Juan Vélez
Chicago (A) White Sox (ML)
Juan Vélez
Birthdate:
Sept. 14, 1999 (26 y, 5 m, 19 d)
Born In:
Juncos, HUM, PUR
Nationality:
Puerto Rican
Position:
P
Bats/Throws:
R/R
Height/Weight:
6'3"/205
Entry:
2018 Draft - Round: 1, Overall: 15, Team: Chicago (A) White Sox
Contract:
$3.35M / 1 year
ML Service Time:
3 years, 31 days

No statistics this season

Current Status
MLB Service Time 3 years, 31 days
40-man Service Time 3 years, 31 days
Time as Pro 8 years
Roster Status Active Roster
Injury Status None
Options Used - This Year 0 - No
Personality
Leadership Low
Loyalty Very High
Desire for Win Very Low
Greed Low
Intelligence High
Work Ethic Normal
Popularity
National Well Known
Local Popular
Current Contract
2026 $3.35M ($3.35M left)
Additional Info
No-Trade No
IP / PA bonusNone
Batting Con Gap Pow Eye K's
Current 4 6 1 13 3
vs R 4 5 1 12 3
vs L 5 6 1 14 3
Potential 4 6 1 14 3
Fielding C IF OF
Range 1 6
Error 9 2
Arm 1 11 3
Turn DP 4
C Ability 1
Position
Pitcher 1
Run/Bunt
Speed 1
Stealing 1
Running 1
Sac Bunt 19
Bunt for Hit 1
Pitching Stuff Movement Control
Current 17 13 13
vs R 18 14 14
vs L 15 11 13
Potential 17 13 13
Pitch Ratings Cur Pot
Sinker 17 17
Slider 15 15
Changeup 9 14
Other Pitching
Velocity 99-101 mph
GB % 60%
Stamina 16
Hold 20
OSA Rating History
Ratings Changes
2026-03-05
Contact Potential decreased from 5 to 4
Contact decreased from 5 to 4
Contact vs R decreased from 5 to 4
2026-02-21
Weight increased from 204 to 205
2026-02-06
Movement vs R decreased from 15 to 14
Movement vs L decreased from 12 to 11
GB% decreased from 62% to 60%
Slider Pot decreased from 16 to 15
Slider decreased from 16 to 15
Changeup decreased from 10 to 9
2026-01-10
Control vs L increased from 12 to 13
2025-12-26
Stuff vs R decreased from 19 to 18
Stuff vs L decreased from 16 to 15
2025-12-19
Stuff vs R increased from 18 to 19
Control vs L decreased from 13 to 12
2025-12-12
Movement vs R increased from 14 to 15
Movement vs L increased from 11 to 12
GB% increased from 60% to 62%
Weight decreased from 205 to 204
2025-12-05
Stuff Potential decreased from 20 to 17
Stuff decreased from 20 to 17
Stuff vs R decreased from 20 to 18
Stuff vs L decreased from 19 to 16
Role changed from CL to SP
2025-11-30
Control Potential decreased from 14 to 13
Control decreased from 14 to 13
2025-11-24
Gap vs R decreased from 6 to 5
Power vs L decreased from 2 to 1
GB% increased from 59% to 60%
Stamina decreased from 17 to 16
2025-11-14
Local Popularity increased from Well Known to Popular
2025-11-06
Slider Pot decreased from 17 to 16
Slider decreased from 17 to 16
2025-10-26
Gap vs R increased from 5 to 6
Control vs R decreased from 15 to 14
2025-10-20
Movement vs L decreased from 12 to 11
2025-09-01
Power vs L increased from 1 to 2
2025-07-28
Stamina increased from 16 to 17
2025-05-05
Contact Potential increased from 4 to 5
Contact increased from 4 to 5
Contact vs R increased from 4 to 5
2025-04-05
Stuff vs L decreased from 20 to 19
Movement vs L increased from 11 to 12
2025-03-27
Control Potential decreased from 15 to 14
Control decreased from 15 to 14
Control vs L decreased from 14 to 13
2025-02-23
Control vs R decreased from 16 to 15
2025-02-08
P defense decreased from 8 to 1
Stuff Potential increased from 18 to 20
Stuff increased from 18 to 20
Stuff vs R increased from 19 to 20
Stuff vs L increased from 16 to 20
Movement Potential decreased from 14 to 13
Movement decreased from 14 to 13
Movement vs R decreased from 15 to 14
Movement vs L decreased from 14 to 11
GB% decreased from 61% to 59%
Stamina decreased from 17 to 16
Role changed from SP to CL
Weight increased from 204 to 205
Local Popularity increased from Fair to Well Known
National Popularity increased from Fair to Well Known
