James was just drafted in the 25th round in 2015 by the Cincinnati Reds, and was sent to the Arizona League, where he absolutely crushed the opposition. He was named the “Utility Player” all-star for the Reds.
This is what Robert Emrich had to say about him:
A 25th-round pick in June, Vasquez blew up in the Arizona League, winning the MVP award for the circuit. The 22-year-old first baseman racked up a .359/.415/.669 slash line, slugging nine homers and driving in 35 runs in 42 games for the Reds.
Not bad for a professional debut, eh? I’m sure that James will be tested next year by playing at a higher level. Hopefully he can continue producing like this!