Vincent John Velasquez
Bats: Right Throws: Right Height: 6'3" Weight: 203
Opening Day Age: 25
Born: June 7, 1992, Montclair, CA
Drafted: Selected by the Houston Astros in the 2nd round of the June 2010 draft
Teams: Houston Astros 2015; Phillies 2016-
Acquired: Acquired with Mark Appel, Brett Oberholtzer, Thomas Eshelman and Harold Arauz from the Houston Astros for Ken Giles and Jonathan Arauz, December 12, 2015
First Topps Flagship Base Card: 2015 Topps Update #US258
First Phillies Card: 2016 Phillies Team Issue #28First Phillies Team Issued Card: 2016 Phillies Team Issue #28
Newest Card: 2018 Phillies Team Issue 2 #28
|2016 Phillies Team Issue #28|
Still . . . this stinks. I'm bummed. My (now nine-year-old) son Doug is bummed. My wife is bummed. My youngest son Ben is mildly perturbed. Giles is a genuinely likable guy, and someone I would have loved to have rooted for with the Phillies for years to come. Instead, I'll root for him and his Astros unless they're facing off against the Phillies. It's crazy to me that the four pitchers who threw the combined no-hitter for the Phils back in 2014 are now pitching elsewhere.
As is the case with any trade, much better analysis can be found on other websites and blogs. What I'm most interested in are the baseball cards available for the five newest Phillies.
Vincent Velasquez (rhp) - Velasquez appeared in 19 games for the Astros in 2015, and the 23-year-old was considered to be one of the top prospects in the Astros farm system. He began appearing in Bowman releases in 2010 and he has cards in the 2015 Topps Heritage and 2015 Topps Update sets.
Complete Chachi Checklist
2016 Chachi New Additions #10
2016 Chachi #18
2016 Chachi #35 HL
2016 Chachi #69 Pitching Leaders (with Jeremy Hellickson and Jerad Eickhoff)
2016 Chachi #70 Strikeout Leaders (with Jerad Eickhoff and Jeremy Hellickson)
2016 Chachi Archives #8
2016 Chachi Photo Day #18
2017 Chachi #18
2017 Chachi Photo Night #27
2018 Chachi #15
Card statistics through 5/25/18.