Vince Velasquez
P | B/T: R/R | 6' 3" 212LBS | Age: 30

Draft: 2010 | Rd: 2, #58, Houston Astros | Garey HS

Stats

W L ERA G GS SV IP SO WHIP
2022 3 3 5.24 23 9 0 67.0 56 1.27
8 Seasons 34 47 4.98 179 136 0 718.0 772 1.38
G W-L ERA IP SO WHIP
2022 23 3-3 5.24 67.0 56 1.27
8 Seasons 179 34-47 4.98 718.0 772 1.38

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
2015 23 976 150 9 6 3.9 88.3 111.9 17.9 37.3 .231 .394 .315 .311 .373 34.0 25.1 9.1 4.37 4.02
2016 24 2213 353 28 7.9 5.1 88.6 116.3 16.9 37.4 .242 .413 .328 .313 .403 34.0 27.6 8.2 4.12 4.16
2017 25 1269 210 16 7.6 5.1 89.4 115.1 13.3 35.7 .274 .485 .360 .362 .423 41.1 21.6 10.8 5.13 5.85
2018 26 2471 402 21 5.2 3.3 89.4 116.6 16.4 32.3 .227 .350 .325 .296 .352 34.8 25.6 9.4 4.85 3.68
2019 27 2120 334 33 9.9 6.4 90.7 114.5 17.8 32.3 .244 .462 .347 .333 .414 39.8 25.2 8.3 4.91 4.96
2020 28 650 88 7 8 4.5 87.9 117.4 12.5 30.7 .232 .390 .349 .319 .403 39.8 29.9 11.0 5.56 4.33
2021 29 1750 262 32 12.2 7.7 90.8 115.3 20.4 36.6 .244 .475 .368 .351 .424 43.4 24.2 11.8 6.30 5.37
2022 30 1151 208 29 13.9 10.1 91.5 114.0 19.3 36.5 .259 .489 .325 .349 .406 44.2 19.5 7.3 5.24 5.22
Player 12600 2007 175 8.7 5.6 89.7 117.4 17.1 34.9 .243 .428 .339 .326 .397 38.4 24.9 9.3
MLB 6.7 4.6 88.4 122.4 12.1 32.8 .245 .405 .316 .315 .368 35.8 22.1 8.4
! Note: All figures in this table cover the period 2015-present.

Statcast Pitch Arsenal

Velasquez relies on 5 pitches.
4-Seam Fastball
(44%) ,
Slider
(22.9%) ,
Curveball
(16.5%) ,
Sinker
(9%) ,
Changeup
(7.7%) ,


