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Vince Velasquez

25-Year-Old Pitcher – Philadelphia Phillies

2018 Stats

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1-2

ERA

3.80

WHIP

1.36

K

24

SV

0

2018 Preseason Projections

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2018 Fantasy Baseball Outlook

Velasquez endured a very disappointing 2017 season, which saw his ERA balloon to 5.13 in an injury-riddled campaign. He had looked in 2016 like a promising young fireballer who could become a star if ...

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2018 ADP:  354.04

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LEAGUE: Majors   40 MAN: YES   BATS: B   THROWS: R   HT: 6' 3"   WT: 205   DOB: 6/7/1992   BORN: Montclair, CA   COLLEGE: None   DRAFTED: 2nd Rd    Show ContractHide Contract

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Vince Velasquez Contract Information:

Signed a one-year contract with the Phillies in March of 2018.

April 19, 2018  –  Vince Velasquez News

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Velasquez (1-2) allowed three runs on seven hits and a walk with seven strikeouts over six innings but still took the loss Wednesday to Atlanta.

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Vince Velasquez Stats
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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 9 5 0 33.0 20 7 2 45 13 4 0 0 0 0 1.91 1.00
2015 23 MAJ HOU 19 7 0 55.7 50 27 5 58 21 1 1 0 0 0 4.37 1.28
2016 24 AA REA 1 1 0 5.0 2 1 1 3 1 1 0 0 0 0 1.80 0.60
2016 24 MAJ PHI 24 24 1 131.0 129 60 21 152 45 8 6 0 0 0 4.12 1.33
2017 25 A+ CLE 1 1 0 5.0 2 1 1 5 1 0 1 0 0 0 1.80 0.60
2017 25 AA REA 1 1 0 3.0 3 2 1 4 1 0 0 0 0 0 6.00 1.33
2017 25 AAA LEH 1 1 0 2.0 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 4.50 1.00
2017 25 MAJ PHI 15 15 0 72.0 74 41 15 68 34 2 7 0 0 0 5.13 1.50
2018 26 MAJ PHI 4 4 0 21.3 24 9 1 24 5 1 2 0 0 0 3.80 1.36
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3-Year Averages     19 15 0 86.2 84 42 13 92 33 3 4 0 0 0 4.38 1.36
Career  (View All)     62 50 1 280.0 277 137 42 302 105 12 16 0 4.40 1.36

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Vince Velasquez Game Log    (View Full Game Log)
# of Team Games To Display:    Show 14Show 14    Show 30Show 30    Show 60Show 60
DATE OPP IP H R ER HR BB K HBP WP CG W-L SV BS HLD ERA WHIP
Apr. 18 @Atl 6.0 7 3 3 1 1 7 0 0 0 L 0 0 0 3.80 1.36
Apr. 13 @TB 6.7 4 1 1 0 1 7 0 1 0 - 0 0 0 3.52 1.37
Apr. 7 Mia 6.0 4 1 1 0 1 6 0 2 0 W 0 0 0 5.19 1.85
Mar. 31 @Atl 2.7 9 7 4 0 2 4 0 1 0 L 0 0 0 13.50 4.13
Last 14 Games (Team)
2 Games Pitched:  Avg. 6.3 IP/G
12.7 11 4 4 1 2 14 0 1 0 0-1 0 0 0 2.84 1.03
Last 30 Games (Team)
4 Games Pitched:  Avg. 5.3 IP/G
21.3 24 12 9 1 5 24 0 4 0 1-2 0 0 0 3.80 1.36
Last 60 Games (Team)
4 Games Pitched:  Avg. 5.3 IP/G
21.3 24 12 9 1 5 24 0 4 0 1-2 0 0 0 3.80 1.36

Vince Velasquez Split Stats    (View Full Split Stats)

Vs. Left

Year Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR BAA
20185115315111.313
2017153322137915.287
20162797526667111.270

Vs. Right

Year Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR BAA
201841929200.243
20171623613376010.255
201627277196316010.255

Home

Year IP W L SV K BB HR ERA WHIP
20186.01006101.500.83
201738.31504316106.101.62
201665.74308521112.881.04

Away

Year IP W L SV K BB HR ERA WHIP
201815.302018414.701.57
201733.7120251854.011.37
201665.34306724105.371.62
Vince Velasquez vs. Today's Pitcher Stats

Pitcher Team AB H 2B 3B HR RBI BB K SB CS AVG OBP SLG OPS
Robbie Ray AZ 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 .500 .500 1.000 1.500

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Vince Velasquez Advanced Stats
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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 9 5 33.0 12.27 3.55 3.46 0.55 83.9% 1.91 2.53 .272
2015 23 MAJ HOU 19 7 55.7 9.38 3.40 2.76 0.81 0.72 66.7% 94.6 MPH 4.37 3.52 .313
2016 24 AA REA 1 1 5.0 5.40 1.80 3.00 1.80 100% 1.80 5.20 .083
2016 24 MAJ PHI 24 24 131.0 10.44 3.09 3.38 1.44 0.99 74.5% 93.7 MPH 4.12 4.02 .332
2017 25 A+ CLE 1 1 5.0 9.00 1.80 5.00 1.80 100% 1.80 4.40 .099
2017 25 AA REA 1 1 3.0 12.00 3.00 4.00 3.00 66.7% 6.00 5.87 .310
2017 25 AAA LEH 1 1 2.0 0.00 4.50 0.00 0.00 50% 4.50 4.70 .151
2017 25 MAJ PHI 15 15 72.0 8.50 4.25 2.00 1.88 1.48 72% 93.9 MPH 5.13 5.56 .304
2018 26 MAJ PHI 4 4 21.3 10.13 2.11 4.80 0.42 1.21 71.4% 94.0 MPH 3.80 2.26 .389
Today's Projections     0 1 4.9 10.17 3.88 2.62 1.22 71.6% 4.52 0.79 .337
Next 7 Days     0 2 9.7 9.52 3.71 2.57 1.19 71.8% 4.43 4.05 .328
Rest Of Season     0 18 101.0 9.37 3.61 2.60 1.52 72.6% 4.55 4.51 .317
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3-Year Averages     19 15 86.2 9.60 3.44 2.79 1.36 72.1% 4.38 4.17 .320
Career     62 50 280.0 9.71 3.38 2.88 1.35 72.1% 4.40 4.16 .325

