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AL West Standings

Team W-L L10 STRK
51-27 8-2 W6
37-40 5-5 L1
38-42 7-3 W1
37-44 4-6 L3
26-54 3-7 L1

2022 Batting

STATS AVG
Batting Average
HR
Home Runs
RBI
Runs Batted In
OPS
On-base Plus Slugging
SB
Stolen Bases
Regular Season .167 5 20 .479 10

Top Andrew Velazquez News

  • Angels' Andrew Velazquez: On bench, could lose starting job

    Velazquez is out of the lineup for Sunday's game against the Astros, Jeff Fletcher of The Orange County Register reports.

    Velazquez will take a seat after he went 2-for-16 with eight strikeouts while starting in each of the Angels' last five games. The Angels promoted prospect Michael Stefanic from Triple-A Salt Lake on Sunday, and interim manager Phil Nevin suggested that the rookie would get a look in an everyday role in the middle infield, according to Sam Blum of The Athletic. If that's the case, Stefanic and Luis Rengifo -- who will start at second base and shortstop, respectively in Sunday's game -- could end up forming the Angels' middle infield in most games moving forward, which would limit Velazquez to a utility role.

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  • Angels' Andrew Velazquez: Knocks fifth homer

    Velazquez went 1-for-4 with a solo home run in Tuesday's 11-4 loss to the White Sox.

    Velazquez hasn't posted a multi-hit game in June, but he's hit three of his five homers while batting a paltry .119 (8-for-67) this month. The shortstop continues to play regularly, though he often hits at the bottom of the order. He's batting .175/.220/.280 with 20 RBI, 22 runs scored and 10 stolen bases through 216 plate appearances.

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  • Angels' Andrew Velazquez: Sits again Sunday

    Velazquez is out of the lineup for Sunday's game against the Mariners, Jeff Fletcher of The Orange County Register reports.

    Velazquez will sit for the second time in the series while Luis Rengifo and Matt Duffy serve as the Angels' starting middle infielders Sunday. Since the start of June, Velazquez has slashed an anemic .105/.136/.228 while striking out at a whopping 44.1 percent clip, so his hold on an everyday role could be tenuous.

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  • Angels' Andrew Velazquez: Not in Friday's lineup

    Velazquez will sit Friday against the Mariners, Rhett Bollinger of MLB.com reports.

    Velazquez remains the Angels' primary shortstop despite the fact that he's hitting just .176/.223/.271 on the year. Tyler Wade will get the start on this occasion.

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  • Angels' Andrew Velazquez: Logs 10th steal

    Velazquez went 1-for-2 with a stolen base and a run scored in Monday's 6-2 loss to the Royals.

    Velazquez has logged two steals over his last three games, though he's also struck out five times in that span. The shortstop is up to 10 thefts this season, and he's yet to get caught stealing. He's posted a lackluster .175/.219/.273 slash line with four home runs, 17 RBI, 19 runs scored and six doubles across 197 plate appearances, and it's expected he could see a challenge for playing time from utility man Tyler Wade going forward.

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  • Angels' Andrew Velazquez: Notches ninth theft

    Velazquez went 1-for-3 with a stolen base in Game 2 of a doubleheader sweep of the Mariners on Saturday.

    Velazquez didn't start the first game of the twin bill, though he came on as a defensive replacement in the ninth inning. The infielder was in the lineup for Game 2, however, and he singled and stole second base in the seventh frame. Velazquez is 9-for-9 on stolen-base attempts this season, but he's hitting only .175 with a 30.4 percent strikeout rate through 191 plate appearances.

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  • Angels' Andrew Velazquez: On bench for Game 1

    Velazquez isn't starting the first game of Saturday's doubleheader against the Mariners, Jeff Fletcher of The Orange County Register reports.

    Velazquez will be out of the lineup for the second time in the last three games after he went 1-for-3 with a double, an RBI and a strikeout Friday. Tyler Wade is shifting to shortstop while Luis Rengifo starts at second base.

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  • Angels' Andrew Velazquez: Resting Thursday

    Velazquez isn't in the lineup for Thursday's game against Seattle, Rhett Bollinger of MLB.com reports.

    Velazquez started in the last six matchups but will get a breather after he went 0-for-7 with four strikeouts over the last three games. Tyler Wade is shifting to shortstop while Luis Rengifo starts at second base.

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  • Angels' Andrew Velazquez: Goes deep Saturday

    Velazquez went 1-for-4 with a solo home run in Saturday's 11-6 victory against the Mets.

