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Hector Velazquez RP

Baltimore Orioles

Fantasy Stats
Own%Start%
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Key Stats
IPWLSVERAKSBB
56.11405.434928
Pitching Summary
YearTeamWLERAGGSCGSHOSVSVOINNHRERHRHBPBBSO
2018BOS723.18478000085.0973530772653
2019BOS145.43341000156.1584034732849

Player Updates

March 8, 2020 03:08 PM
Orioles' Hector Velazquez: Claimed by Baltimore
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Velazquez was claimed off waivers by the Orioles on Sunday.

The 31-year-old was designated for assignment by the Red Sox on Thursday, but he'll be remaining in the AL East. Velazquez had a 5.43 ERA, 1.53 WHIP and 49:28 K:BB in 34 appearances (eight starts) during 2019, and the Orioles are intending to utilize him as a long reliever, per Roch Kubatko of MASNSports.com.

March 5, 2020 09:28 AM
Red Sox's Hector Velazquez: Dropped from 40-man roster
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

The Red Sox designated Velazquez for assignment Thursday.

The transaction opens up a spot on the 40-man roster for Collin McHugh (elbow), whom the Red Sox signed to a one-year deal. With Chris Sale (elbow) slated to begin the season on the injured list, Velazquez had been one of several candidates for a back-end spot in Boston's Opening Day rotation. His removal from the roster likely leaves Ryan Weber, Chris Mazza and Matt Hall as the primary contenders for the two rotation spots that will be open until McHugh and Sale are ready to fill them.

September 1, 2019 09:48 PM
Red Sox's Hector Velazquez: Returns from Triple-A
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

The Red Sox recalled Velazquez from Triple-A Pawtucket ahead of Sunday's 4-3 win over the Angels. He tossed a scoreless seventh inning and secured his first hold of the season in the outing.

Velazquez was one of six pitchers to take the hill for Boston in what amounted to a bullpen day with starter David Price (wrist) pulled after 45 pitches in his return from the injured list. Entering play Sunday, Velazquez owned a 5.81 ERA and 1.44 WHIP over 26 outings (eight starts) with the big club, so one solid relief appearance won't be enough for him to earn a prominent role in the bullpen.

August 11, 2019 11:12 AM
Red Sox's Hector Velazquez: Sent back to Triple-A
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Velazquez was optioned to Triple-A Pawtucket on Sunday.

Boston will trade pitching for hitting, summoning Chris Owings in a corresponding move. Velazquez gave up three runs (two earned) in one inning Saturday against the Angels. He could return to the majors the next time Boston needs a fresh arm.

August 8, 2019 03:36 PM
Red Sox's Hector Velazquez: Recalled to majors
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Velazquez was recalled to the majors Thursday, Pete Abraham of The Boston Globe reports.

David Price (wrist) was placed on the 10-day injured list in a corresponding move. Velazquez will look to find success in a struggling Red Sox bullpen that owns a 4.46 ERA. The 30-year-old right-hander has posted a 1-4 record with a 5.67 ERA, 1.43 WHIP and a 44:21 K:BB across 46 innings.

July 15, 2019 02:56 PM
Red Sox's Hector Velazquez: Optioned to Triple-A
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Velazquez was optioned to Triple-A Pawtucket on Monday.

The Red Sox need a fresh arm in the bullpen following Sunday's extra-innings loss. Velazquez hasn't pitched well enough to keep his spot, with a 5.67 ERA on the season and a 6.75 ERA over his last seven outings. Ryan Weber was recalled in a corresponding move.

July 5, 2019 01:16 AM
Red Sox's Hector Velazquez: Allows three runs in short start
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Velazquez did not factor into the decision against Toronto on Thursday, completing 2.1 innings and giving up three runs on five hits and two walks while striking out one batter.

Making his eighth start of the season, Velazquez was once again given a short leash as he recorded only seven outs while throwing 50 pitches. The abbreviated outing was by design -- the Red Sox have prevented him from facing batters a third time through the order in each of his starts -- but he did little to earn more trust, allowing seven of the 14 batters he faced to reach base. With Boston looking to fill the fifth starter spot there is a chance that Velazquez will be given additional starts, but he will need to improve upon his 5.65 ERA and 1.40 WHIP to earn a consistent spot in the rotation.

July 3, 2019 10:56 PM
Red Sox's Hector Velazquez: Confirmed for Thursday's start
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Velazquez is scheduled to start Thursday's series finale at Toronto, Chris Cotillo of MassLive.com reports.

