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Hector Velázquez
P | B/T: R/R | 6' 0" 218LBS | Age: 32

Poor Avg Great

Stats

W L ERA G GS SV IP SO WHIP
2019 1 4 5.43 34 8 0 56.1 49 1.53
3 Seasons 11 7 3.90 89 19 0 166.0 121 1.43
G W-L ERA IP SO WHIP
2019 34 1-4 5.43 56.1 49 1.53
3 Seasons 89 11-7 3.90 166.0 121 1.43

Statcast Statistics

Season Age Pitches Batted Balls Barrels Barrel % Exit Velocity Max EV Launch Angle Sweet Spot % XBA XSLG WOBA XWOBA XWOBACON HardHit% K% BB% ERA xERA
2017 29 382 70 4 5.7 87.1 106.4 9.7 41.4 .247 .435 .303 .314 .361 31.4 19.8 7.3 2.92 4.33
2018 30 1389 284 14 4.9 88.8 115.9 8.7 35.9 .279 .412 .334 .333 .354 35.2 14.3 7 3.18 4.83
2019 31 981 167 13 7.8 88.4 112.9 16 37.1 .254 .441 .348 .338 .371 37.8 19.8 11.3 5.43 5.24
2752 521 31 6 88.4 115.9 11.2 37 .266 .425 .335 .332 .360 35.5 17 8.6
6.6 88.3 122.2 12 32.9 .242 .402 .317 .312 .363 35.6 22 8.4

Statcast Pitch Arsenal

Velazquez relies on 5 pitches.
Changeup
(30.4%) ,
Sinker
(27.5%) ,
4-Seam Fastball
(23%) ,
Slider
(16.8%) ,
Curveball
(2.3%) ,


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Pitch Tracking

Year Pitch Type # # RHB # LHB % MPH PA AB H 1B 2B 3B HR SO BBE BA XBA SLG XSLG WOBA XWOBA EV LA Spin Ext. Whiff% PutAway%
2019 Changeup 292 129 163 30.4 85.9 75 65 17 9 5 0 3 10 57 .262 .301 .477 .534 .337 .378 88.2 10 1478 6.3 23.2 10.1
2019 Sinker 264 194 70 27.5 91.1 67 55 22 16 3 2 1 6 52 .400 .321 .582 .538 .436 .399 91.6 12 2049 6.6 10.3 14.3
2019 4-Seam Fastball 221 46 175 23.0 92.2 49 40 10 6 2 0 2 18 22 .250 .195 .450 .360 .362 .313 85.9 26 2173 6.6 30.5 22.5
2019 Slider 161 114 47 16.8 83.1 44 40 5 3 2 0 0 11 29 .125 .149 .175 .271 .177 .221 85.0 27 2120 6.3 32.9 22.9
2019 Curveball 22 7 15 2.3 77.6 6 5 4 1 2 0 1 1 4 .800 .528 1.800 .703 .989 .550 91.1 20 2157 6.2 25.0 20.0
2018 Sinker 511 370 141 36.8 90.2 128 119 37 27 3 1 6 7 112 .311 .291 .504 .474 .371 .355 88.8 5 2054 6.6 9.8 9.2
2018 Changeup 326 151 175 23.5 85.4 101 92 25 19 5 1 0 16 76 .272 .282 .348 .385 .305 .326 89.7 4 1371 6.3 26.1 14.5
2018 4-Seam Fastball 317 85 232 22.9 91.5 88 76 22 16 5 0 1 21 57 .289 .234 .395 .352 .333 .305 88.5 17 2096 6.6 19.0 13.5
2018 Slider 188 112 76 13.6 84.0 42 39 10 6 4 0 0 7 32 .256 .315 .359 .413 .294 .343 85.8 20 1873 6.4 20.9 18.4
2018 Curveball 45 18 27 3.2 76.6 9 8 3 3 0 0 0 2 6 .375 .313 .375 .384 .370 .345 92.6 10 2149 6.2 27.8 16.7
! Note: Years are in reverse order.
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Batted Ball Profile

