Nelson Velazquez Just Hit His First Career Home Run!

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Nelson Velazquez Just Hit His First Career Home Run!

Chicago Cubs

That was beautiful. 108.3 mph off the bat. 418 feet. In the Brewers’ home. Wrigley North. Fourth of July.

You love to see it for Nelson Velazquez’s first big league homer:

Eric Lauer’s immediately pained expression? Also perfect.

On the year, Velazquez is up to .313/.389/.531/154 wRC+, albeit over just 36 well-selected plate appearances. Love the experience he’s getting, though, and I hope he can keep drawing semi-regular starts as long as he’s up.


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