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Oct 2, 2022 2 0 0 4 10
Oct 1, 2022 1 0 0 1 4.5
Sep 29, 2022 0 0 0 0
Sep 28, 2022 0 0 0 0
Sep 25, 2022 0 0 0 1 -0.5

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2022 1081.4 18 6 26 18 5 .203
2021 .000
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  • Cubs' Nelson Velazquez: Drives in four

    Velazquez went 2-for-3 with a double, a triple and four RBI in Sunday's 8-1 win over the Reds. The rookie outfielder got the start Sunday and capitalized with four RBI, his highest total since recording five on July 22. Two of the RBI came via a double in the first inning, and two came via a triple in the seventh. Velazquez has received sporadic playing time recently due to his uninspiring .203/.282/.374 slash line this season, but the big day Sunday may help his case to stay in the lineup the last week of the season.
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  • Cubs' Nelson Velazquez: Sitting again Sunday

    Velazquez is out of the lineup for Sunday's game at Pittsburgh. It's the third straight game on the bench for Velazquez, who appears to have fallen out of favor for playing time with a .449 OPS through 15 games in September. Michael Hermosillo is again starting in center field and batting eighth in Sunday's series finale.
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  • Cubs' Nelson Velazquez: Sitting Friday

    Velazquez will sit Friday versus the Pirates. Velazquez will take a seat Friday after he went 0-for-3 with two punchouts in Thursday's win. Michael Hermosillo is starting in center field and will bat ninth against Pittsburgh.
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  • Cubs' Nelson Velazquez: Not starting Wednesday

    Velazquez isn't in the lineup Wednesday against Miami. Velazquez is getting a breather after he went 0-for-10 with six strikeouts over the last six games. Christopher Morel will take his place in center field and bat ninth.
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  • Cubs' Nelson Velazquez: Tallies RBI in win

    Velazquez went 2-for-4 with one RBI in Wednesday's win over the Mets. Velazquez tallied an RBI single with two outs in the first inning to extend the Cubs' lead to six. The outfielder has been dreadful in his last 18 games, slashing .122/.217/.146 over 46 plate appearances. The 23-year-old rookie has been significantly more productive on the road, recording an .814 OPS over 94 plate appearances compared to a .474 OPS over 74 plate appearances at Wrigley Field.
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  • Cubs' Nelson Velazquez: Back in action Wednesday

    Velazquez (illness) is starting Wednesday against the Mets. Velazquez was out of the lineup for the last four games after being scratched with an illness Friday. However, he'll start in left field and bat eighth during Wednesday's series finale against the Mets.
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  • Cubs' Nelson Velazquez: Still not starting

    Velazquez (illness) isn't starting Monday against the Mets. Velazquez is out of the lineup for a fourth consecutive game after he was scratched Friday due to an illness, but he appeared off the bench Sunday and went 0-for-1. It wouldn't be surprising to see him available in a depth capacity once again Monday, but Rafael Ortega will remain in center field and bat sixth.
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  • Cubs' Nelson Velazquez: Remains out of lineup

    Velazquez (illness) isn't starting Sunday against the Giants. Velazquez was feeling under the weather Friday and was ultimately scratched from the lineup, and he'll remain out of the starting nine for a third consecutive game. Rafael Ortega is starting in center field and batting second.
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  • Cubs' Nelson Velazquez: Not starting Saturday

    Velazquez (illness) isn't in the lineup Saturday against the Giants. Velazquez was scratched from Friday's lineup since he was feeling under the weather, and he'll be excluded from the starting nine for a second consecutive game Saturday. Christopher Morel is starting in center field and batting ninth.
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  • Cubs' Nelson Velazquez: Goes deep Monday

    Velazquez went 3-for-4 with a solo home run in Monday's 6-3 win over the Nationals. Velazquez made his fifth start in six games Monday, with the Cubs deploying him as their designated hitter. The increased playing time is a good sign for the rookie, but his opportunities at DH may be limited moving forward with the Cubs expected to activate waiver pickup Franmil Reyes ahead of Tuesday's game. Velazquez, who owns a .796 OPS on the season and has the ability to play every outfield spot, should at least to see semi-regular playing time while he continues to showcase a powerful bat.
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  • Cubs' Nelson Velazquez: Playing time on upswing

    Velazquez will serve as the Cubs' designated hitter and No. 7 batter in Monday's game against the Nationals. Though he hasn't settled into a regular role at any one position, Velazquez's ability to fill in at all three outfield spots and DH has helped him earn more work of late. He'll stick in the lineup for the fifth time in six games, despite having gotten off to a 1-for-12 start to August. While the Cubs are in evaluation mode with their young prospects like Velazquez, he'll still likely need to show some improvement at the plate if he hopes to continue earning regular at-bats.
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  • Cubs' Nelson Velazquez: Blasts fifth home run of 2022

