Kiko Vazquez

Kiko Vazquez


Sebring, Fla.

High School:

Height / Weight:
6-3 / 220


2009 (Senior): C-USA All-Academic Team member...Finished in sixth place in career homers in Knights history with 29, including a personal-best 13 as a senior...Set the UCF single-season record with 21 HBP...Hit .305 while serving as the only player to compete and start in all 57 games...Delivered 60 hits, 14 doubles, 43 runs and 42 RBI...Ended the year on a nine-game hitting streak...Earned a .574 slugging percentage and a .429 on-base percentage...Had a .996 fielding percentage in 553 chances, all at first base...Crushed two homers in a four-RBI game against VCU (Feb. 21)...Notched two hits, a double, RBI and run scored vs. VCU (Feb. 22)...Cranked out two homers in a three-RBI game at LSU (Feb. 27)...Doubled in a two-hit affair against Monmouth (March 6)...Had two hits with a double and three runs scored vs. Hartford (March 15)...Earned three hits including a double while driving in two vs. JU (March 24)...Entered UCF's top-10 for career homers with a two-run blast vs. Southern Miss-1 (March 28)...Drove a two-out pitch deep over the left-field wall to start a five-run ninth inning rally at Memphis (April 5)...Racked up three hits and three RBI with a double and a homer at UNF (April 7)...Ripped a solo homer to left-center to give UCF some insurance in a 4-2 win vs. Tulane (April 10)...Put one over the fence in a two-run game vs. Tulane (April 11)...Launched the game-winning two-out, two-run homer in the eighth vs. Stetson (April 21)...Pounded out two doubles and scored twice at UAB (April 24)...Brought in four runs including three on a home run at UAB (April 26)...Drilled an eighth-inning homer in a two-RBI affair vs. Marshall (May 3)...Went 2-for-3 with a pair of runs at Rice (May 8)...Banged out threee hits and scored a run at Rice (May 10)...Was 2-for-2 with a double, two runs, a RBI and two walks vs. Houston (May 14)...Doubled and scored a run in his final home game vs. Houston (May 16)...Connected for a solo homer vs. ECU in the C-USA Championship (May 20).

2008 (Junior): Did not play in the first 40 games due to an injury suffered during practice Feb. 11...Preseason All-C-USA Team, and selected to the Golden Spikes Award Watch List...C-USA Commissioner's Academic Honor Roll member...Posted at least one hit in first seven games of the year after returning from an injury, and finished by notching a hit in 16 of 18 games...Went .278 with the stick, amassing three homers, five doubles, 11 RBI and 13 runs scored...Batted .310 in C-USA games and had a .548 slugging percentage...Hit .333 with runners on base...Saw action in first game of 2008 at Marshall (April 19), going 1-for-5 with two RBI while starting at first...Delivered two hits with two RBI at Marshall (April 20)...Homered on first pitch in first home game of the year vs. Rice (April 25)...Finished game one vs. the Owls 3-for-4 with a home run, double and two runs scored...Blasted a solo homer and had two RBI vs. Rice (April 27)...Crushed a home run and scored two runs at USF (April 29)...Doubled and scored a run in all three games of the UAB series (May 9-11)...Cranked out two hits and scored two runs vs. Southern Miss at the C-USA Championship (May 21).

