SS Jazz Velens #52
Age: 27 | Bats: S | Throws: R | Morale: Great    
08/11/2025
SS JAZZ VELENS #52 - AGE: 27 - BATS: S - THROWS: R - MORALE: GREAT
G AB H 2B 3B HR RBI BB K AVG OBP SLG SB WAR
106 412 104 10 5 13 41 30 104 .252 .305 .396 35 3.1
BATTING RATINGS (OSA)
Overall Pot. Overall Vs Left Vs Right Pot.  
Contact 11 12 11 11
Gap 13 14 13 13
Power 11 12 11 11
Eye 12 13 12 12
Avoid K's 11 11 11 11
FIELDING RATINGS
Catcher Infield Outfield
Range: - 16 3
Errors: - 17 16
Arm: 1 18 15
Turn DP: - 16 -
Ability: 1 - -
POSITION RATINGS
Pitcher: - Shortstop: 16
Catcher: - Left Field: -
1st Base: - Center Field: -
2nd Base: - Right Field: -
3rd Base: -
       
RUN/BUNT
Running Speed: 18
Stealing Ability: 20
Baserunning Inst.: 20
Sacrifice Bunt: 5
Bunt for Hit: 1
   
GAME LOG, LAST 10 GAMES
Date Vs. Result AB R H BI HR BB K SB
08/10/2025 SEA Loss, 0-1 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
08/10/2025 SEA Win, 2-0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
08/08/2025 SEA Win, 12-3 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
08/07/2025 SEA Loss, 1-4 3 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
08/06/2025 @ BAL Loss, 1-7 3 1 0 0 0 1 2 1
08/05/2025 @ BAL Win, 9-7 5 1 2 1 0 0 2 0
08/04/2025 @ BAL Win, 3-2 4 1 1 0 0 0 0 0
08/03/2025 @ BOS Win, 6-5 5 0 3 2 0 0 1 2
08/02/2025 @ BOS Loss, 3-7 3 1 0 0 0 1 0 0
08/01/2025 @ BOS Loss, 3-4 3 1 0 0 0 1 1 0
PERSONALITY
Velens brings his lunchbox to work everyday.
Low: Loyalty, Greed
Birthday:07/18/1998
Born in:Plano, TX
Nationality:American
Height:6' 0"
Weight:195 lbs
Local Popularity:Fair
National Pop.:Fair
STATUS
Contract:Major League Contract
Salary:$4,600,000
Signed Through:2025 Season
Major Service:4 Years, 106 Days
Service This Yr:127 Days
40-Man Service:5 Years, 33 Days
Pro Service:8 Years
Arbitration Eligibility:Arbitration eligible in offseason
Option Years:2 option years left
Contract Extension: -
Drafted:2017, 8th Pick in Round 3
THESHOW 2025 BATTING STATS
Batting G AB H 2B 3B HR RBI R BB K AVG OBP SLG OPS WOBA ISO wRC+
Overall 106 412 104 10 5 13 41 61 30 104 .252 .305 .396 .701 .301 .143 96
Batting GS PA HP IW CI GDP SH SF TB EBH SB CS SB% RC RC/27 WAR  
Overall 105 447 2 0 0 12 1 2 163 28 35 2 94.6 52.2 4.33 3.1  
Batting   AB H 2B 3B HR RBI R BB K SF SH HP AVG OBP SLG OPS
Versus Left   109 23 1 2 1 6 10 14 32 0 0 0 .211 .301 .284 .585
Versus Right   303 81 9 3 12 35 51 16 72 2 1 2 .267 .307 .436 .742
Batting   AB H 2B 3B HR RBI R BB K SF SH HP AVG OBP SLG OPS
Last Week   24 4 0 1 0 1 3 1 5 0 1 0 .167 .200 .250 .450
April   80 16 5 0 1 5 13 6 21 1 0 0 .200 .253 .300 .553
May   110 34 1 3 5 14 20 3 25 0 0 1 .309 .333 .509 .842
June   89 22 2 0 4 11 11 14 22 1 0 0 .247 .346 .404 .751
July   98 25 2 1 3 8 12 4 29 0 0 1 .255 .291 .388 .679
August   35 7 0 1 0 3 5 3 7 0 1 0 .200 .263 .257 .520
Spring Training   56 14 3 0 1 3 5 10 10 0 0 0 .250 .364 .357 .721
Last Year   553 128 20 3 8 54 58 57 115 2 1 5 .231 .308 .322 .630
