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Portrait of Hector Velazquez

Hector Velazquez PRed Sox

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2019 Projections (Rest of Season Projections - seasonal age 30)
IP ERA WHIP SO W L SV WARP
86.0 4.86 1.45 56 6 5 0 0.1
Birth Date11-26-1988
Height6' 0"
Weight180 lbs
Age30 years, 5 months, 24 days
BatsR
ThrowsR
2015
2016
0.12017
-0.52018
0.12019
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WARP Summary

MLB Statistics

Historical (past-seasons) WARP is now based on DRA..
cFIP and DRA are not available on a by-team basis and display as zeroes(0). See TOT line for season totals of these stats.
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YEAR Team Lg G GS IP W L SV H BB SO HR PPF H/9 BB/9 HR/9 K/9 GB% BABIP WHIP FIP ERA cFIP DRA DRA- WARP
2017 BOS MLB 8 3 24.7 3 1 0 21 7 19 4 104 7.7 2.6 1.5 6.9 44% .258 1.14 4.55 2.92 104 4.88 103.9 0.1
2018 BOS MLB 47 8 85.0 7 2 0 97 26 53 7 106 10.3 2.8 0.7 5.6 50% .325 1.45 4.18 3.18 108 5.61 125.2 -0.5
2019 BOS MLB 13 7 27.7 1 3 0 26 14 22 3 116 8.5 4.6 1.0 7.2 39% .299 1.45 4.64 5.53 111 5.34 114.4 0.0
CareerMLB6818137.311601444794141089.43.10.96.247%.3101.394.343.601085.42119.2-0.4

Statistics for All Levels

'opp' stats - Quality of opponents faced - have been moved and are available only as OPP_QUAL in the Statistics reports now.
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YEAR Team Lg LG G GS IP W L SV H BB SO HR PPF H/9 BB/9 HR/9 K/9 GB% BABIP WHIP FIP ERA cFIP DRA DRA-
2011 OBR Wnt LMP 10 4 20.7 0 2 0 20 10 9 1 8.7 4.4 0.4 3.9 0% .279 1.45 4.13 5.23 0 0.00 0.0
2012 NAV Wnt LMP 14 14 69.7 2 6 0 78 40 52 8 10.1 5.2 1.0 6.7 0% .323 1.69 4.93 5.94 0 0.00 0.0
2015 CAM AAA MEX 18 17 95.3 6 4 0 98 35 70 10 9.3 3.3 0.9 6.6 0% .308 1.40 4.80 4.44 0 0.00 0.0
2016 MVA AAA MEX 22 22 131.3 5 1 0 115 16 120 8 7.9 1.1 0.5 8.2 0% .292 1.00 2.80 2.47 0 0.00 0.0
2016 MEX Wnt CS 2 2 11.0 1 0 0 9 3 11 0 7.4 2.5 0.0 9.0 0% .290 1.09 1.49 0.82 0 0.00 0.0
2017 BOS MLB AL 8 3 24.7 3 1 0 21 7 19 4 104 7.7 2.6 1.5 6.9 44% .258 1.14 4.55 2.92 104 4.88 103.9
2017 PAW AAA INT 19 19 102.0 8 4 0 78 24 79 7 93 6.9 2.1 0.6 7.0 45% .251 1.00 3.43 2.21 98 3.70 78.6
2018 BOS MLB AL 47 8 85.0 7 2 0 97 26 53 7 106 10.3 2.8 0.7 5.6 50% .325 1.45 4.18 3.18 108 5.61 125.2
2018 PAW AAA INT 1 0 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 9.0 50% .000 0.00 1.33 0.00 44 1.75 37.4
2019 BOS MLB AL 13 7 27.7 1 3 0 26 14 22 3 116 8.5 4.6 1.0 7.2 39% .299 1.45 4.64 5.53 111 5.34 114.4

Plate Discipline

YEAR Pits Zone% Swing% Contact% Z-Swing% O-Swing% Z-Contact% O-Contact% SwStr%
2017 382 0.5157 0.5026 0.8281 0.6802 0.3135 0.8731 0.7241 0.1719
2018 1388 0.4791 0.4892 0.8159 0.6797 0.3140 0.8894 0.6696 0.1841
2019 466 0.4871 0.4399 0.8000 0.6300 0.2594 0.8601 0.6613 0.2000
Career22360.48700.48120.81470.66940.30250.88050.67720.1853

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

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2019 BOS $568,500
2018 BOS $547,000
2017 BOS $
YearsDescriptionSalary
1 yrPrevious$547,000
2019Current$568,500
2 yrPvs + Cur$1,115,500
2 yrTotal$1,115,500

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
0 y 48 d1 year/$568,500 (2019)

Details
  • 1 year/$568,500 (2019). Re-signed by Boston 3/19.
  • 1 year/$0.547M (2018). Re-signed by Boston 3/18.
  • 1 year (2017). Signed by Boston as a free agent 2/18/17 (minor-league contract). Contract selected by Boston 5/18/17.
  • 2010-16: Mexican League.

