Nelson Velázquez
RF | Bats/Throws: R/R | 6' 0" 190LBS | Age: 25
Draft: 2017 | Rd: 5, #165, Chicago Cubs | P.J. Education (PR) HS
PA AB R H HR SB AVG OBP SLG OPS
2022 206 185 20 38 6 5 .205 .286 .373 .659
2023 179 162 35 38 17 0 .235 .302 .586 .888
2 Seasons 385 347 55 76 23 5 .219 .294 .473 .767
AVG HR SB OPS
2022 .205 6 5 .659
2023 .235 17 0 .888
2 Seasons .219 23 5 .767
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Statcast Batting 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%
2022 23 810 120 16 13.3 7.8 89.2 111.2 12.3 35.0 .209 .399 .291 .305 .405 43.6 31.6 9.2
2023 24 704 112 24 21.4 13.4 91.0 111.4 14.4 31.3 .255 .575 .369 .374 .498 49.1 28.5 7.8
Player 1514 232 40 17.2 10.4 90.1 111.4 13.3 33.2 .231 .482 .327 .337 .451 46.3 30.1 8.6
MLB 6.9 4.7 88.4 122.4 12.2 33.1 .245 .406 .316 .315 .369 36.3 22.1 8.4
! Note: All figures in this table cover the period 2015-present.




Fastball: 4 Seam, 2 Seam, Cutter, Sinker. Offspeed: Split, Change, Fork, Screw. Breaking: Slider, Curve, Knuckle, Sweeper, Slurve, Other
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Batted Ball Profile

Season GB % FB % LD % PU % Pull % Straight % Oppo % Weak % Topped % Under % Flare/Burner % Solid % Barrel % Barrel/PA
2022 43.3 29.2 20.0 7.5 39.2 40.8 20.0 4.2 29.2 24.2 17.5 9.2 13.3 7.8
2023 38.4 41.1 16.1 4.5 45.5 27.7 26.8 4.5 29.5 26.8 15.2 2.7 21.4 13.4
Player 40.9 34.9 18.1 6.0 42.2 34.5 23.3 4.3 29.3 25.4 16.4 6.0 17.2 10.4
MLB 44.6 23.5 24.9 7.0 37.0 37.6 25.3 3.9 32.9 24.7 24.4 5.8 6.9 4.7
! Note: All figures in this table cover the period 2015-present.

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 %
2023 Slider -2.0 -3 178 25.3 41 .139 .250 .230 50.0 34.1 20.6 .160 .245 .237 22.7
2023 4-Seam Fastball 5.4 9 166 23.6 46 .333 .978 .559 16.7 21.7 16.7 .363 .964 .547 68.6
2023 Sinker 5.0 6 112 15.9 37 .313 .781 .485 18.3 21.6 25.8 .312 .668 .448 58.3
2023 Changeup -1.2 -1 80 11.4 22 .136 .273 .214 53.3 54.5 40.0 .137 .251 .163 50.0
2023 Curveball 0.3 0 51 7.2 8 .143 .571 .338 38.9 25.0 12.5 .333 .989 .562 60.0
2023 Sweeper 0.6 0 47 6.7 14 .182 .182 .343 12.5 14.3 14.3 .198 .246 .302 33.3
2023 Cutter -1.9 -1 37 5.3 5 .250 .250 .180 66.7 40.0 33.3 .054 .060 .042 0.0
2023 Split-Finger 1.2 0 33 4.7 6 .200 .800 .450 33.3 16.7 7.1 .309 .824 .507 25.0
2022 4-Seam Fastball -1.9 -4 225 27.8 55 .130 .261 .268 38.9 29.1 23.5 .226 .486 .368 70.0
2022 Slider -1.8 -3 153 18.9 40 .216 .351 .278 46.8 45.0 33.3 .159 .240 .213 15.8
2022 Sinker -2.2 -3 150 18.5 49 .191 .277 .242 23.1 20.4 34.5 .244 .412 .301 32.4
2022 Changeup -1.0 -1 85 10.5 19 .188 .188 .253 54.8 52.6 30.3 .075 .082 .168 16.7
2022 Curveball -0.9 -1 82 10.1 15 .083 .333 .273 28.0 26.7 15.4 .196 .445 .357 50.0
2022 Cutter 9.7 5 55 6.8 11 .545 1.182 .800 33.3 27.3 23.1 .347 .910 .528 50.0
2022 Sweeper 0.5 0 23 2.8 4 .250 .500 .313 25.0 0.0 0.0 .171 .334 .216 50.0
2022 Split-Finger 12.0 2 13 1.6 5 .200 .400 .250 60.0 60.0 30.0 .193 .231 .187 50.0
2022 Slurve -8.6 0 2 0.2 1 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 -- .395 .462 .362 100.0
! Note: Years are in reverse order.
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Swing/Take

