Who is New York Yankees pitcher Randy Vasquez?

Top YANKEES pitching contender Randy Vasquez was named to the major leagues in May 2023.

He is expected to make his MLB debut on Friday, May 26, 2023 against the San Diego Padres.

Randy Vasquez signed with the New York Yankees in 2018

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Randy Vasquez signed with the New York Yankees in 2018Photo credit: AP

Who is New York Yankees pitcher Randy Vasquez?

Randy Vasquez is a 24-year-old right-handed pitcher for the New York Yankees who hails from the Dominican Republic.

He first joined the organization in 2018 at the age of 19 after signing a $10,000 contract and has since become one of the team’s top pitching candidates.

“Vasquez possesses the ugliest curveball in the system and combines low 80’s power with vertical and horizontal movement generated by spin rates in excess of 3,100 rpm,” he says biography Conditions.

He was often seen playing in the minor leagues, but was called up to the major leagues in May 2023.

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“Very surprised,” Vasquez said of the call through an interpreter New York Post.

“You always wait for that call. it’s a phone call [I’ve] have been waiting [my] whole life for, ever since [I] was a child.”

Further information on Vasquez’s personal life is currently unclear.

When did Randy Vasquez start pitching?

Before signing with the Yankees, Vasquez was trying to make it big as a catcher.

His skills as a catcher and hitter left a lot to be desired, however, but with the help of Yankees scout Arturo Pena, he was able to find his true baseball calling.

“You have no chance to catch and you have no chance to bat, so let’s put you on the mound,” Pena told Vasquez during tryouts NJ.com.

Pena promised Vasquez a pro contract if he could pitch a pitch at 92 miles per hour at his next tryout, so he returned home and taught himself how to pitch a homemade ball.

“I worked diligently over the offseason to get that combination just right,” Vasquez told NJ Advance Media through an interpreter.

“It’s a combination of the way I snap my wrist and my three-quarter delivery.”

When he returned for his next trial, he could consistently throw fastballs at 91–92 mph, enough for a $10,000 contract, and he “happily accepted.”

Randy Vasquez is expected to make his MLB debut in May 2023

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Randy Vasquez is expected to make his MLB debut in May 2023Photo credit: Getty

“Vasquez had arm strength, but that was really his only tool as a catcher,” Donny Rowland, the Yankees’ international scouting director, said via NJ.com.

“If we profile a prospect and think they don’t stand a chance as a positional player and they have above-average arm strength, we’ll convert people like that quite often.

“We don’t sign everyone, but we do sign those who like it, like Vazquez.”

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Does Randy Vasquez have children?

Despite Vasquez boasting a high-profile career, little information is available about his personal life.

He often posts pictures of a little girl on Instagram, but at this time it is not known if it is his daughter.

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