What Position Is Andrew Velazquez?
Andrew Velazquez is a professional baseball infielder for the Los Angeles Angels of Major League Baseball (MLB).
To give you an idea of his background, Velazquez hails from Morris Park, which is located in the Bronx neighborhood of New York City. His father, Kenneth, was a detective and undercover narcotics officer for the New York City Police Department for almost two decades.
During his time at Fordham Preparatory School, Velazquez was a member of the school’s baseball squad. Until his final year, he was the team’s starting center fielder before switching to shortstop.
The New York Post honored Velazquez as its All-Bronx Baseball Player of the Year during his final year. Velazquez was also a sprinter and high jumper for Prep’s track and field team.
He obtained a baseball scholarship to play for the Virginia Tech Hokies at Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (Virginia Tech). He was drafted by the Arizona Diamondbacks in the seventh round of the 2012 MLB draft, with the 243rd overall pick.
His $200,000 signing bonus from the Diamondbacks overrode his commitment to Virginia Tech. In his rookie season, he played for the Arizona League Diamondbacks and the Pioneer League’s Missoula Osprey in the Rookie-level Arizona League.