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Hector Veloz

Born: 02/01/1994 (Age: 20)
Bats: Right Throws: Right
Height: 6' 2" Weight: 195
Primary Position: 3B
Secondary Position: 1B
Every inch of 6-2, larger than 192; likely 215+; thick lower-half; large hips; upper-half has been nurtured into better shape; strong and bulky but not an ideal body.
Evaluator Tucker Blair
Report Date 05/01/2014
Dates Seen 3/8/2014 - 3/11/14, 4/12/14 - 4/13/14
Affiliate Delmarva Shorebirds (Low A, Orioles)

Goofy kid; loves to fool around; sometimes does not take the game seriously; does not always provide his highest effort in batting practice or warm-ups; Maturation issues in the past; Do not think he is uninterested or a bad makeup player, but might have some issues with focus.

MLB ETA Risk Factor OFP Realistic Role Video
2018 High 40 30: Organizational Player No
Tool Future Grade Report
Hit 20 Zero recognition of pitches with break or spin; free swinger; expands the zone; chases anything high; often fouls off mistake pitches in zone; Load is soft and allows for lessened noise in bottom half; swing is quick through the zone but slight arc results in not barreling the ball. Will struggle to hit for average or make contact at any level.
Power 60 70 raw power; plus-plus; Likely not enough contact to play up in games. Strong body; plus bat speed; slight arc in swing; soft load; violent hips with extreme torque. Hits the ball hard when he makes contact.
Baserunning/Speed 30 Not a good athlete; feet are slow moving; sluggish; lacks burst and agility. Routinely clocked 4.4+ out of the box.
Glove 30 Mechanical at third; lacks awareness; often out of position; Feet are choppy; poor charging on ball; range to left is poor; plays the line well; First base is likely his eventual destination; Stone hands.
Arm 50 Strong arm; poor accuracy; will occasionally drop his arm angle; results in errant throws.

Veloz is a one-trick pony at this point, with minimal tools outside of the plus-plus raw power. Currently, the power is 5 o'clock and he often fails to display it in-game. There has been minimal growth with the bat since 2012, but the glove has slightly improved. He likely needs to move away from third base, but he will not hit enough to play at first.

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