The Red Sox previously indicated Velazquez was the likely starter for Thursday and confirmed he'll take the mound following Wednesday's loss. The 30-year-old has a 6.41 ERA, 1.37 WHIP and 15:11 K:BB in his seven starts this season, covering 19.2 innings.

July 4, 2019 12:32 AM
Red Sox's Hector Velazquez: Likely to start Thursday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Velazquez is the likely starter for Thursday's series finale in Toronto, Chris Cotillo of MassLive.com reports.

The Red Sox are considering the makeup of the rotation following two recent bits of news: Brian Johnson (infection) is out indefinitely and Nathan Eovaldi (elbow) is expected to be the team's closer upon his return. That leaves the fifth starter's spot open, with Velazquez being considered for the job. "We're leaning towards Hector doing that for us on Thursday," president of baseball operations Dave Dombrowski told reporters in Toronto. "He has done that for us in the past. We feel comfortable." Another option being considered is having Steven Wright start every fifth day, either as a traditional starter or in shorter outings in which the bullpen will be heavily relied upon.

June 29, 2019 10:28 AM
Red Sox's Hector Velazquez: Activated from IL
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Velazquez (back) was activated from the injured list prior to Saturday's game against the Yankees, Chris Cotillo of MassLive.com reports.

He traveled with the team to London, so this move is not a surprise. Look for Velazquez to offer some length out of the bullpen initially, but he could move to the rotation for a start next week in Detroit. Brian Johnson was placed on the injured list in a corresponding move.

June 26, 2019 03:00 PM
Red Sox's Hector Velazquez: Traveling to London
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Velazquez (back) will travel to London with the Red Sox this weekend, Jessica Camerato of MLB.com reports.

Velazquez threw 20 pitches to Mitch Moreland (quadriceps) in a simulated game Wednesday and said he felt "really good" afterward. If the right-hander checks out OK in the coming days, it sounds like he could be activated ahead of Saturday's series opener against the Yankees in London after a minimum stay on the shelf.

June 19, 2019 02:44 PM
Red Sox's Hector Velazquez: Returns to injured list
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Velazquez was placed on the 10-day injured list Wednesday with a lower-back strain, Chris Cotillo of MassLive.com reports.

Velazquez had only just returned from a stint on the injured list due to the same issue two days prior. He allowed one run in four innings in his lone appearance Tuesday against the Twins before exiting with a recurrence of the injury. It's not clear how long he's expected to miss this time, though the previous issue kept him out for two and a half weeks. Josh Smith was recalled to take his place in the bullpen.

June 19, 2019 02:48 PM
Red Sox's Hector Velazquez: Exits with undisclosed injury
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Velazquez left Tuesday's loss to Minnesota in the 17th inning due to an undisclosed injury, according to the Twins television broadcast. He had given up one run over four innings with three strikeouts before departing.

Velazquez was warming up for the 17th inning, but couldn't continue and had to leave the game. Brian Johnson replaced him in the game and took the loss. Velazquez may have suffered a recurrence of the back issues that kept him out for several weeks, as he had just returned from the IL on Monday.

June 17, 2019 02:08 PM
Red Sox's Hector Velazquez: Returns from injury
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Velazquez (back) was activated from the 10-day injured list Monday, Alex Speier of The Boston Globe reports.

Velazquez had been out of action since late Mate with a back strain. He's made seven starts for the Red Sox this season but lines up as a long reliever for now.

June 12, 2019 01:20 PM
Red Sox's Hector Velazquez: Beginning rehab Thursday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Velazquez (back) will begin a rehab assignment Thursday, Chris Cotillo of MassLive.com reports.

Velazquez has been out with a back strain since late May. Given his relatively brief time out of action, he may be back in Boston after just one or two rehab outings, though the team hasn't announced an official timeline.

June 8, 2019 12:16 PM
Red Sox's Hector Velazquez: Set for bullpen session
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Velazquez (back) will throw a bullpen session Saturday, Jen McCaffrey of The Athletic reports.

The right-hander will sandwich in a bullpen between Boston's two games Saturday, his first reported mound session since he landed on the injured list May 30. From there, Velazquez will eventually progress to facing live hitters before likely heading out for a brief rehab assignment. Velazquez has made 18 appearances (seven starts) for the Red Sox this season, and while the results have been pretty ugly, the underlying numbers have been slightly more encouraging (4.44 FIP).

May 30, 2019 03:52 PM
Red Sox's Hector Velazquez: Headed to injured list
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Velazquez was placed on the 10-day injured list Thursday with a low back strain.

