|Last 5 years||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|MLB Career Stats||1||1||4.37||19||7||0||55.2||58||1.28|
|Year||Team||LG||NP||Pitch Type||Avg Pitch Speed (mph)||Avg Perceived Speed (mph)||Avg Spin Rate (rpm)||Avg Extension (feet)||Avg Exit Velocity (mph)|
|MLB Avg||-||-||-||Four-seam FB||92.90||92.54||2213.00||6.16||89.87|
The Astros have swung a deal to acquire Phillies closer Ken Giles in exchange for three players, pending physicals, a source confirmed for MLB.com late Wednesday.
With their bullpen having thrown nine innings the previous two nights, the Astros on Thursday called up rookie right-hander Vincent Velasquez from Double-A Corpus Christi for his third stint with the club. That was bad news for Josh Fields, who was optioned to Double-A.
|December 12, 2015||Philadelphia Phillies traded SS Jonathan Arauz and RHP Ken Giles to Houston Astros for LHP Brett Oberholtzer, RHP Harold Arauz, RHP Mark Appel, RHP Thomas Eshelman and RHP Vincent Velasquez.|
|October 15, 2015||Houston Astros activated RHP Vincent Velasquez.|
|October 6, 2015||Houston Astros reassigned RHP Vincent Velasquez to the minor leagues.|
|August 20, 2015||Houston Astros recalled RHP Vincent Velasquez from Corpus Christi Hooks.|
|August 2, 2015||Houston Astros optioned RHP Vincent Velasquez to Corpus Christi Hooks.|
|July 21, 2015||Houston Astros recalled Vincent Velasquez from Corpus Christi Hooks.|
|July 8, 2015||Houston Astros optioned RHP Vincent Velasquez to Corpus Christi Hooks.|
|June 10, 2015||Houston Astros recalled Vincent Velasquez from Corpus Christi Hooks.|
|May 8, 2015||Corpus Christi Hooks activated RHP Vincent Velasquez from the 7-day disabled list.|
|April 9, 2015||RHP Vincent Velasquez assigned to Corpus Christi Hooks from Astros Extended Spring Training.|
|April 8, 2015||RHP Vincent Velasquez assigned to Astros Extended Spring Training from Corpus Christi Hooks.|
|April 3, 2015||RHP Vincent Velasquez assigned to Corpus Christi Hooks from Fresno Grizzlies.|
|March 16, 2015||Houston Astros optioned RHP Vincent Velasquez to Fresno Grizzlies.|
|November 20, 2014||Houston Astros selected the contract of Vincent Velasquez from Lancaster JetHawks.|
|July 28, 2014||Lancaster JetHawks activated RHP Vincent Velasquez from the 7-day disabled list.|
|July 10, 2014||Lancaster JetHawks sent RHP Vincent Velasquez on a rehab assignment to GCL Astros.|
|May 12, 2014||Lancaster JetHawks placed RHP Vincent Velasquez on the 7-day disabled list retroactive to May 11, 2014.|
|September 18, 2013||Lancaster JetHawks activated RHP Vincent Velasquez from the 7-day disabled list.|
|September 5, 2013||Lancaster JetHawks placed RHP Vincent Velasquez on the 7-day disabled list.|
|August 15, 2013||RHP Vincent Velasquez assigned to Lancaster JetHawks from Quad Cities River Bandits.|
|April 1, 2013||Vincent Velasquez assigned to Quad Cities River Bandits from Tri-City ValleyCats.|
|June 14, 2012||Vincent Velasquez assigned to Tri-City ValleyCats.|
|June 26, 2010||Vincent Velasquez assigned to Greeneville Astros from Houston Astros.|
|June 25, 2010||Houston Astros signed RHP Vincent Velasquez.|
Graduated from Garey High School in Pomona, Calif., where he played shortstop and pitched...was a three-time All-Mt. Baldy League First-Team Infielder and was his club's Most Valuable Player in 2009 as a junior...in his senior season, went 6-1 with a 1.89 ERA with 52 strikeouts and eight walks in 49.0 innings pitched...in the batters box, hit .608 with 29 RBI, 14 doubles and 18 steals...drafted by Houston with the 58th overall pick in 2010...signed by Astros scout Tim Costic.
Played primarily shortstop growing up and in high school, but impressed on the mound at the Astros pre-draft workout in 2010...at Minute Maid Park, he faced nine prospects, recording seven strikeouts.
Added to the Astros 40-man roster on Nov. 20, 2014...is signed to a one-year contract that runs through the 2015 season.2014
Shot up prospect charts at the onset of the 2014 season and was ranked as a top-10 prospect in the Astros system for the first time in his career by Baseball America (#6), Baseball Prospectus (#6) and ESPN.com (#7)...also ranked by ESPN.com as the No. 82 prospect in all of baseball...started on Opening Day for Class A Advanced Lancaster on April 3 vs. Lake Elsinore (1ER/4IP), his third straight Opening Day start...started his season 4-0 with a 3.13 ERA (8ER/23IP) in six games (3 starts) in April...made eight appearances through May 9 before being placed on the 7-day DL on May 10 with a strained groin...was sidelined for two months before being sent on a minor league rehab assignment to the GCL Astros on July 11...made three starts for the Astros before being activated on July 28...finished his season in Lancaster's rotation and pitched in their playoff run, going 1-0 with a 3.00 ERA (4ER/12IP) and 13 strikeouts...was twice named a California League Player of the Week for the weeks of April 3-13 and Aug. 11-17...combined to go 7-5 with a 3.52 ERA (25ER/64IP) in 18 games (13 starts) on the season...posted 91 strikeouts in his 64.0 regular season innings...following the year, played for Salt River in the Arizona Fall League, making five appearances (four starts) and going 2-2 with 13 strikeouts in 13.2 innings pitched...missed his final scheduled start after straining his right lat...added to the Astros 40-man roster on Nov. 20.