Hector Veloz Born: Age:
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Scouting Report

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.

Statistics

Year Age Tm Lg Lev Aff G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS
2011 17 Orioles DOSL FRk BAL 67 275 227 34 51 16 0 2 31 6 6 37 62 .225 .344 .322 .666
2012 18 2 Teams 2 Lgs Rk-A- BAL 42 166 153 17 41 11 2 3 19 0 0 8 41 .268 .319 .425 .744
2012 18 Orioles GULF Rk BAL 34 133 121 14 34 9 2 3 18 0 0 8 30 .281 .338 .463 .801
2012 18 Aberdeen NYPL A- BAL 8 33 32 3 7 2 0 0 1 0 0 0 11 .219 .242 .281 .524
2013 19 Aberdeen NYPL A- BAL 56 224 202 17 43 7 1 5 27 4 2 17 70 .213 .277 .332 .608
3 Seasons 165 665 582 68 135 34 3 10 77 10 8 62 173 .232 .315 .352 .667

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