Jazz Velens
Kansas City Royals (ML)
Jazz Velens
Birthdate:
July 18, 1998 (27 y, 0 m, 10 d)
Born In:
Plano, TX, USA
Nationality:
American
Position:
SS
Bats/Throws:
S/R
Height/Weight:
6'0"/197
Entry:
2017 Draft - Round: 3, Overall: 68, Team: Kansas City Royals
Contract:
$4.6M / 1 year
ML Service Time:
4 years, 92 days

2025 Season Batting Summary

Team G AB H 2B 3B HR RBI R BB K SB CS AVG OBP OPS wOBA BABIP wRC+ WAR ZR
KC - MLB
93 369 94 10 3 12 35 54 27 95 32 2 0.255 0.308 0.703 0.308 0.311 94 2.96 3.65

2025 Season Fielding Summary

Team Pos G IP PO A E Fld % Eff ZR
KC - MLB
SS 93 823.2 120 293 7 0.9833 1.0231 3.650
Current Status
MLB Service Time 4 years, 92 days
40-man Service Time 5 years, 19 days
Time as Pro 8 years
Roster Status Active Roster
Injury Status None
Options Used - This Year 1 - No
Personality
Leadership Normal
Loyalty Low
Desire for Win Normal
Greed Very Low
Intelligence Normal
Work Ethic High
Popularity
National Fair
Local Fair
Current Contract
2025 $4.6M ($1.85M left)
Additional Info
No-Trade No
IP / PA bonusNone
Batting Con Gap Pow Eye K's
Current 11 13 11 12 11
vs R 11 13 11 12 11
vs L 12 14 12 13 11
Potential 11 13 11 12 11
Fielding C IF OF
Range 16 3
Error 17 16
Arm 1 18 15
Turn DP 16
C Ability 1
Position
Shortstop 16
Run/Bunt
Speed 18
Stealing 20
Running 20
Sac Bunt 5
Bunt for Hit 1
Pitching Stuff Movement Control
Current 1 4 1
vs R 1 4 1
vs L 1 4 1
Potential 1 4 1
Pitch Ratings Cur Pot
Fastball 2 2
Other Pitching
Velocity 80-83 mph
GB % 46%
Stamina 1
Hold 1
OSA Rating History
Ratings Changes
2025-07-07
Weight increased from 196 to 197
2025-06-16
Infield Range decreased from 17 to 16
Infield Error increased from 16 to 17
Weight increased from 195 to 196
2025-05-12
Weight increased from 194 to 195
2025-04-21
GB% increased from 45% to 46%
2025-04-05
Weight increased from 193 to 194
2025-03-27
Speed decreased from 19 to 18
Weight increased from 192 to 193
2025-02-23
GB% increased from 44% to 45%
2025-02-08
SS defense decreased from 17 to 16
Movement Potential decreased from 7 to 4
Movement decreased from 7 to 4
Movement vs R decreased from 7 to 4
Movement vs L decreased from 7 to 4
Control vs L increased from 0 to 1
GB% decreased from 46% to 44%
Weight increased from 190 to 192
Local Popularity decreased from Well Known to Fair
National Popularity decreased from Well Known to Fair
2024-10-07
Weight increased from 189 to 190
2024-09-02
Weight increased from 188 to 189
2024-08-12
Weight decreased from 189 to 188
2024-07-08
Weight decreased from 190 to 189
2024-06-10
Infield Arm increased from 17 to 18
SS defense increased from 16 to 17
2024-03-29
Weight decreased from 191 to 190
2024-03-20
Infield Range increased from 15 to 17
Infield Arm increased from 16 to 17
SS defense increased from 14 to 16
2023-11-13
Local Popularity increased from Fair to Well Known
National Popularity increased from Fair to Well Known
2023-11-09
Infield Range decreased from 16 to 15
SS defense decreased from 15 to 14
Weight increased from 189 to 191
2023-09-11
Speed decreased from 20 to 19
Weight increased from 188 to 189
2023-07-17
Outfield Range decreased from 4 to 3
Weight increased from 187 to 188
2023-05-29
Contact vs L increased from 11 to 12
Avoid Ks increased from 10 to 11
Avoid Ks vs R increased from 10 to 11
Avoid Ks vs L increased from 10 to 11
Infield Error increased from 15 to 16
Turn Double Play increased from 14 to 16
SS defense increased from 14 to 15
Weight increased from 186 to 187
2023-02-26
Weight increased from 185 to 186
2022-10-14
Weight increased from 184 to 185
2022-07-31
Contact vs R increased from 10 to 11
Weight increased from 183 to 184
2022-05-29
Contact increased from 10 to 11
Contact vs L increased from 10 to 11
Power increased from 10 to 11
Power vs R increased from 10 to 11
Power vs L increased from 10 to 12
Eye increased from 10 to 12
Eye vs R increased from 10 to 12
Eye vs L increased from 11 to 13
Avoid Ks increased from 9 to 10
Avoid Ks vs R increased from 9 to 10
Avoid Ks vs L increased from 9 to 10
Bunt for Hit decreased from 2 to 1
Infield Range increased from 15 to 16
Infield Error increased from 10 to 15
Outfield Range decreased from 6 to 4
Outfield Arm decreased from 16 to 15
3B defense decreased from 1 to 0
SS defense increased from 12 to 14
RF defense decreased from 1 to 0
Weight increased from 174 to 183
Local Popularity increased from Unknown to Fair
National Popularity increased from Unknown to Fair
2021-04-10
Stealing decreased from 21 to 20
Baserunning decreased from 21 to 20
Outfield Error decreased from 17 to 16
RF defense increased from 0 to 1

