43 - Jake Vasquez
Jake Vasquez
Birth Date: 10/14/1985
Height: 6-0
Weight: 220
Year: Senior
Hometown: Diamond Bar, Calif.
High School: Diamond Bar
Previous College: Texas A&M
Position: INF
B/T: L/R
Experience: 1V

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).