2 Years Ago   564 152 30 5 16 64 92 59 105 7 1 3 .270 .338 .426 .764
Career   2376 590 95 24 62 245 312 221 523 13 6 17 .248 .315 .387 .702
Home   210 51 7 2 4 18 28 17 45 1 1 0 .243 .298 .352 .651
Road   202 53 3 3 9 23 33 13 59 1 0 2 .262 .312 .441 .753
Grass   400 100 10 5 12 39 59 29 99 2 1 2 .250 .303 .390 .693
Turf   12 4 0 0 1 2 2 1 5 0 0 0 .333 .385 .583 .968
Day   38 9 0 1 1 3 4 2 12 0 1 0 .237 .275 .368 .643
Night   374 95 10 4 12 38 57 28 92 2 0 2 .254 .308 .398 .706
As Starter   412 104 10 5 13 41 61 30 104 2 1 2 .252 .305 .396 .701
As Reliever / Substitution   0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000
Close/Late   86 23 0 2 4 11 13 10 24 0 0 0 .267 .344 .453 .797
Inning 1-3   174 40 6 2 5 17 28 9 42 1 1 2 .230 .274 .374 .648
Inning 4-6   119 34 4 1 3 11 16 8 25 1 0 0 .286 .328 .412 .740
Inning 7-9   112 28 0 2 4 12 16 13 35 0 0 0 .250 .328 .393 .721
Extra Innings   7 2 0 0 1 1 1 0 2 0 0 0 .286 .286 .714 1.000
0 Outs   150 45 5 4 5 16 34 12 42 1 1 1 .300 .354 .487 .840
1 Outs   149 29 3 1 4 9 16 9 40 1 0 0 .195 .239 .309 .548
2 Outs   113 30 2 0 4 16 11 9 22 0 0 1 .265 .325 .389 .715
Scoring Position   91 28 2 0 3 29 11 4 21 2 1 0 .308 .330 .429 .758
Bases Empty   249 61 7 4 10 10 42 23 65 0 0 2 .245 .314 .426 .740
Runner on 1st   72 15 1 1 0 2 8 3 18 0 0 0 .208 .240 .250 .490
Runner on 2nd   36 13 2 0 2 11 5 1 6 0 0 0 .361 .378 .583 .962
Runner on 3rd   20 6 0 0 0 7 4 0 6 1 0 0 .300 .286 .300 .586
Runner on 1st & 2nd   23 8 0 0 1 6 1 2 4 0 1 0 .348 .400 .478 .878
Runner on 1st & 3rd   2 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 2 1 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000
Runner on 2nd & 3rd   5 1 0 0 0 2 0 0 2 0 0 0 .200 .200 .200 .400
Bases Loaded   5 0 0 0 0 2 1 1 1 0 0 0 .000 .167 .000 .167
Two Strikes   206 25 4 1 4 16 21 14 104 1 0 1 .121 .180 .209 .389
First Pitch   56 23 3 2 2 4 7 0 0 0 0 0 .411 .411 .643 1.054
Count 0-1   31 11 2 0 1 3 5 0 0 0 0 0 .355 .355 .516 .871
Count 0-2   40 3 0 0 1 3 2 0 24 0 0 0 .075 .075 .150 .225
Count 1-0   33 10 0 0 1 2 4 0 0 0 1 0 .303 .303 .394 .697
Count 1-1   41 14 1 1 3 7 8 0 0 1 0 1 .341 .349 .634 .983
Count 1-2   78 8 1 0 1 7 5 0 41 0 0 0 .103 .103 .154 .256
Count 2-0   10 4 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 .400 .400 .400 .800
Count 2-1   19 7 0 0 1 2 6 0 0 0 0 0 .368 .368 .526 .895
Count 2-2   44 9 0 1 1 2 7 0 16 0 0 1 .205 .222 .318 .540
Count 3-0   1 0 0 0 0 0 0 9 0 0 0 0 .000 .900 .000 .900
Count 3-1   15 10 0 1 1 6 8 7 0 0 0 0 .667 .773 1.000 1.773
Full Count   44 5 3 0 1 4 7 14 23 1 0 0 .114 .322 .250 .572
Behind in Count   149 22 3 0 3 13 12 0 65 0 0 0 .148 .148 .228 .376
Ahead in Count   78 31 0 1 3 11 20 16 0 0 1 0 .397 .500 .538 1.038
Batting Leadoff   102 27 2 1 4 7 18 10 27 0 0 1 .265 .336 .422 .758
Batting 2nd   234 56 6 3 5 21 33 12 59 1 0 0 .239 .275 .355 .630
Batting 3rd   4 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 .000 .200 .000 .200
Batting 4th   3 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 .000 .250 .000 .250
