(c) Houston Astros

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Position: P      Born: Jun 7, 1992      Bats: Right      Throws: Right

A second round pick by the Astros in 2010, Velasquez missed the 2011 season due to Tommy John surgery. A 26-14 record and 3.28 ERA through 72 minor league games earned Vincent a promotion to Houston in June of 2015. Velasquez made seven starts for the Astros, going 1-1 with 58 strikeouts in 55-2/3 innings in a total of 19 games. The hard-throwing right-hander was traded to the Phillies after the season in the deal that brought Ken Giles to Houston.