Runs
Year Team PA Pitches Heart Shadow Chase Waste All
2022 202 796 0 -8 5 3 -1
2023 179 704 5 -5 6 4 10
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Plate Discipline

Season Pitches Zone % Zone Swing % Zone Contact % Chase % Chase Contact % Edge % 1st Pitch Swing % Swing % Whiff % Meatball % Meatball Swing %
2022 810 47.2 74.2 70.3 23.6 40.4 42.6 41.7 47.4 36.2 6.9 87.3
2023 704 46.9 73.6 74.9 29.4 46.4 43.0 36.9 50.1 33.7 7.2 88.2
Player 1,514 47.1 73.9 72.4 26.3 43.5 42.8 39.5 48.7 35.0 7.1 87.7
MLB 48.6 67.0 82.0 28.5 58.0 42.6 29.6 47.1 24.8 7.3 76.1
! Note: All figures in this table cover the period 2015-present.

Percentile Rankings

Year xwOBA xBA xSLG xISO xOBP Brl Brl% EV Max EV Hard
Hit%
K% BB% Whiff% Chase
Rate
Speed OAA Arm
Strength
2022 74 74 91
2023 71 48 44
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Expected Home Runs

Year Team Avg HR Trot Actual HR xHR HR-xHR Doubters Mostly Gone No Doubters No Doubter %
2022 24.7 6 7.1 -1 4 5 3 50.0
2023 26.3 17 17.2 0 2 8 10 58.8
Player 25.9 23 24.3 -1 6 13 13 56.5

Expected Home Runs by Park

Year HR
2022 6 5 6 8 8 6 8 7 5 6 6 6 7 7 7 9 6 7 7 7 7 7 10 8 6 7 7 9 8 8 8
2023 17 15 16 15 17 18 18 17 15 17 17 17 19 18 18 18 18 17 18 17 18 18 19 18 16 16 17 18 19 16 15
Player 23 20 22 23 25 24 26 24 20 23 23 23 26 25 25 27 24 24 25 24 25 25 29 26 22 23 24 27 27 24 23
! 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 2022 2023 +/-  
Exit Velocity 89.2 91.0 1.8
Launch Angle 12.3 14.4 2.1
Barrel % 13.3 21.4 8.1
Hard Hit % 43.6 49.1 5.5
Sweet Spot % 35.0 31.3 -3.7
xBA .209 .255 0.046
BA .205 .235 0.030
xwOBA .305 .374 0.069
wOBA .291 .369 0.078
xSLG .399 .575 0.176
SLG .373 .586 0.213
K% 31.6 28.5 -3.1
BB% 9.2 7.8 -1.4
Swing % 47.4 50.1 2.7
Whiff% 36.2 33.7 -2.5
In Zone % 47.2 46.9 -0.3
Out of Zone % 52.8 53.1 0.3
Out of Zone Swing % 23.6 29.4 5.8
First Pitch Swing % 41.7 36.9 -4.8
First Pitch Strike % 65.0 60.9 -4.1
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Statcast Fielder Positioning

wOBA
SeasonAlignment TypeBat SidePAShifts/Shades%No Shift/ShadeShift/Shade
2022 Shifts R 202 62 30.7 .258 .371
2023 Shades R 179 11 6.1 .377 .245
! 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 %
2022 211 19.3 19.4% 4.7% 135 24.3 0.0% 16.3%
2023 157 15.8 35.7% 0.0% 118 18.4 10.2% 0.0%
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