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Vincent Velasquez

22-Year-Old Pitcher – Houston Astros

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Velasquez has a long history of injuries that includes Tommy John surgery in 2010, so it was no big surprise when a groin injury cost him two months last season. When healthy, however, the 22-year-old...

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LEAGUE: AA    40 MAN: YES   BATS: B   THROWS: R   HT: 6' 3"   WT: 185   DOB: 6/7/1992   DRAFTED: No  

May 11, 2015  –  Vincent Velasquez News

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Velasquez struck out 10 batters over five innings Friday in his 2015 debut for Double-A Corpus Christi.

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Year Age Lg Tm G GS SH IP H ER HR K BB W L SV BS HLD ERA WHIP
2010 18 R GRE 8 6 0 29.1 24 10 4 25 5 2 2 0 0 0 3.07 1.00
2012 20 A TRI 9 9 0 45.2 37 17 2 51 17 4 1 0 0 0 3.35 1.19
2013 21 A+ LAN 3 3 0 14.2 14 10 2 19 8 0 2 0 0 0 6.14 1.55
2013 21 A QUA 3 16 0 110.0 90 39 7 123 33 9 4 3 0 0 3.19 1.12
2014 22 A+ LAN 15 10 0 55.1 45 23 6 72 23 7 4 0 0 0 3.74 1.23
2014 22 R GUL 3 3 0 8.2 5 2 0 19 2 0 1 0 0 0 2.08 0.85
2015 23 AA COR 3 3 0 14.1 11 3 0 20 6 1 0 0 0 0 1.88 1.21

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Year Age Lg Tm G GS IP K/9 BB/9 K/BB HR/9 GB/FB Ratio Strand % Fastball ERA FIP BABIP
2010 18 R GRE 8 6 29.1 7.73 1.55 5.00 1.24 76% 3.07 3.99 .260
2012 20 A TRI 9 9 45.2 10.15 3.38 3.00 0.40 71.2% 3.35 2.85 .314
2013 21 A+ LAN 3 3 14.2 12.04 5.07 2.38 1.27 60% 6.14 4.47 .363
2013 21 A QUA 3 16 110.0 10.06 2.70 3.73 0.57 72.4% 3.19 2.85 .307
2014 22 A+ LAN 15 10 55.1 11.76 3.76 3.13 0.98 72.6% 3.74 3.42 .319
2014 22 R GUL 3 3 8.2 20.85 2.20 9.50 0.00 71.4% 2.08 0.40 .548
2015 23 AA COR 3 3 14.1 12.77 3.83 3.33 0.00 82.4% 1.88 1.85 .358

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Vincent Velasquez: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Velasquez (back) is nearing an assignment to a minor league affiliate, the Houston Chronicle's Evan Drellich reports.

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Velasquez (back) will throw a bullpen session Wednesday and hopes to pitch in games by the end of April, Brian McTaggart of MLB.com reports.

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Velasquez (back) was optioned to minor league camp on Monday.

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Velasquez (back) could be cleared to throw soon pending the results of an MRI that he's scheduled to undergo later this week, Evan Drellich of the Houston Chronicle reports.

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Velasquez (back) will not throw for "at least a couple weeks," the Houston Chronicle reports.

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Velasquez was added to the Astros' 40-man roster Thursday.

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Velasquez has given up just one run on seven hits, while striking out 18 and walking three, in his last two appearances with High-A Lancaster (9.1 innings).

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Velasquez (groin) returned to the mound for the Gulf Coast League Astros on Friday, Brian McTaggart of MLB.com reports.

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Velasquez has been placed on the 7-day DL at High-A Lancaster retroactive to May 11.

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Three years removed from Tommy John surgery, Velasquez turned in a fine season pitching between Low-A Quad Cities (25 games, 16 starts) and High-A Lancaster (three starts). The 21-year-old right-hander posted excellent ratios (10.3 K/9, 0.6 HR/9) to go along with a 9-6 record, 3.54 ERA and 1.16 WHIP over 124.2 innings. Velasquez appears likely to progress to Double-A, where he will look to improve his command (3.0 BB/9) and the quality of his offerings -- a low-90s fastball, curve and changeup.