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Vince Velasquez Defensive Stats

DRS Breakdown
Pos Year Inn DRS (?) Pos Rank Range & Pos (?) OF Arm (?) GFP/DME (?) GDP (?) Bunts (?) Catcher SB (?) Pitcher SB (?) Adj ERA (?) Strike Zone(?)
P 2015 55.7 1 - 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2016 131 -1 - -2 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0
2017 72 2 31 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0
2018 21.3 0 - -1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0

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2018 Stat Review for Vince Velasquez    As compared to the top 100 starting pitchers in 2016 (min 130 in)

K/BB/HR Stats

A collection of stats that measure different skills.

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4.80 K/BB
ELITE
10.13 K/9
ELITE
2.11 BB/9
GREAT
94.0 MPH Fastball
GREAT
0.4 HR/9
ELITE
1.21 GB/FB Ratio
MODERATE GROUNDBALLER
ERA/WHIP/FIP

A few general measures of a pitcher's effectiveness.

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3.80 ERA
GOOD
1.36 WHIP
WEAK
2.26 FIP
ELITE
BABIP/Strand

Balls in play avg. and % of runners left stranded.

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.389 BABIP
HIGH
71.4% Strand Rate
BELOW AVERAGE

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

Velasquez got a no-decision against Tampa Bay on Friday, scattering four hits over 6.2 innings and giving up just one earned run while recording seven strikeouts and walking one.

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Velasquez allowed one earned run on four hits while walking one and striking out six across six innings Saturday against the Marlins.

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Velasquez (0-1) gave up seven runs (four earned) on nine hits and two walks in 2.2 innings during the Phillies' 15-2 loss Saturday to the Braves. He struck out four.

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Velasquez is scheduled to start the Phillies' third game of the season Saturday against the Braves, Todd Zolecki of MLB.com reports.

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Velasquez (finger) will start Wednesday's Grapefruit League game against the Blue Jays, Jim Salisbury of NBC Sports Philadelphia reports.

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Velasquez had surgery Tuesday to address a circulation problem in his hand, Jim Salisbury of CSN Philadelphia reports.

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Velasquez has decided to proceed with surgery to address the blood flow issue that has caused numbness in his right middle finger, CSN Philadelphia reports.

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Velasquez (finger) said he intends to get a second opinion before deciding to proceed with surgery, Jim Salisbury of CSN Philadelphia reports.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2018

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2017

Velasquez won a rotation spot with a strong spring training and made a major impression in his second regular season start, striking out 16 in a complete game win over the Padres. In early June he went on the disabled list with a strained right biceps that initially looked like a serious issue, but ultimately only caused him to miss a few weeks of the season. He was shut down in early September, having thrown a career-high 136 innings between a rehab start and his starts in the majors. Velasquez throws a mid-90s fastball that tops out around 98 mph, which he complements with a curveball, changeup and slider. His 11.2 percent swinging strike rate ranks him among the better strikeout pitchers in baseball and gives him the potential to be a major fantasy asset. He does have some work to do on reducing the free passes, and he needs to utilize his defense a bit more to help keep his pitch count down and to get deeper into his starts.

2016

Velasquez logged just 77 innings between the minors and Arizona Fall League in 2014 so he was limited to a swingman role in 2015 (27 appearances, 12 starts). A lat injury from that Fall League appearance pushed his season debut to early May and so he only logged 88 innings, meaning we still might not see a full starter's workload from the 24-year-old. However, a popular adage from the great Ron Shandler rings true with Velasquez: "Draft skills, not roles". Velasquez has the kind of talent that can make teams forget whatever "plan" they had and just use the best guy available once ready. Walks are the key issue, but his 62 percent first-pitch strike rate was actually a tick above average and will help him chisel into that 3.4 BB/9 if it holds. He's not a finished product, but two swing-and-miss pitches and a developing changeup that was given 60-grade upside when he was coming up make him very appealing. Further, he has a chance to earn a spot in the Phillies' rotation to start the year after coming over in the Ken Giles trade.

2015

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 right-hander is a standout pitcher in the Astros' system. He's moved along slowly thus far (in large part due to the injuries), but his first taste of Double-A appears likely this season after a strong 2014 pitching with the Gulf Coast League Astros and High-A Lancaster. Between the two affiliates, Velasquez went 7-5 with a 3.52 ERA and a remarkable 12.8 K/9 in 64 innings. With a low-90's fastball, plus changeup and improving curveball, he has mid-rotation potential in the big leagues if he can string together a few seasons of full health in the upper levels of the minors. His recent addition to the Astros' 40-man roster indicates he may be closer to the majors than we think.

2014

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.