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21 Vince Velasquez SP

Philadelphia Phillies

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July 17, 2019 01:24 AM
Phillies' Vince Velasquez: Serves up four homers
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Velasquez allowed five runs (four earned) on five hits and one walk across 4.2 innings during Tuesday's win over the Dodgers. He had seven strikeouts and didn't factor in the decision.

Velasquez generated 19 swinging strikes and gave up only five hits -- which usually bodes well for a pitcher-- but he was unable to keep the ball in the yard as he allowed four homers. The right-hander has a 4.87 ERA, 1.39 WHIP and 70:24 K:BB through 61 innings and will next pitch Sunday at Pittsburgh.

July 5, 2019 11:00 PM
Phillies' Vince Velasquez: Solid in no-decision
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Velasquez didn't factor into the decision in Friday's 7-2 win over the Mets, allowing two runs on six hits over five innings while striking out three.

The right-hander threw 56 of 79 pitches for strikes in a solid outing but hit the showers on the hook for his sixth loss of the season, before the Phillies once again rallied against Edwin Diaz and the Mets bullpen. Velasquez now sports a 4.63 ERA and 63:23 K:BB through 56.1 innings heading into the All-Star break.

July 2, 2019 04:36 PM
Phillies' Vince Velasquez: Set to start Friday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Velasquez has been named the starting pitcher for Friday's game against the Mets, Matt Gelb of The Athletic reports.

It was initially reported that Velasquez would work out of the bullpen until the All-Star break, but skipper Gabe Kapler appears to have changed his mind on the matter. Following Velasquez's outing, Jake Arrieta will take the ball Saturday and Aaron Nola will make the team's final start before the break.

July 1, 2019 03:32 PM
Phillies' Vince Velasquez: Getting skipped in rotation
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Velasquez won't start any of the Phillies' first four games of the week and could work out of the bullpen through the All-Star break, Matt Gelb of The Athletic reports.

Thanks to an off day Monday, the Phillies will be able to reorganize their rotation and set ace Aaron Nola up for a two-start week. Philadelphia will require a fifth starter again Saturday against the Mets in New York, but Velasquez may not be available to slot back into the rotation if he's needed in relief in any of the prior four games. After a strong five-inning, one-hit showing at home versus the Marlins on June 22, Velasquez faltered in his rematch in Miami on Friday, lasting just 4.1 frames while giving up four runs on six hits and two walks.

June 29, 2019 07:40 AM
Phillies' Vince Velasquez: Gets no help in loss
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Velasquez (2-5) took the loss Friday against the Marlins, giving up four runs on six hits and two walks over 4.1 innings while striking out six.

While it wasn't a sharp outing from the right-hander, he also got almost no support from the teammates -- the Phillies' only two runs on the night came on Velasquez's first career homer. Assuming he remains in the rotation, he'll take a 4.73 ERA and 60:23 K:BB through 51.1 innings into his next outing Thursday in Atlanta.

June 25, 2019 01:48 PM
Phillies' Vince Velasquez: Earns another start
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Velasquez is scheduled to start Friday's game against the Marlins in Miami, Matt Gelb of The Athletic reports.

Velasquez re-entered the rotation over the weekend and didn't disappoint, holding this same Marlins squad to one run on one hit (a solo home run) while striking out five and issuing no walks in five innings. That performance will afford him another turn through the rotation, though Velasquez will need to keep reining in long balls and free passes if he's to permanently stick as the Phillies' fifth starter. His 2.1 HR/9 and 10.3 BB% on the season represent his worst and second-worst marks of his career.

June 22, 2019 10:28 PM
Phillies' Vince Velasquez: Fires five strong innings
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Velasquez allowed one run on one hit and no walks across five innings during Saturday's 5-3 loss to the Marlins. He struck out five but did not factor in the decision.

Velasquez served up a solo homer to JT Riddle in the third inning but otherwise held Miami without a hit. The right-hander exhibited good control, with 40 of his 57 pitches going for strikes. The 27-year-old was previously removed from the starting rotation but may receive another chance following Saturday's performance, which currently lines up for Friday versus the Marlins.

June 21, 2019 04:36 PM
Phillies' Vince Velasquez: Given another start
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Velasquez will start Saturday against Miami, Matt Gelb of The Athletic reports.

Velasquez lost his job as a starter earlier in the season, but no one else has stepped up to claim it, so he'll be given a chance to audition for his previous role. He hasn't been noticeably different as a starter than as a reliever over the course of his career, with a 4.60 ERA in the rotation and a 4.66 mark out of the bullpen.

