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
2024 230 205 31 41 8 2 .200 .274 .366 .640
3 Seasons 615 552 86 117 31 7 .212 .286 .433 .719
AVG HR SB OPS
2022 .205 6 5 .659
2023 .235 17 0 .888
2024 .200 8 2 .640
3 Seasons .212 31 7 .719
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Hits Spray Chart

Statcast Batting Statistics

Season Age Pitches Batted
Balls
Barrels Barrel % Barrel/PA Exit
Velocity
Max EV Launch
Angle
LA 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
2024 25 903 147 13 8.8 5.7 88.2 111.0 17.4 29.9 .217 .405 .282 .307 .377 38.1 26.5 8.3
Player 2417 379 53 14.0 8.6 89.3 111.4 14.9 31.9 .226 .453 .310 .326 .422 43.1 28.8 8.5
MLB 6.9 4.8 88.5 122.4 12.3 33.1 .245 .406 .316 .316 .369 36.4 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
2024 38.8 34.0 18.4 8.8 42.9 29.9 27.2 4.8 24.5 34.7 20.4 6.8 8.8 5.7
Player 40.1 34.6 18.2 7.1 42.5 32.7 24.8 4.5 27.4 29.0 17.9 6.3 14.0 8.6
MLB 44.6 23.6 24.8 7.0 37.1 37.5 25.3 3.9 32.8 24.7 24.4 5.8 6.9 4.8
! 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 %
2024 4-Seam Fastball -2.8 -7 236 26.1 62 .185 .315 .243 31.2 35.5 29.7 .187 .380 .288 48.6
2024 Slider -0.4 -1 231 25.6 55 .170 .358 .237 37.6 20.0 16.4 .223 .360 .265 28.6
2024 Sinker 1.1 1 110 12.2 34 .333 .700 .491 10.2 14.7 20.0 .359 .798 .509 48.0
2024 Changeup 0.5 0 95 10.5 22 .200 .200 .227 53.7 40.9 25.0 .170 .200 .211 27.3
2024 Cutter 1.1 1 88 9.7 25 .238 .524 .380 43.8 20.0 25.0 .222 .515 .368 43.8
2024 Sweeper -2.9 -2 80 8.9 19 .118 .118 .168 41.9 36.8 26.9 .116 .148 .176 0.0
2024 Curveball -4.1 -2 52 5.8 10 .111 .111 .160 41.7 10.0 5.9 .202 .238 .242 62.5
2024 Split-Finger 7.9 1 10 1.1 3 .000 .000 .467 100.0 33.3 25.0 -- -- .467 --
2024 Slurve 3.0 0 1 0.1 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2023 Slider -2.6 -5 180 25.6 41 .111 .139 .182 52.3 36.6 21.4 .145 .189 .212 19.0
2023 4-Seam Fastball 5.5 9 165 23.4 45 .341 1.000 .571 16.7 20.0 15.3 .371 .986 .559 68.6
2023 Sinker 5.1 6 111 15.8 37 .313 .781 .485 18.6 21.6 25.8 .312 .668 .448 58.3
2023 Changeup -1.2 -1 82 11.6 22 .136 .273 .214 52.2 54.5 40.0 .137 .251 .163 50.0
2023 Sweeper 0.7 0 49 7.0 14 .182 .182 .343 12.5 14.3 14.3 .198 .246 .302 33.3
2023 Curveball 0.1 0 48 6.8 8 .143 .571 .338 38.9 25.0 13.3 .333 .989 .562 60.0
2023 Cutter 1.1 0 37 5.3 6 .400 1.000 .483 53.3 33.3 33.3 .146 .451 .206 25.0
2023 Split-Finger 1.1 0 32 4.5 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 -3 151 18.6 40 .216 .351 .278 45.0 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 0.3 0 25 3.1 4 .250 .500 .313 40.0 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
2024 230 903 -7 -13 6 5 -9
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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
2024 903 46.4 70.6 76.7 25.6 35.5 40.9 38.7 46.5 35.5 6.6 93.3
Player 2,417 46.8 72.7 74.0 26.1 40.5 42.1 39.2 47.9 35.2 6.9 89.8
MLB 48.6 67.0 82.0 28.4 57.9 42.6 29.8 47.2 24.8 7.3 76.2
! 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
Bat
Speed
Swing
Length
2022 74 74 91
2023 71 48 44
2024 34 10 46 68 19 46 61 30 75 37 22 52 3 63 58 85 75 27
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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
2024 27.1 8 10.2 -2 5 8 4 50.0
Player 26.2 31 34.5 -4 11 21 17 54.8

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
2024 8 7 10 9 11 11 11 12 9 8 10 12 10 9 9 10 8 9 10 10 11 13 11 13 7 9 10 11 14 11 11
Player 31 27 32 32 36 35 37 36 29 31 33 35 36 34 34 37 32 33 35 34 36 38 40 39 29 32 34 38 41 35 34
! 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 +/-   2024 +/-  
Exit Velocity 89.2 91.0 1.8 88.2 -2.8
Launch Angle 12.3 14.4 2.1 17.4 3.0
Barrel % 13.3 21.4 8.1 8.8 -12.6
Hard Hit % 43.6 49.1 5.5 38.1 -11.0
LA Sweet-Spot % 35.0 31.3 -3.7 29.9 -1.4
xBA .209 .255 0.046 .217 -0.038
BA .205 .235 0.030 .200 -0.035
xwOBA .305 .374 0.069 .307 -0.067
wOBA .291 .369 0.078 .282 -0.087
xSLG .399 .575 0.176 .405 -0.170
SLG .373 .586 0.213 .366 -0.220
K% 31.6 28.5 -3.1 26.5 -2.0
BB% 9.2 7.8 -1.4 8.3 0.5
Swing % 47.4 50.1 2.7 46.5 -3.6
Whiff% 36.2 33.7 -2.5 35.5 1.8
In Zone % 47.2 46.9 -0.3 46.4 -0.5
Out of Zone % 52.8 53.1 0.3 53.6 0.5
Out of Zone Swing % 23.6 29.4 5.8 25.6 -3.8
First Pitch Swing % 41.7 36.9 -4.8 38.7 1.8
First Pitch Strike % 65.0 60.9 -4.1 61.7 0.8
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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
2024 Shades R 229 31 13.5 .260 .431
! 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%
2024 228 15.2 45.6% 0.4% 156 18.8 7.1% 0.0%
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