Monday, October 1, 2018

Hector Velázquez Is Named FenwayNation's 2018 Rookie Player Of The Year

The Editors of FenwayNation have named pitcher Hector Velázquez as their 2018 Rookie Of The Year. The 29-year-old righty was signed as a free-agent from Navojoa of the Mexican Pacific League in 2017—but did not pitch enough to qualify for rookie status in that season. This season, Velázquez was valuable as a starter and a reliever—compiling a 7-2 record and a 3.13 ERA across 85 innings of work. Velázquez spot-started eight games for Boston—and would pretty consistently deliver decent outings. For example, on September 5th—spot-starting for David Price against the Braves—he went 4 innings, giving up just two runs in an eventual 9-8 Boston win. Congratulations, Hector, on being named FenwayNation's 2018 Rookie Player Of The Year!