June 17, 2019 09:12 PM
Phillies' Vince Velasquez: Falters as opener
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Velasquez (2-4) struck out four but surrendered four runs on four hits and a hit batsman in Sunday's 15-1 loss to the Braves.

The fifth spot in the Phillies' rotation remains unsettled, and Sunday's contest didn't bring much clarity on that front. If there's a silver lining for Velasquez, who transitioned to a bullpen role in late May, it's that the other primary candidates for the final rotation spot both faltered while working behind him. Cole Irvin was blitzed for six runs in 3.2 frames before turning the game over to Jerad Eickoff, who promptly surrendered five runs over his lone inning. Velasquez topped out at 38 pitches Sunday, so even if he gets the nod the next time a fifth starter is required Friday versus Miami, he'll likely be in line for another restricted workload.

June 16, 2019 10:00 AM
Phillies' Vince Velasquez: Starting Sunday's game
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Velasquez will draw the start for Sunday's game against the Braves, Todd Zolecki of reports.

Considering he hasn't made a start since May 6 or worked more than two innings since transitioning to the bullpen, Velasquez is expected to function as more of an opener than a traditional spot starter. It's expected that the Phillies will recall Cole Irvin from Triple-A Lehigh Valley prior to the contest, with the lefty likely to cover the bulk of the innings for Philadelphia once Velasquez departs.

June 1, 2019 08:00 PM
Phillies' Vince Velasquez: Could follow opener
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Velasquez is available to pitch multiple innings following opener Jose Alvarez on Saturday against the Dodgers, Jim Salisbury of NBC Sports Philadelphia reports.

It was originally assumed that Cole Irvin was being called up to start Saturday's game in place of the injured Zach Eflin (back). As it turns out, both Irvin and Velasquez could pitch several innings behind Alvarez. The decision hints at a possible future for Velasquez, who fits the profile of a "bulk guy" as a pitcher who has been just shy of good enough to be trusted as a starter but who still possesses the ability to throw multiple innings.

June 1, 2019 05:44 PM
Phillies' Vince Velasquez: Passed up for spot start
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Velasquez will not make a spot start Saturday in the absence of Zach Eflin (back), with Cole Irvin getting the call instead.

The Phillies seem committed to Velasquez's bullpen transition, at least for now. He's at best the team's seventh starter at this point, recently falling behind both Nick Pivetta and Irvin. Velasquez has little fantasy value as a low-leverage reliever and doesn't appear to be close to a role change.

May 26, 2019 09:12 PM
Phillies' Vince Velasquez: Sticking in bullpen
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Velasquez will continue to be used out of the bullpen, Matt Breen of The Philadelphia Inquirer reports.

Velasquez was a candidate to start Tuesday against the Cardinals, but Nick Pivetta will instead take the mound. Velasquez delivered two scoreless innings with four strikeouts Friday against the Brewers, and the Phillies apparently liked what they saw and want to keep him in that role. The 26-year-old could be utilized in a high-leverage spot but may see usage in a variety of situations early on.

May 24, 2019 02:36 PM
Phillies' Vince Velasquez: Returns from injury
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Velasquez (forearm) was activated from the 10-day injured list Friday, Jim Salisbury of NBC Sports Philadelphia reports.

Velasquez is back even though the Phillies don't need a starter until Tuesday. He remains a candidate to start that day but could also be used in the bullpen before then. Nick Pivetta could also get the start Tuesday, regardless of whether Velasquez has been used in relief. Drew Anderson was optioned to Triple-A Lehigh Valley in a corresponding move.

May 24, 2019 12:56 AM
Phillies' Vince Velasquez: Candidate to start Tuesday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Velasquez (forearm) is one of two candidates, along with Nick Pivetta, to start Tuesday against the Cardinals, Matt Breen of The Philadelphia Inquirer reports.

The Phillies have an opening in the rotation after demoting Cole Irvin to Triple-A Lehigh Valley, and it will be one of Velasquez or Pivetta. Manager Gabe Kapler said Wednesday that, in theory, he loves the idea of using Velasquez out of the bullpen once he is healthy and that returning to the rotation is "not a right". Pivetta has a 3.41 ERA, 1.14 WHIP and 50 strikeouts in 37 innings through six starts at Triple-A, but he has also walked at least three batters in every start he has made at Triple-A this season. Regardless of whether Velasquez is tabbed for the start, the fact that he is an option suggests he will be activated from the IL at some point next week.

May 22, 2019 06:48 PM
Phillies' Vince Velasquez: Could move to bullpen
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Manager Gabe Kapler said Wednesday that Velasquez (forearm) could be moved to the bullpen when he comes off the injured list, Matt Breen of The Philadelphia Inquirer reports.

