Anthony Vasquez
    Anthony  Vasquez


    San Antonio, Texas

    Last College:
    Texas A&M





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    Former Trojan Anthony Vasquez discusses his career in pro baseball, coming back from injury and life-threatening brain surgery and his plan to make another push to get to the top.


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    Major Leagues
    Vasquez made his major league debut on August 23, 2011, for the Seattle Mariners, making a spot start against the Cleveland Indians in the second game of a doubleheader.

    Vasquez went 4-6 on the mound with a 4.33 ERA...he made nine starts in 16 appearances with one complete game and one save...in 70 2/3 innings, he allowed 75 hits with 21 walks and 53 strikeouts with opponents hitting .278 against him...he played in every game as a pitcher/outfielder...he batted .307 (62-for-202) with 13 doubles, two doubles, six home runs, 42 RBI and six stolen bases...his best performance as a pitcher came on May 5 against No. 12 Cal Poly...became the first solo Trojan pitcher to throw a two-hitter since Mark Prior in 2001, striking out a career-high 13 and walking just one in the 5-0 shutout of the Mustangs...threw six innings and gave up three runs to earn the win on April 29 at No. 6 Cal State Fullerton while going 2-for-5 at the plate...on April 21 at Loyola Marymount, he threw seven innings and gave up only two runs on five hits with two walks and seven strikeouts while going 2-for-4 with a home run and two RBI at the plate...went 4-for-5 with an RBI on April 5 at Arizona...threw eight innings on March 25 in the second game of a doubleheader against Brown, giving up just one run on three hits for the 5-1 win...recorded two hits and three RBI in a 5-1 win on March 22 against UCLA...had two doubles in a three-hit performance on March 16 against Winthrop...hit a double and a two-run homer on March 7 at Tulane....drafted in the 18th round of the 2009 MLB draft by the Seattle Mariners.

    He made 39 starts in 43 games as a position player and made 12 appearances with two starts on the mound...at the plate, he batted .315 (45-for-143) with 11 doubles, one triple, four home runs, seven stolen bases and 33 RBI...as a pitcher, he went 3-1 with a 3.65 ERA and one save...in 37 innings, he allowed 38 hits and 15 earned runs with six walks, 24 RBI and a .268 opponents' batting average...in the Trojans' season finale on May 25 at Washington State, he was 2-for-4 at the plate with two doubles and three RBI...for the week of May 14-18, Vasquez made three relief appearances and recorded two wins and a save...on May 14 at UC Riverside, he allowed one run in 3 2/3 innings for the win...against two-time defending national champion Oregon State, he threw two scoreless innings on May 17 for his first save as a Trojan and came back the next day with three scoreless innings for the win...started in right field as well during all three games, batting .417 (5-for-12) at the plate...his best start as a pitcher came on March 5 against Pepperdine (ranked No. 24 by Rivals.com) with a career-long 7 2/3 innings, allowing just one run with no walks and seven strikeouts...went 5-for-11 (.455) with two doubles, a home run, four RBI and three stolen bases in the season-opening series at Florida International (Feb. 22-24)...on Feb. 23, he also came into the game as a reliever and threw 1 2/3 scoreless innings where he allowed just one hit...in the summer, he played for the Joplin Slashers of the Jayhawk League during the summer.

    He played for the Joplin Slashers of the Jayhawk League during the summer.

    As a two-way player for the Trojans in his 2007 sophomore season, Vasquez batted. 196 with eight RBI while going 4-6 with a 5.16 ERA in 17 appearances on the mound...had had 17 starts in right field...he was 11-for-56 at the plate with four doubles and two stolen bases...on the mound, he had 12 starts and threw 75 innings...allowed 92 hits with 24 walks and 43 strikeouts with a .301 opponents' batting average...in a pinch-hit appearance on Feb. 18 at San Diego State, Vasquez hit a three-run double as the Trojans rallied with four runs in the inning...earned his first win as a Trojan on Feb. 27 against Loyola Marymount with seven innings, allowing just one run on five hits with no walks and five strikeouts his second win of the season came on March 14 against Portland where he registered his third quality start in a row, going seven innings and allowing just one run on five hits...went 3-for-4 at the plate with a double on April 20 at Washington...his final win of the season came on May 23 at UC Santa Barbara where he went six innings and allowed one run on three hits with three walks and four strikeouts...played with the Seguin Steelers during the summer...team finished seventh at the 2006 NBC World Series in Wichita, Kansas.

    In his 2006 freshman season at Texas A&M, Vasquez went 0-1 on the mound with a 3.78 ERA and two saves while batting .231 (3-for-13) with two RBI...in 23 appearances as a pitcher, he threw 33 1/3 innings while allowing 37 hits, nine walks and 25 strikeouts with opponents batting .270 against him...went four innings and allowed one earned run on six hits on March 24 against Texas Tech while striking out a season-high five batters...went a season-high 5 2/3 innings on April 22 at Baylor, allowing one run on seven hits with a walk and four strikeouts...finished the season by allowing only one earned run in his final 10 appearances (nine innings).

    High School
    He was a four-year letterwinner at Ronald Reagan High in San Antonio, Texas...earned all-state honors as an outfielder in his senior season after batting .482 with four home runs and 37 RBI...earned all-state honors and was named Region Class 5A Player of the Year in his junior season as a pitcher after going 14-1 with a 0.67 ERA...member of the National Honor Society.

    He is majoring in economics...parents are Rudy and Lisa...has one brother, Andrew, and one sister, Sarah...lists Grandma's Boy as his favorite movie...lists Rob & Big as his favorite television show...lists Vladimir Guerrero as his biggest sports hero...birthdate is Sept. 19, 1986.

    Vasquez's Career Hitting Statistics

    Year G-GS AVG AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB-SBA BB SO 2006 (Fr.) * 13-3 .231 13 0 3 0 0 0 2 0-0 1 4 2007 (So.) 26-18 .196 56 8 11 4 0 0 8 2-5 4 17 2008 (Jr.) 43-39 .315 143 29 45 11 1 4 33 7-9 21 31 Totals 82-60 .278 212 37 59 15 1 4 43 9-14 26 52

    Career Pitching Statistics

    2006* 3.78 0-1 23 0 2 33.1 37 22 14 9 25 2 3 0 .270
    2007 5.16 4-6 17 12 0 75.0 92 46 43 24 43 4 11 1 .301
    2008 3.65 3-1 12 2 0 37.0 38 17 15 6 24 1 8 0 .268
    2009 4.33 4-6 16 9 1 70.2 75 38 34 21 53 0 10 1 .278
    Totals 4.53 11-13 45 23 2 182.2 205 101 92 51 120 5 29 2 .286
    * - Texas A&M