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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
2015 31.3 32.0 28.0 8.7 36.7 34.0 29.3 2.0 24.7 32.7 25.3 9.3 6.0 3.9
2016 37.4 24.9 29.5 8.2 32.6 37.1 30.3 5.7 26.1 27.2 26.6 4.5 7.9 5.1
2017 44.8 22.9 25.7 6.7 39.5 34.8 25.7 4.8 29.5 21.9 26.7 8.1 7.6 5.1
2018 40.8 24.6 24.6 10.0 35.8 37.3 25.9 3.2 26.1 30.6 27.9 4.7 5.2 3.3
2019 36.5 30.2 24.9 8.1 37.1 33.8 28.7 1.8 24.3 29.3 21.0 6.9 9.9 6.4
2020 43.2 21.6 22.7 12.5 31.8 42.0 26.1 4.5 28.4 26.1 27.3 5.7 8.0 4.5
2021 32.8 32.1 25.2 9.9 39.7 37.8 22.5 3.8 22.1 28.2 21.8 7.6 12.2 7.7
2022 36.5 33.7 21.2 8.2 40.9 36.5 22.6 2.4 23.6 30.8 21.2 7.7 13.9 10.1
Player 37.8 27.8 25.5 8.8 36.8 36.4 26.6 3.5 25.4 28.6 24.7 6.5 8.7 5.6
MLB 44.9 23.1 25.0 7.1 36.8 37.7 25.4 3.8 32.9 24.5 24.3 5.7 6.7 4.6
! 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
2022 Sinker CWS R 103 91.9 18.6 -4.7 -20 12.3 -2.5 -17
2022 Curveball CWS R 190 81.7 50.3 0.8 2 4.4 -5.0 -53
2022 Slider CWS R 263 84.8 33.6 -2.8 -8 6.4 -0.2 -3
2022 Changeup CWS R 87 88.2 27.9 -1.8 -6 12.4 -2.1 -14
2022 4-Seamer CWS R 506 93.3 13.0 2.4 15 5.3 -2.3 -30
2021 4-Seamer SD R 838 93.2 13.2 2.0 13 3.7 -3.6 -49
2021 Changeup SD R 254 89.0 26.9 -1.6 -5 12.4 -1.8 -13
2021 Slider SD R 223 85.1 34.5 -1.5 -4 6.9 1.2 22
2021 Curveball SD R 284 82.0 51.7 1.8 4 5.8 -2.8 -33
2021 Sinker SD R 67 92.1 18.7 -3.8 -17 12.5 -2.3 -15
2020 4-Seamer PHI R 338 93.8 12.1 3.0 20 5.3 -2.1 -28
2020 Sinker PHI R 35 93.0 19.4 -2.2 -10 12.6 -1.9 -13
2020 Curveball PHI R 105 82.8 50.1 1.6 3 4.4 -3.9 -47
2020 Slider PHI R 78 86.5 32.6 -2.0 -6 6.2 1.7 37
2020 Changeup PHI R 94 88.3 28.5 -0.6 -2 13.9 0.3 2
2019 Sinker PHI R 110 92.0 23.9 1.0 4 12.7 -1.9 -13
2019 Slider PHI R 411 86.4 35.0 0.7 2 5.8 1.6 38
2019 4-Seamer PHI R 1,271 94.2 13.7 1.7 11 4.0 -3.7 -48
2019 Curveball PHI R 252 83.1 50.3 1.4 3 4.7 -3.1 -39
2018 Changeup PHI R 117 87.8 28.7 -0.8 -3 12.4 -1.6 -12
2018 Curveball PHI R 388 81.4 53.0 2.0 4 6.0 -2.6 -30
2018 Sinker PHI R 256 92.5 23.8 1.6 7 13.7 -0.8 -6
2018 Slider PHI R 368 84.9 38.0 1.6 4 4.7 0.0 0
2018 4-Seamer PHI R 1,342 94.0 13.9 1.6 10 4.4 -3.2 -42
2017 Curveball PHI R 181 80.7 50.8 1.1 2 8.5 0.4 4
2017 4-Seamer PHI R 833 93.9 12.0 2.2 15 4.1 -3.9 -49
2017 Sinker PHI R 24 92.5 19.0 -1.9 -9 11.7 -3.1 -21
2017 Changeup PHI R 129 87.6 26.8 -0.9 -3 12.0 -2.2 -15
2017 Slider PHI R 99 84.9 33.6 -1.1 -3 6.6 2.3 54
2016 Changeup PHI R 294 88.0 27.0 -0.1 0 14.6 0.8 6
2016 4-Seamer PHI R 1,240 94.6 11.6 1.7 13 9.1 0.5 5
2016 Sinker PHI R 169 93.0 20.5 1.3 7 15.7 1.0 7
2016 Curveball PHI R 307 80.5 51.1 1.4 3 4.3 -2.8 -39
2016 Slider PHI R 193 85.2 34.6 1.2 4 1.9 -0.7 -27
! 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 %
2022 4-Seamer -1.0 -5 507 44.0 143 .203 .367 .282 23.1 21.7 19.1 .243 .515 .355 49.5
2022 Slider 1.0 3 263 22.8 64 .224 .448 .336 31.8 21.9 16.1 .192 .362 .279 31.8
2022 Curveball 0.9 2 190 16.5 37 .273 .485 .364 21.4 18.9 13.0 .304 .505 .385 53.8
2022 Sinker 2.3 2 103 8.9 23 .348 .565 .391 5.1 0.0 0.0 .385 .630 .437 39.1
2022 Changeup 5.3 5 88 7.6 20 .400 .750 .558 26.1 20.0 16.0 .341 .503 .367 37.5
2021 4-Seamer 1.1 10 838 47.9 189 .233 .610 .410 26.2 27.5 20.9 .218 .520 .366 49.1
2021 Curveball -1.1 -3 284 16.2 66 .226 .403 .293 20.8 24.2 16.3 .268 .418 .316 43.5
2021 Changeup 3.2 8 254 14.5 71 .311 .541 .411 30.7 19.7 15.1 .253 .413 .342 36.2
2021 Slider 2.2 5 223 12.7 52 .319 .596 .417 31.8 25.0 21.3 .313 .584 .408 50.0
2021 Sinker -1.6 -1 67 3.8 19 .278 .278 .274 25.0 10.5 16.7 .238 .299 .263 12.5
2020 4-Seamer 0.2 1 338 52.0 86 .243 .486 .380 26.0 33.7 23.6 .213 .399 .339 53.7
2020 Curveball 0.6 1 105 16.2 19 .263 .263 .284 17.5 15.8 7.9 .306 .516 .351 37.5
2020 Changeup 1.5 1 94 14.5 23 .364 .591 .422 35.4 30.4 24.1 .256 .408 .304 26.7
2020 Slider 0.7 1 78 12.0 13 .308 .385 .304 31.6 38.5 20.8 .218 .242 .205 0.0
2020 Sinker -4.4 -2 35 5.4 12 .200 .200 .267 17.6 16.7 33.3 .190 .244 .276 37.5
2019 4-Seamer -0.8 -10 1,271 60.0 315 .223 .471 .347 24.8 26.7 19.0 .235 .489 .343 40.8
2019 Slider 2.2 9 411 19.4 94 .326 .593 .428 32.9 20.2 16.1 .283 .459 .338 35.3
2019 Curveball 0.0 0 252 11.9 57 .283 .453 .323 25.9 35.1 22.5 .218 .364 .263 48.6
2019 Sinker 5.6 6 110 5.2 27 .500 .700 .529 15.2 3.7 6.7 .350 .506 .432 30.0
2018 4-Seamer -0.1 -1 1,342 54.3 326 .223 .403 .330 28.1 33.4 24.1 .190 .321 .278 32.6
2018 Curveball 1.2 5 388 15.7 102 .289 .422 .357 20.7 19.6 16.9 .259 .352 .316 40.0
2018 Slider -0.6 -2 368 14.9 99 .207 .359 .268 32.2 23.2 22.8 .227 .326 .270 27.1
2018 Sinker 1.2 3 256 10.4 67 .356 .542 .451 21.3 6.0 10.5 .315 .476 .386 45.5
2018 Changeup 3.5 4 117 4.7 35 .294 .471 .339 22.2 14.3 17.9 .286 .427 .321 34.5
2017 4-Seamer -0.6 -5 833 65.6 186 .220 .440 .339 21.5 27.4 22.0 .252 .457 .347 43.8
2017 Curveball 0.2 0 181 14.3 52 .313 .438 .355 18.7 15.4 12.1 .253 .354 .293 35.0
2017 Changeup 8.0 10 129 10.2 43 .447 .868 .572 15.5 7.0 7.5 .372 .715 .483 45.7
2017 Slider 0.3 0 99 7.8 24 .250 .350 .333 23.4 16.7 9.8 .237 .314 .315 25.0
2017 Sinker 1.7 0 24 1.9 8 .250 .625 .363 30.0 25.0 28.6 .451 1.140 .651 50.0
! Note: Years are in reverse order.
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Spin Direction

