Nelson Velazquez

RF,DH,OF · Kansas City Royals

Bats R Throws R
DOB 1998-12-26 Age 25.3
2024 Fantasy Rankings

NFBC ADP (15-team): 22.05, 320th

Season Projections

Draft Buddy313.099386348488216122523111630.162.236.304.477.781.241
THE BAT314.0102405367508518118543112530.983.232.296.433.729.201

ATC projections by Ariel Cohen. Draft Buddy projections by Mike MacGregor. Steamer projections by Steamer Projections Blog. THE BAT projections by Derek Carty. Zeile Consensus projections by FantasyPros.

Fantasy Baseball News Last 90 Days

  • Nelson Velazquez Blasts Second Homer

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    Kansas City Royals outfielder Nelson Velazquez had a strong night in Thursday's blowout victory against the Chicago White Sox. The outfielder went 2-for-3 with a walk, two runs and two RBI on the evening. Velazquez was a popular sleeper entering this season with his ability to go yard and he now has two round trippers on the season. In addition to the outfield, Velazquez also has slotted into the designated hitter spot. Although he has big bat ability with his power, he does strikeout a lot. As long as managers are willing to take the good with the bad, he is a fine option in deeper leagues.

    Apr 5 · Source via Kansas City Royals Nelson Velazquez
  • Nelson Velazquez On The Bench Saturday

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    Kansas City Royals outfielder/designated hitter Nelson Velazquez is on the bench to begin Saturday's game against the Minnesota Twins and right-hander Joe Ryan. The former Cub was reported to be the Royals' primary designated hitter for the 2024 season but he is already on the bench following a day off, albeit against a tough right-hander in Ryan. Acquired from the Cubs midway through the 2023 season, Velazquez combined to hit .235 with an impressive 17 homers and an .888 OPS across just 53 games. ATC projects another productive season for the 25-year-old with 23 home runs and six stolen bases in 104 appearances. It appears he will sit out at times against quality right-handers this season, something fantasy managers should keep in mind.

    Mar 30 · Source via Kansas City Royals Nelson Velazquez
  • Nelson Velazquez Continues Spring Struggles Friday

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    Kansas City Royals outfielder Nelson Velazquez continued to struggle at the plate in a 6-1 Cactus League loss to the Cleveland Guardians on Friday. The 25-year-old did draw a walk but also went hitless in three trips to the plate as he's now hitting just .172 (5-for-29) with just one extra-base hit, one RBI, and eight strikeouts across 33 trips to the plate. Penciled in as the Royals' designated hitter for 2024, Velazquez hit .235 with a hefty 17 home runs and an .888 OPS across just 53 games between the Royals and Chicago Cubs. While his overall production is projected to drop, Velazquez is still projected to slug 23 home runs with six stolen bases across 102 games played by ATC in the 2024 season.

    Mar 15 · Source via Kansas City Royals Nelson Velazquez
  • Offseason In Review: Kansas City Royals

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    Raise your hand if you had the Royals being one of the top-five spenders in free agency on your offseason bingo card back in November. Kansas City is focused on improving in the here and now, and their offseason reflects that. Major League Signings Seth Lugo, RHP: Three years, $45MM (opt-out after year two of…

    Mar 13 · MLB Trade Rumors Offseason Kansas City Royals Dan Altavilla Nick Anderson Luis Cessa Austin Cox Tyler Duffey Freddy Fermin Adam Frazier Zack Greinke Garrett Hampson Sandy Leon Josh Lester Seth Lugo Jordan Lyles Daniel Lynch Alec Marsh Michael Massey James McArthur MJ Melendez Austin Nola Vinnie Pasquantino Salvador Perez Logan Porter Nick Pratto Cole Ragans Hunter Renfroe Matt Sauer John Schreiber Brady Singer Will Smith Chris Stratton Nelson Velazquez Michael Wacha Bobby Witt Jr. Kyle Wright
  • Hitting Stats

    2024 ATC329.3104405366518617123543312230.162.235.304.480.784.245
    2024 Draft Buddy313.099386348488216122523111630.162.236.304.477.781.241
    2024 Steamer259.58633830241721411545279728.952.238.304.442.746.204
    2024 THE BAT314.0102405367508518118543112530.983.232.296.433.729.201
    2024 Zeile310.099396358498417119523111930.172.235.301.447.748.212

    Historic stats obtained free of charge from and are copyrighted by Retrosheet. ATC projections by Ariel Cohen. Draft Buddy projections by Mike MacGregor. Steamer projections by Steamer Projections Blog. THE BAT projections by Derek Carty. Zeile Consensus projections by FantasyPros.

