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Vince Velasquez
Birthdate: 6/7/1992 (24 y, 9 m, 17 d)     Bats/Throws: R/R     Height/Weight: 6-3/203     Position: P
Drafted: 2010 June Amateur Draft - Round: 2, Pick: 8, Overall: 58, Team: Houston Astros
Contract: $0.5M / 1 Years (2016)
Reported: 10/11/2014  Risk: 3  ETA: 2017  Team Rank: 3  Positional Rank: NA  Overall Rank: NA
FastballCurveballChangeupCommandFuture Value
55 / 6045 / 50+55 / 6045 / 50+60
RotoWire News: Velasquez tossed two scoreless innings in his spring debut Wednesday. He allowed one hit, struck out one and did not walk a batter. (3/2/2017)
Profiles:  2016  2017  (Click Year to Expand / Close)
Profile: Velasquez is not a standout pitcher by spin rates -- his curve and fastball are just a tick above average in that regard -- but otherwise there's a lot to love about his stuff. He's got above-average rise on a fastball that's a mile per hour above average for a righty, great movement on a hard change, a slider with average-ish results, and a curve with a lot of drop for averaging 79 mph. That means double-digit whiffs on every pitch he throws, and a whiff rate in the top 30 over the last two years (minimum 180 innings thrown). The arsenal absolutely has what it takes to produce a starting pitcher, even if his secondary stuff is a little homer-prone -- that's not in question here. The question is if he can stay healthy as a starter. His high-effort, high-velocity ways produced a biceps strain last year that cost him nearly a month, and there have always been whispers about the future of his ligaments. In a one-year situation, the upside of all those strikeouts paired with any improvement in home run rate is worth a mid-rotation chunk of change. After all, he was top-10 in strikeout percentage last year. In dynasty leagues, buying low is an okay idea, but that sort of thing is near impossible in those kinds of leagues, and maybe the health concern means you should just wish him and his owner good luck. (Eno Sarris)

The Quick Opinion: Velasquez will provide you gas and whiffs (and also health risk) in equal, devastating amounts. The former means we'll all step up to the trough to some extent, but the latter means he won't cost as much as other top pitching sleepers. For good reason.

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SeasonTeamWLSVGGSIPK/9BB/9HR/9BABIPLOB%GB%HR/FBERAFIPxFIPWAR
2010Astros (R)2208629.17.671.531.23.24174.8 %  3.074.34  
2012Astros (A-)4109945.210.053.350.39.29970.1 %  3.352.98  
2013Astros (A)9432516110.010.062.700.57.29272.2 %  3.192.99  
2013Astros (A+)0203314.211.664.911.23.35366.0 %  6.145.00  
2014Astros (R)010338.219.732.080.00.45580.0 %  2.080.85  
2014Rafters (R)2205413.28.561.981.32.30855.6 %  6.594.82  
2014Astros (A+)740151055.111.713.740.98.31275.1 %  3.743.96  
2015Astros (AA)4009533.012.273.550.55.26180.1 %  1.912.63  
2015Astros11019755.29.383.400.81.31068.2 %31.3 %7.1 %4.373.464.150.9
2016Phillies (AA)100115.05.401.801.80.077100.0 %  1.805.36  
2016Phillies8602424131.010.443.091.44.32576.2 %34.8 %14.9 %4.123.963.672.2
2017Depth Charts9902828156.010.132.981.27.31274.6 %  3.883.78 2.9
2017Steamer91002828157.09.763.241.25.28873.7 %39.0 % 3.963.964.022.6
2017Fans (9)10802727154.010.052.981.17.29974.4 %  3.753.69 2.8
2017ZiPS8702525139.710.502.711.29.32175.5 %  3.803.60 2.9
Total- - -9704331186.210.133.181.25.32173.7 %33.7 %12.3 %4.193.813.813.1

SeasonTeamWLERAGGSCGShOSVHLDBSIPTBFHRERHRBBIBBHBPWPBKSO
2010Astros (R)223.0786000  29.111924121045020025
2012Astros (A-)413.3599000  45.2190371917217034251
2013Astros (A)943.192516003  110.04539043397330651123
2013Astros (A+)026.1433000  14.26514101028021019
2014Astros (R)012.0833000  8.23552202030019
2014Rafters (R)226.5954000  13.25914101023020013
2014Astros (A+)743.741510000  55.1229452423623132072
2015Astros (AA)401.9195000  33.01302097213011045
2015Astros114.371970000055.2231502827521023058
2016Phillies (AA)101.8011000  5.0182111100003
2016Phillies864.12242411000131.0551129646021451130152
2017Depth Charts993.882828  00 156.0 14172672252 3  175
2017Steamer9103.9628281000 157.066814174692257 5  171
2017Fans (9)1083.752727  0  154.0 13269642051 5  172
2017ZiPS873.802525  0  139.7 129635920421130163
Total- - -974.19433111000186.2782179928726661360210

