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Vince Velasquez
P | B/T: R/R | 6' 3" 212LBS | Age: 29

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

Stats

W L ERA G GS SV IP SO WHIP
2021 3 9 6.30 25 21 0 94.1 101 1.48
7 Seasons 31 44 4.95 156 127 0 651.0 716 1.39
G W-L ERA IP SO WHIP
2021 25 3-9 6.30 94.1 101 1.48
7 Seasons 156 31-44 4.95 651.0 716 1.39

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
2015 23 976 150 9 6 88.3 111.9 17.9 37.3 .231 .394 .315 .311 .373 34 25.1 9.1 4.37 4.19
2016 24 2213 353 28 7.9 88.6 116.3 16.9 37.4 .241 .409 .328 .311 .398 34.1 27.6 8.2 4.12 4.22
2017 25 1269 210 16 7.6 89.4 115.1 13.3 35.7 .272 .481 .360 .359 .418 41.1 21.6 10.8 5.13 5.86
2018 26 2471 402 21 5.2 89.4 116.6 16.4 32.3 .225 .348 .325 .295 .348 34.8 25.6 9.4 4.85 3.70
2019 27 2120 334 34 10.2 90.8 114.5 17.7 34.1 .246 .462 .347 .332 .407 40.1 25.2 8.3 4.91 5.03
2020 28 650 88 7 8 87.9 117.4 12.5 30.7 .232 .390 .349 .319 .403 39.8 29.9 11 5.56 4.36
2021 29 1750 262 32 12.2 90.8 115.3 20.6 37.4 .240 .459 .368 .345 .411 43.5 24.2 11.8 6.30 5.23
11449 1799 147 8.2 89.5 117.4 16.9 35.1 .240 .418 .340 .322 .391 37.8 25.4 9.5
6.6 88.3 122.2 12 32.9 .242 .402 .317 .312 .363 35.6 22 8.4

Statcast Pitch Arsenal

Velasquez relies on 5 pitches.
4-Seam Fastball
(49.9%) ,
Curveball
(16.6%) ,
Changeup
(15.3%) ,
Slider
(13.8%) ,
Sinker
(4.4%) ,