Batting 5th   13 6 0 0 1 3 2 0 4 0 0 0 .462 .462 .692 1.154
Batting 6th   49 13 1 1 3 9 8 4 12 1 1 1 .265 .327 .510 .837
Batting 7th   7 2 1 0 0 0 0 2 1 0 0 0 .286 .444 .429 .873
Low Leverage   186 35 3 1 6 9 21 16 52 0 0 1 .188 .256 .312 .568
Medium Leverage   161 50 6 3 4 18 31 8 38 1 0 1 .311 .345 .460 .805
High Leverage   65 19 1 1 3 14 9 6 14 1 1 0 .292 .347 .477 .824
CAREER BATTING STATS
Year/Team/League Age G AB H 2B 3B HR RBI R BB HP SF K SB CS AVG OBP SLG OPS OPS+ wRC+ WAR
2020 Kansas City - MLB 21 68 223 53 6 1 5 23 22 17 1 0 58 15 5 .238 .295 .341 .635 76 79 0.7
2021 Kansas City - MLB 22 16 53 17 4 2 3 5 11 3 0 1 12 3 2 .321 .351 .642 .992 168 169 0.8
2022 Kansas City - MLB 23 142 571 136 25 8 17 58 68 55 6 1 129 40 11 .238 .311 .399 .711 96 97 3.5
2023 Kansas City - MLB 24 148 564 152 30 5 16 64 92 59 3 7 105 46 20 .270 .338 .426 .764 111 114 4.4
2024 Kansas City - MLB 25 154 553 128 20 3 8 54 58 57 5 2 115 45 10 .231 .308 .322 .630 75 74 2.6
2025 Kansas City - MLB 26 106 412 104 10 5 13 41 61 30 2 2 104 35 2 .252 .305 .396 .701 90 96 3.1
Total MLB 634 2376 590 95 24 62 245 312 221 17 13 523 184 50 .248 .315 .387 .702 93 95 15.1
CAREER MINOR LEAGUE BATTING STATS
Year/Team/League Age G AB H 2B 3B HR RBI R BB HP SF K SB CS AVG OBP SLG OPS OPS+ wRC+ WAR
2017 Total - 18 41 179 59 10 4 9 38 56 24 2 1 28 32 5 .330 .413 .581 .994 100 100 0.0
2017 Idaho Falls - R 18 72 277 69 22 5 5 37 30 27 10 2 87 17 1 .249 .335 .419 .754 85 85 0.0
2018 Burlington - R 19 64 254 69 20 6 4 49 48 36 1 3 80 15 0 .272 .361 .445 .805 112 106 0.0
2019 Lexington - A 20 57 207 67 19 2 5 41 36 38 5 2 40 15 1 .324 .437 .507 .944 164 172 0.0
2019 Wilmington - A 20 78 287 73 26 1 4 29 44 39 3 1 67 23 2 .254 .348 .394 .742 108 101 0.0
2019 Total - A 20 135 494 140 45 3 9 70 80 77 8 3 107 38 3 .283 .387 .441 .828 0 0 0.0
2020 Wilmington - A 21 4 15 5 2 1 0 4 3 1 1 0 0 3 0 .333 .412 .600 1.012 185 187 0.0
2020 Northwest Arkansas - AA 21 68 285 72 12 6 4 27 57 41 2 1 65 21 10 .253 .350 .379 .728 94 99 0.0
2020 Omaha - AAA 21 9 10 2 0 1 0 0 2 0 0 0 4 1 1 .200 .200 .400 .600 51 37 0.0
2021 Omaha - AAA 22 97 390 104 23 6 13 59 70 43 8 5 89 39 6 .267 .348 .456 .804 104 101 0.0
Total PCL 106 400 106 23 7 13 59 72 43 8 5 93 40 7 .265 .344 .455 .799 103 100
Total TEX 68 285 72 12 6 4 27 57 41 2 1 65 21 10 .253 .350 .379 .728 94 99
Total CAR 82 302 78 28 2 4 33 47 40 4 1 67 26 2 .258 .352 .404 .756 112 105
Total SAL 57 207 67 19 2 5 41 36 38 5 2 40 15 1 .324 .437 .507 .944 164 172
Total APP 64 254 69 20 6 4 49 48 36 1 3 80 15 0 .272 .361 .445 .805 112 106
Total PIO 72 277 69 22 5 5 37 30 27 10 2 87 17 1 .249 .335 .419 .754 85 85
CAREER POSTSEASON BATTING STATS
Year/Team/League Age G AB H 2B 3B HR RBI R BB HP SF K SB CS AVG OBP SLG OPS OPS+ wRC+ WAR
2020 Kansas City - MLB 21 2 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0.0
2021 Kansas City - MLB 22 3 8 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0.0
2023 Kansas City - MLB 24 6 22 6 0 0 0 0 2 2 0 0 7 3 1 .273 .333 .273 .606 0 0 0.0