Year Pitch Type Pitches MPH Active Spin % Total Movement (In.) Spin-Based Observed Deviation
2020 Changeup 94 88.3 96 15.7 1:45 2:15 -30
2020 Curveball 104 82.8 68 13.3 7:15 6:45 30
2020 4-Seam Fastball 336 93.8 89 19.5 12:45 12:30 15
2020 Sinker 35 93.0 86 17.8 12:45 1:45 -60
2020 Slider 78 86.5 33 7.6 10:30 9:45 45
2021 Changeup 250 89.0 94 14.6 1:30 2:15 -45
2021 Curveball 284 82.0 71 14.8 7:15 6:45 30
2021 4-Seam Fastball 838 93.2 86 18.2 12:45 12:30 15
2021 Sinker 67 92.1 81 18.3 12:30 1:30 -60
2021 Slider 223 85.1 35 8.0 10:00 9:30 30
2022 Changeup 83 88.1 93 14.8 1:45 2:15 -30
2022 Curveball 190 81.7 65 12.8 7:30 6:45 45
2022 4-Seam Fastball 505 93.3 86 18.8 12:45 12:30 15
2022 Sinker 102 91.9 81 18.5 12:45 1:30 -45
2022 Slider 261 84.8 32 8.4 10:15 9:45 30
! Note: This table is showing data from the PITCHER perspective.
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Swing/Take

