3 76.1
! Note: All figures in this table cover the period 2015-present.

Percentile Rankings

Year xwOBA /
xERA
xBA xSLG xISO xOBP Brl Brl% EV Hard
Hit%
K% BB% Whiff% Chase
Rate
FB
Velo
FB
Spin
CB
Spin
Extension
2017 10 10 92
2018 19 7 30 65 12 56 78 25 46 4 70 8 42 20 17 89
2019 20 32 30 30 12 60 32 58 37 25 14 38 27 25 18 89
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Expected Home Runs

Year Team Avg HR Trot Actual HR xHR HR-xHR Doubters Mostly Gone No Doubters No Doubter %
2017 21.3 4 4.4 0 2 3 2 50.0
2018 22.3 7 7.0 0 2 5 2 28.6
2019 22.5 7 9.4 -2 6 10 1 14.3
Player 22.2 18 20.7 -3 10 18 5 27.8

Expected Home Runs by Park

Year HR
2017 4 4 4 4 5 5 5 4 3 4 5 6 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 5 4 4 6 4 4 4 5 6 4 5 3
2018 7 8 5 7 7 7 8 7 6 6 6 8 8 7 7 7 7 7 7 8 8 7 8 8 4 6 7 8 8 7 5
2019 7 12 7 9 11 9 11 6 8 7 9 12 12 7 10 10 7 7 10 10 6 14 11 11 7 8 10 12 13 9 6
Player 18 24 16 20 23 21 24 17 17 17 20 26 24 18 21 21 18 18 21 23 18 25 25 23 15 18 22 26 25 21 14
! Note: This tells how many of this player's home runs would have been out of other stadiums. This accounts for different wall heights, distances and environmental effects. For these purposes, the 2020 Blue Jays home field was still Rogers Centre, not Sahlen Field.
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Year to Year Changes

Metric 2017 2018 +/-   2019 +/-  
Fastball Velocity 89.6 90.7 1.1 91.6 0.9
Offspeed Velocity 83.5 85.4 1.9 85.9 0.5
Breaking Velocity 79.6 82.6 3.0 82.2 -0.4
Exit Velocity 87.1 89.1 2.0 88.3 -0.8
Launch Angle 9.7 8.7 -1.0 15.8 7.1
Barrel % 5.7 4.9 -0.8 7.8 2.9
Hard Hit % 31.4 35.6 4.2 38.0 2.4
Sweet Spot % 41.4 36.3 -5.1 37.1 0.8
xBA .247 .280 0.033 .258 -0.022
BA .236 .290 0.054 .275 -0.015
xwOBA .314 .335 0.021 .341 0.006
wOBA .303 .334 0.031 .348 0.014
xSLG .437 .417 -0.020 .447 0.030
SLG .416 .415 -0.001 .460 0.045
K% 19.8 14.3 -5.5 19.8 5.5
BB% 7.3 7.0 -0.3 11.3 4.3
Swing % 50.3 49.2 -1.1 45.7 -3.5
Whiff% 17.2 18.3 1.1 23.7 5.4
In Zone % 53.7 48.0 -5.7 45.0 -3.0
Out of Zone % 46.3 52.0 5.7 55.0 3.0
Out of Zone Swing % 25.4 27.3 1.9 27.3 0.0
First Pitch Swing % 24.0 31.1 7.1 33.2 2.1
First Pitch Strike % 60.4 64.1 3.7 60.3 -3.8
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Statcast Fielder Positioning

vs RHHvs LHH
YearAlignment TypePAwOBAPATotal%PATotal%
2017 Shifts 96 .303 60 0 0.0 36 20 55.6
2018 Shifts 369 .334 198 3 1.5 171 81 47.4
2019 Shifts 231 .361 120 0 0.0 111 66 59.5
! Note: Shifts are through the 2022 season, Shaded starting from the 2023 season, Shift: three or more infielders are on the same side of second base, Shade: positioned outside of their typical responsible slices of the field.
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Pitch Tempo

Bases EmptyRunners On Base
SeasonTeamPitchesTempoFast %Slow %PitchesTempoFast %Slow %
2017 124 16.8 29.0% 0.8% 46 21.9 0.0% 0.0%
2018 368 19.1 5.7% 3.5% 232 22.5 0.9% 5.2%
2019 289 19.4 2.8% 2.4% 146 22.2 0.0% 8.2%
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Pitch Distribution


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