Hector Velazquez

Boston Red Sox

Pitch Repertoire At-A-Glance

Although he has not thrown an MLB pitch in 2019, Hector Velazquez threw 1,770 pitches that were tracked by the PITCHf/x system between 2017 and 2018, all of them occuring in the MLB Regular Season. In 2018, he relied primarily on his Sinker (91mph) and Fourseam Fastball (92mph), also mixing in a Splitter (86mph), Slider (84mph) and Change (86mph). He also rarely threw a Curve (77mph).

BETA Feature:
Basic description of 2018 pitches compared to other RHP:
His sinker is a prototypical pitch with few remarkable qualities. His fourseam fastball has essentially average velo. His splitter generates fewer whiffs/swing compared to other pitchers' splitters, results in many more groundballs compared to other pitchers' splitters and is slightly firmer than usual. His slider is a real worm killer that generates an extreme number of groundballs compared to other pitchers' sliders, generates fewer whiffs/swing compared to other pitchers' sliders, has less than expected depth and has primarily 12-6 movement. His change has surprising cut action, dives down out of the zone and is slightly firmer than usual. His curve results in many more groundballs compared to other pitchers' curves, has little depth and has primarily 12-6 movement.