Long and lanky; listed height and weight is accurate; some lean muscle; looks fit; would benefit from gaining some more weight.
4/10, 4/12, 4/17, 4/18, 4/24, 5/12, 7/7, 7/10
Lancaster JetHawks (High A, Astros)
Reports on bad makeup in the past; argued with an umpire after a strike three call, manager had to come get him.
30; Org. player
Simple stance; hands are in good position with minimal movement; good bat-speed; solid bat-to-ball ability; slap and line drive approach; swing doesn't have much loft; lots of 4-3 groundouts; minimal speed doesn't allow for that type of ability to flourish; rarely drove the ball with authority in my looks; approach is hit-or-miss; can look good on one day and dreadful the next.
Minimal power potential; has some pull-side raw in BP; rarely shows up in game action; little leverage in his swing; whips the bat through the zone well but doesn't have much over-the-fence potential.
4.40 to 1st; not much effort down the line most of the time; not a base stealer; will only slow down with age/weight gain.
Plays RF but not a RF at the highest level; minimal speed makes him a liability in RF (as well as a below-average arm); bad reads off the bat; struggled coming in on balls.
Below-average arm; loopy throws in to the cutoff man; made the proper decisions; not a weapon; limits him to LF.
Vasquez has age on his side (he turns 21 in January) but not much else. His calling card was his reported plus hit tool, which I didn't see materializing at the highest level. Everything else Vasquez in his tool shed is below-average or below. The skill set too me is just not major league quality. If he can make more consistent hard contact, then he has a small shot at becoming an up-and-down 5th outfielder, but I just don't see it due to his below-avg. peripheral tools.