    Fielding Stats



    4at CWS4.0287111000100.
    3at NYM, vs HOU19.06252438100411040.010.333.360.375.735.042
    2vs CWS, at BAL18.0623213620122939.100.286.348.524.872.238
    1vs MIN9.02762200111114.300.333.429.8331.262.500


    27vs NYY, at DET6.0416162300010850.
    26at HOU, vs CLE36.0626227510473623.100.227.320.8181.138.591
    25vs HOU, at CWS13.0416132200133425.000.154.313.385.698.231
    24at TOR, vs CWS25.0621194500352628.600.263.333.7371.070.474
    23vs BOS, vs PIT21.0624213530143729.200.238.333.524.857.286
    22at SEA, at OAK10.0513132200130538.500.154.154.385.539.231
    21at CHC, vs SEA19.0622215500220418.
    20vs STL, at BOS14.03882300230337.500.375.3751.1251.500.750
    6vs MIA, at WAS1.05991000000555.600.
    5at MIA, vs SD19.0618164410222316.700.250.333.6881.021.438
    3vs SEA15.02543310141033.300.393.433.5711.004.178


    Apr 17at CWSW 4-23.0644111000000.
    Apr 15at CWSW 2-01.0443000000100.
    Apr 14at NYML 1-20.06330000000266.700.
    Apr 13at NYMW 11-76.05551200010240.010.400.400.400.800.000
    Apr 12at NYML 1-62.06430100001125.000.333.500.333.833.000
    Apr 11vs HOUW 13-33.06551100010240.
    Apr 10vs HOUW 11-25.06441200020125.000.500.500.5001.000.000
    Apr 9vs HOUW 4-33.06440210000250.000.500.500.7501.250.250
    Apr 7vs CWSW 5-33.0532110000100.000.500.667.5001.167.000
    Apr 6vs CWSW 3-03.06440210000125.000.500.500.7501.250.250
    Apr 5vs CWSW 2-10.06440000000250.
    Apr 4vs CWSW 10-110.06432200121125.000.667.7501.6672.4171.000
    Apr 2at BALW 4-10.05440000000250.
    Apr 1at BALL 4-62.08440110000375.
    Mar 31vs MINW 11-09.0643220011100.000.667.7501.6672.4171.000
    Mar 28vs MINL 1-40.08330000000133.300.


    Sep 30vs NYYL 2-52.0533010001000.000.333.333.333.666.000
    Sep 29vs NYYW 12-52.05551100000360.
    Sep 27at DETL 0-81.04440100000250.
    Sep 26at DETL 3-61.05441000000375.
    Sep 24at HOUW 6-513.0443220022100.000.667.7502.6673.4172.000
    Sep 23at HOUW 3-20.04440000000125.
    Sep 22at HOUW 7-52.03541000001240.
    Sep 20vs CLEW 6-28.04551100130240.
    Sep 19vs CLEW 7-65.0543111001100.000.333.500.6671.167.334
    Sep 18vs CLEW 6-48.04432100110125.000.333.5001.3331.8331.000
    Sep 17vs HOUL 1-70.0444000000000.
    Sep 16vs HOUW 10-85.05421000022125.000.000.500.000.500.000
    Sep 15vs HOUW 4-27.06431100111125.000.333.5001.3331.8331.000
    Sep 12at CWSL 2-61.06440100000250.
    Sep 10at TORL 2-50.09a1100000001100.
    Sep 9at TORL 1-50.05330000000266.700.
    Sep 8at TORL 4-52.05430100001125.000.333.500.333.833.000
    Sep 6vs CWSL 4-67.06441100120125.000.250.2501.0001.250.750
    Sep 5vs CWSW 7-68.06442200110125.000.500.5001.2501.750.750
    Sep 4vs CWSW 12-18.0654110012100.000.250.4001.0001.400.750
    Sep 3vs BOSL 3-71.05430000001125.
    Sep 2vs BOSL 5-95.09440210020125.000.500.500.7501.250.250
    Sep 1vs BOSW 13-210.06552210120360.000.400.4001.2001.600.800
    Aug 30vs PITL 1-41.04430000001125.
    Aug 29vs PITL 3-64.05431110001125.000.333.500.6671.167.334
    Aug 28vs PITL 0-50.0533000000000.
    Aug 27at SEAL 2-37.07331100120133.300.333.3331.3331.6661.000
    Aug 26at SEAL 2-150.02a000000000000
    Aug 25at SEAL 5-73.06441100010250.
    Aug 23at OAKW 4-00.06a22000000000.
    Aug 22at OAKL 4-50.06440000000250.
    Aug 20at CHCL 3-42.05431000000125.
    Aug 18at CHCW 4-30.0833000000000.
    Aug 17vs SEAL 4-68.04442200110125.000.500.5001.2501.750.750
    Aug 16vs SEAL 5-67.0844120011000.000.500.5001.2501.750.750
    Aug 15vs SEAL 8-101.07a331000000133.300.
    Aug 14vs SEAW 7-61.06440100000125.
    Aug 12vs STLL 4-57.01441100120125.000.250.2501.0001.250.750
    Aug 11vs STLW 12-87.08441200110250.000.500.5001.2501.750.750
    Aug 10at BOSL 0-20.08b000000000000
    May 7vs MIAL 4-50.06440000000375.
    May 6vs MIAW 4-21.06a001000000000
    May 4at WASL 3-40.08330000000133.300.
    May 3at WASL 1-20.07a000000000000
    May 1at WASW 5-10.08220000000150.
    Apr 30at MIAL 3-40.08a22000000000.
    Apr 29at MIAL 6-71.07a11100000000.
    Apr 28at MIAL 2-36.09441100110250.000.250.2501.0001.250.750
    Apr 27vs SDW 5-26.0733110011000.000.333.3331.3331.6661.000
    Apr 26vs SDL 3-53.09430110001125.000.333.500.6671.167.334
    Apr 25vs SDW 6-03.0943110000100.000.333.500.333.833.000
    Apr 11vs SEAW 14-915.0954331014100.000.750.8001.7502.5501.000
    Apr 10vs SEAW 3-20.09a000000000000
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