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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%
2021 4-Seam Fastball 874 520 354 49.9 93.2 197 167 37 9 12 2 14 55 113 .222 .207 .569 .480 .377 .346 92.2 32 2369 6.6 26.5 20.7
2021 Curveball 291 159 132 16.6 82.0 67 63 14 8 3 1 2 16 47 .222 .265 .397 .409 .285 .313 91.0 6 2444 6.3 21.1 16.0
2021 Changeup 267 118 149 15.3 88.9 72 61 18 12 2 1 3 14 47 .295 .238 .508 .384 .392 .332 88.4 9 1571 6.5 29.2 14.3
2021 Slider 241 171 70 13.8 85.0 56 50 15 8 4 0 3 14 36 .300 .294 .560 .541 .396 .391 92.1 22 2442 6.4 32.2 20.6
2021 Sinker 77 62 15 4.4 91.9 23 21 7 5 1 0 1 2 19 .333 .305 .524 .460 .392 .364 78.8 11 2174 6.6 25.6 15.4
2020 4-Seam Fastball 343 198 145 52.8 93.7 88 71 17 8 5 0 4 29 42 .239 .210 .479 .393 .376 .339 91.5 29 2435 6.7 25.9 23.6
2020 Curveball 105 79 26 16.2 82.8 19 19 5 5 0 0 0 3 16 .263 .306 .263 .516 .232 .351 88.8 7 2387 6.5 17.5 7.9
2020 Changeup 93 39 54 14.3 88.2 23 22 8 5 2 0 1 7 15 .364 .257 .591 .408 .417 .305 83.0 -8 1580 6.6 35.4 24.1
2020 Slider 78 64 14 12.0 86.5 13 13 4 3 1 0 0 5 8 .308 .218 .385 .242 .299 .205 76.7 -1 2493 6.7 31.6 20.8
2020 Sinker 31 14 17 4.8 93.2 10 9 2 2 0 0 0 2 7 .222 .210 .222 .271 .246 .261 87.6 -14 2239 6.8 18.8 33.3
! 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 %
2015 31.3 32 28 8.7 36.7 34 29.3 2 24.7 32.7 25.3 9.3 6
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
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
2018 40.8 24.6 24.6 10 35.8 37.8 26.4 3.2 26.1 30.6 27.9 4.7 5.2
2019 36.5 30.2 24.9 8.1 37.1 33.5 29 1.8 25.1 30.5 22.8 7.2 10.2
2020 43.2 17 27.3 12.5 31.8 42 26.1 4.5 28.4 26.1 27.3 5.7 8
2021 32.8 32.1 25.2 9.9 39.7 37.8 22.5 4.2 22.5 30.2 22.9 8 12.2
38 26.8 26.2 8.9 36.3 36.4 27.2 3.7 25.8 28.8 25.6 6.4 8.2
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
2021 Changeup SD R 267 88.9 27 -1.5 -5 12.4 -1.8 -13
2021 Slider SD R 241 85 34.6 -1.5 -4 6.9 1.3 22
2021 Curveball SD R 291 82 51.7 1.9 4 5.8 -2.9 -33
2021 4-Seamer SD R 874 93.2 13.2 2 13 3.6 -3.6 -50
2021 Sinker SD R 77 91.9 18.8 -3.7 -16 12.1 -2.6 -18
2020 Sinker PHI R 31 93.2 20.3 -1.1 -5 13.8 -0.6 -4
2020 Slider PHI R 78 86.5 32.6 -1.9 -6 6.2 1.7 37
2020 Changeup PHI R 93 88.2 28.7 -0.5 -2 13.8 0.2 1
2020 4-Seamer PHI R 343 93.7 12.1 3 20 5.4 -2 -28
2020 Curveball PHI R 105 82.8 50.1 1.6 3 4.4 -3.9 -47
2019 Curveball PHI R 259 83.1 50.3 1.4 3 4.7 -3.1 -40
2019 4-Seamer PHI R 1324 94.2 13.7 1.7 11 4.1 -3.6 -47
2019 Sinker PHI R 112 92 23.9 1 5 12.7 -1.8 -13
2019 Slider PHI R 424 86.4 35 0.7 2 5.8 1.6 38
2018 Slider PHI R 368 84.9 38 1.6 4 4.7 0 0
2018 4-Seamer PHI R 1342 94 13.9 1.6 10 4.4 -3.2 -42
2018 Curveball PHI R 388 81.4 53 2 4 6 -2.6 -30
2018 Sinker PHI R 256 92.5 23.8 1.5 7 13.7 -0.9 -6
2018 Changeup PHI R 117 87.8 28.7 -0.8 -3 12.4 -1.6 -12
2017 Sinker PHI R 24 92.5 19 -2 -10 11.7 -3.2 -21
2017 Slider PHI R 99 84.9 33.6 -1.1 -3 6.6 2.3 54
2017 4-Seamer PHI R 833 93.9 12 2.1 15 4.1 -3.9 -49
2017 Curveball PHI R 181 80.7 50.8 1 2 8.5 0.3 4
2017 Changeup PHI R 129 87.6 26.8 -0.9 -3 12 -2.2 -15
2016 4-Seamer PHI R 1240 94.6 11.6 1.7 13 9.1 0.4 5
2016 Sinker PHI R 169 93 20.5 1.3 7 15.7 1.1 7
2016 Changeup PHI R 294 88 27 -0.1 0 14.6 0.8 5
2016 Curveball PHI R 307 80.5 51.1 1.3 3 4.3 -2.8 -40
2016 Slider PHI R 193 85.2 34.6 1.3 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 %
2021 Sinker 0.4 0 77 4.4 23 .333 .524 .398 25.6 8.7 15.4 .305 .46 .364 26.3
2021 Slider 1.9 5 241 13.8 56 .3 .56 .4 32.2 25 20.6 .294 .541 .391 50
2021 Curveball -1 -3 291 16.6 67 .222 .397 .289 21.1 23.9 16 .265 .409 .314 42.6
2021 Changeup 2.9 8 267 15.3 72 .295 .508 .397 29.2 19.4 14.3 .238 .384 .333 36.2
2021 4-Seamer 0.8 7 874 49.9 197 .222 .569 .39 26.5 27.9 20.7 .207 .48 .348 47.8
2020 Sinker -4.7 -1 31 4.8 10 .222 .222 .25 18.8 20 33.3 .21 .271 .261 42.9
2020 Slider 0.7 1 78 12 13 .308 .385 .304 31.6 38.5 20.8 .218 .242 .205 0
2020 Curveball 0.7 1 105 16.2 19 .263 .263 .284 17.5 15.8 7.9 .306 .516 .351 37.5
2020 Changeup 1.6 2 93 14.3 23 .364 .591 .422 35.4 30.4 24.1 .257 .408 .304 26.7
2020 4-Seamer 0.2 1 343 52.8 88 .239 .479 .379 25.9 33 23.6 .21 .393 .339 52.4
2019 Sinker 5.5 6 112 5.3 28 .476 .667 .523 14.9 3.6 6.7 .325 .474 .408 28.6
2019 Curveball 0 0 259 12.2 57 .283 .453 .323 27 35.1 22.5 .218 .364 .263 48.6
2019 Slider 2.4 10 424 20 96 .341 .602 .438 32.4 19.8 15.6 .294 .469 .347 35.7
2019 4-Seamer -0.8 -11 1324 62.5 332 .22 .464 .333 24.6 26.8 19.2 .232 .478 .334 41.3
2018 Changeup 3.5 4 117 4.7 35 .294 .471 .339 22.2 14.3 17.9 .286 .427 .321 34.5
2018 Sinker 0.6 2 256 10.4 67 .356 .542 .424 21.3 6 10.5 .315 .476 .386 45.5
2018 Slider -0.5 -2 368 14.9 99 .207 .359 .266 32.2 23.2 22.8 .225 .323 .267 27.1
2018 Curveball 1.3 5 388 15.7 102 .289 .422 .354 20.7 19.6 16.9 .256 .348 .313 40
2018 4-Seamer -0.1 -2 1342 54.3 326 .223 .403 .325 28.1 33.4 24.1 .189 .319 .277 32.6
2017 Sinker 1.7 0 24 1.9 8 .25 .625 .363 30 25 28.6 .451 1.14 .651 50
2017 Slider 0.3 0 99 7.8 24 .25 .35 .333 23.4 16.7 9.8 .237 .314 .315 25
2017 Changeup 8.1 10 129 10.2 43 .447 .868 .572 15.5 7 7.5 .372 .715 .483 45.7
2017 Curveball 0.3 1 181 14.3 52 .313 .438 .355 18.7 15.4 12.1 .253 .354 .293 35
2017 4-Seamer -0.5 -4 833 65.6 186 .22 .44 .338 21.5 27.4 22 .25 .453 .345 43.8
! 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 93 88.2 97 15.5 1:45 2:15 -30
2020 Curveball 104 82.8 68 13.3 7:15 6:45 30
2020 4-Seam Fastball 341 93.8 89 19.5 12:45 12:30 15
2020 Sinker 31 93.2 84 17.8 12:45 1:45 -60
2020 Slider 78 86.5 33 7.6 10:30 9:45 45
2021 Changeup 263 89 93 14.6 1:30 2:15 -45
2021 Curveball 291 82 71 14.8 7:15 6:45 30
2021 4-Seam Fastball 874 93.2 86 18.2 12:45 12:30 15
2021 Sinker 77 91.9 81 18 12:45 1:30 -45
2021 Slider 241 85 34 8 10:00 9:30 30
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Swing/Take

