TITANS `11: True freshman got an opportunity due to injuries and established himself as a reliable infielder • Appeared in 25 games, 17 as a starter at second base and hit safely in 13 of those 17 games • Went 3-for-3 with 2 runs and 2 RBI vs. Pacific on Apr. 30 • His 2-run pinch-hit single in the seventh inning at UC Riverside on May 7 tied the game that CSF eventually won, 5-3 • Had six multi-hit games including two on final weekend (May 28-29) at Cal State Northridge and two in NCAA Regional (5-for-11, .455).
FULLERTON HS: Was a 3-year letterwinner for the Indians and Head Coach Marc Price at Fullerton High School • Was high school teammates with current Titan teammate Michael Lorenzen • Was named to the All-Freeway League Second Team as a sophomore after hitting .370 with 3 home runs and 21 RBI as a second baseman and shortstop • Batted .375 with 7 home runs and 29 RBI as a senior en route to first-team all-league recognition.
PERSONAL: Born on July 13, 1992, in Fullerton, Calif. • Full name is Greg Velazquez • Parents are Gregorio and Carmen Velasquez • Has two older brothers (Jorge and Rocio) and a younger brother (Emanuel) • Major is criminal justice • Models his game after Yankees second baseman Robinson Cano • Became an uncle on Aug. 14, 2010 • Favorites include: Robinson Cano (baseball player), Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim (team), Angel Stadium (stadium), Kobe Bryant (athlete), Goodwin Field (place to play baseball), "Fight Club" and "Pineapple Express" (movies), and Drake and Kid Cudi (musical artists).
At Bats: 4, 9 times, last on June 5, 2011 vs. Illinois
Runs: 3, May 14, 2011 vs. Long Beach State
Hits: 3, 2 times, last on June 3, 2011 vs. Illinois
RBI: 2, 3 times, last on June 3, 2011 vs. Illinois
Home Runs: 1, Apr. 30, 2011 vs. Pacific
Doubles: 2, Apr. 26, 2011 at San Diego
Stolen Bases: 2, May 29, 2011 at CS Northridge