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Esmerling Vasquez

31-Year-Old Pitcher – Free Agent

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LEAGUE: Majors   40 MAN: NO   BATS: R   THROWS: R   HT: 6' 1"   WT: 198   DOB: 11/7/1983   BORN: Tenares, DR   COLLEGE: None   DRAFTED: No   Show ContractHide Contract

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Agreed to a minor league contract with the Twins in October of 2012.

November 5, 2012  –  Esmerling Vasquez News

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Vasquez agreed to a minor league contract Monday with the Twins that includes an invitation to spring training, the Minneapolis Star-Tribune reports.

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Esmerling Vasquez Stats
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Year Age Lg Tm G GS SH IP H ER HR K BB W L SV BS HLD ERA WHIP
2007 23 AA MOB 29 29 0 165.3 125 55 11 151 60 10 6 0 2.99 1.12
2008 24 AAA TUC 25 15 0 83.0 79 62 11 57 73 3 6 0 6.72 1.83
2009 25 AAA REN 6 0 0 9.7 7 1 0 9 3 0 0 1 0.93 1.03
2009 25 MAJ ARI 53 0 0 53.0 52 26 4 45 29 3 3 0 4.42 1.53
2010 26 AAA REN 1 0 0 1.0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 1.00
2010 26 MAJ ARI 57 0 0 53.7 46 31 6 55 38 1 6 0 2 6 5.20 1.57
2011 27 AAA REN 23 0 0 27.2 26 19 3 26 21 2 2 0 0 0 6.18 1.73
2011 27 MAJ ARI 31 0 0 30.3 27 14 2 20 13 1 1 0 2 6 4.15 1.32
2012 28 AAA ROC 31 8 0 100.1 74 31 8 98 39 9 6 0 0 0 2.78 1.13
2012 28 MAJ MIN 6 6 0 31.7 32 20 2 14 19 0 2 0 0 0 5.68 1.61
3-Year Averages     18 3 0 31.0 29 17 2 17 16 0 1 0 1 3 4.94 1.45
Career  (View All)     147 6 0 168.7 157 91 14 134 99 5 12 0 4.86 1.52

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Esmerling Vasquez Split Stats    (View Full Split Stats)

Vs. Left

Year Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR BAA
2012728922302.361

Vs. Right

Year Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR BAA
20126961010300.179

Home

Year IP W L SV K BB HR ERA WHIP
201214.7010111025.521.57

Away

Year IP W L SV K BB HR ERA WHIP
201217.00103905.821.65
Esmerling Vasquez Advanced Stats
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Year Age Lg Tm G GS IP K/9 BB/9 K/BB HR/9 GB/FB Ratio Strand % Fastball ERA FIP BABIP
2007 23 AA MOB 29 29 165.3 8.22 3.27 2.52 0.60 74.7% 2.99 3.56 .266
2008 24 AAA TUC 25 15 83.0 6.18 7.92 0.78 1.19 63.8% 6.72 6.62 .277
2009 25 AAA REN 6 0 9.7 8.38 2.79 3.00 0.00 90% 0.93 2.27 .277
2009 25 MAJ ARI 53 0 53.0 7.64 4.92 1.55 0.68 1.07 71.4% 94.6 MPH 4.42 4.18 .315
2010 26 AAA REN 1 0 1.0 9.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 100% 0.00 1.20 .355
2010 26 MAJ ARI 57 0 53.7 9.22 6.37 1.45 1.01 0.78 67.9% 93.1 MPH 5.20 5.06 .293
2011 27 AAA REN 23 0 27.2 8.60 6.95 1.24 0.99 63.6% 6.18 5.37 .312
2011 27 MAJ ARI 31 0 30.3 5.93 3.86 1.54 0.59 0.79 68.4% 93.4 MPH 4.15 4.42 .276
2012 28 AAA ROC 31 8 100.1 8.81 3.51 2.51 0.72 78.1% 2.78 3.66 .264
2012 28 MAJ MIN 6 6 31.7 3.98 5.40 0.74 0.57 0.69 63.3% 90.8 MPH 5.68 5.03 .285
3-Year Averages     18 3 31.0 4.94 4.65 1.06 0.58 65.1% 4.94 4.49 .277
Career     147 6 168.7 7.15 5.28 1.35 0.75 68.2% 4.86 4.51 .295

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Esmerling Vasquez: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Vasquez was outrighted off the 40-man roster by Minnesota.

