Andrew Velazquez (b. July 14, 1994), better known as “Squid”, plays baseball for the LA Angels of Major League Baseball (MLB). Earlier in his career, he played for teams such as Tampa Bay Rays, Baltimore Orioles , Cleveland Indians, and New York Yankees . Velazquez debuted in MLB in 2018 .
|Full Name||Andrew Velazquez|
|Date of Birth||July 14, 1994|
|Age||28 years (as of 2022)|
|Place of Birth||Bronx|
|Country of Living||United States|
|Andrew Velazquez Net Worth||$1 billion (Last Updated 2022)|
Andrew Velazquez Net Worth
Velazquez’s team is paying him $11,26,621 per year and the net worth of Andrew Velazquez is estimated to be $1 billion in 2022.
Velazquez hails from Morris Park in the Bronx. For 20 years, his dad, Kenneth, served as a detective and undercover narcotics cop for the New York City Police Department.
Velazquez played baseball for Fordham Preparatory School’s team. He began his career as a center fielder but turned into a starting shortstop during his senior year. Velazquez was named the All-Bronx Baseball Player of the Year by the New York Post during his senior year.
He was also a high jumper and sprinter on the track and field team at Prep. After receiving an athletic scholarship, he attended Virginia Tech (Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University) where he played college baseball for the Hokies.
Andrew Velazquez’s Family and Career
Andrew was born on July 14, 1994, in the Bronx, New York. His birth year makes him 28 years old. He is the son of Puerto Rican parents Margaret and Kenneth. It was his dad’s playing skills that inspired him to get into this sport.
Andrew is 5’8″ tall, and he is of American descent. In New York City, he attended Fordham Preparatory School and played baseball for the school’s team.
With the 243rd pick in the 2012 MLB draft, he was selected by the Arizona Diamondbacks. In exchange for giving up his commitment to Virginia Tech, he signed with the Diamondbacks and received a $200,000 signing bonus. He made his pro debut that year with the Rookie-level Diamondbacks of the Arizona League and the Missoula Osprey of the Pioneer League.
The Rays promoted Velazquez to the majors as of September 2, 2018. During his ten at-bats as a pinch hitter, he managed to get three hits. Despite playing only 34.2 innings and starting only once, Velazquez managed to appear in an inning at each of his six positions on the field (shortstop, second base, third base, left, right, and center field).