SeasonTeamK/9BB/9K/BBHR/9K%BB%K-BB%AVGWHIPBABIPLOB%ERA-FIP-FIP
2010Astros (R)7.671.535.001.2321.0 %4.2 %16.8 %.2140.99.24174.8 %  4.34
2012Astros (A-)10.053.353.000.3926.8 %9.0 %17.9 %.2181.18.29970.1 %  2.98
2013Astros (A)10.062.703.730.5727.2 %7.3 %19.9 %.2171.12.29272.2 %  2.99
2013Astros (A+)11.664.912.381.2329.2 %12.3 %16.9 %.2551.50.35366.0 %  5.00
2014Astros (R)19.732.089.500.0054.3 %5.7 %48.6 %.1670.81.45580.0 %  0.85
2014Rafters (R)8.561.984.331.3222.0 %5.1 %17.0 %.2591.24.30855.6 %  4.82
2014Astros (A+)11.713.743.130.9831.4 %10.0 %21.4 %.2221.23.31275.1 %  3.96
2015Astros (AA)12.273.553.460.5534.6 %10.0 %24.6 %.1721.00.26180.1 %  2.63
2015Astros9.383.402.760.8125.1 %9.1 %16.0 %.2401.28.31068.2 %111863.46
2015Average7.762.922.661.0220.4 %7.7 %12.7 %.2511.29.29672.9 %  4.03
2016Phillies (AA)5.401.803.001.8016.7 %5.6 %11.1 %.1180.60.077100.0 %  5.36
2016Phillies10.443.093.381.4427.6 %8.2 %19.4 %.2551.33.32576.2 %100943.96
2016Average8.103.142.581.1721.1 %8.2 %12.9 %.2521.32.29872.9 %  4.24
2017Depth Charts10.132.983.401.27   .2441.24.31274.6 %  3.78
2017Steamer9.763.243.011.2525.6 %8.5 %17.1 %.2321.25.28873.7 %  3.96
2017Fans (9)10.052.983.371.17   .2331.19.29974.4 %  3.69
2017ZiPS10.502.713.881.29   .2471.22.32175.5 %  3.60
Total- - -10.133.183.181.2526.9 %8.4 %18.4 %.2511.31.32173.7 %103913.81

SeasonTeamGB/FBLD%GB%FB%IFFB%HR/FBIFH%BUH%Pull%Cent%Oppo%Soft%Med%Hard%SIERAxFIP-xFIP
2015Astros0.6722.0 %31.3 %46.7 %10.0 %7.1 %4.3 %0.0 %36.7 %38.0 %25.3 %18.0 %54.7 %27.3 %3.741034.15
2016Phillies0.8424.0 %34.8 %41.2 %12.1 %14.9 %6.7 %9.1 %32.9 %36.8 %30.3 %18.4 %49.0 %32.6 %3.62893.67
Total- - -0.7923.4 %33.7 %42.9 %11.4 %12.3 %6.0 %9.1 %34.0 %37.2 %28.8 %18.3 %50.7 %31.0 %3.65933.81

SeasonTeamGBFBLDIFFBIFHBUBUHRSBallsStrikesPitches
2015Astros477033720041351625976
2016Phillies119141821781115679814152213
Total- - -166211115241011197114920403189

SeasonTeamWPA-WPA+WPARE24REWpLIinLIgmLIexLIPullsWPA/LIClutchSDMD
2015Astros-0.13-3.713.58-1.43-0.130.820.820.671.3014-0.380.2203
2016Phillies0.53-9.5910.120.820.001.001.000.881.2023-0.220.7500
Total- - -0.41-13.3013.71-0.61-0.140.950.950.781.2337-0.601.0303

SeasonTeamFB%SL%CT%CB%CH%SF%KN%XX%
2015Astros68.5% (94.6)5.3% (84.5) 18.7% (81.7)7.5% (86.5)  0.1%
2016Phillies64.4% (93.7)12.9% (83.7) 9.9% (79.2)12.8% (87.4)  0.2%
Total- - -65.7% (94.0)10.6% (83.9) 12.6% (80.3)11.2% (87.2)  0.2%

SeasonTeamFA%FT%FC%FS%FO%SI%SL%CU%KC%EP%CH%SC%KN%UN%
2015Astros69.3 %0.1 %    6.7 %18.7 %  5.3 %   
2016Phillies56.4 %7.8 %    9.2 %13.6 %  13.0 %   
Total- - -60.3 %5.5 %    8.4 %15.2 %  10.7 %   

