Jose Vasquez, 23, is working his way to the top. He signed his first minor league contract four years ago with the Tigers out of his hometown in Venezuela, where he was first discovered. He then spent the past couple of years playing in the United States in hopes to one day play for Major League Baseball team.
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Previously, playing for Gulf Coast League Tigers (GCL), this year, Vasquez has been assigned to the West Michigan Whitecaps, a step in the right direction. He is determined and persistent on doing whatever it takes to get to where he needs to be. Recently, we were able to do an interview with Jose Vasquez and here is what he had to say.
Q: What tips would you give to someone who is pursuing baseball as a career?
If you decide to play baseball you need to work hard every day, this is a sport that requires dedication and consistency. Never give up.
Q: Besides Baseball what are some other hobbies that you enjoy doing?
I enjoy hanging out with my friends, fishing and traveling. I’ve been to many different places with great views that it’s hard to have a favorite.
Q: What has baseball taught you that carries over into other areas of your life?
It has taught me that if you go after what you want you will get there, never give up or stop believing in yourself.
Q: What is your overall goal?
To one day play for the Major League team for The Detroit Tigers.