    The Angels slugged five homers against New York in the win, and Velazquez contributed to that tally with his 402-foot solo shot in the sixth inning. The shortstop is mired in a 2-for-31 slump over his past 11 games, but both of his hits during that span have left the yard. Velazquez has four homers and eight stolen bases on the season, but he's slashing a paltry .177/.226/.280 across 178 plate appearances.

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  • Angels' Andrew Velazquez: Slugs big homer in win

    Velazquez went 1-for-4 with a three-run home run in Thursday's 5-2 victory against Boston.

    Velazquez struck out in three of his four plate appearances, but he made his one hit count when he swatted a three-run shot to right field in the sixth inning. That proved to be the difference as the Angels won 5-2 to snap a franchise-record 14-game losing streak. Velazquez entered the contest having gone 0-for-19 over his previous eight contests, and he's slashing a paltry .179/.231/.269 on the season.

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  • Angels' Andrew Velazquez: Not starting Wednesday

    Velazquez is out of the lineup for Wednesday's game against Boston.

    Velazquez is hitless in his past 19 at-bats and will head to the bench Wednesday. Tyler Wade will start at shortstop and bat ninth.

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  • Angels' Andrew Velazquez: Out of Friday's lineup

    Velazquez is not in Friday's lineup against the Phillies, Jeff Fletcher of The Orange County Register reports.

    He is hitting .200 with one home run and two steals over his last 60 at-bats. Manager Joe Maddon recently called Velazquez "the best shortstop in the American League," according to Greg Joyce of the New York Post. It's that strong defense that has earned Velazquez this much playing time this season. Tyler Wade will start at shortstop and hit ninth.

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  • Angels' Andrew Velazquez: Notches eighth steal

    Velazquez went 1-for-4 with a stolen base in a loss to the Yankees on Tuesday.

    One of the Angels' few threats in the game came in the eighth inning, when Juan Lagares led off with a double and Velazquez followed with a single. Velazquez subsequently stole second to put a pair of runners in scoring position with nobody out, but Los Angeles was unable to score. Velazquez is just over the Mendoza Line with a .203 average on the season, but he's tied for seventh in the American League with eight stolen bases.

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  • Angels' Andrew Velazquez: Swipes seventh bag

    Velazquez went 2-for-4 with an RBI and a stolen base in a loss to Toronto on Friday.

    Velazquez knocked in the Angels' first run with a second-inning single, and he subsequently stole second base but didn't advance any further. The infielder is tied for the team lead with seven thefts on the season, though this was his first steal since May 14.

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  • Angels' Andrew Velazquez: Knocks two-run homer Saturday

    Velazquez went 1-for-3 with a two-run home run in a 5-3 victory versus Oakland on Saturday.

    Velazquez gave the Angels a 5-0 lead with his two-run shot in the seventh inning, and that proved to be the difference in the 5-3 win. The infielder is still under the Mendoza line with a .194 average on the season, but he has shown signs of life at the plate of late, batting .286 with three doubles, two homers, six RBI and two stolen bases over his past 12 contests.

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  • Angels' Andrew Velazquez: Collects another theft

    Velazquez went 2-for-7 with a walk, a run and a stolen base across both games of Saturday's doubleheader split versus Oakland.

    Velazquez has settled into an everyday role at shortstop for the Angels, as he started both games of the twin bill while Tyler Wade played one game at third base and the other in left field. Velazquez is still batting just .188 on the season, but he leads the team with six steals and has displayed some outstanding defense. He is also starting to hit better, going 7-for-19 (.368) with a home run, two doubles, four runs, two RBI and two steals over his past six games.

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  • Angels' Andrew Velazquez: Swats first homer of campaign

    Velazquez went 1-for-3 with a solo home run in Friday's 2-0 win over Oakland.

    Offense was at a minimum for both teams in the contest, so Velazquez's fifth-inning solo shot provided some breathing room for the Angels' pitching staff in the combined shutout. The long ball was just the second of Velazquez's big-league career and first of the 2022 campaign. The infielder is known much more for his speed, having notched as many as 50 thefts in a minor-league season but never surpassing 14 homers.

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  • Angels' Andrew Velazquez: Three hits, stolen base

    Velazquez went 3-for-4 with a double, a run scored, an RBI and a stolen base in a 12-0 win Tuesday over Tampa Bay.

    Velazquez plated a run with a double, stole a base and scored in the second inning. He added two singles later in the game. The stolen base was his fifth on the season, setting a new career high. It was his first multi-hit game of the season, raising his average to .176.

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Player Bio

HT/WT: 5-8, 161 lbs
Birthplace: Bronx, NY
Age: 27
Experience: 1
Bats/Throws: S, R