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Birth Date6-7-1992
Height6' 3"
Weight205 lbs
Age23 years, 0 months, 25 days
BatsB
ThrowsR
2011
2012
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2014
0.22015
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WARP Summary

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YEAR TEAM AGE G GS IP IP-SP IP-RP W L SV BS QS BQS PA H R ER HR TB BB UBB HBP SO ERA FIP FRA VORP WARP
2015 HOU 23 5 5 25.7 25.7 0.0 0 0 0 0 1 1 106 22 12 12 2 37 12 12 0 26 4.21 3.43 3.77 2.8 0.3
Career5525.725.70.000001110622121223712120264.213.433.772.80.3

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YEAR Team Lg G GS IP FRA FRA+ TAv oppAVG oppOBP oppSLG oppTAv BABIP PPF PVORP PWARP VORP WARP
2012 TCV A- 9 9 45.7 3.87 108 .245 .244 .311 .338 .261 .299 95 5.8 0.6 5.8 0.6
2013 QUD A 25 16 110.0 4.24 109 .229 .259 .330 .381 .262 .292 102 17.3 1.8 17.3 1.8
2013 LNC A+ 3 3 14.7 5.75 88 .285 .253 .318 .405 .259 .353 104 1.4 0.1 1.4 0.1
2014 LNC A+ 15 10 55.3 3.65 132 .212 .272 .334 .433 .270 .243 109 17.4 1.8 17.4 1.8
2014 AST Rk 3 3 8.7 1.57 166 .172 .247 .338 .352 .269 .400 93 4.4 0.4 4.4 0.4
2015 HOU MLB 5 5 25.7 3.77 107 .258 .256 .312 .411 .265 .303 97 2.8 0.3 2.8 0.3
2015 CCH AA 5 5 26.3 2.28 146 .155 .277 .331 .434 .268 .244 97 7.1 0.8 7.1 0.8

Statistics For All Levels

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Year Team Lg W L SV G GS IP H BB SO HR GB% BABIP H/9 BB/9 HR/9 K/9 WHIP ERA VORP WARP
2012 TCV A- 4 1 0 9 9 45.7 37 17 51 2 44% .299 7.3 3.4 0.4 10.1 1.18 3.35 5.8 0.6
2013 QUD A 9 4 3 25 16 110.0 90 33 123 7 52% .292 7.4 2.7 0.6 10.1 1.12 3.19 17.3 1.8
2013 LNC A+ 0 2 0 3 3 14.7 14 8 19 2 33% .353 8.6 4.9 1.2 11.7 1.50 6.14 1.4 0.1
2014 AST Rk 0 1 0 3 3 8.7 5 2 19 0 80% .400 5.2 2.1 0.0 19.7 0.81 2.08 4.4 0.4
2014 LNC A+ 7 4 0 15 10 55.3 45 23 72 6 44% .243 7.3 3.7 1.0 11.7 1.23 3.74 17.4 1.8
2015 HOU MLB 0 0 0 5 5 25.7 22 12 26 2 22% .303 7.7 4.2 0.7 9.1 1.32 4.21 2.8 0.3
2015 CCH AA 3 0 0 5 5 26.3 15 9 37 1 37% .244 5.1 3.1 0.3 12.6 0.91 1.37 7.1 0.8

Plate Discipline

YEAR PITCHES ZONE_RT SWING_RT CONTACT_RT Z_SWING_RT O_SWING_RT Z_CONTACT_RT O_CONTACT_RT SW_STRK_RT
2015 373 0.4906 0.4638 0.8208 0.6557 0.2789 0.9250 0.5849 0.1792
Career3730.49060.46380.82080.65570.27890.9250.58490.1792

Injury History  —  No longer being updated

Last Update: 12/31/2014 23:59 ET

Date On Date Off Transaction Days Games Side Body Part Injury Severity Surgery Date Reaggravation
2014-05-10 2014-07-28 Minors 79 0 - Not Disclosed - -
2010-08-25 2010-09-01 Minors 7 0 Right Elbow Surgery Tommy John Surgery 2010-09-22

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2015 HOU $

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
0 y 0 d1 year (2015)

Details
  • 1 year (2015). Contract selected by Houston 11/20/14. Re-signed by Houston 3/15.
  • Drafted by Houston 2010 (2-58) (Garey HS, Pomona, Calif.). $655,830 signing bonus.

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BP Articles

Vincent Velasquez is referenced in the following articles.