Career Major League Stats

Team Year Age G PA AB H 2B 3B HR RBI R BB K SB CS AVG OBP OPS BABIP wOBA WAR
KC - MLB
2025 26 93 400 369 94 10 3 12 35 54 27 95 32 2 0.255 0.308 0.703 0.3106 0.308 2.96
KC - MLB
2024 25 154 619 553 128 20 3 8 54 58 57 115 45 10 0.232 0.308 0.630 0.2778 0.283 2.60
KC - MLB
2023 24 148 634 564 152 30 5 16 64 92 59 105 46 20 0.270 0.338 0.764 0.3022 0.336 4.43
KC - MLB
2022 23 142 636 571 136 25 8 17 58 68 55 129 40 11 0.238 0.311 0.711 0.2793 0.315 3.48
KC - MLB
2021 22 16 57 53 17 4 2 3 5 11 3 12 3 2 0.321 0.351 0.992 0.3590 0.418 0.76
KC - MLB
2020 21 68 241 223 53 6 1 5 23 22 17 58 15 5 0.238 0.295 0.635 0.3000 0.286 0.71
Total - MLB
MLB
621 2587 2333 580 95 22 61 239 305 218 514 181 50 0.249 0.316 0.702 0.2931 0.311 14.93

Career Minor League Stats

Team Year Age G PA AB H 2B 3B HR RBI R BB K SB CS AVG OBP OPS BABIP wOBA WAR
Omaha - PCL
OMA - PCL
2021 22 97 451 390 104 23 6 13 59 70 43 89 39 6 0.267 0.348 0.804 0.3106 0.354 2.01
Omaha - PCL
OMA - PCL
2020 21 9 10 10 2 0 1 0 0 2 0 4 1 1 0.200 0.200 0.600 0.3333 0.246 -0.07
NWA - TEX
2020 21 68 330 285 72 12 6 4 27 57 41 65 21 10 0.253 0.350 0.729 0.3134 0.342 1.00
WIL - CAR
2020 21 4 17 15 5 2 1 0 4 3 1 0 3 0 0.333 0.412 1.012 0.3333 0.451 0.31
WIL - CAR
2019 20 78 334 287 73 26 1 4 29 44 39 67 23 2 0.254 0.349 0.742 0.3180 0.340 1.73
Lexington - SAL
LEX - SAL
2019 20 57 252 207 67 19 2 5 41 36 38 40 15 1 0.324 0.437 0.944 0.3780 0.433 3.38
BUR - APP
2018 19 64 294 254 69 20 6 4 49 48 36 80 15 0 0.272 0.361 0.805 0.3757 0.359 1.46
IDA - PIO
2017 18 72 316 277 69 22 5 5 37 30 27 87 17 1 0.249 0.335 0.754 0.3422 0.335 0.58
None - None
None - None
2017 18 41 206 179 59 10 4 9 38 56 24 28 32 5 0.330 0.413 0.994 0.3497 0.427 2.38
Total - ??
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41 206 179 59 10 4 9 38 56 24 28 32 5 0.330 0.413 0.994 0.3497 0.427 2.38
Total - AAA
AAA
106 461 400 106 23 7 13 59 72 43 93 40 7 0.265 0.344 0.799 0.3110 0.352 1.94
Total - AA
AA
68 330 285 72 12 6 4 27 57 41 65 21 10 0.253 0.350 0.729 0.3134 0.342 1.00
Total - A
A
139 603 509 145 47 4 9 74 83 78 107 41 3 0.285 0.387 0.833 0.3434 0.382 5.42
Total - R
R
136 610 531 138 42 11 9 86 78 63 167 32 1 0.260 0.348 0.779 0.3583 0.346 2.04

