Niko Vasquez

HS Grad 2008
Age 29 and 0 mos
Age on 2008 Draft 19 and 3 mos
Position(s) SS  2B, 3B
Ht/Wt 6-0, 175 lb
School  Durango
Hometown  Las Vegas, NV USA
Summer Team  Durango
Fall Team  Cardinals Scout Team
MLB Draft 
Round 3 by Cardinals in 2008
All Americans/All Regions
2008 Rawlings-Perfect Game 2nd Team All-American
West - All Region 1st Team
National Rank - Class of 2008
Ranking Last Updated: Jun 04, 2008
Position - SS
Quick bat, agile athlete, lively body, pro type, looked good at PG National, also lit up guns from the mound. Good in Jupiter PG WWBA
NV State Rank - Class of 2008
Ranking Last Updated: Jun 04, 2008
Position - SS

4 yr Commitment
Oregon State

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2007 National Showcase   Jun 15, 2007
PG Grade: 10
Niko Vasquez is a 2008 SS/3B/2B with a 6'0'', 175 lb. frame from Las Vegas, NV who attends Durango HS. He has a lean, lively build with some developing strength. Vasquez ran the 60 in 7.08 but there is no question he has the actions and quickness to be a high level shortstop. He has quick feet and soft hands and knows how to play the position. Most importantly, Vasquez has outstanding natural arm strength and can make throws most shortstops can't. He does tend to put too much of a premium on flair and not enough on getting easy outs but this will evolve with maturity. Offensively, Vazquez hits from a spread stance with an easy, low effort swing and very good bat speed. He has very quick hands to the ball and showed an advanced ability in games to stay back on off speed pitches and hit them hard to the middle of the field. Vasquez isn't especially strong yet and he's going to have power when he gets older. His approach is similar to Alberto Pujols in his balance and swing plane. Vasquez has a load of potential as an offensive middle infielder. He didn't pitch in Cincinnati but we've heard reports of his throwing in the low to mid 90's off the mound and they are credible given his infield arm strength.
PG Career Progression
Best PG Grade: 10.00
PG Grade

Percentile Rank among grad class in the recorded year

FB 89 mph
90.08% Rank
best 97  avg 83
 (2008 class in 2007)

best 97  avg 83
 (2008 class)
60 7.08 sec
78.15% Rank
best 6.17  avg 7.37
 (2008 class in 2007)

best 6.17  avg 7.44
 (2008 class)
IF 91 mph
99.04% Rank
best 95  avg 77
 (2008 class in 2007)

best 95  avg 76
 (2008 class)
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