Andrew Velazquez is an American professional baseball infielder for the Los Angeles Angels of Major League Baseball (MLB). He previously played in MLB for the Tampa Bay Rays, Cleveland Indians, Baltimore Orioles, and New York Yankees.
Velazquez was assigned to the Class A Midwest League’s South Bend Silver Hawks in 2013. He had a.260 batting average for the season, but he struck out nearly three times as many times as he walked.
He set a Minor League Baseball record with his 72nd consecutive game at the plate in 2014, shattering Kevin Millar’s mark of 71 set in 1997 and Kevin Youkilis’ record of 72 set in 2003.
From April 22 to July 16, his winning streak of 74 straight games came to an end. Velazquez was named the Midwest League’s Prospect of the Year at the conclusion of the season. The moniker “Squid” was bestowed to him while playing Diamonbacks.
The Diamondbacks acquired Jeremy Hellickson from the Tampa Bay Rays in exchange for Cesar Velazquez and Justin Williams on November 14, 2014.
A broken bone in his hamate bone necessitated surgery in May, and he began the season with the Charlotte Stone Crabs of the Class A-Advanced Florida State League.
In 47 games, he batted.290/.343/.360 for the season, which was a career high. In 2016, he returned to Charlotte, where he concluded the season with a.262/.313/.308 batting average in 75 games after an injury-shortened season.
Andrew Velazquez Contract
Andrew Velazquez’s contract with the Los Angeles Angels is currently under review.
Andrew Velazquez Salary
Andrew Velazquez takes home an annual average salary of $570,500 as a professional baseball infielder.
Andrew Velazquez Net Worth
Andrew Velazquez has a net worth of $1 million.