2019 Preseason Forecast

Last Update: 1/27/2017 12:35 ET

PCT W L SV G GS IP H BB SO HR BABIP WHIP ERA DRA VORP WARP
90o 6.1 4.4 0 25 15 107.8 97 29 71 13 .257 1.16 3.71 4.12 11.8 1.3
80o 5.9 4.7 0 25 15 100.1 97 29 66 13 .272 1.26 4.09 4.53 8.1 0.9
70o 5.8 4.9 0 25 15 94.7 97 29 62 13 .283 1.33 4.38 4.84 5.3 0.6
60o 5.6 5.1 0 25 15 90.2 97 29 59 13 .293 1.39 4.62 5.11 2.8 0.3
50o 5.5 5.3 0 25 15 86.1 96 29 56 13 .301 1.45 4.86 5.36 0.5 0.1
40o 5.4 5.5 0 25 15 82.1 96 28 54 13 .310 1.51 5.10 5.62 -1.8 -0.2
30o 5.3 5.8 0 25 15 77.8 95 28 51 13 .320 1.58 5.36 5.9 -4.4 -0.5
20o 5.1 6 0 25 15 73.0 94 28 48 13 .331 1.66 5.67 6.24 -7.5 -0.8
10o 4.9 6.4 0 25 15 66.6 92 27 44 13 .346 1.78 6.11 6.71 -11.8 -1.3
Weighted Mean5.55.30251585.595285613.2991.434.825.330.80.1

Preseason Long-Term Forecast (Beyond the 2019 Projections)

Playing time estimates are based on performance, not Depth Charts.
Year Age W L SV G GS IP H BB SO HR GB% BABIP WHIP ERA DRA H/9 BB/9 K/9 HR/9 WARP
202031550631111912539811846.2891.385.045.339.53.06.11.4-0.1
202132540571010711636731646.2951.425.065.359.73.06.11.3-0.1
20223354053910010734701546.2971.415.065.359.73.16.31.4-0.1
202334540601011212037771746.2961.415.055.349.73.06.21.4-0.1
2024355405399910634681546.2941.415.105.399.63.16.21.4-0.1
202536430437808827551346.2971.445.195.499.93.06.21.5-0.2
202637330356667323451146.2981.455.175.479.93.16.11.5-0.1
202738320325606521411046.2961.445.205.509.83.26.21.5-0.1
20283932031558642040946.2971.445.225.529.93.16.21.4-0.2

Comparable Players (Similarity Index 77)

