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Vince Velasquez

#28 | RHP
Philadelphia Phillies Philadelphia Phillies
Vince Velasquez
Name: Vincent John Velasquez
Born: Jun 7, 1992 in Pomona, Calif. USA
High School: Garey HS, Pomona, Calif.
Ht.: 6'3" / Wt.: 205 lbs
Bats: B / Throws: R
 IPERAWHIPBB/9SO/9
2018264.501.352.4210.38
Career284.24.461.363.389.74
Drafted in the 2nd round (58th overall) by the Houston Astros in 2010 (signed for $655,830)
Doctors diagnosed a stress fracture and a ligament strain in Vincent Velasquez's right elbow in January 2009, so his arm was placed in a cast for six weeks and he then went on a lengthy rehab program. He played shortstop and the outfield and even tried throwing lefthanded, but he didn't pitch last season. His first serious return to the mound was at MLB's preseason showcase in February, and he was the star of the event with a sensational one-inning stint. He fired a 93 mph fastball and added a wicked curveball and drop-dead changeup. The 6-foot-3, 180-pounder's outings during the spring were uneven, to put it mildly, and he was dreadful in an early season start in front of 40 scouts. Velasquez is a legitimate two-way player and could also serve as a switch-hitting infielder at Cal State Fullerton if he doesn't sign. While his actions and arm are impressive on the left side of the infield, his range, speed and bat are not early-round material. Velasquez exhibits a loose, angular and projectable build, a fluid delivery and tremendous stuff when he's on. To sign him away from Fullerton, however, scouts will need to be convinced that Velasquez has completely committed to pitching.
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