|Hometown:||Diamond Bar, Calif.|
|High School:||Diamond Bar|
|Previous College:||Texas A&M|
TEXAS A&M `06: Hit .276 in 41 games for the Aggies under first-year Head Coach Rob Childress in 2006 Blasted five home runs and drove in 21 in 123 at bats for the Aggies Listed as a catcher but shared some time as a first baseman and a designated hitter Was perfect defensively, making no errors in 187 chances from the field.
SANTA ANA COLLEGE: Played two season for former Titan and Santa Ana College skipper Don Sneddon Was a two-time All-Orange Empire Conference honoree (2004-2005) Earned the California Community College Baseball Coaches Association (CCCBCA) Big Stick Award in 2005 Named to the Southern California All-American team by the CCCBCA (2005) when he hit .402 with 12 home runs and 14 doubles driving in 49 runs Also named a CCCBCA All-American as a freshman in 2004 posting a .412 average with eight home runs and 56 RBI Drafted by the Toronto Blue Jays in the 40th round of the 2004 MLB draft.
DIAMOND BAR HS: Lettered two seasons at Diamond Bar High School in Diamond Bar, Calif. for former Titan and Head Coach Rich Gonzalez Hit .397 with four home runs and 15 RBI as a junior in 2002 helping the Brahmas to a league championship and a trip to the second round of the CIF playoffs Hit .449, blasted eight home runs and drove in 27 in 2003 as a senior and had his best game going 5-for-5 with a pair of homers and six RBI vs. Ayala High School Earned first-team All-Sierra League in both his junior and senior seasons, and was named to the All-Valley First Team in his final year.
PERSONAL: Born on October 14, 1985, in San Dimas, Calif. Parents are Gregory and Fran Vasquez Full name is Jacob Kurt Vasquez Nickname is Jake Has two brothers (Arthur and Justin) Majoring in communications Lists his parents and family as his greatest influences Favorites include: Los Angeles Dodgers (team), Enemy at the Gates (movie), Red Hot Chili Peppers (musical artist) and Angels and Demons (book).