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Otto Velez

Otoniel (Franceschi) Velez (Otto the Swatto)

Positions: Third Baseman, Outfielder and First Baseman
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Height: 6' 0", Weight: 170 lb.

Born: November 29, 1950 in Ponce, PR

Major League Stats

Minors Batting

Year Age AgeDif Tm Lg Lev Aff G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS TB GDP HBP SH SF IBB
1970 19 -0.6 2 Teams 2 Lgs Rk-A NYY 73 282 230 56 74 10 5 7 48 8 2 44 50 .322 .432 .500 .932 115 3 2 3
1970 19 -0.2 Johnson City APPY Rk NYY 53 213 176 49 65 10 4 7 44 8 1 33 36 .369 .472 .591 1.063 104 2 1 1
1970 19 -2.0 Fort Lauderdale FLOR A NYY 20 69 54 7 9 0 1 0 4 0 1 11 14 .167 .309 .204 .513 11 1 1 2
1971 20 -2.3 Kinston CARL A NYY 113 463 384 82 119 21 4 16 73 4 2 72 75 .310 .420 .510 .930 196 2 3 2
1972 21 -1.8 West Haven EL AA NYY 122 499 409 64 102 17 1 13 68 1 1 80 98 .249 .371 .391 .762 160 2 3 5
1973 22 -2.9 Syracuse IL AAA NYY 138 552 409 92 110 19 7 29 98 8 4 130 106 .269 .450 .562 1.012 230 8 1 4
1974 23 -2.2 Syracuse IL AAA NYY 65 273 200 44 62 13 0 13 35 5 1 64 65 .310 .483 .570 1.053 114 5 2 2
1975 24 -0.4 Syracuse IL AAA NYY 81 337 244 56 61 18 2 10 35 1 1 87 54 .250 .445 .463 .908 113 2 0 4
1982 31 5.9 Syracuse IL AAA TOR 7 22 19 1 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 3 11 .158 .273 .211 .483 4 0 0 0 0
1983 32 7.1 Charleston IL AAA CLE 48 177 142 27 44 9 0 9 42 0 1 32 34 .310 .435 .563 .998 80 1 0 2 2
1984 33 5.0 Aguascalientes MEX AAA
9 Seasons 647 2605 2037 422 575 108 19 97 399 27 12 512 493 .282 .428 .497 .925 1012 23 11 22 2
Rk (1 season) Rk 53 213 176 49 65 10 4 7 44 8 1 33 36 .369 .472 .591 1.063 104 2 1 1
A (2 seasons) A 133 532 438 89 128 21 5 16 77 4 3 83 89 .292 .405 .473 .878 207 3 4 4
AA (1 season) AA 122 499 409 64 102 17 1 13 68 1 1 80 98 .249 .371 .391 .762 160 2 3 5
AAA (6 seasons) AAA 339 1361 1014 220 280 60 9 61 210 14 7 316 270 .276 .451 .534 .984 541 16 3 12 2
A 7890 value in the totals indicates career mark is incomplete.

Minors Fielding

Year Age Tm Lg Lev Aff G CG Ch PO A E DP Fld% RF/G lgCS% PO
1970 19 2 Teams 2 Lgs A-Rk NYY OF 18 33 29 2 2 1 .939 1.72
1970 19 Johnson City APPY Rk NYY OF 1 2 2 0 0 0 1.000 2.00
1970 19 Johnson City APPY Rk NYY 3B 42 104 33 61 10 3 .904 2.24
1970 19 Johnson City APPY Rk NYY 2B 11 53 26 22 5 4 .906 4.36
1970 19 Fort Lauderdale FLOR A NYY OF 17 31 27 2 2 1 .935 1.71
1971 20 Kinston CARL A NYY 3B 111 265 68 172 25 9 .906 2.16
1972 21 West Haven EL AA NYY OF 7 12 10 0 2 0 .833 1.43
1972 21 West Haven EL AA NYY 3B 113 318 84 210 24 20 .925 2.60
1972 21 West Haven EL AA NYY 1B 1 11 8 1 2 1 .818 9.00
1973 22 Syracuse IL AAA NYY OF 121 193 175 9 9 3 .953 1.52
1973 22 Syracuse IL AAA NYY 3B 3 5 2 2 1 0 .800 1.33
1974 23 Syracuse IL AAA NYY 3B 3 6 2 4 0 0 1.000 2.00
1974 23 Syracuse IL AAA NYY 2B 5 22 10 9 3 1 .864 3.80
1974 23 Syracuse IL AAA NYY 1B 60 498 462 26 10 44 .980 8.13
1975 24 Syracuse IL AAA NYY 3B 50 116 28 74 14 12 .879 2.04
1975 24 Syracuse IL AAA NYY 1B 31 295 274 16 5 20 .983 9.35
1983 32 Charleston IL AAA CLE 1B 2 2 1 1 0 0 1.000 1.00
7 Seasons 578 1933 1212 609 112 118 .942 3.15
3B (6 seasons) 3B 322 814 217 523 74 44 .909 2.30
1B (4 seasons) 1B 94 806 745 44 17 65 .979 8.39
OF (3 seasons) OF 146 238 214 11 13 4 .945 1.54
2B (2 seasons) 2B 16 75 36 31 8 5 .893 4.19

Teams Played For

Year Age Tm Lg Lev Aff
1970 19 Johnson City Yankees Appalachian League Rk NYY
1970 19 Fort Lauderdale Yankees Florida State League A NYY
1971 20 Kinston Eagles Carolina League A NYY
1972 21 West Haven Yankees Eastern League AA NYY
1973 22 Syracuse Chiefs International League AAA NYY
1973 22 New York Yankees American League MLB NYY 1 1973-09-04 1973-09-30
1974 23 Syracuse Chiefs International League AAA NYY
1974 23 New York Yankees American League MLB NYY 1 1974-06-29 1974-09-14
1975 24 Syracuse Chiefs International League AAA NYY
1975 24 New York Yankees American League MLB NYY 1 1975-09-16 1975-09-28
1976 25 New York Yankees American League MLB NYY 1 1976-04-10 1976-10-02
1977 26 Toronto Blue Jays American League MLB TOR 1 1977-04-07 1977-10-02
1978 27 Toronto Blue Jays American League MLB TOR 1 1978-04-09 1978-10-01
1979 28 Toronto Blue Jays American League MLB TOR 1 1979-04-07 1979-09-30
1980 29 Toronto Blue Jays American League MLB TOR 1 1980-04-09 1980-08-28
1981 30 Toronto Blue Jays American League MLB TOR 1 1981-04-09 1981-10-02
1982 31 Syracuse Chiefs International League AAA TOR
1982 31 Toronto Blue Jays American League MLB TOR 1 1982-04-11 1982-07-24
1983 32 Charleston Charlies International League AAA CLE
1983 32 Cleveland Indians American League MLB CLE 1 1983-07-14 1983-08-07
1984 33 Aguascalientes Rieleros Mexican League AAA

Sabr ID: 72b05db6

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