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On Friday, Nelson Velazquez and the Kansas City Royals face the Chicago Cubs (with Jameson Taillon on the hill) at Wrigley Field. First pitch is at 2:20 PM ET.
Game Info and Nelson Velazquez Props
- Day: Friday, August 18, 2023
- Time: 2:20 PM ET
- TV Channel: MLB Network
- Hits Prop: Over/under 1 hit (Over odds: -149)
- Home Runs Prop: Over/under 1 home run (Over odds: +500)
- Total Bases Prop: Over/under 1 total base (Over odds: -149)
Nelson Velazquez Stats
- Velazquez has 15 hits and an OBP of .327 to go with a slugging percentage of .731 this season.
- He has gotten at least one hit in 62.5% of his games this year (10 of 16), picking up multiple hits four times (25.0%).
- He has hit a long ball in seven games this year (43.8%), going yard in 12.7% of his trips to the plate.
- In seven games this year (43.8%), Velazquez has knocked in a run, including two games with multiple runs batted in.
Cubs Pitching Stats and Rankings
- The Cubs staff has put up a 8.4 K/9, which ranks 22nd in MLB.
- The Cubs have the 16th-ranked team ERA in baseball at 4.25.
- Cubs pitchers have been tagged for the ninth-fewest home runs in baseball (135 total, 1.1 per game).
- The Cubs’ Taillon (7-7) will make his 22nd start of the season.
- The 31-year-old has pitched in 21 games this season with a 5.71 ERA, 7.9 strikeouts per nine innings and a batting average against of .274.
Velazquez’s recent games
- vs. Mariners on August 17: 2-for-4, 2 R, 1 HR, 1 RBI, 1 K
- vs. Mariners on August 16: 2-for-4, 1 R, 1 HR, 1 RBI
- vs. Mariners on August 15: 0-for-3, 1 R, 1 K
- vs. Mariners on August 14: 1-for-4, 1 K
- vs. Cardinals on August 12: 1-for-4, 1 R, 1 HR, 2 RBI, 1 K
- vs. Cardinals on August 11: 2-for-4, 1 R, 1 HR, 1 RBI, 2 K
- vs. Marlins on May 7: 0-for-4, 3 K
- at Nationals on May 4: 0-for-3, 1 K
- at Nationals on May 1: 0-for-2, 1 K
- at Marlins on April 30: 0-for-2
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