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Vasquez was not particularly sharp in a no-decision against the Blue Jays on Monday as he pitched 5.2 innings and allowed three runs, six hits and three walks to go along with one strikeout.

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Vasquez went six innings allowing two runs on seven hits while striking out five, but he didn't factor into the decision of Tuesday's win over the Yankees.

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Vasquez allowed three runs on three hits and four walks with four strikeouts over 5.2 innings against the White Sox on Friday.

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Vasquez gave up four runs over three innings with five walks and two strikeouts, but got a no-decision in Sunday's win over Cleveland.

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Vasquez gave up five runs over 5.2 innings in Sunday's loss to Kansas City. He had two strikeouts with three walks.

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Vasquez was called up from Triple-A Rochester on Saturday, the Twins' official site reports.

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Vasquez is expected to be called up from Triple-A Rochester and start Saturday against Kansas City, the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports.

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Vasquez is 8-5 with a 2.85 ERA and 87:33 K:BB ratio in 88.1 innings for Triple-A Rochester. He's on a 18.1 inning scoreless streak that has made him a candidate for a September callup, the ESPN 1500 am Twin Cities reports.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2014

There was no outlook written for Esmerling Vasquez.

2012

The strong strikeout rate Vasquez showed with Arizona in 2009 and 2010 disappeared last season and he was demoted to Triple-A in June. He's always struggled with control and a low groundball rate, so he didn't offer much in the majors without the strikeouts (just a 5.93 K/9IP). He struggled at Triple-A Reno with a 6.18 ERA but at least had an 8.60 K/9IP. Arizona gave up on him after the season and he was claimed off waivers by Minnesota. He did maintain his strong velocity last season (93.4 mpg average fastball) and at least walked fewer batters, so there's some hope the Twins can get him on track. He'll compete for a bullpen job this spring, but likely begins the season at Triple-A. There's room in a Minnesota bullpen without many high-powered arms if he gets on track.

2011

Control issues aside, Vasquez appears to have fully recovered from the torn labrum he suffered in the Arizona Fall League a few years back. The D-Backs gave him the ball 57 times last season, and he struck out more than a batter per inning (9.2 K/9IP). The problem here continues to be walks, as Vasquez issued more than his fair share of free passes (6.4 BB/9IP). The arsenal of a good setup man is here, but that opportunity will have to wait until the aforementioned control trouble is addressed.

2010

A transition to relief work led to 53 appearances out of the Arizona bullpen for Vasquez last season. With a fastball that sits in the 94-96 mph range and pretty good secondary stuff including a changeup and a slider, he could show further improvement in his second crack at relief work in 2010. Vasquez once projected as a middle of the rotation starter before he tore his labrum while pitching in the Arizona Fall League in 2007, but give him credit for getting back in any capacity from an injury that has become notorious for derailing many pitchers' careers. He'll try to lock down his bullpen spot with an eye toward potential set-up duty in front of Arizona closer Chad Qualls during spring training.

2009

Vasquez opted for rehab of a torn labrum in his right shoulder rather than undergoing surgery, while he struggled with his command at Triple-A Tucson (7.92 BB/9IP) in mixed work as a starter and reliever. The D-Backs sent him to the Dominican Winter League to log more innings, but his mixed results throughout 2008 suggest that surgery may be in his future. At 25, his once promising long-term outlook as the organization's minor league player of the year in 2007 appears to have been derailed by a fluke injury. If he doesn't undergo the knife, Vasquez will return to Tucson and try to back on track.