Season GB % FB % LD % PU % Pull % Straight % Oppo % Weak % Topped % Under % Flare/Burner % Solid % Barrel %
2017 44.3 22.9 28.6 4.3 40 37.1 22.9 5.7 35.7 24.3 22.9 5.7 5.7
2018 50.4 16.2 26.4 7 43 37.3 19.7 2.5 38.7 20.4 26.8 6.7 4.9
2019 37.1 22.2 28.1 12.6 36.5 35.3 28.1 3 28.1 25.7 27.5 5.4 7.8
45.3 19 27.3 8.4 40.5 36.7 22.8 3.1 34.9 22.6 26.5 6.1 6
45.1 22.5 25.4 7.1 36.6 37.8 25.5 3.7 33.2 24.4 24.4 5.7 6.6

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 Slider BOS R 161 83.1 33.1 -5.4 -14 6.7 -0.3 -5
2019 Curveball BOS R 22 77.6 52.7 -4 -7 5.2 -5 -49
2019 Sinker BOS R 264 91.1 21.6 -1.5 -6 14.6 0.5 3
2019 Changeup BOS R 292 85.9 31 1 3 9.6 -4.2 -30
2019 4-Seamer BOS R 221 92.2 16 0.3 2 7.7 0.3 5
2018 Sinker BOS R 511 90.2 24.2 0.4 2 13.6 -0.7 -5
2018 Curveball BOS R 45 76.6 52.3 -5.2 -9 6.4 -3.7 -37
2018 Slider BOS R 188 84 34.1 -2.9 -8 2.2 -3 -58
2018 Changeup BOS R 326 85.4 34.1 2.7 9 8.6 -5.2 -38
2018 4-Seamer BOS R 317 91.5 17.2 -0.3 -2 7.8 0.6 9
2017 4-Seamer BOS R 134 90.1 18.1 -1.7 -10 8.2 0.8 10
2017 Changeup BOS R 54 83.5 34.4 4.4 15 11.1 -2.1 -16
2017 Sinker BOS R 135 89.1 23.7 0.5 2 13.5 -0.7 -5
2017 Curveball BOS R 14 75.2 50.7 -6.5 -11 5.5 -4.7 -46
2017 Slider BOS R 45 81 37.6 -2.2 -5 0.9 -5.9 -87
! 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 Curveball 18.8 4 22 2.2 6 .8 1.8 1.017 25 16.7 20 .528 .703 .551 25
2019 Slider -2.7 -4 161 16.4 44 .125 .175 .182 32.9 25 22.9 .149 .271 .221 27.6
2019 4-Seamer 2.1 5 221 22.5 49 .25 .45 .371 30.5 36.7 22.5 .195 .36 .315 36.4
2019 Sinker 1.7 4 264 26.9 67 .4 .582 .449 10.3 9 14.3 .321 .538 .4 53.8
2019 Changeup 0.9 3 292 29.8 75 .262 .477 .358 23.2 13.3 10.1 .301 .534 .378 29.8
2018 Curveball 4.1 2 45 3.2 9 .375 .375 .378 27.8 22.2 16.7 .313 .384 .346 50
2018 Slider -1.3 -2 188 13.5 42 .256 .359 .298 20.9 16.7 18.4 .315 .413 .344 31.3
2018 4-Seamer 2.1 7 317 22.8 88 .289 .395 .337 19 23.9 13.5 .234 .352 .305 35.1
2018 Changeup -0.4 -1 326 23.5 101 .272 .348 .318 26.1 15.8 14.5 .282 .385 .326 35.5
2018 Sinker -0.5 -3 511 36.8 128 .311 .504 .382 9.8 5.5 9.2 .291 .474 .355 34.8
2017 Curveball -4.4 -1 14 3.7 3 0 0 0 40 33.3 33.3 .126 .194 .132 0
2017 Slider 7.9 4 45 11.8 7 .5 2 .957 28.6 28.6 15.4 .417 1.623 .798 75
2017 Changeup -1.2 -1 54 14.1 15 .214 .429 .3 24.3 26.7 14.8 .189 .507 .309 30
2017 Sinker -4.2 -6 135 35.3 34 .125 .156 .157 8.1 5.9 8.7 .226 .293 .249 20
2017 4-Seamer 0.2 0 134 35.1 37 .324 .412 .353 16.4 27 17.2 .27 .351 .299 41.7
! Note: Years are in reverse order.
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Swing/Take