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  Title Author Date
Everything You Could Have Learned This Week: June 22-26, 2015Ian Frazer2015-06-27
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessDynasty Dynamics: 2015 U25 Rankings: American League WestCraig Goldstein2015-06-24
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessDynasty Dynamics: 2015 U25 Rankings: American League WestBen Carsley2015-06-24
This article requires BP Premium accessThe Call-Up: Justin NicolinoGeorge Bissell2015-06-22
This article requires BP Premium accessThe Call-Up: Justin NicolinoBrendan Gawlowski2015-06-22
This article requires BP Premium accessWhat You Need to Know: June 19, 2015Daniel Rathman2015-06-19
Flags Fly Forever Podcast: Ep. 58: The Velasquez OneGeorge Bissell2015-06-18
Flags Fly Forever Podcast: Ep. 58: The Velasquez OneMike Gianella2015-06-18
Expert FAAB Review: Week 11Mike Gianella2015-06-16
This article requires BP Premium accessDaisy Cutter: Building an Ace From the Ground UpSahadev Sharma2015-06-12
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessFantasy Starting Pitcher Planner: Week 11Wilson Karaman2015-06-12
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessFree Agent Watch: Week 11J.J. Jansons2015-06-12
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessFree Agent Watch: Week 11Keith Cromer2015-06-12
This article requires BP Premium accessWhat You Need to Know: June 10, 2015Daniel Rathman2015-06-10
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessDeep League Report: Week 10Keith Cromer2015-06-10
This article requires BP Premium accessThe Call-Up: Vincent VelasquezCraig Goldstein2015-06-09
This article requires BP Premium accessThe Call-Up: Vincent VelasquezMike Gianella2015-06-09
This article requires BP Premium accessMinor League Update: Games of Tuesday, June 2ndJeff Moore2015-06-03
This article requires BP Premium accessMinor League Update: Games of Tuesday, May 26, 2015Brendan Gawlowski2015-05-27
This article requires BP Premium accessLeague Preview Series: Texas LeagueMark Anderson2015-04-02
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessFantasy Freestyle: A Different Dynasty Top 101 ListBen Carsley2015-03-10
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessThe Top 101 Dynasty League Prospects for 2015: Part 1: 51-101Bret Sayre2015-02-25
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessGet to Know: Starting Pitcher Prospects for 2016Ben Carsley2015-02-24
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessGet to Know: Starting Pitcher Prospects for 2016Craig Goldstein2015-02-24
The Top 101 Prospects of 2015: Sliced and DicedMauricio Rubio2015-02-16
The Top 101 Prospects of 2015: Sliced and DicedRob McQuown2015-02-16
2015 Prospects: Top 101 Prospects of 2015Nick J. Faleris2015-02-09
2015 Prospects: Top 101 Prospects of 2015BP Prospect Staff2015-02-09
2015 Prospects: Top 101 Prospects of 2015Chris Mellen2015-02-09
This article requires BP Premium access2015 Prospects: Houston Astros Top 10 ProspectsNick J. Faleris2015-02-04
This article requires BP Premium access2015 Prospects: Houston Astros Top 10 ProspectsBP Prospect Staff2015-02-04
This article requires BP Premium accessThe 40-Man Additions: American LeagueTucker Blair2014-11-24
This article requires BP Premium accessThe 40-Man Additions: American LeagueJeff Moore2014-11-24
This article requires BP Premium accessMinor League Update: Games of September 12-14Jeff Moore2014-09-15
This article requires BP Premium accessMinor League Update: Games of September 5-7Jeff Moore2014-09-08
This article requires BP Premium accessMinor League Update: Games of Wednesday, August 20Jeff Moore2014-08-21
This article requires BP Premium accessMinor League Update: Games of Thursday, August 14Jeff Moore2014-08-15
This article requires BP Premium accessMinor League Update: Games of Tuesday, July 22Jeff Moore2014-07-23
Eyewitness Accounts: July 17, 2014BP Prospect Staff2014-07-17
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessDynasty Dynamics: The U25 Top 150, Part OneCraig Goldstein2014-05-13
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessDynasty Dynamics: The U25 Top 150, Part OneBen Carsley2014-05-13
This article requires BP Premium accessNotes from the Field: April 29, 2014BP Prospect Staff2014-04-29
This article requires BP Premium accessMinor League Update: Weekend Games of April 18-20Jeff Moore2014-04-21
This article requires BP Premium accessMinor League Update: Games of April 7, 2014Jeff Moore2014-04-08
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessThe Top 101 Fantasy Prospects of 2014: Part Two: 51-101Bret Sayre2014-03-04
25-and-Under Talent Rankings: Ranking All 30 Teams from Top to BottomBP Prospect Staff2014-03-03
25-and-Under Talent Rankings: Ranking All 30 Teams from Top to BottomJason Parks2014-03-03
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessTTO Scoresheet Podcast: Starting PitchersBen Murphy2014-02-28
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessTTO Scoresheet Podcast: Starting PitchersIan Lefkowitz2014-02-28
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessTTO Scoresheet Podcast: Starting PitchersJared Weiss2014-02-28
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessDynasty League Positional Rankings: Top 175 Starting PitchersBret Sayre2014-02-27
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessGet to Know: Starting Pitcher ProspectsCraig Goldstein2014-02-26
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessGet to Know: Starting Pitcher ProspectsBen Carsley2014-02-26
BP Experts Prospect Mock Draft: Rounds 8-10Bret Sayre2014-02-05
Prospects Will Break Your Heart: Houston Astros Top 10 ProspectsJason Parks2013-11-04
This article requires BP Premium accessMinor League Update: Games of June 28-30Zach Mortimer2013-07-01
This article requires BP Premium accessMinor League Update: Games of Tuesday, June 25Zach Mortimer2013-06-26
This article requires BP Premium accessMinor League Update: Games of April 25-26Zach Mortimer2013-04-27
Prospects Will Break Your Heart: 2013 Organizational RankingsJason Parks2013-03-29