2024-10-07
Weight decreased from 205 to 204
2024-08-19
Avoid Ks increased from 2 to 3
Avoid Ks vs R increased from 2 to 3
2024-08-12
Weight decreased from 206 to 205
2024-07-31
Stuff Potential increased from 17 to 18
Stuff increased from 17 to 18
2024-06-17
Changeup increased from 9 to 10
2024-06-10
Slider Pot decreased from 18 to 17
Slider decreased from 18 to 17
2024-05-27
Contact vs L increased from 4 to 5
Avoid Ks vs L increased from 2 to 3
Stuff vs R increased from 18 to 19
Stuff vs L increased from 15 to 16
2024-04-29
Movement Potential decreased from 15 to 14
Movement decreased from 15 to 14
2024-04-15
Control Potential decreased from 16 to 15
Control decreased from 16 to 15
Control vs L decreased from 15 to 14
2024-03-20
Stuff Potential decreased from 18 to 17
Stuff increased from 16 to 17
Changeup increased from 7 to 9
2024-03-11
Stuff decreased from 17 to 16
Movement vs R decreased from 16 to 15
GB% decreased from 62% to 61%
2024-02-25
Weight increased from 205 to 206
2024-02-09
Weight increased from 204 to 205
2024-02-03
Movement vs L decreased from 15 to 14
GB% decreased from 64% to 62%
2024-01-17
Outfield Arm decreased from 4 to 3
Weight increased from 203 to 204
2023-12-26
Stamina increased from 16 to 17
2023-12-19
Movement vs L increased from 14 to 15
GB% increased from 63% to 64%
2023-12-07
Sac Bunt decreased from 20 to 19
Weight increased from 202 to 203
2023-11-20
Stamina decreased from 17 to 16
2023-11-13
Local Popularity increased from Insignficant to Fair
National Popularity increased from Insignficant to Fair
2023-09-11
GB% increased from 62% to 63%
Weight decreased from 203 to 202
2023-07-17
Infield Error decreased from 10 to 9
Stuff Potential decreased from 19 to 18
Control increased from 15 to 16
Control vs R increased from 15 to 16
Control vs L increased from 14 to 15
2023-05-29
Outfield Range decreased from 7 to 6
P defense decreased from 9 to 8
Stuff increased from 16 to 17
Stuff vs R increased from 17 to 18
Stuff vs L increased from 14 to 15
Slider increased from 17 to 18
Weight increased from 201 to 203
2023-02-26
Contact increased from 3 to 4
Contact vs R increased from 3 to 4
Contact vs L increased from 3 to 4
Sac Bunt increased from 19 to 20
Infield Range decreased from 2 to 1
Outfield Error decreased from 3 to 2
Weight increased from 200 to 201
Local Popularity decreased from Fair to Insignficant
National Popularity decreased from Fair to Insignficant
2022-10-14
Sac Bunt decreased from 20 to 19
Bunt for Hit decreased from 2 to 1
Infield Range decreased from 3 to 2
Outfield Range decreased from 8 to 7
P defense decreased from 11 to 9
Stuff increased from 15 to 16
Stuff vs R increased from 16 to 17
Stuff vs L increased from 13 to 14
Sinker increased from 16 to 17
Slider increased from 16 to 17
Weight increased from 196 to 200
2022-07-31
Stuff increased from 14 to 15
Stuff vs R increased from 15 to 16
Control increased from 12 to 15
Control vs R increased from 12 to 15
Control vs L increased from 11 to 14
Hold increased from 19 to 20
Slider increased from 14 to 16
Weight decreased from 197 to 196
2022-05-29
Eye increased from 12 to 13
Bunt for Hit decreased from 3 to 2
Speed decreased from 2 to 1
Infield Range decreased from 4 to 3
Turn Double Play decreased from 5 to 4
Catcher Ability increased from 0 to 1
P defense decreased from 13 to 11
Stuff increased from 13 to 14
Stuff vs R increased from 14 to 15
Stuff vs L increased from 12 to 13
Control increased from 8 to 12
Control vs R increased from 9 to 12
Control vs L increased from 8 to 11
Hold increased from 17 to 19
Sinker increased from 15 to 16
Changeup increased from 6 to 7
Weight increased from 193 to 197
2021-04-10
Eye vs R increased from 11 to 12
Eye vs L increased from 13 to 14