Career Fielding Stats

Team Year Pos G IP PO A E Fld % RF Eff ZR
KC - MLB
2025 SS 93 823.2 120 293 7 0.983 4.513 1.023 3.65
KC - MLB
2024 SS 152 1342.1 247 377 7 0.989 4.184 1.053 9.47
KC - MLB
2023 SS 148 1288.1 213 389 10 0.984 4.205 1.015 2.99
KC - MLB
2022 SS 141 1271.1 217 370 7 0.988 4.156 1.012 2.10
KC - MLB
2021 3B 1 2.0 0 0 0 0.000 0.000 0.000 0.00
KC - MLB
2021 SS 13 115.0 14 32 0 1.000 3.600 1.030 0.46
KC - MLB
2020 SS 67 584.1 112 168 4 0.986 4.313 1.000 0.05
Total 3B 1 2.0 0 0 0 0.00
Total SS 614 5425.0 923 1629 35 18.70

TheShow Hitting Log

Date Opp Score AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI K BB HBP SF SB CS WPA Avg OBP OPS
July 27, 2025
Jul 27
CHA 6 - 4 4 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 -0.03
July 26, 2025
Jul 26
CHA 2 - 1 5 1 2 0 0 1 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0.40
July 25, 2025
Jul 25
CHA 3 - 4 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 -0.36
July 24, 2025
Jul 24
DET 3 - 5 4 0 2 1 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0.22
July 23, 2025
Jul 23
DET 5 - 0 3 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0.01
July 22, 2025
Jul 22
DET 4 - 3 4 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 -0.02
July 21, 2025
Jul 21
DET 3 - 7 5 0 1 0 0 0 1 3 0 0 0 0 0 -0.04
July 20, 2025
Jul 20
TEX 1 - 0 4 1 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0.08
July 19, 2025
Jul 19
TEX 7 - 0 4 2 2 1 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 1 0 0.09
July 18, 2025
Jul 18
TEX 0 - 4 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 0 0 0 0 0 -0.12
July 13, 2025
Jul 13
@LAN 3 - 1 4 1 1 0 0 1 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0.06
July 12, 2025
Jul 12
@LAN 5 - 4 4 1 0 0 0 0 1 2 1 0 0 0 0 -0.03
July 11, 2025
Jul 11
@LAN 3 - 4 3 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0.10
July 9, 2025
Jul 9
@SEA 0 - 1 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 -0.24
July 8, 2025
Jul 8
@SEA 3 - 5 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0.00
July 7, 2025
Jul 7
@SEA 4 - 2 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 -0.08
July 6, 2025
Jul 6
MIN 6 - 5 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 -0.38
July 5, 2025
Jul 5
MIN 3 - 2 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 -0.14
July 4, 2025
Jul 4
MIN 2 - 5 4 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.07
July 3, 2025
Jul 3
@DET 1 - 6 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 -0.03
July 2, 2025
Jul 2
@DET 2 - 4 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 1 0 0.07
July 1, 2025
Jul 1
@DET 1 - 2 5 0 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0.04
June 29, 2025
Jun 29
TOR 5 - 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 3 0 0 1 0 0.01
June 28, 2025
Jun 28
TOR 5 - 4 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 1 0 0.03
June 27, 2025
Jun 27
TOR 2 - 1 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 -0.07
June 25, 2025
Jun 25
BOS 7 - 2 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 -0.08
June 24, 2025
Jun 24
BOS 9 - 1 5 1 2 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 -0.02
June 23, 2025
Jun 23
BOS 3 - 2 4 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 -0.10
June 22, 2025
Jun 22
@LAA 2 - 3 5 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 -0.20
June 21, 2025
Jun 21
@LAA 2 - 8 4 1 1 0 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 -0.00
June 20, 2025
Jun 20
@LAA 6 - 1 5 1 3 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 1 0 0.03
June 19, 2025
Jun 19
@LAA 2 - 0 4 0 1 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0.03
June 18, 2025
Jun 18
@SF 4 - 3 5 1 1 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 -0.08
June 17, 2025
Jun 17
@SF 2 - 3 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 1 0 0.06
June 15, 2025
Jun 15
@SD 5 - 1 4 2 3 0 0 1 3 1 1 0 0 1 0 0.16
June 14, 2025
Jun 14
@SD 1 - 3 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 -0.07
June 13, 2025
Jun 13
@SD 3 - 4 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 -0.15
June 10, 2025
Jun 10
HOU 1 - 7 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 -0.03
June 9, 2025
Jun 9
HOU 3 - 2 4 2 3 1 0 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.43
June 8, 2025
Jun 8
CLE 0 - 8 2 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0.06
June 7, 2025
Jun 7
CLE 1 - 5 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0.01
June 6, 2025
Jun 6
CLE 3 - 8 4 0 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 -0.14
June 4, 2025
Jun 4
DET 6 - 4 3 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 -0.03
June 3, 2025
Jun 3
DET 4 - 0 4 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 1 0 0.03
June 2, 2025
Jun 2
DET 9 - 1 4 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 -0.03
June 1, 2025
Jun 1
@CLE 5 - 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 -0.02
May 31, 2025
May 31