2024 Kansas City - MLB 25 4 11 2 1 0 0 0 2 2 0 0 4 1 0 .182 .308 .273 .580 0 0 0.0
Total MLB 15 46 8 1 0 0 0 4 4 0 0 17 4 1 .174 .240 .196 .436 24 54
CAREER FIELDING STATS
Year/Team/League POS G GS PO A DP TC E PCT INN RNG ZR EFF PB RSTA RTO RTO%
2020 Kansas City - MLB 3B 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 0.0 0.00 0.0 .000
2020 Kansas City - MLB SS 67 65 112 168 57 284 4 .986 584.1 4.31 +0.0 1.001
2021 Kansas City - MLB 3B 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 2.0 0.00 0.0 .000
2021 Kansas City - MLB SS 13 13 14 32 6 46 0 1.000 115.0 3.60 +0.5 1.030
2022 Kansas City - MLB SS 141 140 217 370 116 594 7 .988 1271.1 4.16 +2.1 1.012
2023 Kansas City - MLB SS 148 147 213 389 103 612 10 .984 1288.1 4.21 +3.0 1.016
2024 Kansas City - MLB SS 152 149 247 377 98 631 7 .989 1342.1 4.18 +9.5 1.055
2025 Kansas City - MLB SS 106 105 141 323 76 473 9 .981 926.1 4.51 +3.1 1.020
TOTAL 3B 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 2.0 0.00 0.0 .000
TOTAL SS 627 619 944 1659 456 2640 37 .986 5527.2 4.24 +18.2 1.024
PLAYER HISTORY
11/27/2020 Received a 1-year contract worth a total of $750,000 through automatic renewal.
01/01/2021 OSA scouting updated ratings (potential): Contact: 10 (11); Power: 10 (11); Eye: 10 (12).
05/10/2021 Wins the PCL AC Player of the Week Award.
07/11/2021 Was selected to the 2021 Pacific Coast League All-Star Game.
07/19/2021 Wins the PCL AC Player of the Week Award.
07/25/2021 Injured (plantar fascitis), out for 5-6 weeks.
08/25/2021 Suffered setback in recovery from injury, will miss another 1-2 weeks.
11/27/2021 Received a 1-year contract worth a total of $750,000 through automatic renewal.
01/01/2022 OSA scouting updated ratings (potential): Contact: 10 (11); Power: 11 (11); Eye: 12 (12).
04/14/2022 Injured (strained hamstring), out for 2 weeks.
11/24/2022 Received a 1-year contract worth a total of $750,000 through automatic renewal.
01/01/2023 OSA scouting updated ratings (potential): Contact: 11 (11); Power: 11 (11); Eye: 12 (12).
06/07/2023 Injured (knee soreness), out for 4 days.
06/24/2023 Injured (mild oblique strain), day-to-day for one week.
10/15/2023 Signed a 1-year contract extension worth a total of $4,020,000 with the Kansas City Royals organization.
01/01/2024 OSA scouting updated ratings (potential): Contact: 11 (11); Power: 11 (11); Eye: 12 (12).
08/16/2024 Goes 5-5 against the Texas Rangers, with 4 RBI and 0 R.
10/02/2024 Injured (bruised ankle), day-to-day for 4 days.
11/19/2024 Wins the 2024 MLB AL Gold Glove Award at SS.
12/02/2024 Received a 1-year contract worth a total of $4,600,000 through arbitration.
01/01/2025 OSA scouting updated ratings (potential): Contact: 11 (11); Power: 11 (11); Eye: 12 (12).
06/10/2025 Injured (Intercostal strain), out for 3 days.
LEADERBOARD APPEARANCES
Year 3B Rank
2022 8 5
Year SB Rank
2022 40 7
2023 46 6
2024 45 7
Year SF Rank
2023 7 8
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