BP Chats

DateQuestionAnswer
2015-07-02 15:00:00 (link to chat)Hi Doug, could you rate these 5 Ps for future? Any stand out above the others? Joe Ross, Vincent Velasquez, Raisel Iglesias, Matt Wisler, Michael Lorenzen. Thanks!
(ColeWhittier from Pasadena)
Ross is an intriguing pitcher but his pitch selection is mirroring his brother's approach, including a high rate of SL's that simultaneously raises the injury risk and put the onus on his ability to bury the pitch. I really like Velasquez's delivery and the velo is legit. Iglesias is incredibly advanced for his age. Lorenzen has great stuff but was perhaps promoted before the command was honed, whereas Wisler holds the opposite profile of low ceiling but high floor. Long-term, give me Velasquez-Lorenzen-Wisler-Iglesias-Ross, but in the near-term I would go with Velasquez-Wisler-Ross-Iglesias-Lorenzen. Velasquez is above the others, and development will determine how the rest fall into place. (Doug Thorburn)
2014-11-20 13:00:00 (link to chat)Vincent Velasquez what the ceiling on him and when can we expect to see him in the majors?
(OB1KENOBI from Tampa)
I can't go higher than a mid rotation ceiling given that the command is not likely to reach plus levels, but I think there's a decent chance he'll throw enough quality strikes to remain a starter. The stuff is quite loud and will allow him to succeed in some sort of a role if he stays healthy, even if it's not in the rotation. I think 2016 is probably the earliest we can expect to see him in the big leagues, but 2017 is more likely. More importantly for now; he looked healthy in the AFL after missing time in the middle of the season. (Todd Gold)
2014-01-27 13:00:00 (link to chat)I'm a bit surprised not to see both Vincent Velasquez and Lance McCullers off this list? Both had pretty good years and are expected to get better. Domingo Santana also should have a case as well. What made you not have them on the list?
(YP from Houston)
Other players offered a more convincing case. (Jason Parks on the Top 101 Prospects)
2014-01-29 19:00:00 (link to chat)Could you rank these pitchers in term of future fantasy value: C.J. Edwards, Miguel Almonte, Vincent Velasquez, Sean Manaea, and Alexander Reyes Thanks!
(Adam from Toronto )
Manaea, Almonte, Edwards, Reyes, Velasquez. (Ben Carsley)
2014-01-10 13:00:00 (link to chat)I hear mixed opinions on Vincent Velasquez. Is he a 2 starter or more of a back end guy for you?
(Matt473 from Austin)
I never got a#2 vibe from him when I saw him pitch in the NYPL, and the reports I've received from scouts that saw him in the MWL all considered him more of a #3/4 type. (Mark Anderson)


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PITCHf/x Pitcher Profile

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Vincent Velasquez has thrown 497 pitches that have been tracked by the PITCHf/x system between 2014 and 2015, including pitches thrown in the MLB Regular Season and Fall/Winter Ball. In 2015, he has relied primarily on his Fourseam Fastball (95mph) and Curve (82mph), also mixing in a Change (87mph).