Runs
Year Team PA Pitches Heart Shadow Chase Waste All
2015 231 975 -3 -4 4 3 0
2016 550 2,208 1 -23 18 8 3
2017 313 1,266 0 -5 7 5 6
2018 629 2,471 0 -16 13 13 9
2019 493 2,044 -6 -13 12 12 5
2020 153 650 -1 -5 4 3 2
2021 397 1,666 -2 0 13 7 18
2022 287 1,151 0 -4 7 4 7
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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 %
2015 976 49.0 68.8 83.9 29.5 60.5 41.9 61.0 48.8 23.1 8.0 71.8
2016 2,213 47.9 66.1 78.5 29.6 57.8 41.8 59.9 47.1 27.1 7.4 76.1
2017 1,269 55.0 67.7 84.1 25.4 59.3 42.4 63.8 48.7 20.7 10.1 78.9
2018 2,471 52.2 67.2 77.3 24.7 53.8 41.8 59.4 46.9 26.7 8.5 76.2
2019 2,120 47.7 72.9 79.0 28.0 60.0 39.8 59.7 49.5 25.7 7.6 80.1
2020 650 48.5 68.3 80.0 30.1 57.4 40.8 56.9 48.6 26.6 9.8 82.8
2021 1,750 49.9 69.6 77.2 24.4 57.8 42.4 61.2 47.0 26.9 10.1 76.8
2022 1,151 50.7 70.7 81.6 26.2 60.4 44.7 61.0 48.7 23.9 8.1 87.1
Player 12,600 50.1 68.8 79.5 27.0 58.1 41.8 60.4 48.0 25.5 8.5 78.2
MLB 48.5 66.9 82.0 28.4 58.3 42.6 60.8 47.1 24.7 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
2015 42 64 43 24 50 70 25 44 43 79 19 54 50 85 70 63 67
2016 46 56 41 30 60 22 11 48 54 87 43 79 59 75 61 49 79
2017 7 16 10 10 8 44 18 6 3 49 16 23 25 66 77 42 85
2018 62 64 78 79 48 36 72 18 54 70 31 62 14 68 62 43 81
2019 28 49 23 10 40 15 9 6 22 64 46 51 37 67 74 44 84
2020 47 57 54 50 35 38 36 56 31 80 25 50 71 62 82 31 84
2021 12 42 12 4 16 17 3 9 15 56 13 56 13 49 77 48 73
2022 9 21 3 1 36 18 1 1 11 28 56 36 15 42 85 32 78
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Expected Home Runs

Year Team Avg HR Trot Actual HR xHR HR-xHR Doubters Mostly Gone No Doubters No Doubter %
2016 23.2 21 20.3 1 5 11 11 52.4
2017 22.3 15 13.7 1 3 8 8 53.3
2018 22.8 16 13.6 2 8 10 6 37.5
2019 23.0 26 21.5 5 6 20 8 30.8
2020 24.4 5 3.9 1 1 5 1 20.0
2021 23.4 23 22.5 1 4 13 11 47.8
2022 23.3 11 14.1 -3 8 15 4 36.4

