Hector Velazquez

Boston Red Sox

Pitch Repertoire At-A-Glance

Hector Velazquez has thrown 2,252 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) and Splitter (86mph), also mixing in a Fourseam Fastball (93mph) and Slider (83mph). He also rarely throws a Change (89mph) and Curve (79mph).

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Basic description of 2019 pitches compared to other RHP:
His sinker generates fewer whiffs/swing compared to other pitchers' sinkers and has slight armside run. 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, is an extreme flyball pitch compared to other pitchers' fourseamers and has essentially average velo. His slider results in more flyballs compared to other pitchers' sliders, has short glove-side cut and has less than expected depth. 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 curve (take this with a grain of salt because he's only thrown 5 of them in 2019) generates an extremely high number of swings & misses compared to other pitchers' curves, results in more flyballs compared to other pitchers' curves, has little depth and has primarily 12-6 movement.