Kapler said he didn't see Velasquez returning to the rotation "as a right" and that in theory, he loves the idea of using Velasquez out of the bullpen. The 26-year-old righty has never held up for a full MLB season as a starter, with last year's 146.2 innings representing a career high.

May 22, 2019 05:52 PM
Phillies' Vince Velasquez: Throws bullpen session
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Velasquez (forearm) threw a bullpen session Wednesday, Matt Breen of The Philadelphia Inquirer reports.

Reports earlier in the week indicated that Velasquez would throw a pair of bullpen sessions, though the pitcher himself said Wednesday that he wasn't sure what his next step would be. He believes that he'll be back in the rotation once he returns from the injured list, though Cole Irvin has won both of his starts as a replacement. Whether or not Velasquez automatically gets his spot back once healthy could depend in part on how Irvin pitches Wednesday against the Cubs.

May 20, 2019 05:24 PM
Phillies' Vince Velasquez: Two bullpens on tap
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Velasquez (forearm) is scheduled to throw a bullpen session Wednesday, Meghan Montemurro of The Athletic reports.

Velasquez has been sidelined since May 11 with a strained right forearm. The right-hander threw with no issues Monday, and assuming everything goes off without a hitch during Wednesday's mound session, he'll be cleared to throw another bullpen Friday before being reevaluated.

May 11, 2019 06:24 PM
Phillies' Vince Velasquez: Expects brief absence
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Velasquez (forearm) is optimistic that he'll only miss one start while on the 10-day injured list, Scott Lauber of The Philadelphia Inquirer reports.

Velasquez reportedly felt something in his arm after throwing a slider in his last start Monday against the Cardinals. Cole Irvin will fill in for him Sunday but could head back to the minors if Velasquez is indeed ready to pitch again soon.

May 11, 2019 04:00 PM
Phillies' Vince Velasquez: Lands on injured list
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Velasquez was placed on the injured list with a strained right forearm Saturday.

Velasquez's spot in the rotation was reportedly at risk, but he'll end up heading to the injured list before he could be sent to the bullpen. It's not yet clear how much time he's expected to miss. Reliever Austin Davis will be recalled to take his place on the roster, with Cole Irvin expected to be called up to take his place in the rotation.

Situational Stats
vs Los Angeles 6.101 7.11049
vs LHB 25.000 4.680925
vs RHB 36.000 5.0001545
Last 7 Games
Two Week Schedule
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Pitching Stats
2015HOU11 4.371970000 55.2502827522158
2016PHI86 4.1224241100 131.0129646021145152
2017PHI27 5.1315150000 72.07444411533468
2018PHI912 4.8531300000 146.2138837916859161
2019PHI25 4.8721110000 61.06135331732470
Total 2231 4.63110871100 466.14522542407417183509
Batting Stats
2015HOU19000000000 --- --- ---
2016PHI2440480011600 .220 .225 .200
2017PHI162416011400 .280 .250 .250
2018PHI3240290101100 .225 .250 .225
2019PHI211424122300 .375 .500 .286
Total 1121189271443400 .254 .271 .229
Fielding Stats
2016PHIP24241931420 .895
2017PHIP1515112810 .909
2018PHIP31302551820 .920
2019PHIP2111168622 .875
Total  1108778224975 .910
More Pitching Stats
2015HOU03961 0.7463003 .240231 11.8 .4040
2016PHI1101123 0.9224003 .263551 12.0 .4420
2017PHI17363 1.2414112 .270315 13.9 .4960
2018PHI1119145 0.8825309 .250630 12.6 .4180
2019PHI24563 0.7822002 .256266 13.0 .5290
Total 5377455 0.9113184119 .2561993 12.6 .4500
Minor League Pitching Stats
2010R-Greeneville Astros22 3.1086000 29.024121042525
2012ASX-Tri-City Valleycats41 3.3599000 45.2371917231751
2013AFX-Quad Cities River Ba94 3.192516003110.09043397633123
2013AFA-Lancaster Jethawks02 6.1433000 14.214101022819
2014AFA-Lancaster Jethawks74 3.741510000 55.1452423632372
2014R-Gcl Astros01 2.0833000 8.252203219
2015AA-Corpus Christi Hooks40 1.9195000 33.02097211345
2016AA-Reading Fightin Phil10 1.8011000 5.02111013
2017AFA-Clearwater Threshers01 1.8011000 5.02111015
2017AAA-Lehigh Valley IronPi00 4.5011000 2.01110010
2017AA-Reading Fightin Phil00 6.0011000 3.03321014

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Philadelphia Phillies

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