James Vasquez

James  Vasquez


Palm City, Fla.

High School:
Martin County

Height / Weight:
6-0 / 230



Vasquez, Tripp Selected by Reds on Final Day of 2015 MLB Draft

Rodgers was also tabbed to the ABCA/Rawlings South All-Region First Team.


Hot Stove

Senior James Vasquez enjoys to cook when he isn't at the plate smashing homers.


Rooney Announces 2014-15 UCF Signing Class

Seven players from the state of Florida make up the class.


Nine Knights Honored by The American With Postseason Accolades

Eric Skoglund named Pitcher of the Year; Terry Rooney named Coach of the Year


Vasquez Earns Final Player of the Week Honor of the Season

The UCF junior hit .533 with five RBI and five runs scored on the week

Senior (2015)
-Recorded a pair of base hits at South Alabama (2/22)

Junior (2014)
-Started all 58 games (57 1B, 1 LF)
-Earned All-AAC Second Team at 1B
-Paced team with a .340 avg. and 56 RBI, ranking second and third in The American
-Generated a .444 slugging pct. and .403 on-base pct.
-Recorded 11 doubles, one triple and eight home runs
-Drew 30 walks, plunked by a pitch 13 times and scored 41 occasions
-Registered 19 multi-hit and 18 multi-RBI games along with a 30-game reached base streak
-Notched three hits and a double for two RBI at Jacksonville (2/25)
-Tallied two hits for two RBI and a homer at Bethune-Cookman (3/4)
-Added two runs with a double and triple against Central Connecticut St. (3/15)
-Notched a double, two sac flies and three RBI vs. Cincinnati (3/21)
-Belted a two-run homer and a single vs. Temple (3/30)
-Went 3-for-4 with one RBI at Memphis (4/12)
-Added two more hits at the Tigers (4/13) and drove in one
-Blasted a three-run homer vs. Florida A&M (4/15)
-Hit a home run, drove in three and scored twice in the win vs. Louisville (4/17)
-Drove in a pair with two base knocks at Houston (5/3)
-Registered a two-run single at FAU (5/7)
-Recorded two hits in five-straight games (5/11-16)
-Posted a 2-for-3 performance with a homer and three RBI vs. Presbyterian (5/11)
-Scored twice and added a double and a RBI in win at Florida State (5/13)
-Picked up six hits, four RBI and three runs scored in series at UConn (5/15-16)
-Delivered a mulit-homer game vs. Houston (5/13) for fourth time in career

Sophomore (2013)
-Started all 58 games he appeared in at first base
-Recorded a .248 avg. with 16 doubles and 36 RBI while tying for the team lead with eight home runs
-Tallied 14 multi-hit and nine multi-RBI games
-Went 2-for-3 with a double, two RBI and two runs versus Siena (2/17)
-Hit first home run of the season against No. 17 Florida (2/19)
-Had a two RBI single against UConn (2/22)
-Smacked the ball vs. Texas Tech (2/23), finishing with a homerun, double, single, three RBI, three runs scored and a stolen base
-Named Conference USA Hitter of the Week for his impressive performances against No. 17 Florida, UConn and Texas Tech (2/18-25)
-Crushed a home run and slashed a single during a two RBI night vs. USF (2/26)
-Smashed a home run and single for two RBI against Winthrop (3/2)
-Notched two hits, including a double vs. Winthrop (3/3)
-Was a perfect 4-for-4 with a run scored vs. Columbia (3/16)
-Went 3-for-4 with two runs scored and two walks in the win at UAB (3/22)
-Scored a run in five-consecutive games (3/16-22)
-Reached base safely four times and drove in a run at Memphis (4/7)
-Cracked a two-run home run and scored twice at Rice (4/13)
-Notched two hits, including a double and RBI at Rice (4/14)
-Finished 2-for-3 with a double, two runs and three RBI against Marshall (4/21)
-Collected four hits, two of which were doubles, and three RBI in the series sweep of No. 30 Houston (4/26-28)
-Blasted a solo homer against Bethune-Cookman (5/1)
-Belted a pair of solo dingers at Florida Atlantic (5/14)
-Notched a 3-for-3 performance with two walks and a pair of RBI at ECU (5/17)

Freshman (2012)
-Appearing in 34 games while starting 29 (23 DB, 4 LF, 2 1B)
-Notched 27 hits and a .276 batting average while driving in 17 runs and coaxing 19 walks
-Registered eight multi-hit and four multi-RBI games
-Reached base four times vs. LIU Brooklyn (2/18), including a double, a run and RBI
-Grabbed two hits and a walk vs. UF (2/22)
-Drove in three runs vs. Boston College (2/25)
-Picked up two hits and came around to score both times in the win at Bethune-Cookman (2/29)
-Slashed two hits, including a double and two RBI vs. FSU (3/6)
-Came around to score three times vs. Massachusetts (3/9)
-Went 3-for-4 with two RBI and a run vs. FAMU (4/10)
-Had two hits and a RBI at Stetson (5/2)
-Drove in two runs and scored vs. Presbyterian (5/5)
-Had an RBI single and scored twice vs. Presbyterian (5/7)

Prior to UCF
-Played for head coach Jerry Smith at Martin County High School, where he earned four letters as a first baseman and outfielder
-Named the Treasure Coast Player of the Year in his senior campaign
-Was an all-area first team selection in 2010, after earning second team recognition in 2009
-Garnered all-area honorable mention accolades as a rookie
-Played summer ball with FTB Mizuno
-Placed second at both the WWBA Championship in East Cobb and the WWBA Championship in Jupiter

-Born in Palm City, Fla.
-Son of Pedro and Lisa Vasquez
-Has two brothers, Ryan and Jeremy
-Majoring in Interpersonal/Organizational Communication with a minor in Marketing


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