Runs
Year Team PA Pitches Heart Shadow Chase Waste All
2015 230 969 -3 -4 5 3 0
2016 549 2203 0 -22 18 8 3
2017 313 1266 0 -4 7 5 7
2018 629 2471 -1 -16 11 13 7
2019 513 2119 -5 -14 12 12 5
2020 153 650 -1 -4 4 3 2
2021 415 1750 -3 -2 13 8 17
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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 49.1 68.9 84.1 29.6 61 41.8 61 48.8 23.1 8 71.8
2016 2213 47.8 66.2 78.4 29.6 57.8 41.8 59.9 47.1 27.1 7.3 76.4
2017 1269 55 67.7 84.1 25.4 59.3 42.4 63.8 48.7 20.7 10.1 78.9
2018 2471 52.2 67.2 77.3 24.7 53.8 41.8 59.4 46.9 26.7 8.5 76.2
2019 2120 47.9 72.6 79.2 28.4 60.1 40.1 59.5 49.5 25.7 7.7 80.4
2020 650 48.5 68.3 80 30.1 57.4 40.8 56.5 48.6 26.6 9.8 82.8
2021 1750 49.5 69.7 77.5 24.7 57.3 42.3 61.2 47 26.9 9.8 76.2
11449 50 68.6 79.4 27.2 57.8 41.6 60.2 47.9 25.6 8.5 77.4
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
2015 35 58 36 22 42 70 26 44 47 79 19 54 35 84 70 68
2016 43 54 40 31 57 23 12 48 56 87 43 79 43 75 62 52
2017 7 15 9 9 8 44 18 6 3 49 16 23 7 66 76 45
2018 62 65 78 79 47 36 72 19 54 70 31 62 62 68 61 45
2019 26 43 20 9 39 13 7 5 20 64 46 51 26 69 74 47
2020 46 56 53 50 34 38 36 56 31 80 25 50 46 60 82 34
2021 16 43 15 6 19 17 3 9 15 56 13 56 16 47 75 49
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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 23 26 22.3 4 9 21 8 30.8
2020 24.4 5 3.1 2 3 3 1 20
2021 23.4 23 21.6 1 8 11 11 47.8