Runs
Year Team PA Pitches Heart Shadow Chase Waste All
2017 96 382 1 -5 1 1 -3
2018 369 1388 2 -16 8 8 2
2019 241 959 -9 3 10 7 12
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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 53.9 71.8 85.8 25 72.7 47.6 60.4 50.3 17.2 7.3 71.4
2018 1389 48 73 88.5 27.3 63.5 44.3 64.1 49.2 18.3 7.5 86.5
2019 981 44.8 68.8 82.4 27.2 63.2 43.3 60.3 45.7 23.7 6.9 74.2
2752 47.7 71.4 86.1 27 64.4 44.4 62.3 48.1 20 7.3 80.3
48.5 66.8 82 28.3 58.5 42.6 60.6 47 24.6 7.2 76

Percentile Rankings

Year xwOBA xBA xSLG xISO xOBP Brl Brl% EV HardHit% K% BB% Whiff% xERA FB Velo FB Spin CB Spin
2017 13 10 11
2018 19 6 31 68 11 56 78 35 50 4 69 8 19 22 15 13
2019 20 35 31 30 15 60 32 56 38 25 14 38 20 30 17 12
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Expected Home Runs

Year Team Avg HR Trot Actual HR xHR HR-xHR Doubters Mostly Gone No Doubters No Doubter %
2019 22.5 7 8.3 -1 3 11 0 0

Expected Home Runs by Park

Year HR
2019 7 9 9 9 11 7 8 11 9 7 9 7 4 8 7 11 5 8 5 11 5 7 6 11 7 10 9 8 14 7 11
! Note: This tells how many of this player's home runs would have been out of other stadiums. This accounts for different wall heights and distances, but does not attempt to adjust for 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 2015 2016 +/-   2017 +/-   2018 +/-   2019 +/-   2020 +/-   2021 +/-  
Fastball Velocity 89.6 90.7 1.1 0.9 undefined undefined
Offspeed Velocity 83.5 85.4 1.9 0.5 undefined undefined
Breaking Velocity 79.6 82.6 3 -0.1 undefined undefined
Exit Velocity 87.1 88.8 1.7 -0.4 undefined undefined
Launch Angle 9.7 8.7 -1 7.3 undefined undefined
Barrel % 5.7 4.9 -0.8 2.9 undefined undefined
Hard Hit % 31.4 35.2 3.8 2.6 undefined undefined
Sweet Spot % 41.4 35.9 -5.5 1.2 undefined undefined
xBA .247 .279 0.032 -0.025 undefined undefined
BA .236 .29 0.054 -0.015 undefined undefined
xwOBA .314 .333 0.019 0.005 undefined undefined
wOBA .303 .334 0.031 0.014 undefined undefined
xSLG .435 .412 -0.023 0.029 undefined undefined
SLG .416 .415 -0.001 0.045 undefined undefined
K% 19.8 14.3 -5.5 5.5 undefined undefined
BB% 7.3 7 -0.3 4.3 undefined undefined
Swing % 50.3 49.2 -1.1 -3.5 undefined undefined
Whiff% 17.2 18.3 1.1 5.4 undefined undefined
In Zone % 53.9 48 -5.9 -3.2 undefined undefined
Out of Zone % 46.1 52 5.9 3.2 undefined undefined
Out of Zone Swing % 25 27.3 2.3 -0.1 undefined undefined
First Pitch Swing % 24 31.1 7.1 2.1 undefined undefined
First Pitch Strike % 60.4 64.1 3.7 -3.8 undefined undefined
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Statcast Shift Statistics

vs RHHvs LHH
YearPAwOBAPAShifts%PAShifts%
2017 96 .303 60 0 0.0 36 18 50.0
2018 369 .334 198 2 1.0 171 72 42.1
2019 231 .361 120 0 0.0 111 64 57.7

Pitch Distribution