Signed to a franchise record $300,000 bonus for an amateur out of Latin America in 2010. Plus to Plus-Plus raw power. Bat goes quickly through the zone with nice arc. Described as a “Thunder Bat”. Solid load that is not over extended. Smooth transfer of weight in the lower half that really gets the hips out and through to attack the ball; while keeping his hands back and “loaded”. Body and head stay silent and twist along with his hips during his swing. Plate discipline and eye is below-average to fringe, still expanding the zone and chasing pitches off the corner of the plate. Defensively: above-average arm with good hands, but needs to improve footwork — has a bit too much “happy feet” before planting for the throw to first. Below-average range, very stiff and looks skittish as times on charging the ball. Important to note that there has been improvement at the hot corner, but it is possible Veloz moves over to first base eventually.
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