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Nelson Velazquez

Nelson Velazquez

LF,RF,DH - Kansas City Royals

Age: 25Bats: RThrows: RCountry: PRI

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Nelson Velazquez Powers Royals Past White Sox

Nelson Velazquez went 2-for-3 with two runs, a home run, and two RBI in a commanding 10-1 victory over the Chicago White Sox.

Fantasy Impact

This performance was impressive from Velazquez; however, fantasy managers should keep an eye on his high strikeout rate (36.8%), which could pose a risk to his playing time and batting average throughout the season. He’s not a great fielder and the Royals have him rotating between corner outfield spots and DH which hurts his ability to play every day. Despite this, Velazquez's power-hitting capabilities, underscored by his second home run of the season, make him a potentially valuable asset for fantasy rosters, especially in leagues that reward power numbers. He’s someone to keep an eye on to see if he can improve his strikeout rate.

Chase Davis2 weeks ago
Nelson Velazquez agrees to contract for the 2024 season with Royals

Nelson Velazquez signed a contract for the 2024 season with the Royals to avoid arbitration.

Fantasy Impact

Velazquez was traded from the Cubs to Kansas City last July. Hit hit 14 home runs in just 39 games played with the team. He'll be a player to watch in Spring Training.

Ari Koslow10 weeks ago
Nelson Velazquez's homer helps Royals edge White Sox

Nelson Velazquez had a strong showing in Tuesday's game against the White Sox, contributing to the Royals' 7-6 victory.

Fantasy Impact

Velazquez went 2-for-4 at the plate, driving in one run with a home run and scoring two runs himself. The 24-year-old outfielder has been displaying his power potential throughout the season, as evidenced by his 11 home runs in just 35 games played. While his batting average sits at .250, Velazquez's ability to consistently produce extra-base hits, with five doubles and an impressive .391 wOBA, makes him an intriguing fantasy option moving forward.

Matthew Adam32 weeks ago
Nelson Velazquez Launches Home Run in Royals' Win over Cardinals

Velazquez went 2-for-4 with a home run, an RBI, and a run scored as the Royals defeated the Cardinals 12-8.

Fantasy Impact

In 15 games this season, Velazquez has a .273 batting average with four home runs and seven RBI.

Jesse Garcia36 weeks ago
Nelson Velazquez in Thursday's starting lineup

Chicago Cubs outfielder Nelson Velazquez is in Thursday's starting lineup versus the Washington Nationals.

Fantasy Impact

Left-hander Patrick Corbin goes for the Nats on Thursday so the Cubs are loading up on right-handed bats, which gives Velazquez the start in right field out of the eight-hole. The 24-year-old has impressed in limited duty this season with a .318 average, three homers, and a monstrous 1.218 OPS across 25 trips to the plate. He's also raked at Triple-A as it appears the Cubs could have something in the youngster.

Brenton Kemp50 weeks ago