@CLE 2 - 3 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0.07
May 30, 2025
May 30
@CLE 8 - 4 4 2 2 0 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0.30
May 29, 2025
May 29
@NYA 2 - 3 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 1 0 -0.03
May 27, 2025
May 27
@NYA 2 - 5 4 1 2 0 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 -0.01
May 26, 2025
May 26
@NYA 3 - 6 4 2 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0.04
May 25, 2025
May 25
@MIN 2 - 9 4 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.03
May 24, 2025
May 24
@MIN 1 - 3 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 -0.09
May 23, 2025
May 23
@MIN 2 - 5 4 1 1 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 -0.03
May 22, 2025
May 22
NYA 4 - 3 5 0 1 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 1 0 -0.07
May 21, 2025
May 21
NYA 5 - 0 5 0 1 1 0 0 1 4 0 0 0 0 0 0.06
May 20, 2025
May 20
NYA 6 - 0 4 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0.00
May 18, 2025
May 18
BAL 0 - 1 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 -0.17
May 17, 2025
May 17
BAL 1 - 8 4 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.06
May 16, 2025
May 16
BAL 8 - 4 6 2 2 0 1 0 2 1 0 0 0 1 0 -0.03
May 15, 2025
May 15
@TB 6 - 5 5 1 2 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 1 0 0.31
May 14, 2025
May 14
@TB 2 - 3 4 1 1 0 0 1 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0.11
May 13, 2025
May 13
@TB 4 - 8 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 -0.04
May 11, 2025
May 11
CLE 5 - 7 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 -0.17
May 10, 2025
May 10
CLE 1 - 2 5 0 2 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 -0.04
May 9, 2025
May 9
CLE 6 - 3 4 2 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0.06
May 8, 2025
May 8
CHA 4 - 2 3 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 1 0 0.13
May 7, 2025
May 7
CHA 5 - 3 4 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0.03
May 6, 2025
May 6
CHA 1 - 2 4 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 -0.11
May 5, 2025
May 5
CHA 3 - 2 4 1 2 0 0 1 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0.15
May 4, 2025
May 4
MIN 4 - 3 4 1 2 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.21
May 3, 2025
May 3
MIN 2 - 9 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 -0.02
May 2, 2025
May 2
MIN 4 - 7 4 0 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 -0.02
April 30, 2025
Apr 30
@CHA 3 - 5 4 0 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0.10
April 29, 2025
Apr 29
@CHA 3 - 8 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 -0.09
April 28, 2025
Apr 28
@CHA 3 - 7 5 1 1 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 1 0 -0.02
April 27, 2025
Apr 27
@TEX 8 - 6 5 1 1 1 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 -0.02
April 26, 2025
Apr 26
@TEX 2 - 5 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 -0.12
April 25, 2025
Apr 25
@TEX 6 - 2 4 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 1 -0.00
April 24, 2025
Apr 24
@TEX 4 - 1 4 3 2 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0.13
April 23, 2025
Apr 23
SF 3 - 2 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 1 0 0.10
April 22, 2025
Apr 22
SF 1 - 14 4 0 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0.09
April 20, 2025
Apr 20
LAA 4 - 1 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 1 0 0.01
April 19, 2025
Apr 19
LAA 4 - 3 5 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 -0.10
April 18, 2025
Apr 18
LAA 9 - 3 4 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 -0.00
April 16, 2025
Apr 16
OAK 3 - 2 4 1 1 1 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0.10
April 14, 2025
Apr 14
OAK 9 - 3 5 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 -0.04
April 13, 2025
Apr 13
@HOU 2 - 0 4 1 2 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.09
April 12, 2025
Apr 12
@HOU 6 - 5 4 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 -0.05
April 11, 2025
Apr 11
@HOU 4 - 2 4 1 2 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 1 0 0.02
April 10, 2025
Apr 10
@MIN 0 - 7 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 -0.03
April 9, 2025
Apr 9
@MIN 0 - 3 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 2 1 0 0 1 0 0.05
April 7, 2025
Apr 7
@MIN 0 - 7 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 -0.08
Player Awards
Award Year / Date Team
All-Star 2021 Omaha (PCL)
2020 Northwest Arkansas (TEX)
Gold Glove 2024 - SS Kansas City (MLB)
2019 - SS Wilmington (CAR)
2018 - SS Burlington (APP)
Player of the Week Jul 19, 2021 Omaha (PCL)
May 10, 2021 Omaha (PCL)
Jun 24, 2019 Lexington (SAL)
Hall of Fame Metrics
Metric Score
Black Ink0
Grey Ink13
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Note: See Baseball Reference formula (primary position)
Leaderboard Appearances
Year 3B Rank
2022 8 5
Year SB Rank
2022 40 7
2023 46 6
2024 45 7
2025 32 6
Year SF Rank
2023 7 8