Hector Velazquez

Boston Red Sox

Pitch Repertoire At-A-Glance

Hector Velazquez has thrown 2,565 pitches that have been tracked by the PITCHf/x system between 2017 and 2019, all of them occuring in the MLB Regular Season. In 2019, he has relied primarily on his Sinker (92mph), Splitter (86mph) and Fourseam Fastball (93mph), also mixing in a Slider (84mph). He also rarely throws a Curve (78mph), Change (89mph) and Knuckleball (71mph).

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Basic description of 2019 pitches compared to other RHP:
His sinker results in somewhat more flyballs compared to other pitchers' sinkers. His splitter generates fewer whiffs/swing compared to other pitchers' splitters and is slightly firmer than usual. His fourseam fastball generates an extremely high number of swings & misses compared to other pitchers' fourseamers, results in more flyballs compared to other pitchers' fourseamers and has essentially average velo. His slider has short glove-side cut, has less than expected depth and results in somewhat more flyballs compared to other pitchers' sliders. His curve (take this with a grain of salt because he's only thrown 19 of them in 2019) has very little depth, generates more whiffs/swing compared to other pitchers' curves, results in more flyballs compared to other pitchers' curves and has primarily 12-6 movement. His change (take this with a grain of salt because he's only thrown 16 of them in 2019) is thrown extremely hard, is basically never swung at and missed compared to other pitchers' changeups and results in more flyballs compared to other pitchers' changeups. His knuckleball (take this with a grain of salt because he's only thrown 1 of them in 2019) flutters and floats unpredictably toward the plate.