Expected Home Runs by Park

Year HR
2019 26 25 24 26 29 18 21 28 21 21 25 22 12 19 19 28 15 25 22 26 11 19 19 24 26 28 26 20 25 18 27
2020 5 4 3 5 4 3 1 6 3 4 3 3 1 3 2 4 1 4 4 2 1 2 2 4 3 5 4 2 5 2 4
2021 23 24 22 22 25 21 21 22 22 21 26 24 19 17 22 22 17 22 20 22 18 21 21 22 24 22 22 21 23 18 25
! 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 95.2 94.4 -0.8 93.8 -0.6 93.8 0 94 0.2 93.7 -0.3 93.1 -0.6
Offspeed Velocity 87 88 1 87.6 -0.4 87.8 0.2 0 0 88.2 0 88.9 0.7
Breaking Velocity 82.9 82.3 -0.6 82.2 -0.1 83.1 0.9 85.2 2.1 84.4 -0.8 83.4 -1
Exit Velocity 88.3 88.6 0.3 89.4 0.8 89.4 0 90.8 1.4 87.9 -2.9 90.8 2.9
Launch Angle 17.9 16.9 -1 13.3 -3.6 16.4 3.1 17.7 1.3 12.5 -5.2 20.6 8.1
Barrel % 6 7.9 1.9 7.6 -0.3 5.2 -2.4 10.2 5 8 -2.2 12.2 4.2
Hard Hit % 34 34.1 0.1 41.1 7 34.8 -6.3 40.1 5.3 39.8 -0.3 43.5 3.7
Sweet Spot % 37.3 37.4 0.1 35.7 -1.7 32.3 -3.4 34.1 1.8 30.7 -3.4 37.4 6.7
xBA .231 .241 0.01 .272 0.031 .225 -0.047 .246 0.021 .232 -0.014 .24 0.008
BA .24 .263 0.023 .27 0.007 .25 -0.02 .262 0.012 .269 0.007 .251 -0.018
xwOBA .311 .311 0 .359 0.048 .295 -0.064 .332 0.037 .319 -0.013 .345 0.026
wOBA .315 .328 0.013 .36 0.032 .325 -0.035 .347 0.022 .349 0.002 .368 0.019
xSLG .394 .409 0.015 .481 0.072 .348 -0.133 .462 0.114 .39 -0.072 .459 0.069
SLG .404 .442 0.038 .496 0.054 .418 -0.078 .498 0.08 .44 -0.058 .525 0.085
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
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
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
Whiff% 23.1 27.1 4 20.7 -6.4 26.7 6 25.7 -1 26.6 0.9 26.9 0.3
In Zone % 49.1 47.8 -1.3 55 7.2 52.2 -2.8 47.9 -4.3 48.5 0.6 49.5 1
Out of Zone % 50.9 52.2 1.3 45 -7.2 47.8 2.8 52.1 4.3 51.5 -0.6 50.5 -1
Out of Zone Swing % 29.6 29.6 0 25.4 -4.2 24.7 -0.7 28.4 3.7 30.1 1.7 24.7 -5.4
First Pitch Swing % 26 24.9 -1.1 30.8 5.9 27.6 -3.2 33.3 5.7 28.6 -4.7 30.7 2.1
First Pitch Strike % 61 59.9 -1.1 63.8 3.9 59.4 -4.4 59.5 0.1 56.5 -3 61.2 4.7
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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 514 .347 292 15 5.1 222 81 36.5
2020 153 .349 90 16 17.8 63 20 31.7
2021 410 .371 243 38 15.6 167 58 34.7

Pitch Distribution