    Velazquez went 2-for-3 with a solo homer, two runs and a walk during Sunday's 4-3 win over the Phillies. Velazquez drew the start in left field during Sunday's matchup and gave the Cubs some insurance with his home run in the top of the fourth inning. Although Sunday's start was his first since the All-Star break, the 23-year-old has homered three times over the three games since the Cubs returned to action. During that time, he's gone 4-for-6 with three homers, seven RBI and five runs. While Velazquez has had sporadic time in the starting lineup, it's possible that his recent surge in production will earn him more at-bats in the near future.
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  • Cubs' Nelson Velazquez: Starting Sunday

    Velazquez is starting in left field and batting ninth in Sunday's game against the Phillies. Velazquez appeared as a pinch hitter each of the last two days, notably popping two home runs after entering Friday's contest. The 23-year-old will now start the series finale, and though Friday's outburst was nice, he's not seeing enough starts to be much of a fantasy asset in many leagues at this point. That could change if the rebuilding Cubs trade away some veterans and Velazquez sees his role grow.
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  • Cubs' Nelson Velazquez: Blasts two home runs Friday

    Velazquez went 2-for-2 with two home runs and five RBI in Friday's 15-2 win over the Phillies. It's an impressive stat line, especially considering Velazquez didn't enter the game until the eighth inning, when he pinch hit for Rafael Ortega. The former proceeded to hit a two-run home run, and an inning later, he hit a three-run shot. Velazquez doubled his season home run total in the process and nearly doubled his RBI total, which was six before Friday. The 23-year-old is still primarily a bench player at this point, though he's shown flashes of promise during his rookie campaign.
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  • Cubs' Nelson Velazquez: Heads to bench against righty

    Velazquez is out of the lineup for Tuesday's game against the Orioles. Velazquez started in each of the last three games and seven of the past eight contests overall, but he benefited largely from the Cubs facing a lefty-heavy slate of pitching in addition to Willson Contreras missing some time with a hamstring injury. Contreras is healthy again and the Cubs are facing a righty (Jordan Lyles) in their series opener with Baltimore, so Velazquez will be back on the bench and should be limited to a short-side platoon role moving forward.
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  • Cubs' Nelson Velazquez: Getting fourth straight start

    Velazquez will start in right field and bat fifth in Wednesday's game against the Brewers. Velazquez remains in the lineup for the fourth game in a row after going 3-for-10 with a home run, a walk, two RBI and an additional run in the previous three contests. The rookie has mostly been benefiting from the continued absence of Willson Contreras, whose hamstring injury will keep him on the bench for the second day in a row. Once Contreras is ready to reclaim a full-time role at designated hitter or catcher, the Cubs will likely roll out an outfield of Seiya Suzuki, Ian Happ and Rafael Ortega in most games, leaving no room in the lineup for Velazquez.
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  • Cubs' Nelson Velazquez: Hits first MLB home run

    Velazquez went 1-for-2 with a solo home run in Monday's extra-innings loss to the Brewers. Velazquez started the scoring, taking Milwaukee lefty starter Eric Lauer deep in the third inning. Velazquez was later removed for Rafael Ortega when the Brewers brought in a righty from the bullpen. The return of Seiya Suzuki (finger) Monday makes the outfield even more crowded. Velazquez should still see some at-bats against southpaws, but it doesn't look like he'll have an everyday role moving forward, so his fantasy value will be limited.
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  • Cubs' Nelson Velazquez: Steals base as pinch runner

    Velazquez posted a stolen base and a run scored in Saturday's 3-1 win over the Red Sox. Velazquez pinch ran for Willson Contreras in the eighth inning, and he went on to steal second base and score on a Patrick Wisdom single. In his last 10 games, Velazquez has gone 6-for-20 (.300) with a triple, two doubles, a steal, three RBI and five runs scored. The 23-year-old is still likely only to see part-time duties as a reserve outfielder. The impending return of Seiya Suzuki (finger) Monday will likely limit Velazquez's opportunities further, if he remains on the big-league roster at all.
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  • Cubs' Nelson Velazquez: Starting Saturday

    Velazquez is starting in right field and batting ninth in Saturday's game against the Cardinals. Jason Heyward and his .204 batting average will head to the bench in the matchup with St. Louis righty Miles Mikolas. Velazquez is slashing .333/.467/.417 through six games. It's a very small sample, but he could earn more playing time over the struggling Heyward if he keeps producing at the plate.
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  • Cubs' Nelson Velazquez: Recalled from Iowa

    Velazquez was recalled from Triple-A Iowa on Monday, Meghan Montemurro of the Chicago Tribune reports. Velazquez spent two days on the big-league roster in late May, going 2-for-7 at the plate. He hasn't been particularly good at the Triple-A level this season, hitting .211/.290/.415 in 34 games while striking out 36.2 percent of the time. That suggests he probably isn't ready for a significant role in the majors just yet, but he'll join the roster nonetheless with teams across the league required to go to 13 pitchers and 13 hitters for the rest of the year. Adrian Sampson was optioned in a corresponding move.
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