Career Major League Stats

Team Year Age GS G IP W L SV K BB K% BB% HR% LOB% GB% BABIP ERA FIP FIP- xFIP E-F WAR
CHA - MLB
2025 25 0 75 78.0 9 5 34 92 31 28.48% 9.60% 1.55% 84.62% 58.78% 0.314 2.308 2.391 63 2.749 -0.08 2.72
CHA - MLB
2024 24 0 56 47.2 4 5 1 51 20 25.00% 9.80% 2.94% 72.44% 52.87% 0.301 4.343 3.763 92 3.500 0.58 0.48
CHA - MLB
2023 23 15 15 100.2 6 4 0 69 30 16.87% 7.34% 2.45% 79.31% 57.69% 0.297 3.397 4.086 101 4.215 -0.69 1.30
CHA - MLB
2022 22 4 4 29.1 4 0 0 24 11 20.51% 9.40% 0.85% 91.50% 57.63% 0.247 1.227 3.139 78 4.014 -1.91 0.71
Total - MLB
MLB
19 150 255.2 23 14 35 236 92 22.41% 8.74% 2.09% 80.90% 57.11% 0.297 2.992 3.400 85 3.611 -0.41 5.21

Career Minor League Stats

Team Year Age GS G IP W L SV K BB K% BB% HR% LOB% GB% BABIP ERA FIP FIP- xFIP E-F WAR
CHR - IL
2022 22 18 18 95.0 5 8 0 70 41 15.95% 9.34% 3.42% 52.90% 49.75% 0.327 7.958 5.324 107 5.141 2.63 0.96
BIR - SL
2022 22 10 10 58.2 5 2 0 57 13 22.98% 5.24% 1.21% 59.62% 58.41% 0.361 4.909 2.793 63 3.188 2.12 1.99
CHR - IL
2021 21 5 5 31.0 3 1 0 31 11 22.30% 7.91% 1.44% 72.61% 55.36% 0.394 4.645 3.534 73 4.035 1.11 0.91
BIR - SL
2021 21 23 23 134.0 10 5 0 113 52 19.93% 9.17% 1.23% 69.11% 52.87% 0.291 3.896 3.851 88 4.323 0.04 2.58
BIR - SL
2020 20 9 9 44.2 3 3 0 39 24 19.40% 11.94% 1.00% 63.44% 53.26% 0.315 5.440 3.955 93 4.496 1.49 0.75
Total - AAA
AAA
23 23 126.0 8 9 0 101 52 17.47% 9.00% 2.94% 58.00% 50.97% 0.342 7.143 4.884 99 4.869 2.26 1.87
Total - AA
AA
42 42 237.1 18 10 0 209 89 20.57% 8.76% 1.18% 65.66% 54.29% 0.314 4.437 3.609 83 4.075 0.83 5.31

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 wRC+ WAR
CHA - MLB
2025 25 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000 0.000 0.000 0 0.000 0 0.00
CHA - MLB
2024 24 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000 0.000 0.000 0 0.000 0 0.00
CHA - MLB
2023 23 1 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000 0.000 0.000 0.0000 0.000 -125 -0.17
Total - MLB
MLB
10 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000 0.000 0.000 0.0000 0.000 -125 -0.17

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 wRC+ WAR
None - None
None - None
2018 18 21 109 89 36 10 2 3 24 35 17 8 7 3 0.405 0.491 1.154 0.4125 0.489 220 1.80
Total - ??
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21 109 89 36 10 2 3 24 35 17 8 7 3 0.405 0.491 1.154 0.4125 0.489 220 1.80

Career Fielding Stats

Team Year Pos G IP PO A E Fld % RF Eff ZR
CHA - MLB
2025 P 74 78.0 2 11 0 1.000 1.500 1.032 -1.45
CHA - MLB
2024 P 52 47.2 2 7 0 1.000 1.699 1.249 0.33
CHA - MLB
2023 P 15 100.2 9 4 0 1.000 1.162 1.006 -1.13
CHA - MLB
2022 P 4 29.1 1 5 0 1.000 1.841 0.985 -0.34
Total P 145 255.2 14 27 0 -2.59
Player Awards
Award Year / Date Team
All-Star 2021 Birmingham (SL)
Hall of Fame Metrics
Metric Score
Black Ink0
Grey Ink6
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Leaderboard Appearances
Year G Rank
2025 75 6
Year SV Rank
2025 34 6
Year Hold Rank
2024 18 7
Year CG Rank
2023 3 4