Velazquez apparently picked up the injury during his appearance against the Indians on Wednesday, during which he allowed four runs on four hits and a walk in two innings. The Red Sox have yet to release a timeline for his recovery; the reliever will be eligible to return June 9, should he ultimately prove ready. Mike Shawaryn was summoned from the minors in a corresponding move.

May 23, 2019 02:44 PM
Red Sox's Hector Velazquez: Back in bullpen
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Velazquez was bypassed for a start Thursday in Toronto after moving back into a bullpen role earlier this week.

Velazquez has made seven of his 14 appearances this season as a starter, but he's only exceeded four innings on one occasion as the Red Sox have deliberately limited his exposure to hitters a third time through the order. Though Boston still requires another rotation member with Nathan Eovaldi (elbow) on the injured list, Velazquez hurt his case for sticking in a starting role by recording only one out and surrendering five runs in his outing versus the Astros last Saturday. Velazquez righted the ship by striking out the side Monday in his one-inning relief appearance, but manager Alex Cora elected to turn to Ryan Weber for a spot start Thursday in the series finale.

May 21, 2019 06:12 PM
Red Sox's Hector Velazquez: Could start Thursday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Velazquez could make a spot start Thursday in Toronto, Pete Abraham of The Boston Globe reports.

Nathan Eovalid (elbow) is at least a couple weeks away from returning to the rotation, so Boston will be forced to use less-than-stellar options in that rotation spot in the short term. The other option is Ryan Weber, who had a 5.04 ERA and 18:5 K:BB in 25 innings as a starter at Triple-A this season. Velazquez has a 6.41 ERA in 19.2 innings as a starter, and is not fully stretched out, so he should not be expected to go deep enough to qualify for a win if he does end up taking the ball Thursday.

May 20, 2019 11:08 AM
Red Sox's Hector Velazquez: Puts Red Sox in early hole
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Velazquez (1-3) took the loss Saturday, allowing five runs on three hits and two walks over one-third of an inning during a 7-3 defeat against the Astros.

Velazquez was unable to command effectively, either missing the zone entirely or putting pitches where Houston hitters could drive the ball. Fifteen of his 30 pitches were strikes. The right-hander, who was coming off a season-high five innings in his previous start, has been filling in while the Red Sox are down two rotation members. With David Price (elbow) expected back to start Monday, Velazquez's role going forward is uncertain. If he sticks in the rotation, his slot next comes due Thursday on the road in Toronto.

Situational Stats
SituationIPWLERASVBBSO
vs Baltimore 8.001 3.38063
vs LHB 28.000 5.7901624
vs RHB 28.100 5.0801225
Last 7 Games
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9/23@TB0002.02102
9/26@TEX0001.00000
9/27BAL0001.02010
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Pitching Stats
SeasonTeamWLERAGGSCGSHOSVSVOINNHRERHRHBPBBSO
2020BAL00---00000000000000
2019BOS145.43348000156.3584034732849
2018BOS723.18478000085.0973530772653
2017BOS312.9283000024.7218840719
Total1173.900190001166.01768372181061121
More Pitching Stats
SeasonTeamIBBGOAOGO/AOSBCSPKBKWPAVGWHIPPAMB9
2020BAL000---00000------0---
2019BOS051570.9000002.2751.52724714.22
2018BOS1105821.3000004.2901.44737013.76
2017BOS028211.3000000.2361.1359610.22
Total11841601.1058006.2771.42871313.39
Minor League Pitching Stats
YearTeamINNGPGSCGWLSVSOBBHERAWHIP
2010AAA-Piratas de Campeche 92.0291416405039842.941.337
2011AAA-Piratas de Campeche 21.05501102013254.711.810
2012AAA-Piratas de Campeche104.119190117079321114.411.374
2013AAA-Piratas de Campeche124.22222035091391474.201.498
2014AAA-Piratas de Campeche118.221210117098391204.111.345
2015AAA-Piratas de Campeche 95.1181706407035984.451.399
2016AAA-Acereros del Norte131.122221510120161152.470.999
2017AAA-Pawtucket Red Sox102.0191908407924782.211.000
2018AAA-Pawtucket Red Sox 1.01000001000.000.000
2019ASX-Lowell Spinners 1.01100002010.001.000
2019AAA-Pawtucket Red Sox 16.112000011411113.351.367
 

Player Info

Height/Weight:
6-0/224
Birthdate:
11/26/1988
Age:
31
Hometown:
Ciudad Obregon, Sonora, Mexico
Bats/Throws:
R/R
Team:
Baltimore Orioles
College:

MLB Experience:
3