Wednesday, January 6, 2016

Virgil Vasquez - 2015-16 Melbourne Aces

Former MLB player Vasquez is getting the grand tour of Australia, both coaching and playing with the Melbourne Aces for the 2015-16 ABL season. This is his fourth season in the ABL, his first two were with Perth, whilst his third was last season with Adelaide.

Vasquez retired from affiliated baseball in late 2014 and then had short stints in the Mexican Winter League, and pitched a single game for Adelaide in the 2014-15 ABL Championship series. Although he's been used in relief by the Aces this season, he is listed as their pitching coach, so I'm presuming that he may originally have been brought to the Aces in the coaching role, and the playing role has emerged through necessity.

I like it when the players react to the camera, so I chose this shot of Vasquez responding to the camera in the dugout.

2015-16 Melbourne Aces Virgil Vasquez card front - ©2016 Adam East


  1. So that's where he ended up! It seemed like Vasquez dropped off the face of the earth after a handful of games with the Pirates in 09. Nice to see he's still in baseball.

    Great customs, by the way.

  2. thanks :)
    I presume vasquez must like Australia judging by the fact that he keeps coming back here ...