SeasonTeamvFAvFTvFCvFSvFOvSIvSLvCUvKCvEPvCHvSCvKN
2015Astros94.588.8    84.081.7  86.5  
2016Phillies94.092.0    84.579.8  87.3  
Total- - -94.192.0    84.480.6  87.2  

SeasonTeamwFBwSLwCTwCBwCHwSFwKNwFB/CwSL/CwCT/CwCB/CwCH/CwSF/CwKN/C
2015Astros3.21.1 -1.3-1.4  0.482.04 -0.73-1.91  
2016Phillies12.2-3.7 -3.9-4.8  0.86-1.30 -1.80-1.72  
Total- - -15.5-2.6 -5.3-6.2  0.74-0.79 -1.32-1.76  

SeasonTeamwFAwFTwFCwFSwFOwSIwSLwCUwKCwEPwCHwSCwKN
2015Astros2.9-0.1    1.4-2.0  -0.6  
2016Phillies11.03.1    0.4-7.6  -4.8  
Total- - -13.93.0    1.9-9.7  -5.4  

SeasonTeamwFA/CwFT/CwFC/CwFS/CwFO/CwSI/CwSL/CwCU/CwKC/CwEP/CwCH/CwSC/CwKN/C
2015Astros0.43-9.52    2.22-1.10  -1.11  
2016Phillies0.881.77    0.22-2.54  -1.67  
Total- - -0.721.71    0.70-2.00  -1.58  

SeasonTeamO-Swing%Z-Swing%Swing%O-Contact%Z-Contact%Contact%Zone%F-Strike%SwStr%
2015Astros30.4 %69.7 %48.6 %63.5 %86.0 %78.5 %46.4 %61.5 %10.5 %
2015Average30.6 %66.9 %46.9 %64.9 %86.7 %78.8 %44.7 %60.9 %9.9 %
2016Phillies30.9 %65.2 %46.7 %63.1 %83.1 %75.9 %45.9 %59.7 %11.2 %
2016Average30.3 %66.7 %46.5 %63.9 %86.3 %78.2 %44.6 %60.3 %10.1 %
Total- - -30.8 %66.6 %47.3 %63.3 %84.0 %76.7 %46.1 %60.2 %11.0 %

SeasonTeamO-Swing%Z-Swing%Swing%O-Contact%Z-Contact%Contact%Zone%Pace
2015Astros29.5 %69.4 %48.8 %59.7 %86.5 %78.2 %48.3 %24.8
2015Average30.9 %64.4 %46.9 %62.9 %87.1 %78.8 %47.8 %22.1
2016Phillies30.5 %63.2 %46.6 %62.5 %82.3 %75.7 %49.3 %23.2
2016Average30.6 %63.9 %46.5 %62.1 %86.5 %78.1 %47.8 %22.7
Total- - -30.2 %65.1 %47.3 %61.6 %83.7 %76.5 %49.0 %23.7

SeasonTeamPosGGSInnPOAEFETEDPDPSDPTDPFScpSBCSPBWPFPTZ
2015AstrosP19755.2430003102 6   1.000 
2016PhilliesP2424131.03142020000 2   .895 
Total- - -P4331186.27172023102 8   .923 

SeasonTeamPosInnrSBrGDPrARMrGFPrPMDRSBIZPlaysRZROOZCPPRPPTZLFSRARMDPRRngRErrRUZRUZR/150
2015AstrosP55.20  011              
2016PhilliesP131.01  0-2-1              
Total- - -P186.21  0-10              

SeasonTeamPosInnImpossible (0%)Remote (1-10%)Unlikely (10-40%)Even (40-60%)Likely (60-90%)Routine (90-100%)
2015AstrosP55.20.0%      (0)0.0%      (0)0.0%      (0)0.0%     (0)0.0%      (0)100.0%      (4)
2016PhilliesP131.00.0%      (0)0.0%      (1)0.0%      (2)0.0%     (1)0.0%      (1)100.0%    (13)
Total- - -P186.20.0%      (0)0.0%      (1)0.0%      (2)0.0%     (1)0.0%      (1)100.0%    (17)

SeasonTeamRA9-WARBIP-WinsLOB-WinsFDP-WinsRARWARDollarsSalary
2015Astros0.4-0.2-0.3-0.58.40.9$7.4 
2016Phillies1.6-0.70.2-0.621.02.2$17.6 
Total- - -2.0-1.0-0.2-1.129.43.1$24.9 

  • $0.5m / 1 Years (2016) (Edit)
    • signed by Philadelphia Phillies on 3/4/2016 (League Minimum)
    • 2016: $0.5M
    • Other Notes: Pre-Arbitration
    • Source: spotrac.com
    • Submitted by Bailey Winston
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  • 2010 June Amateur Draft - Round: 2, Pick: 8, Overall: 58
    • Team: Houston Astros
    • School: Garey HS