Andrew Velazquez
Andrew Velazquez
26-Year-Old Second Baseman2B
Baltimore Orioles
2020 Fantasy Outlook
Velazquez tripled his career plate appearances in 2019, coming to the plate 24 times while grabbing just two hits. He spent much of the year injured, battling both thumb and hamstring issues and only appearing in 55 games in the minors. In the 46 of those games that came at the Triple-A level, split between the Rays' and Indians' systems on either side of being traded for international bonus money in early July, he hit a modest .264/.312/.431. The 25-year-old has yet to have much success at the highest levels, and he was never a particularly exciting prospect, but he could still have a role on a big-league bench. He's already appeared at six positions in his brief time in the majors, including both middle infield spots and center field, and he is a plus runner on the bases. Even if he remains on Cleveland's roster all year, he is unlikely to play enough or hit enough for his speed to really matter. Read Past Outlooks
$Signed a one-year contract with the Indians in December of 2019. Waived by the Indians in February of 2020. Claimed off waivers by the Orioles in February of 2020.
Records fourth steal
2BBaltimore Orioles
September 4, 2020
Velazquez went 0-for-2 with a stolen base and a walk in Friday's 6-3 win over the Yankees in Game 2 of their doubleheader.
ANALYSIS
Velazquez drew the walk in the sixth inning and stole second base. It's his fourth steal of the year. The 26-year-old has added two RBI and eight runs scored across 62 plate appearances.
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Batting Order Slot Breakdown
vs Right-Handed Pitchers
vs RHP
#1
#2
#3
#4
#5
#6
#7
#8
#9
2
14
vs Left-Handed Pitchers
vs LHP
#1
#2
#3
#4
#5
#6
#7
#8
#9
2
4
Left/Right Batting Splits
Since 2018
 
 
+63%
OPS vs LHP
2020
 
 
+55%
OPS vs LHP
2019
 
 
+185%
OPS vs LHP
2018
 
 
+37%
OPS vs LHP
OPS PA R HR RBI SB AVG OBP SLG
Since 2018vs Left .670 31 5 0 2 1 .241 .290 .379
Since 2018vs Right .411 75 11 0 1 5 .129 .250 .161
2020vs Left .668 20 2 0 2 0 .263 .300 .368
2020vs Right .430 50 8 0 1 4 .128 .277 .154
2019vs Left .536 8 2 0 0 1 .143 .250 .286
2019vs Right .188 16 1 0 0 0 .063 .063 .125
2018vs Left 1.000 3 1 0 0 0 .333 .333 .667
2018vs Right .730 9 2 0 0 1 .286 .444 .286
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Home/Away Batting Splits
Since 2018
 
 
+45%
OPS at Home
2020
 
 
+96%
OPS at Home
2019
 
 
+502%
OPS on Road
2018
 
 
-100%
OPS at Home
OPS PA R HR RBI SB AVG OBP SLG
Since 2018Home .534 80 13 0 3 5 .179 .295 .239
Since 2018Away .368 26 3 0 0 1 .125 .160 .208
2020Home .554 58 8 0 3 3 .188 .304 .250
2020Away .282 12 2 0 0 1 .100 .182 .100
2019Home .083 12 2 0 0 1 .000 .083 .000
2019Away .500 12 1 0 0 0 .167 .167 .333
2018Home 1.000 10 3 0 0 1 .375 .500 .500
2018Away .000 2 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
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Stat Review
How does Andrew Velazquez compare to other hitters?
This section compares his stats with all batting seasons from the previous three seasons (minimum 400 plate appearances)*. The bar represents the player's percentile rank. For example, if the bar is halfway across, then the player falls into the 50th percentile for that stat and it would be considered average.

* Exit Velocity and Barrels/PA % are benchmarked against 2019 data (min 400 PA) and Hard Hit Rate is benchmarked against last season's data (min 400 PA). See here for more exit velocity/barrels stats plus an explanation of current limitations with that data set.
  • BB/K
    Walk to strikeout ratio
  • BB Rate
    The percentage of plate appearances resulting in a walk.
  • K Rate
    The percentage of plate appearances resulting in a strikeout.
  • BABIP
    Batting average on balls in play. Measures how many of a batter’s balls in play go for hits.
  • ISO
    Isolated Power. Slugging percentage minus batting average. A computation used to measure a batter's raw power.
  • AVG
    Batting average. Hits divided by at bats.
  • OBP
    On Base Percentage. A measure of how often a batters reaches base. Roughly equal to number of times on base divided by plate appearances.
  • SLG
    Slugging Percentage. A measure of the batting productivity of a hitter. It is calculated as total bases divided by at bats.
  • OPS
    On base plus slugging. THe sum of a batter's on-base percentage and slugging percentage.
  • wOBA
    Weighted on-base average. Measures a player's overall offensive contributions per plate appearance. wOBA combines all the different aspects of hitting into one metric, weighting each of them in proportion to their actual run value.
  • Exit Velocity
    The speed of the baseball as it comes off the bat, immediately after a batter makes contact.
  • Hard Hit Rate
    A measure of contact quality from Sports Info Solutions. This stat explains what percentage of batted balls were hit hard vs. medium or soft.
  • Barrels/PA
    The percentage of plate appearances where a batter had a batted ball classified as a Barrel. A Barrel is a batted ball with similar exit velocity and launch angle to past ones that led to a minimum .500 batting average and 1.500 slugging percentage.
BB/K
0.43
 
BB Rate
13.0%
 
K Rate
29.9%
 
BABIP
.250
 
ISO
.048
 
AVG
.159
 
OBP
.274
 
SLG
.206
 
OPS
.480
 
wOBA
.242
 
Exit Velocity
72.2 mph
 
Hard Hit Rate
18.2%
 
Barrels/PA
2.7%
 
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Heads to bench
2BBaltimore Orioles
August 19, 2020
Velazquez is out of the lineup for Wednesday's game against the Blue Jays.
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Steals base in win
2BBaltimore Orioles
August 15, 2020
Velazquez went 2-for-4 with an RBI triple, two runs scored and a stolen base in Saturday's 7-3 win over the Nationals.
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Starting in third straight
2BBaltimore Orioles
August 2, 2020
Velazquez will start at shortstop and bat eighth Sunday against the Rays.
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Trending toward roster spot
2BBaltimore Orioles
July 12, 2020
Velazquez's chances of making the 30-man roster have improved with Richie Martin suffering a fractured wrist, Dan Connolly of The Athletic reports.
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Mixed results in spring training
2BBaltimore Orioles
March 19, 2020
Velazquez has hit .200/.273/.200 with three stolen bases and one RBI over 23 plate appearances this spring.
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