2007 (Sophomore): Voted onto the All-Conference USA First Team...Earned a spot on the C-USA All-Academic Team...Led UCF with a .364 average, 17 doubles, nine homers, 57 RBI, 32 walks, six sacrifice flies, .587 slugging percentage and .467 on-base percentage...Only Knight to play in all 59 games, while making 58 starts at first base...Finished with a .985 fielding percentage (510-18-8)...Racked up 25 two-out RBI, 11 multi-RBI games and notched the RBI 17 times out of 22 tries when faced with a runner at third and less than two outs...Concluded the year with 18 multi-hit outings...Hit by a pitch 13 times, seventh-most in UCF history, and issued a program record seven intentional walks...Hit .376 in C-USA regular-season games, collecting five dingers, 22 RBI and a 1.097 OPS...Recorded at least one RBI in final seven games of the season...Posted four hits, two doubles, three RBI and two runs scored in the C-USA Championship (May 23-25)...Busted out for a 17-game hitting streak April 20-May 18, going 30-for-63 (.476) with 24 RBI over that stretch...Doubled twice and drove in three runs vs. Marshall (May 17)...Was 3-for-5 with a home run and three runs scored at ECU (May 13)...Belted a two-run homer in a two-hit affair at ECU (May 11)...Racked up three RBI at Memphis (May 6)...Crushed two homers and had three total hits, four RBI and three runs scored at Memphis (May 4)...Was 2-for-4 with a RBI in the first two games vs. Tulane (April 27-28), including notching the game-winning RBI double in game two...Set a career-high with a perfect 5-for-5 performance vs. USF (April 24), driving in five runs in the process...Ripped three singles against Florida (April 10), adding a RBI and a run scored...Delivered a solo home run vs. Southern Miss (April 7)...Cranked out three hits in a win over Stetson (March 27)...Went 3-for-5 against Houston (March 25)...Issued three walks and also doubled vs. Rutgers (March 16)...Notched first career triple, as well as two RBI and two runs scored in a 2-for-4 game with Army (March 13)...Earned C-USA Hitter of the Week for going 7-for-14 with nine RBI and a 1.000 slugging percentage March 6-11...Walked three times, while also going 1-for-1 with a run scored vs. UMass (March 11)...Connected for a three-run homer and a RBI double vs. UMass (March 9)...Drove in three runs on two hits, including a double, vs. Northeastern (March 7)...Finished the series with Maryland (Feb. 18) by belting a solo homer...Had a career night vs. Maryland (Feb. 17), going 4-for-5 with a career high six RBI and two homers, including UCF's first grand slam since 2005...Added three singles in a 3-for-5 affair against FIU (Feb. 4), while also driving in three runs.

2006 (Freshman): Posted a .247 batting average while tying for the team lead in games played (54)...Made 51 starts, 49 at first base and two at third base...Ranked first on the team with 33 walks and 11 HBP...Tied for second at UCF with 31 runs scored, while driving in 21 runs...Crushed a two-run home run, which was first collegiate hit, at Florida International (Feb. 5) in the season opener...Went 2-for-3 in second game of the FIU series (Feb. 5)...Had two of UCF's three hits vs. North Florida (Feb. 18)...Was 4-for-4 with a two-run home run and a two-run double in 23-2 victory over Monmouth (March 3)...Set career-highs in runs (four), hits (four) and RBI (four) in the game...Belted a solo home run vs. No. 13 Florida (March 14)...Had a 3-for-6 affair with three doubles, two runs and two RBI at Bethune-Cookman (March 21)...Collected two hits with a walk and a run scored at TCU (March 26)...Also had two hits at Marshall (April 1)...Scored two runs and extended hitting streak to five games in the series finale at Marshall (April 2)...Ripped a towering, three-run home run at USF (April 4)...Went 2-for-2 with a walk and three runs scored vs. East Carolina (April 7)...Made first career start at third base in game two of the Tulane series (April 15), scoring two runs in the 9-2 win vs. No. 23 Tulane...Had a 1-for-3 showing with a RBI and run scored in the final game vs. the Green Wave (April 16)...Drove in two runs vs. UAB (April 22)...Doubled vs. Rice (April 29)...Went 2-for-2 with a run scored at Southern Miss (May 20).

Prior to UCF: Drafted in the 30th round of the 2005 MLB Draft by the Minnesota Twins...Was a four-year letterwinner at Sebring High School for head coach Hoppy Rewis...Also a two-year letterman in football...Listed as the No. 11 prospect in the nation at first base according to TeamOneBaseball.com...Had a .355 batting average with five home runs as a junior, while being named an all-county first baseman...Selected as the team MVP as a junior and a senior...Defensive player of the year as a sophomore at first base...A second-team all-state honoree as a senior...Hit .390 with nine home runs, 41 walks and 25 RBI during senior campaign...Pitched a no-hitter vs. Lehigh Acres as a senior...Named county player of the year as a senior...A member of the National Honor Society in high school.

Personal: Federico Jose Vazquez was born in Baymon, Puerto Rico...Son of Fico and Aida Vazquez...A physical education major.

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