Hector Velazquez
Hector Velazquez
30-Year-Old PitcherRP
Boston Red Sox
10-Day IL
Injury Back
Est. Return 6/29/2019
2019 Fantasy Outlook
There was no outlook written for Hector Velazquez in 2019. Check out the latest news below for more on his current fantasy value.
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$Signed minor league deal with Red Sox in February of 2017.
Returns to injured list
PBoston Red Sox
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June 19, 2019
Velazquez was placed on the 10-day injured list Wednesday with a lower-back strain, Chris Cotillo of MassLive.com reports.
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Velazquez had only just returned from a stint on the injured list due to the same issue two days prior. He allowed one run in four innings in his lone appearance Tuesday against the Twins before exiting with a recurrence of the injury. It's not clear how long he's expected to miss this time, though the previous issue kept him out for two and a half weeks. Josh Smith was recalled to take his place in the bullpen.
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Left/Right Pitching Splits
Since 2017
 
 
-9%
BAA vs LHP
2019
 
 
-34%
BAA vs LHP
2018
 
 
-8%
BAA vs LHP
2017
 
 
-29%
BAA vs RHP
BAA Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR
Since 2017vs Left .258 284 50 27 65 13 2 12
Since 2017vs Right .284 345 57 23 89 14 2 4
2019vs Left .203 77 18 7 14 4 1 4
2019vs Right .306 86 17 10 22 2 1 1
2018vs Left .276 171 24 15 42 8 1 6
2018vs Right .301 199 29 11 55 9 1 1
2017vs Left .290 36 8 5 9 1 0 2
2017vs Right .207 60 11 2 12 3 0 2
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Home/Away Pitching Splits
Since 2017
 
 
-8%
ERA at Home
2019
 
 
-57%
ERA on Road
2018
 
 
-29%
ERA at Home
2017
 
 
-100%
ERA at Home
ERA WHIP IP W L SV K/9 BB/9 HR/9
Since 2017Home 3.60 1.46 70.0 7 4 0 7.6 4.1 0.5
Since 2017Away 3.91 1.30 78.1 4 2 0 5.5 2.1 1.4
2019Home 8.00 1.78 18.0 1 3 0 9.5 7.0 0.5
2019Away 3.48 1.02 20.2 0 0 0 7.0 1.3 1.7
2018Home 2.63 1.46 41.0 4 1 0 6.6 3.1 0.7
2018Away 3.68 1.43 44.0 3 1 0 4.7 2.5 0.8
2017Home 0.00 0.91 11.0 2 0 0 8.2 3.3 0.0
2017Away 5.27 1.32 13.2 1 1 0 5.9 2.0 2.6
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Stat Review
How does Hector Velazquez compare to other relievers?
This section compares his stats with all relief pitcher seasons from the previous three seasons (minimum 30 innings)*. 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, Barrels/BBE %, Balls Hit 95+ MPH %, and Spin Rate are benchmarked against this season's data (min 20 IP). See here for more exit velocity/barrels stats plus an explanation of current limitations with that data set.
  • K/BB
    Strikeout to walk ratio.
  • K/9
    Average strikeouts per nine innings.
  • BB/9
    Average walks per nine innings.
  • HR/9
    Average home runs allowed per nine innings.
  • Fastball
    Average fastball velocity.
  • ERA
    Earned run average. The average earned runs allowed per nine innings.
  • WHIP
    Walks plus hits per inning pitched.
  • BABIP
    Batting average on balls in play. Measures how many balls in play against a pitcher go for hits.
  • GB/FB
    Groundball to flyball ratio. The higher the number, the more likely a pitcher is to induce groundballs.
  • Left On Base
    The percentage of base runners that a pitcher strands on base over the course of a season.
  • Exit Velocity
    The speed of the baseball as it comes off the bat, immediately after a batter makes contact.
  • Barrels/BBE
    The percentage of batted ball events resulting in 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.
  • Spin Rate
    Spin Rate is the rate of spin on a baseball after it is released. It is measured in revolutions per minute (rpm).
  • Balls Hit 95+ MPH
    The percentage of batted balls hit that met or exceeded the 95 MPH threshold.
  • Swinging Strike
    The percentage of pitches that result in a swing and a miss.
K/BB
2.06
 
K/9
8.1
 
BB/9
4.0
 
HR/9
1.2
 
Fastball
91.6 mph
 
ERA
5.59
 
WHIP
1.37
 
BABIP
.295
 
GB/FB
1.19
 
Left On Base
60.9%
 
Exit Velocity
88.8 mph
 
Barrels/BBE
10.2%
 
Spin Rate
1861 rpm
 
Balls Hit 95+ MPH
38.9%
 
Swinging Strike
10.5%
 
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Exits with undisclosed injury
PBoston Red Sox
Undisclosed
June 18, 2019
Velazquez left Tuesday's loss to Minnesota in the 17th inning due to an undisclosed injury, according to the Twins television broadcast. He had given up one run over four innings with three strikeouts before departing.
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Returns from injury
PBoston Red Sox
June 17, 2019
Velazquez (back) was activated from the 10-day injured list Monday, Alex Speier of The Boston Globe reports.
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Beginning rehab Thursday
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June 12, 2019
Velazquez (back) will begin a rehab assignment Thursday, Chris Cotillo of MassLive.com reports.
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Set for bullpen session
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June 8, 2019
Velazquez (back) will throw a bullpen session Saturday, Jen McCaffrey of The Athletic reports.
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Headed to injured list
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May 30, 2019
Velazquez was placed on the 10-day injured list Thursday with a low back strain.
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