Expected Home Runs by Park

Year HR
2016 21 21 20 18 21 21 20 23 19 17 22 23 19 17 20 20 19 24 16 20 23 15 20 23 20 21 24 20 21 20 23
2017 15 15 17 15 12 16 15 11 15 13 15 13 12 11 13 16 13 15 9 13 19 11 12 12 12 14 15 13 13 14 16
2018 16 17 18 12 13 16 13 16 15 11 14 15 11 13 12 15 12 13 10 13 16 14 13 13 14 16 13 9 11 13 17
2019 26 28 22 25 20 22 21 25 26 17 21 20 13 17 17 25 17 27 17 19 25 18 17 21 26 24 26 18 22 20 28
2020 5 4 4 3 4 4 0 6 3 6 3 3 1 3 2 5 5 6 2 3 5 4 4 4 5 5 4 1 5 2 5
2021 23 23 22 22 23 24 22 25 23 21 23 26 21 16 22 23 23 24 19 22 22 24 23 24 23 22 24 21 21 21 26
2022 11 16 15 12 15 19 13 12 13 10 16 14 9 10 13 13 17 18 11 13 19 14 13 13 15 15 18 11 16 9 22
! 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 2015 2016 +/-   2017 +/-   2018 +/-   2019 +/-   2020 +/-   2021 +/-   2022 +/-  
Fastball Velocity 95.2 94.4 -0.8 93.8 -0.6 93.8 0 94 0.2 93.7 -0.3 93.1 -0.6 93 -0.1
Offspeed Velocity 87 88 1 87.6 -0.4 87.8 0.2 0 0 88.3 0 89 0.7 88.2 -0.8
Breaking Velocity 82.8 82.3 -0.5 82.2 -0.1 83.1 0.9 85.2 2.1 84.4 -0.8 83.4 -1 83.5 0.1
Exit Velocity 88.3 88.6 0.3 89.4 0.8 89.4 0 90.7 1.3 87.9 -2.8 90.8 2.9 91.5 0.7
Launch Angle 17.9 16.9 -1 13.3 -3.6 16.4 3.1 17.8 1.4 12.5 -5.3 20.4 7.9 19.3 -1.1
Barrel % 6 7.9 1.9 7.6 -0.3 5.2 -2.4 9.9 4.7 8 -1.9 12.2 4.2 13.9 1.7
Hard Hit % 34 34 0 41.1 7.1 34.8 -6.3 39.8 5 39.8 0 43.4 3.6 44.2 0.8
Sweet Spot % 37.3 37.4 0.1 35.7 -1.7 32.3 -3.4 32.3 0 30.7 -1.6 36.6 5.9 36.5 -0.1
xBA .231 .242 0.011 .274 0.032 .227 -0.047 .244 0.017 .232 -0.012 .244 0.012 .259 0.015
BA .24 .263 0.023 .27 0.007 .25 -0.02 .262 0.012 .269 0.007 .251 -0.018 .244 -0.007
xwOBA .311 .313 0.002 .362 0.049 .296 -0.066 .333 0.037 .319 -0.014 .351 0.032 .349 -0.002
wOBA .315 .328 0.013 .36 0.032 .325 -0.035 .347 0.022 .349 0.002 .368 0.019 .325 -0.043
xSLG .394 .413 0.019 .485 0.072 .35 -0.135 .462 0.112 .39 -0.072 .475 0.085 .489 0.014
SLG .404 .442 0.038 .496 0.054 .418 -0.078 .498 0.08 .44 -0.058 .525 0.085 .447 -0.078
K% 25.1 27.6 2.5 21.6 -6 25.6 4 25.2 -0.4 29.9 4.7 24.2 -5.7 19.5 -4.7
BB% 9.1 8.2 -0.9 10.8 2.6 9.4 -1.4 8.3 -1.1 11 2.7 11.8 0.8 7.3 -4.5
Swing % 48.8 47.1 -1.7 48.7 1.6 46.9 -1.8 49.5 2.6 48.6 -0.9 47 -1.6 48.7 1.7
Whiff% 23.1 27.1 4 20.7 -6.4 26.7 6 25.7 -1 26.6 0.9 26.9 0.3 23.9 -3
In Zone % 49 47.9 -1.1 55 7.1 52.2 -2.8 47.7 -4.5 48.5 0.8 49.9 1.4 50.7 0.8
Out of Zone % 51 52.1 1.1 45 -7.1 47.8 2.8 52.3 4.5 51.5 -0.8 50.1 -1.4 49.3 -0.8
Out of Zone Swing % 29.5 29.6 0.1 25.4 -4.2 24.7 -0.7 28 3.3 30.1 2.1 24.4 -5.7 26.2 1.8
First Pitch Swing % 26 24.9 -1.1 30.8 5.9 27.6 -3.2 33.5 5.9 28.8 -4.7 30.7 1.9 30 -0.7
First Pitch Strike % 61 59.9 -1.1 63.8 3.9 59.4 -4.4 59.7 0.3 56.9 -2.8 61.2 4.3 61 -0.2
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Statcast Shift Statistics

vs RHHvs LHH
YearPAwOBAPAShifts%PAShifts%
2016 547 .326 276 21 7.6 271 43 15.9
2017 313 .362 162 15 9.3 151 34 22.5
2018 629 .325 320 33 10.3 309 108 35.0
2019 494 .350 281 15 5.3 213 75 35.2
2020 153 .349 90 16 17.8 63 20 31.7
2021 392 .379 231 36 15.6 161 58 36.0
2022 287 .325 160 32 20.0 127 82 64.6

Pitch Tempo

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