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Nelson Velazquez

#13 | OF | CubsCHC
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Name: Nelson Velazquez
Born: Dec 26, 1998 in Carolina, Puerto Rico
High School: P.J. Education HS, Carolina, P.R.
Ht.: 6'0" / Wt.: 190 lbs
Bats: R / Throws: R
Drafted in the 5th round (165th overall) by the Chicago Cubs in 2017 (signed for $400,000)
Velazquez played at Lake Worth High in Florida as an underclassmen, but moved back to Puerto Rico after being ruled ineligible by the FHSAA. He had an outstanding showing at the Excellence Tournament in May, solidifying him for most as the second-best player in the Puerto Rico class behind the toolsier Heliot Ramos. He's a physical specimen and shows plus raw tools. He ran the the 60-yard dash in less than 6.5 seconds at the Excellence Tournament, a 70-grade time on the 20-to-80 scale. Velazquez shows plus bat speed and average to slightly above-average raw power and he has a plus arm. Scouts describe Velazquez's pure hitting ability as very raw; he'll have to adjust his aggressive offensive approach against better pitching. His strong finish had him trending up, and he could go somewhere in the third to fifth round.
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