Rank Score Name Year Run Average Trend
1 89 Christian Friedrich 2018 0.00 DNP
2 86 Jeremy Guthrie 2009 5.36
3 85 Chris Rusin 2017 3.28
4 85 Clay Hensley 2010 2.40
5 85 Jorge Campillo 2009 6.23
6 83 Chris Narveson 2012 8.00
7 82 Philip Humber 2013 7.90
8 82 Kirk Saarloos 2009 0.00 DNP
9 82 Blake Treinen 2018 1.34
10 81 Rick Bauer 2007 0.00 DNP
11 81 Tom Wilhelmsen 2014 2.50
12 80 Sam LeCure 2014 4.29
13 80 Nate Bump 2007 0.00 DNP
14 80 Kameron Loe 2012 5.53
15 80 Brian Duensing 2013 4.28
16 79 Pat Misch 2012 0.00 DNP
17 79 Brian Stokes 2010 9.72
18 79 Josh Outman 2015 0.00 DNP
19 79 Wesley Wright 2015 4.91
20 79 Tanner Roark 2017 5.21
21 79 Vance Worley 2018 0.00 DNP
22 78 Odrisamer Despaigne 2017 4.78
23 78 Josh Smith 2018 0.00 DNP
24 78 Tom Koehler 2016 4.74
25 78 Chris Heston 2018 0.00 DNP
26 78 Justin Germano 2013 9.00
27 78 Felix Doubront 2018 0.00 DNP
28 77 Phil Coke 2013 5.63
29 77 Vin Mazzaro 2017 0.00 DNP
30 77 Kyle Gibson 2018 4.03
31 77 Jeff Niemann 2013 0.00 DNP
32 77 Jhoulys Chacin 2018 3.88
33 77 Cesar Ramos 2014 4.25
34 77 Lenny DiNardo 2010 0.00 DNP
35 77 Shawn Hill 2011 0.00 DNP
36 77 Angel Guzman 2012 0.00 DNP
37 77 Mat Latos 2018 0.00 DNP
38 76 Matt Guerrier 2009 2.71
39 76 Yunesky Maya 2012 0.00 DNP
40 76 Rob Scahill 2017 5.64
41 76 Brian Tallet 2008 3.04
42 76 Craig Stammen 2014 4.21
43 76 Alex Wilson 2017 5.10
44 76 Nate Karns 2018 0.00 DNP
45 76 David Pauley 2013 0.00 DNP
46 76 Randy Wells 2013 0.00 DNP
47 76 Christian Bergman 2018 5.79
48 75 Dave Borkowski 2007 5.78
49 75 Luke Hudson 2007 22.50
50 75 Miguel Gonzalez 2014 3.45
51 75 Zach Miner 2012 0.00 DNP
52 75 Josh Hancock 2008 0.00 DNP
53 75 Mike Bolsinger 2018 0.00 DNP
54 75 Scott Feldman 2013 4.26
55 75 Chris Sampson 2008 4.60
56 75 Bo Schultz 2016 5.51
57 75 Yohan Flande 2016 14.73
58 75 Dustin Moseley 2012 9.00
59 75 Jared Hughes 2016 3.64
60 75 Ryan Drese 2006 8.31
61 75 Matt Belisle 2010 3.23
62 75 Everett Teaford 2014 0.00 DNP
63 75 Kevin Gregg 2008 3.93
64 75 Justin Lehr 2008 0.00 DNP
65 75 Collin McHugh 2017 3.84
66 75 Cha Seung Baek 2010 0.00 DNP
67 74 Zach McAllister 2018 6.40
68 74 Matt Lindstrom 2010 4.39
69 74 Brandon McCarthy 2014 4.50
70 74 Ruddy Lugo 2010 0.00 DNP
71 74 Anthony Swarzak 2016 5.52
72 74 Mike Fiers 2015 4.14
73 74 Kris Medlen 2016 9.25
74 74 Sean White 2011 0.00 DNP
75 74 Brad Mills 2015 5.40
76 74 D.J. Carrasco 2007 0.00 DNP
77 74 Tyler Lyons 2018 8.64
78 74 Kyle Snyder 2008 21.60
79 74 Geoff Geary 2007 5.88
80 74 Adam Bernero 2007 0.00 DNP
81 73 Joe Kelly 2018 4.52
82 73 Justin De Fratus 2018 0.00 DNP
83 73 Bronson Arroyo 2007 4.66
84 73 Larry Jackson 1961 4.22
85 73 Cristhian Martinez 2012 4.03
86 73 Dave Goltz 1979 4.42
87 73 Jason Davis 2010 0.00 DNP
88 73 Josh Collmenter 2016 3.70
89 73 Ryan Tepera 2018 3.76
90 73 Frank Lary 1960 4.04
91 73 Stephen Fife 2017 0.00 DNP
92 73 Tim Stauffer 2012 7.20
93 73 Joe Kennedy 2009 0.00 DNP
94 73 Carlos Torres 2013 3.54
95 73 Doug Davis 2006 5.22
96 73 Edgar Gonzalez 2013 7.50
97 73 Brandon Kintzler 2015 7.71
98 73 Chase Anderson 2018 4.04
99 73 Seth Greisinger 2006 0.00 DNP
100 73 Paul Clemens 2018 0.00 DNP

BP Annual Player Comments

YearComment
2019  Due to publishing agreements, the 2019 player comments and team essays are only available in the Baseball Prospectus 2019 book (available in hardcopy, and soon e-book and Kindle).
2018 After spending seven seasons pitching in the Mexican League, right-hander Hector Velazquez signed with the Red Sox for $30,000 and ended up making three major-league starts. They were unremarkable, but for an anonymous 28-year-old swingman that’s sort of a compliment, no?

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