Ray Velazquez - Baseball - Vanderbilt University Athletics

#9 Ray Velazquez


Class Sophomore
Height 6'1"
Weight 212
Hometown Lowell, Massachusetts
High School St. Thomas More

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Head coach Tim Corbin on Velazquez: “When you learn about Ray’s route to Vanderbilt, you immediately want to root for him. He methodically pursued getting to Nashville since his younger years. In a day where young men abandon situations when life gets tough, Ray moves in the opposite direction. He’s a gritty, tough, take a punch, 60’s kid. His growth mentally, physically and emotionally, are what good stories are about. He has gone from non-roster to “I’m going to get on the field one day”. He is versatile in the infield, and his offensive abilities have shot up.”

As a Sophomore (2024)
• Singled in his first collegiate plate appearance vs. Gonzaga (Feb. 23)

As a Freshman (2023)
• Did not make an appearance

The Velazquez File
• Attended St. Thomas More (Oakdale, Conn.)
• No. 5 overall prospect and No. 2 first baseman out of Massachusetts according to Perfect Game
• 2022 Perfect Game Preseason All-Northeast Region first team
• Named team captain 2019-22
• Two-time all-conference selection
• 2020 Rawlings/Perfect Game All-America
• Helped lead team to 2018-18 Super 8 MIAA appearance
• Has three brothers, Edgar, Bryan and Christian
• Full name is Raymond Abdiel Velazquez
• Hobbies include playing piano and watching the Celtics